Gary Schapper, LMFT, MA, MDiv, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles
Whether you're suffering from early childhood trauma or just looking to improve your life and relationships, I can help! Using various techniques from clinical and sport psychology (as well as formal training around spirituality), I essentially help people to make sense of their feelings and stories early in ways which help them make more wise and loving decisions in their lives and relationships. I do this with individuals, with couples, with families (of all ages), and with groups. Learn about me and my "Play Therapy Group" (below and on my website) by clicking the "Website" button to the left.
Looking at your early life story I help you mindfully notice it's "presence" now, along with what feelings align with it. I'm specialized in helping your "mood management" and "personality development."
Whether an "arm chair athlete" or a actual one, my sport psych skills help you with game plans. My open-minded Christian and religious experience helps with whatever spiritual journey you are on. And my "Adult Play Therapy Group" can stir things that typical "individual or family work" may well not.
Call or Email Gary Schapper for a free phone consultation now - (310) 220-4047


  • License No. and State: LMFT52939 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Gary Schapper's Groups

InSpired Focus Play Therapy Group

Finding and building "InSpired Focus" in life can be quite challenging. "It takes a village," a team, can be said of all of us at any point in life. That's what this "adult play group" is all about: a team to support us in building our "inspired focus." From board games to outdoor adventures (chosen by the group), we play and reflect to gain insights for life and build life-coping skills. You can find more details on the group by using the "Website" button under my photo and looking for the "Play Therapy Group" links.

More about this group


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Inter-faith dialogue
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Constructivist CBT
  • Eclectic
  • Emotional Mindfulness
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Play


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017
Gary Schapper, LMFT, MA, MDiv, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Gary Schapper

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MDiv