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Meghan Schafer

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Stress management-Burnout-Anxiety-Depression-Life transitions-Self exploration/growth-
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Professional statement

Do you ever feel like your emotions are running the show? Have you been trying, unsuccessfully, to change problematic behaviors? You are not alone. The ideal client is struggling to find joy or meaning in their life or is looking to stop using ineffective coping mechanisms (avoidance, lying, lashing out, running away). Meghan takes the time to get to know each client and to examine why their behaviors and thoughts are no longer serving them. While looking into the past provides a great deal of information, emphasis is placed on learning to live in the current moment and managing the client's current reality in order to begin building a life worth living.

Message to clients

Growing up in Colorado, I sought serenity in nature and found connection with loved ones through spending time with them outdoors in the mountains. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help others to find this same sense of calm and connection wherever they may be.

In order to achieve this goal, I received my Bachelor of Art in Psychology followed by a Master of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been comprehensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for both teens and adults as well as received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

I am currently a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (109606) and Clinical Supervisor. I have experience in utilizing both DBT and Mindfulness strategies with individuals, couples, and families, as well as facilitating groups for adults and teens.

I am passionate about meeting clients where they are at and guiding them through the process of building the lives that they have dreamed of. I believe in the power of warmth, understanding, and compassion in a therapeutic relationship and strive to create this with each client. I look forward to meeting with you and working towards your goals together!

Work and Education

Private Practice
Westside DBT
Reconnect Trauma Treatment Center
Mental Health Systems San Diego County

Alliant International University, MA, 2016
University of Colorado, BA, 2011


California: MFT 109606




Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Burnout - Coping with fatigue and burnout; strengthening self-care and stress management skills

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self exploration/growth - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of one's values and interests


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Meghan Schafer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$225 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed