Derek Schoffstall
My name is Derek Schoffstall
Please call our office at 909-255-1250 to make a first-time appointment.

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Are you feeling unloved in your relationship? Feeling misunderstood by your spouse? You may feel like nothing you do is good enough? Or like life is completely out of control? You are not alone. Though it may seem like your friends, coworkers, family members (and counselors!) have it all together, the truth is that they too are going through their own difficulties. Part of the human condition is to encounter suffering. To be human also means restoring what is broken and making meaning out of the worst conditions.

It is incredibly easy to put on the facade that everything is fine. In fact, it may be something that you learned to do a long time ago to protect yourself from the pain of the world. As an associate marriage and family therapist, I am here to say that it is okay to admit that you are struggling. I am also here to step with you into the pain you are experiencing. To be a non-judgmental third party; a safe place while we navigate toward a life that is full of hope, purpose and authenticity.

I have had extensive training and experience working with couples and marriages dealing with relationship issues such as: lack of communication, absence of intimacy, parenting disagreements, impending divorce, infidelity, and serious illnesses. In addition to restoring relationships, I also work with individuals and adolescents on anxiety, depression, codependency, self-esteem, family conflict and identity formation. Each of these issues is challenging, but you do not have to let these symptoms rule your relationships or define your life.

Whether you are an individual, couple or family, I am committed to working with you in healing the pain you are experiencing and breaking the patterns and cycles in your life that are robbing you of the hope and joy that you deserve. Together, we can confront your difficulties so that you can live the life you want to live. It does not mean the work will be easy, but it most certainly will be worth it.

It would be an honor and a privilege to work with you. Please contact our office to set up a free 20 minute phone consultation prior to making your first appointment. I look forward to taking this journey with you. Contact me here.

Sincerely,
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Click here to find out what it means to be an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

P.S. Please take some time to browse to rest of this website while you're here. You will find information about myself and our other counselors and their specialties. You will also find some great books and blog articles to read and some helpful links and resources.

My Contact Info


CALL:
You can reach Derek by calling him at:
(717) 364-5616. If he cannot answer his phone, please leave a message about the nature of your call and he will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
APPOINTMENT:
Derek's appointment schedule can be found
here. Once you securely register, you can make and cancel your own appointments on his schedule.
EMAIL:
Derek can be reached by email at: Email Derek. If his email link does not work for you, please use our Contact Form here. Feel free to ask questions and leave some info regarding how you prefer to be contacted.

Education
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
• Emphasis: Medical Family Therapy
B.A., Psychology, Gordon College

Skills and Qualifications
Certified SYMBIS Premarital/Relationship Facilitator (2017)
Trained in Level I and II Restoration Therapy (2017)
Certified SYMBIS Facilitator (2017)
Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (2016)
Certified Relationship IQ Instructor (2016)

Continuing Training and Specialized Education
Created for Connection: Attachment Science and the Art of Loving Well (Nov. 2016)

Professional Affiliations
BBS Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), #101574
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Psychology Today, Verified Registered AMFT

My Forms


Having these forms completed before your first counseling session will allow us to "get to work" sooner. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
Each counseling participant will need to fill out a separate Intake Form and sign a separate Limits of Confidentiality Policy.

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Pasted Graphic 2Limits of Confidentiality/Therapy Cancellation Policy 
 
If you are going to be participating in therapy as a couple or a family, please have all participants read and sign this form.

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If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information.

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