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Derek Schoffstall, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Harrisburg, PA


Are you feeling unloved by your spouse? Misunderstood in your relationship? Like nothing you do is good enough? Like life is completely out of control because your partner had an affair? Whether you’ve been feeling these emotions for days or for years, I am here to say there is hope for you. There is hope for your relationship.
It can be easy to avoid thinking about the things that are causing us pain and to pretend everything is fine instead. That’s the message we get from our well-meaning loved ones; “it happened in the past,” “just let it go,” “live in the present.” Have any of those platitudes actually helped you heal?
That’s why you are here. You’re trying to determine if there is another way to deal with your broken relationship or the emotional pain that you are carrying. There is another way! It’s a journey of hard work and determination: We must acknowledge and validate the pain from the past in order to live in the present and move toward the future.
I am here to step into the pain that you are experiencing and work with you to break the negative patterns in your life and relationships. These patterns rob you of the hope and joy that you deserve. Every single person has their own negative core feelings that they get stuck in. Let’s work together to identify them, find the truth and break the cycle! I am here to be a non-judgmental third party, a safe place while we navigate toward a life where you feel the freedom that you long for. The work will not be easy, but it will absolutely be worth it.
I am integrative in my approach, utilizing components from Attachment Theory, CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, and the Restoration Therapy Model. My passion is working with couples and marriages to restore relationships that have started to fall apart due to poor communication, emotional disconnection or lack of intimacy. I specialize in working with high-conflict couples and those who have experienced infidelity in their relationship.
Whether you are an individual, couple or family, I am fully committed to guiding you in how to live a peaceful life with yourself and others. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your relationships.
Derek Schoffstall is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Harrisburg

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Pennsylvania
  • License Number: 001220, received
  • Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency Relationships
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • General marriage
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pre-marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and PTSD

Types of Therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Marriage And Family Therapy
  • Codependency Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing

Working With Marriages for:

  • 6 Year(s)

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

5943 Linglestown Road,
Harrisburg PennsylvaniaUnited States 17112