Last edited 11/16/2023

Dr. Adrian Scharfetter LMFT

He / Him / His

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
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Headshot of Dr. Adrian Scharfetter Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My therapeutic orientation integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) and depth psychology, emphasizing a holistic approach to understanding and healing. Grounded in the principles of IFS, I explore the internal dynamics of the mind, acknowledging the presence of various subpersonalities or "parts." This model allows me to delve into the complexity of human consciousness, addressing underlying emotions and conflicts. Simultaneously, my integration of depth psychology enriches the therapeutic process by exploring the unconscious aspects of the psyche, drawing from traditions like Jungian psychology. This depth-oriented approach seeks to uncover hidden patterns, archetypes, and symbolic meanings, fostering a deeper understanding of the self. In my practice, the combination of IFS and depth psychology enables a comprehensive exploration of the client's inner world, encouraging self-discovery, healing, and integration of various aspects of the psyche for a more profound and transformative therapeutic experience.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

The Art of Receiving and Giving by Betty Martin. It is a beautiful exploration on understanding our needs within relationships and learning how to ask for our needs. It has been a mainstay of my required reading for many clients that I have.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

My clients leave session with a sense of self awareness, curiosity, understanding, and feeling safe and supported in their deep process around the issues they are wishing to explore. I hold a strong, well contained space for the work that I offer, due to the sensitive nature of the topics we will be working on. My approach is one of strength based focus, and I give you all the space to do your reflective work while I add in my own reflections. I do not give advice, but I support your own inner healer wisdom and find meaning and grounding from there.








Other Identities

Gen X


Relationship Issues

Sexuality Based Issues

Attachment issues

Communication issues

Sexual health & dysfunction

General Expertise




Sexuality Based Issues


Attachment issues


Communication issues


First Session$190
Marriage & Couples Counseling$230
Individual Therapy$190

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Training / Certifications

Depth Psychology & Jungian Psychology Training/Internship

Hakomi Training Level 1

PACT Training Level 1

MDMA - Assisted Psychotherapy Training

Ketamine - Assisted Psychotherapy Training

Certification for Psychedelic Therapies and Research

Certification in Sex Therapy and Education


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 113824


California Institute of Integral Studies, Doctorate of Philosophy, Integral Psychology and Human Consciousness Research, 2017

California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Arts, Expressive Art Therapy/Counseling Psychology, 2012

Work History

My path as a therapist, and ultimately a certified sex therapist, has been an evolutionary journey, and one that I feel quite passionate about. As a sex therapist, I help individuals or couples with issues related to intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. I provide a safe space to discuss concerns, offer guidance on communication, address sexual challenges, and support the development of healthy and satisfying intimate connections. I have also a strong background and training within newer forms of therapeutic treatments, to include ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and I have been trained for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for when it becomes a legal option for treatment soon. I look at all aspects of the human condition, how we communicate, and what structures and goals are needed to help my clients find their path in their personal lives and their relationships.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Adrian Scharfetter, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Adrian Scharfetter, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Adrian Scharfetter accepting new clients?

Yes, Adrian Scharfetter is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Adrian Scharfetter accept insurance?

No, Adrian Scharfetter does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Adrian Scharfetter offer?

Adrian Scharfetter offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Adrian Scharfetter offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Adrian Scharfetter for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Adrian Scharfetter offer online therapy?

Yes, Adrian Scharfetter offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Adrian Scharfetter?

Adrian Scharfetter typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Adrian Scharfetter speak?

Adrian Scharfetter conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Adrian Scharfetter online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Adrian Scharfetter online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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