Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW LLC

Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW is a therapist in Frederick, MD. He offers counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and s*x addiction.

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How to Counter Overspending and Problematic S*xual Behavior — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 08/26/2021

How to Counter Overspending and Problematic S*xual Behavior — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Overspending and problematic s*xual behavior can create a perfect storm due to how each feeds off the other. If you or someone you care about suffers from these twin afflictions, please read and share my latest thoughts on how to deal with them. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/8/24/how-to-counter-overspending-and-problematic-s*xual-behavior

How to Counter Overspending and Problematic S*xual Behavior — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Are you a person who normally has reasonable spending habits except when it comes to problematic s*xual behavior? Have you amassed unwanted credit card or other debt because somehow you don’t have any discipline when it comes to this area? Is your spouse demanding to look at or have control over y...

6 Things You Can Do To Cope with Fear of the Unknown — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 08/12/2021

6 Things You Can Do To Cope with Fear of the Unknown — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

We are in a time where fear of the unknown can be an ever-present challenge. I give some suggestions on how to cope with below. Please read and share for anyone who might benefit from it that you care about. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/8/11/6-things-you-can-do-to-cope-with-fear-of-the-unknown

6 Things You Can Do To Cope with Fear of the Unknown — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Do you feel like you are constantly bombarded with crippling fear of what might happen? Are you continually running on adrenaline and feeling tired of how much you have to work just to deal with what may lie ahead? Do you see all kinds of terrible outcomes for what may lie ahead and have trouble rel

Avoidance, Retraumatization, Simone Biles, and You — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 07/30/2021

Avoidance, Retraumatization, Simone Biles, and You — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

It takes courage to confront trauma, and Simone Biles is one example of self-care more people need to follow. I provide some insights into her situation, as well as that of other trauma survivors in my latest blog. Please read and re-post for others who suffer as well. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/7/29/avoidance-retraumatization-simone-biles-and-you

Avoidance, Retraumatization, Simone Biles, and You — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw If you watched the Olympics or the news about our most accomplished gymnast of all time and were left wondering why she withdrew from competition, this blog post is an attempt to get insight into how trauma, avoidance, and retraumatization can help explain things. It’s not so much to explain her b...

Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW LLC updated their address. 07/18/2021

Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW LLC updated their address.

Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW LLC updated their address.

What to Know if You Think Your Partner Has a Problem with S*x Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 06/21/2021

What to Know if You Think Your Partner Has a Problem with S*x Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

If you're the partner or spouse of someone who suffers from s*x addiction or compulsive s*xual behavior, there are some things it is good to know about them before deciding to get help for them. Read more at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/6/17/what-to-know-if-you-think-your-partner-has-a-problem-with-s*x-addiction

What to Know if You Think Your Partner Has a Problem with S*x Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw There may be nothing more beguiling than feeling like your partner is cheating on you, but not knowing for sure what is going on. They may or may not be gaslighting you or pulling the wool over your eyes, but regardless of this they are probably a mystery to themselves as well. It can be helpful to

How Harvey Penick Helped Me With Taking Risks — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 06/01/2021

How Harvey Penick Helped Me With Taking Risks — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Many people are anxious of taking risks because they don't know how to face their fears to overcome them. I draw on inspiration from the famous local legend Harvey Penick in my latest blog from his Little Red Book in overcoming fear of taking risks in my latest blog. Please read and re-post for anyone you know who might benefit from it! https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/5/28/how-harvey-penick-helped-me-with-taking-risks

How Harvey Penick Helped Me With Taking Risks — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Have you spent much of your life being afraid of trying new things? Have you lived your life afraid of what would happen if you failed at something new? Have you wondered what your life would be like if you weren’t afraid so much of the time of doing something totally new? If these questions reson...

Does Change Trigger Your Addiction Issues? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 05/24/2021

Does Change Trigger Your Addiction Issues? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Change can be a major trigger for people's addiction issues. It's something I'm going through as I prepare to move my practice out of state up to the mid-Atlantic. You can read my take on it below and re-post it for someone you care about who struggles with addiction issues. Happy Mental Health Awareness month! https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/5/21/does-change-trigger-your-addiction-issues

Does Change Trigger Your Addiction Issues? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Do you tend to struggle with change? Do you hate that unsettled feeling of knowing something you’ve counted on staying the same is suddenly going away? Even knowing something as awful as the pandemic may be ebbing away can fill you with a sense of dread along with the excitement of being able to g...

05/05/2021

It's mental health awareness month, and there's probably been no other time in our nation's history when mental health needed to be more of a priority than it is now. Do what you can to improve your own and support that of your friends, family, and community. (Photo courtesy of Pexels).

It's mental health awareness month, and there's probably been no other time in our nation's history when mental health needed to be more of a priority than it is now. Do what you can to improve your own and support that of your friends, family, and community. (Photo courtesy of Pexels).

Overcoming Religious Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 04/27/2021

Overcoming Religious Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

The experience of religious trauma can be devastating for those who suffer from it, and is no less an issue today than it has been in the past. Please share and/or repost for anyone who might benefit from reading more at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/4/26/overcoming-religious-trauma

Overcoming Religious Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Do you feel guilty much of the time for doing and thinking things that others have told you are ‘bad?’ Have you been taught repeatedly that what you do and think can lead to eternal damnation and that you need to continually ‘make up’ for all the things you do? Has the name of God been invok...

3 Things You Can Do To Cope With Racial Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 04/14/2021

3 Things You Can Do To Cope With Racial Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

With incidents of racial violence occurring on a daily basis, we need to have more awareness about racial trauma and how to cope with it. Please read and re-post for anyone you care about who might suffer from either one. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/4/12/3-things-you-can-do-to-cope-with-racial-trauma

3 Things You Can Do To Cope With Racial Trauma — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Have you ever been victimized in your school or community because of race? Do you feel like you have been mistreated because of your cultural beliefs and values at school? Have others treated you differently because of your racial affiliation or gender? If you have, then reading the rest of this pos

Social Anxiety, Coming Out of Covid-19, and the Movie Crash — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 04/08/2021

Social Anxiety, Coming Out of Covid-19, and the Movie Crash — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Remember the movie Crash? It has some interesting parallels to the times we're living in now: coming out of Covid and confronting social anxiety in the process. Read more at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/4/1/social-anxiety-coming-out-of-covid-19-and-the-movie-crash

Social Anxiety, Coming Out of Covid-19, and the Movie Crash — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw If you ever watched the movie Crash, you know how intense some of the interactions between the characters were in it. That’s my sense of the flavor of how ours have been the last 12-plus months in Covid have been and how strange re-emerging from this can feel for those with any degree of social an...

The Blessing and Curse of Ambivalence — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 03/16/2021

The Blessing and Curse of Ambivalence — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Ambivalence is a hallmark of addiction issues and some cases of depression. It's hard to deal with, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing. Please read and share with anyone you care about who suffers from it. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/3/15/the-blessing-and-curse-of-ambivalence

The Blessing and Curse of Ambivalence — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw Have you ever wanted to change something about yourself or your life, but been gripped by overwhelming fear or apprehension? Have you ever made some decision to give up a bad habit or addiction, but then wound up relapsing within a relatively short period of time? If you answered yes to either of th

Sober living for everyone is rising in popularity as Chrissy Teigen, more ditch drinking 03/11/2021

Sober living for everyone is rising in popularity as Chrissy Teigen, more ditch drinking

If you have over-indulged in the last 12 months, here's some motivation to help you feel better about trying sobriety again, or for the very first time! https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2021/03/10/sobriety-alcohol-free-lifestyle-chrissy-teigen-more/4635330001/?utm_source=usatoday-Coronavirus%20Watch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=baseline_greeting&utm_term=list_article_thumb

Sober living for everyone is rising in popularity as Chrissy Teigen, more ditch drinking At the start of the pandemic, a grip on a wine glass felt like a grip on life. But recent evidence conveys sobriety is far from getting a last call.

The Dilemma of Social Media Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 03/08/2021

The Dilemma of Social Media Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

If you or someone you care about spends too much time on social media, my latest blog post could be very interesting. You can read all about it at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/3/4/the-dilemma-of-social-media-addiction

The Dilemma of Social Media Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw There is still much debate about whether social media is addictive or not. After watching the Netflix documentary entitled The Social Dilemma I have definitely refined my professional opinion about that. Read on for my review and thoughts on this serious situation.

NextQuest Podcast — NextQuest Counseling, PLLC 02/24/2021

NextQuest Podcast — NextQuest Counseling, PLLC

Check out my recent interview on addiction with Noah Garcia, LPC-S on his weekly podcast. https://nextquestcounseling.com/aboutnextquestpodcast

NextQuest Podcast — NextQuest Counseling, PLLC Podcast

[02/22/21]   After all the devastation and difficulty down here in Texas last week, I have renewed gratitude for how precious potable water is and for how others pulled together to be of help to one another.

6 Signs of Frontline Worker Trauma and How to Cope — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 02/16/2021

6 Signs of Frontline Worker Trauma and How to Cope — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Frontline workers have had to take a great brunt of all we've dealt with during the last year, and they are vulnerable to suffering from trauma because of the work they do. Please share and re-post for anyone you know may suffer because of this. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/2/15/6-signs-of-frontline-worker-trauma-and-how-to-cope

6 Signs of Frontline Worker Trauma and How to Cope — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw If you or someone you care about is a frontline worker and you give everything you have to your job, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered some form of trauma since Covid started. You may not realize it, but there are signs that you have been affected and being aware of those is one of the first...

What is Negative Self-Talk Telling You? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw 02/10/2021

What is Negative Self-Talk Telling You? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Most people struggle with negative thoughts to some extent, but for others the negative voice in their heads can take over. Online therapy is custom-made to help people in dealing with this, and I discuss just why in my latest blog. Read more at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/2/9/what-is-negative-self-talk-telling-you

What is Negative Self-Talk Telling You? — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw We all have a voice or voices in our head. Depending on what they are telling us, we can either thrive or suffer. Online therapy gives you a chance to put a new and better voice in your head: the voice of your therapist. All it takes is the touch of a button and someone like me can come into your li

What Happened at the Capitol Instagram Live | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 02/03/2021

What Happened at the Capitol Instagram Live | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Anyone who has an interest in trauma and how it affects others would do well to watch all or part of this video featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about being a s*xual assault survivor and survivor of the Capitol riot/insurrection earlier this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNWoNaImQA&t=1503s

What Happened at the Capitol Instagram Live | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez February 1, 2021 Instagram Live: What Happened at the Capitol.My story isn’t the only story, nor is it the central story of what happened on Jan 6th.It is ju...

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 01/26/2021

EMDR and Image Transformation Therapy Compared — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

With trauma happening at such high levels these days, I thought I would write about the difference between EMDR and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), which are both helpful on overcoming trauma. Please re-post and share for anyone you care about who suffers from trauma. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/1/25/emdr-and-image-transformation-therapy-compared

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com Many people have heard of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), but even fewer know about a related therapy that helps many people as well called Image Transformation Therapy, or ImTT. They have much in common, but some important differences as well. I compare them both below.

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 01/19/2021

5 Ways to Cope with Quarantine-Related Social Anxiety — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

If you have anxiety about getting back together with others after the pandemic is over, you're not alone. I address this topic on my website this week, so please read and forward for others you know who might struggle with this issue as well. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/1/18/5-ways-to-cope-with-quarantine-related-social-anxiety

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com You may be wondering how much longer the relative quarantine we’ve been under for most of the past year will continue. You may also be wondering what effect it’s having on your mental health. The answer is not positive, especially if you’ve been experiencing more isolation than usual. You may ...

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 01/05/2021

When Transparency is Necessary in Relationships — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

My first blog post of 2021 can hopefully give you some info to help navigate the treacherous waters of relationships and breach of trust, like when s*x addiction is an issue. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2021/1/4/when-transparency-is-necessary-in-relationships

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com We all hear the cry for the need for ‘greater transparency’ with respect to our elected leaders, government officials, and corporate executives. Do we feel like we deserve the same from our partners and spouses? Sometimes it can be necessary to have transparency in our relationships, especially ...

12/23/2020

I wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season, and to a better 2021 as well!

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 12/17/2020

Love is the Way Can Help You Out of Depression — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

If you suffer from depression this time of year, you might get an infusion of love by reading Bishop Michael Curry's book Love is the Way. I review it in my latest blog, and you can read that to get an idea about whether you would enjoy the book at https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2020/12/15/love-is-the-way-can-help-you-out-of-depression

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com At a time when love can seem far distant, it can be helpful to know there are sources of it that can help you out of depression. One of those is Bishop Michael Curry’s new book Love is the Way . I review it in this week’s blog.

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 12/07/2020

4 Reasons Why Little 't' Traumas Deserve Your Attention — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Not a lot of attention is paid to Little 't' traumas, but my latest blog on the topic offers some reasons why this should never be minimized. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2020/12/4/4-reasons-why-little-t-traumas-deserve-your-attention

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com Have you ever found yourself rattled after a jarring event, maybe even saying “I can’t believe” it just happened? Do you find yourself thinking about these events days or even weeks after they happened, but telling yourself it “wasn’t that bad?” If so, you could be at risk of minimizing ...

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 11/24/2020

What to do When Everything is Unprecedented — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

As we are preparing to have an 'unprecedented' holiday season, I wrote this week about how to deal with unprecedented times. I hope it helps going into the most unusual Thanksgiving we've had in at least 100 years. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2020/11/23/what-to-do-when-everything-is-unprecedented

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com Do you seem to keep hearing the word ‘unprecedented’ everywhere you go? Does it seem to give you the creeps when you hear it and make you wonder about present day circumstances? We may almost be through with 2020, but this word is a key indicator of the times we’re now living through. Read on ...

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com 11/10/2020

The Insidious Connection Between Shame and Addiction — Scott Kampschaefer, lcsw

Anyone who has felt the emotion of shame knows it's power to dominate their lives. When it is combined with addiction, it takes on an added power. Read below to find out more. https://www.scottkampschaeferlcsw.com/blog/2020/11/9/the-insidious-connection-between-shame-and-addiction

scottkampschaeferlcsw.com Have you ever felt bad about yourself and wound up drinking too much or bingeing on something like food, p**n, or something equally unhealthy? If that bad feeling is the often overlooked feeling of shame, then you’ve found something that lies at the heart of many people’s addictions.

Videos (show all)

This FB live is about Image Transformation Therapy and how it helps with emotional coping.
I’m talking today about Moral Injury and how Image Transformation Therapy can treat it.
This FB live is about how trauma and zombies are alike.
This is about how relationship problems with couples can be the cause of sexual problems with couples.
This FB live is in honor of mental health awareness month and review the Netflix documentary ‘Heal.’
This FB live is about the vicious cycle of isolation and addiction.
This FB live is about emotional numbing and it’s related problems.
This is about the experience of being a control freak for both the sufferer and those they are in relationship with.
This Is about how couples can have conflict over p**n use.
This is about sexual shame and how group therapy can help alleviate it.

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176 Thomas Johnson Dr. Ste. 204
Frederick, MD
21702

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
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