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My name is Deborah Schlapper, owner and practicing Licensed Professional Counselor of Rays of Clarity Counseling.  I believe the therapeutic process can help provide a clear understanding of what difficulties are going on and provide peace, hope and healing.  My goal is to help strengthen people through all of life's trials, providing Restoration of the Body, Mind and Spirit - Enjoying life to the fullest!



The mission of Rays of Clarity Counseling is to provide superior, confidential and individualized mental health counseling services.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have over 15 years of experience providing service to a diverse population. I am very compassionate, creative, energetic, professional, dependable, and engaging.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. 


I have worked as a counselor and supervisor in different settings, including: Day Treatment, Residential, Jail, Halfway House, and Outpatient. 

I am nationally certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I am a member of the American Counseling Association.


Rays of Clarity


I utilize a client-centered approach to build on the client’s strengths and to help identify and implement skills to effectively manage symptoms. I also utilize evidenced-based practices including: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-education, Mindfulness, Play, Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Client-centered.

I have demonstrated working successfully with clients suffering from a wide array of mental health disorders, ranging from: Neurodevelopmental problems (Autism and ADHD), Psychotic disorders, Adjustment disorders, Loss/Grief, Abuse, Bi-polar, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive compulsive, Disruptive, Impulse-control and Conduct disorders, Personality disorders, PTSD, and problems surrounding familial sources of stress.


Rays of Clarity Counseling provides therapy to children as young as 3 years-old, preteens, teens, and adults, in individual and family settings


Ray of Clarity Counseling accepts most forms of insurance, including Medicaid, and accepts private pay and offers a self-pay sliding fee scale. No one is ever turned away due to lack of finances.

If you will be using your insurance plan, please bring your insurance card to your first appointment. I ask that co-pays or payments toward your deductible be made at the time of service. Rays of Clarity Counseling does accept credit card and debit card payments.


Contact via phone to set up an appointment.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.

715-939-1266 office  |  844-358-4762 toll free

819 Ash St, Spooner, WI  54801

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