RITA A. SCHULTE, LPC

Losing a loved one to suicide leaves survivors with overwhelming feelings of guilt and shame, as well as an intense struggle to make sense of what happened. Licensed counselor Rita Schulte provides strategies that can be used to foster post-traumatic growth when working with clients who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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Rita Schulte is a licensed professional board-certified counselor.  She received her B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Rita has a private practice in Fairfax where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/depressive disorders as well as grief, loss, and trauma.  In April 2011, she launched Heartline Podcast where she talks with top leaders in the Christian counseling and literary world about cutting edge issues affecting the hearts and lives of people today.  She also airs a 1-minute devotional spot Consider This coming to KLZ radio this fall.  She is the author of several books: Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the losses of Life, Imposter, Think This not That and forthcoming in 2021, Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins (Moody Publishers).  Rita is a speaker for PESI, ACA, AACC, and many other organizations.