Stephen Schaapveld | Vityl - Men's Health Clinic

Stephen Schaapveld

Registered Psychologist

Special interests: assisting people in managing and adjusting to chronic health conditions, with a particular emphasis on men’s emotional and physical health challenges.


Stephen is an experienced New Zealand-trained and registered Psychologist. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, a Masters of Science in Psychology with First Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Auckland. He is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and holds a current practising licence.

Stephen has a broad range of experience and has worked with people from varied backgrounds. Some key areas of focus include; low and depressed mood, worry and anxiety, stress, motivational issues, men’s issues, the struggles and challenges of everyday life, and chronic health issues.


Stephen works with his patients in a holistic way and incorporates strategies from various psychological frameworks. Some of the strategies Stephen uses in his therapy and treatment include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

Stephen works in a goal-focused manner to help his patients gain mastery and peace with the issues they are facing. He hopes the time he spends with his clients will result in them adjusting to the challenges life can present and ultimately, leading a more rewarding fulfilling life.