Schloemer Services


Fred Schloemer, Ed.D., LCSW, is a psychotherapist, author and educator in Louisville, KY. In a career spanning over forty years he has committed himself to making life better for people who are experiencing emotional, social, relationship, vocational or other lifestyle problems.

In his private therapy practice, Fred sees clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. However, he has always gotten especially good feedback from clients who are experiencing life stage issues, substance abuse problems, family and marital difficulties, sexuality issues and career change or work-related challenges.

As an educator and consultant, Fred has served as faculty at Spalding University, the University of Louisville and the Kentucky School of Alcohol & Drug Studies at Northern Kentucky University. He has also trained state social workers throughout Kentucky in child abuse prevention and substance abuse prevention issues.

Fred's community service includes serving as a founding member of The Saint Jude Guild, the interdenominational planning and fundraising group that opened The Glade House, the Kentuckiana region's first residence for people with AIDS. He has also been a board member and past board President for the Louisville Youth Group for Gay and Lesbian Youth.

As an author, Fred has published three books as well as numerous articles in various professional journals. His Q & A mental health columns “Outside the Box,” and “Your Peace of Mind,” have appeared in the Indianapolis paper The Word and the Louisville paper The Community Letter.

I'm pleased to announce that my new book, Parenting Adult Children - Real Stories of Families Turning Challenges into Successes, is now available for purchase at,, and, as well as at most major bookstores.


Latest News

  • Thanks to all who made Fred's first signing for his new book such a success. He sold out a big stack of books the first hour and a stock boy had to bring him another stack, which also sold out!
  • Recently Fred began participating in a planning group for a new spiritual wellness program in the Louisville area. If you're interested in deepening your spirituality, write Fred to give him your suggestions and needs. Meanwhile, stand by for further developments.
  • Click here for a recent Courier-Journal review of Fred's new book.