At Lynn R. Schechter, Ph.D., L.L.C., Dr. Lynn R. Schechter, Ph.D., M.P. provides psychological & pharmacological services to a wide range of clientele. Dr. Schechter works together with individuals and families to help them to cope with the many different obstacles on the road of life. Obstacles may take the form of emotional, social, academic, or behavioral problems. Dr. Schechter is a licensed Medical Psychologist in the state of Louisiana, and provides therapy and prescribes psychotropic medications.
Whether it's challenges created by clinical disorders like ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, learning disabilities, conduct disorder, or difficulties caused by the lingering effects of trauma, abuse, neglect, divorce, self-destructive behavior, disordered eating, or grief, Dr. Schechter uses a humanistic, collaborative, compassionate, and theoretically eclectic approach (i.e., CBT, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, interpersonal therapy techniques, Rogerian humanism, and family systems) to help clients understand problems and to find practical, strategic ways to solve them and to find emotional healing and balance via the process.
Dr. Schechter earned her Bachelors of Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her Masters degrees (M.A., Ed. M., M. Phil.) and her Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in psychology at Columbia University in New York City. In 2016, she completed her postdoctoral Masters of Science program in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Schechter has worked in a wide variety of settings, including schools, private clinics, state organizations, inpatient psychiatric settings, FQHC's, university-affiliated programs, and private practice. She is certified as a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and was previously licensed as a psychologist in the state of New York. Dr. Schechter is licensed by the Louisiana State Medical Board of Examiners as a Medical Psychologist and is also a member of the Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists.
Dr. Schechter is a subject of autobiographical record in the Marquis 2006-2007 "Who's Who of American Women," inclusion in which is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavor and who have contributed significantly to the betterment of society. She is also an award-winning children's book author. She received the 2010 Moonbeam's Silver Medal book award for Children's Health Issues for her book, "My Big Fat Secret: How Jenna Takes Control of Her Emotions and Eating," published by Magination Press (a division of the American Psychological Association Publications, 2009), to help overweight children and families with the problem of emotional eating.
Dr. Schechter is also very proud to announce the publication of her new book, "Just a Normal Family: A Story for Children and Families Dealing with Addiction" in February, 2016. She was inspired to write this book to help the many hundreds of youngsters that she has seen over the years who struggle with parents' addictions. Please click on the following link for more information at Amazon.com:Just a Normal Family: A Story for Children & Families Dealing with Addiction
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Another particular area of interest for Dr. Schechter has been providing crisis intervention services in the aftermath of natural of human-made disasters. She was actively involved in providing crisis intervention and other therapeutic services following the September 11th attacks in 2001 in New York, and, in Louisiana, she has worked with the Red Cross and for local governmental agencies to provide care to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016.
- Click here to view Dr. Schechter's entire Curriculum Vitae.
- Click here to read an article in USA Today featuring an interview with Dr. Schechter following Hurricane Sandy.
- Click here to read an article which includes Dr. Schechter's first-person accounts of her experiences helping others after 9/11 & Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, written by Dr. Schechter and published in a 2008 issue of the Sage publication journal, Traumatology.
- Click here to read an article published in Baton Rouge Parents magazine which interviewed Dr. Schechter in 2012 about ADHD.