Stephanie Schacher, Psy.D. Providing assessment and psychotherapy services in Westport, CT
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City, and earned a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut with over 15 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. I specialize in the treatment of adults and adolescents, with a special interest in women’s issues, trauma, infertility and family-building.
I have held faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, CT, and Yale University.
I have done disaster relief training and treatment for survivors of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast in 2005. I have published and presented at workshops, APA conferences, university medical centers, and foster care agencies on topics such as resilience and recovery from trauma, treatment modalities for PTSD, working with traumatic reactions in children, vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue, and self-care for providers involved in disaster relief work. I have also conducted various workshops on family-building, infertility treatment, and gay parenting.
With a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology and relevant work in consulting and corporate human resources, I am well-versed in workplace and career issues.
I am a member of the New York State Psychological Association, the Connecticut Psychological Association, and the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Disaster Response Network of the Mental Health Association of NYC, Resolve, and PATH2Parenthood.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
In 2001 I received the Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award for outstanding contribution to the research in the field of psychology of gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues for my research on gay fatherhood. I have presented my research on gay dads, and my work on trauma and disaster relief at annual APA conferences.