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Dr. Schachter is a Founding Fellow and Past President of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. He is a Psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Icahn Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York where he teaches Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Schachter has worked extensively in the area of mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, stress management and motivation. He works with individuals, with groups and with companies in industry. He uses the Cognitive Therapy approach developed Dr. David Burns. This is an intensive short-term method that generates significant change in a short time, He has lectured nationally and internationally, and is an experienced talk show guest, having appeared regularly on MSNBC, CNN, FOX CABLE NETWORK, INSIDE EDITION, GERALDO, REGIS AND KATHY LEE, CBS GOOD MORNING, FOX NEWS, GOOD DAY NEW YORK, MAURY POVICH, as well as local news shows. Dr. Schachter has completed two national media tours and has been quoted as an authority in dozens of publications including The Ladies Home Journal, Child, Parenting, Time, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and USA Today. His book, When Your Child Is Afraid, was published by Simon and Schuster in 1988.
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I am very happy I found Dr. Schachter. I was always shy and recently had been having trouble meeting peopIe, so I decided to get some help. I am in the financial services business and have seen a couple of psychologists in the past who were not helpful, so I searched online. He had good reviews, and I tried him.
Dr. Schachter was better than the reviews. He had an uncanny knack of seeing the whole picture. He really got me. He understood how I thought. He was active and taught me actual skills that I could use to handle things differently. He was extremely helpful.
His fees were not low, but it was definitely a good investment.



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The Best Doctor

I just can’t thank this man enough. He has been wonderful. He is accessible if I need him. He has made a great difference in my life. I have been depressed since I was a teenager, and have gone to many doctors. He and my psychopharmacologist have really saved me. Dr. Schachter has a way of putting the facts together that make sense and even when I feel bad, he can help me feel better. He has been great.



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AMAZING. Really Glad I Found Him

I don’t know how he did it, but my wife and I were at the brink, and now we are totally cool again. We have been married for five years and have two amazing kids, but things had gotten to a bad state. I found Dr. S. online. I read the reviews and I thought I’ll give him a try because a lot of different kinds of people seemed to connect to him and said he helped them.

I am very glad I called. We had been getting into incredible fights because my wife had different ideas about what we needed to do. I have a high powered job in advertising and I have to travel a lot. She was upset that I was never home and never helping out.

The thing I liked most about Dr. S. was that he got us in about one hour. He was not like any other shrink I ever went to. He saw the whole picture, and he explained it in a way that both of us understood. He said that when you are stuck looking at something one way, you can’t see the other ways of seeing it. We saw him for a couple of months. He was creative, insightful, intelligent. He was amazing.

My wife and I started talking instead of fighting and we are in love again. I am very grateful.



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One of the Most Practical Doctors I ever met

Dr Schachter is one of the most practical and wonderful doctors I have ever met. I have suffered from depression for quite a while. I had seen some other shrinks who were not helpful. Most of the time, they would say nothing during the session except

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Finding Dr. S. was a lucky accident- He was great

?I found Dr. Schachter by accident. It was a lucky accident. I had been feeling like I needed to sort out some things in my life, but I had been in therapy before and I did not want one of those well meaning, but useless people who wouldn



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He really made a difference in my life

?My life was at the best it had been and yet it felt like the worst it had been. I get paid a lot for what I do, but I hated it. Everyday I would go into an impossible work situation where everyone
expected me to solve all the problems and there are so many that I freeze.

I was also getting married, and wife is the most incredible person I ever met. Planning the wedding, though, was another thing that I had to do. I couldn

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Great !!!

I started seeing Dr. Schachter because I had a panic attack. I have manufacturing company and was introducing a new line. The week before our launch, I had the worst anxiety I ever had in my life. It didn’t make sense, This wasn’t exactly the first time I had a new product, but I was walking down the street, and a wave of panic came over me. I wasn’t thinking of anything, and suddenly I couldn’t breath. I had pains in my chest and my head. Things were spinning, and I ended up in the Emergency Room. After hours of tests, I was told that I had a panic attack, was given a tranquilizer and sent home.

My internist recommended Dr. Schachter. He taught me ways to identify the thoughts that underlaid my anxieties and how to see if they were realistic. A lot of the time, they were not realistic at all, and he taught me how to change them and bring the anxiety under control. He also showed me stress reduction techniques that were helpful.

The way he was most helpful, however, has been with my business. At my level, I don’t have a lot of people to talk with about many situations. I have a lot of smart people working for me, and they expect me to have the answers, not to tell them of my questions and my doubts. I had learned to handle my anxiety better and one day I was speaking about a problem that had come up with one of my senior employees. Dr. Schachter had an objective way of seeing my organization as a system and was able to show me how to handle the situation very effectively.

Now I use him as a consultant on a weekly basis and I believe he has helped my business a great deal.



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Dr. Schachter is a Magician

Dr. Schachter is a magician. I had been in a terrible relationship that had gotten worse and finallyended. I felt terrible and my doctor had given me an anti-depressant and sent me to Dr. Schachter. He said the medicine was a start but I needed to find a different way of handling things. One big problem was that I kept obsessing about the guy even though we had not been happy for a long time. I couldn’t concentrate at work. I was not sleeping or eating. I didn’t enjoy doing anything. All I could do was think about him and what he was doing and whom he was with. It was very bad.

Dr. Schachter taught me a different way to think about things. He used cognitive therapy to look at the thoughts I was making myself crazy with and to get a hold of them. Instead of thinking about what a great time he was having, I started thinking about the awful time he and I had been having. Instead of thinking that I wouldn’t meet anyone, I started looking for the kind of person I would want to be with.

Long story short, I decided to stop wasting my time worrying about that guy and started looking for someone I would want to be with. We are getting married next month and I am happier than I have ever been.



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Amazing Problem Solver

Therapy with Dr. Schachter is like taking a course in life. He is not just a shrink. He’s a problem solver. I liked the way that he made sense out of everything for me. He connected the dots. I often get intolerant of people who can’t keep up with me. I am a perfectionist and I have always demanded the same from people. The problem is that thy don’t always like that, and I have ended up isolated and alone a lot of the time.

He taught me a way to change some of the behaviors I used automatically and spot the thoughts under my feelings, and then to express the a different way. He helped me identify the negative patterns of behavior that I use out of habit and how to use an alternative one when I spot it. It was pretty easy to change those behaviors that were there for years. I am impressed.



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A truly awesome doctor

Dr. Schachter is awesome. I am a pretty normal guy, and I own a construction company. I am basically
happy. The problem I had, however, was that I was nervous. I would go into a situation with
other people and suddenly feel a sick wave pass over me, and I couldn’t find anything to say.
Nobody would believe it, however. I played football in college and do not look shy.

After asking me a lot of questions, Dr. Schachter explained what was going on. I had some kind
of “social anxiety”, and it made sense. He explained that it is normal in some people, but also
easily treatable. He said that when it works properly, anxiety is a warning system, like an alarm
to tell you there is danger. But some people with anxietyty get false alarms. He showed me how
to identify and change the thoughts that were not accurate, and then he gradually had me go into
the situations I was anxious in, and I AM CURED!!

All kidding aside, he was great. He understood me. He was normal and didn’t use any mumbo
jumbo, and he talked to me. There was none of this “hmmm, when you were 2, your father
was angry at you.....” He really knew how I felt, and he also figured out a way to help that fit
who I was. He was smart.

I strongly recommend him.



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Really made a difference for me

I am in the private banking business, and I wouldn’t ever write something like this online, except
that I am so grateful to Dr. Schachter. I was going through a rough patch, like everybody does at
times. My girlfriend decided that I wasn’t “committed enough”, and called it quits. I hated my
job, and I just felt down.

I figured that’s life and there was nothing to do about it until a friend who had seen him, told me
about Dr. S. He asked a lot of questions. Then he explained what was going on. I wasn’t really
depressed, but I felt bad for a good reason, actually two good reasons. . He said that his
approach, CBT was about learning a set of skills. He described his role like that of a tennis
coach. He would teach me the strokes, he would practice with me, but then I would go out and
do the therapy. It wasn’t his job to fix me or to go back to my childhood. And it worked. I
looked at the behaviors I used out of habit. Once I saw them, I could change them, and in a short
time, I felt a lot better.



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He really understood me

I work in the fashion business, and I was upset. I didn’t get the promotion I expected. Being
quite senior in the company, I complained and was given Dr. Schachter’s name as a coach.

I never believed in that stuff and resisted calling for a while. Then I decided what did I have to
lose. Dr. Schachter was really helpful.

He asked a lot of questions about the firm, about the people I worked with, how I handled
situations and how I dealt with my feelings. He then showed me in a very structured, down to
earth way how to understand what was going on in the system, and how I could react differently.
He called it outsmarting the situation. He said that there are patterns of behavior that become
habits. We use these without thinking, but once I saw them happening, I could choose to do it
differently and it really worked.

He really understood me and he knew how to get through. It worked. I got the promotion.



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I don't want to exaggerate, but Dr. Schachter turned my life around. I was in a relationship that ended, and I couldn't see any daylight. I was depressed and miserable. Dr. Schachter taught me how to look at things differently, and helped me find myself again.

The thing I liked best about him is that he is smart, and he interacts. I saw another therapist before him, and all she did was sit there and want to talk about my childhood. He focused on how to solve the problem.

He was really great.


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