Dr. Melissa Schacter has been a practicing licensed psychotherapist for over five years, and is considered among the top mental health practitioners in the state of Florida. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education, and Women’s Studies. Later she earned an Honorary Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with distinction.
As a clinical member, as well as an approved supervisor of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Melissa offers training to Florida state registered interns. She’s worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including hospitals, community clinics, and private practices. She’s also participated in research related to topics such as the impact of psychoneuroimmunological variables on HIV progression, the stigmas and obstacles associated with receiving professional help, practicing helpful and useful therapy in a single session, and the impact of technology on couples.
Melissa has been invited to conduct presentations at The Qualitative Report 6th Annual Conference: Visualization Techniques for transforming Qualitative data in Davie, FL, and the AMFT 2015 Annual Conference: Treating Technology Issues in Couples’ Relationships, in Austin, Texas. In 2015, she was awarded the President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant: Improving Access to Mental Health Care and Counseling Services for Families, as well as a grant from Nova Southeastern University to devise and operate a not-for-profit clinic specializing in walk-in Single Session Therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Schacter is now exclusively focusing her clinical attention to working with clients in a private practice setting as she is currently situated and practicing at the prestigious Isaac Farin Therapy Clinic.
Melissa currently provides therapy in private practice in the states of Florida and New York. She enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, hiking, equestrian, cooking, and reading.