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Frequently Asked Questions

Is therapy right for me?


People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Long-term psychological issues, anxiety, depression, unexpected life changes, and work-related issues are just some of those reasons. People also desire professional help as they pursue personal healing and growth.


Therapy offers the opportunity to take responsibility for one’s life, as well as create self-awareness, while working toward goals. Dr. Melissa Schacter will guide you, and address the best type of therapy for you during your initial session.

Is everything I talk about in session private and confidential?

Everything you share in session is confidential with three exceptions that are mandated by law:

1.    If you tell me you are going to cause bodily harm to another person, I must inform that person and the police in order to secure their safety.

2.    If you tell me you are going to cause physical harm to yourself, I will work with you to find a way to keep you safe, but I must call the police if you are unwilling to do so or if I feel that you are at risk.

3.    If you inform me of abuse or neglect to a child or vulnerable adult, I must intervene. This is reported to the Abuse Hotline immediately and will be assigned to the appropriate agency to investigate.

Limits of confidentiality will once again be discussed before therapy. Furthermore, any questions or concerns that you may have with regards to confidentiality can be further explored.

How long does therapy last?

Your time is valuable. Therefore Dr. Schacter uses techniques that are empowering, efficient, solution-oriented, as well as cost-effective. The benefit of a practitioner who uses tailored treatment strategies is that the pace of therapy can be customized to your individual goals and needs.

What are your operating hours and fees ? 

I work Monday through Friday, from 8am to 8pm and on weekends by request. Please reach out via phone or instant chat by clicking the button "Chat with us"  for information about scheduling.

  • $ 90.00 Mini Session (Approx. 25 mins)

  • $ 175.00 Regular Session (Approx. 50 mins)

  • $ 350.00 Intensive Session (Approx. 2 hours)

What qualifications do you have?

​Dr. Schacter is a dually licensed Psychotherapist in the state of Florida. She has earned a Mental Health Counseling License as well as a Marriage and Family Therapy License. Additionally, she holds a license to practice psychotherapy in the state of New York as a licensed Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Schacter is also an approved Supervisor in the state of Florida. She is currently licensed to supervise Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists who wish to seek licensure in the state of Florida. She is furthermore an AAMFT approved supervisor (id:143863)

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