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Experience Change with Lynn R. Schechter, PhD, LLC

Dr. Lynn R. Schechter, PhD, MP

Advanced Practice Medical Psychologist

Dr. Schechter is currently licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as a Medical Psychologist of Advanced Practice, and can provide psychotherapy and medication management.  She was formerly licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Psychology Examiners until she became a Medical Psychologist. Dr. Schechter was also previously  licensed as a doctoral level psychologist in New York state (and before that she worked as a school psychologist ) in New York state. She is a native New Yorker who has lived in Louisiana for almost 20 years.

She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the Ivy League school Cornell University, which is located in Ithaca, New York. Her concentration was psychology, human development, and family studies. 

She received her masters degrees (a Masters of Arts (MA) in developmental psychology, and a Masters of Education (EdM) (in school and clinical psychology) from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her Masters of Philosophy degree (MPhil) and her  terminal degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in psychology, from Columbia University, the Ivy League university in New York City. 

She completed her post-doctoral masters degree in clinical psychopharmacology (MSCP) at The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

Dr. Schechter was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society and  the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society while at Cornell University. In 2006, Dr. Schechter was inducted into the Who's Who of American Women for her expertise in her field and her contributions towards the betterment of society.

She is a National Health Provider of Health Service Psychologists. She is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists.

Dr. Schechter is also a published author of books: " My Big Fat Secret: How Jenna Takes Control of Her Emotions and Eating" (2009, American Psychological Association/Magination Press; winner of Moonbeam Children's Book award), and "Just a Normal Family:  A Story for Children and Families Dealing with Addiction" (2016, WingSpan Press)

For more information about Dr. Schechter's areas of expertise and modes of treatment, please visit her Psychology Today webpage.

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Personalized Attention for All Your Needs


Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.

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Personalized Care and Guidance

Medication Management

I am a Medical Psychologist of Advanced Practice, and am licensed to prescribe medications that can be used to treat  mental and behavioral health conditions. I treat patients with different types of problems, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. Collaboration with your primary care and attending physicians is part of what I do.


I've been a licensed psychologist for 20 years. If you’re looking for psychotherapy with a highly trained and deeply compassionate psychologist, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most

complex matters. 


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Fees for services:

Initial Consultation and evaluation for psychiatric medications (60 minutes) :  $250

Medication management 55 minutes (only after initial evaluation is completed): $200

Medication Management  30 minutes; (only after initial psychiatric evaluation completed): $165

Initial Consultation for psychotherapy only (without medication): $185

Individual psychotherapy (50 minutes): $175

Individual psychotherapy with medication management (55 minutes): $195

Letters or FMLA paperwork: $65

Court related expenses (depositions/court appearances, etc.): prices given upon request

Dr. Schechter accepts cash, Visa, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard. No checks accepted.

Certain insurance plans are accepted.