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Amy TrachterLicensed Psychologist

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy is the most decadent gift you can give yourself. You are paying someone to listen to every thought and action you choose to share. You have hired someone to help you figure out how to make you feel better. That's a decadent- albeit difficult at times, process.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I firmly believe in the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt, which is to say 1) it is far better to truly live life than merely exist and 2) fear should not motivate you to do or not do anything in life. For example, fear is what keeps you in a job that makes you unhappy. Fear keeps people in unhealthy relationships. Fear prevents you from living and keeps you existing. Fear prevents change. It takes courage and strength to overcome fear. The fact is, No One lives a charmed existence their entire life. I try and connect who I am with what I do as your Coach/psychologist/advisor (or whatever other name you'd like to call me) to my life experiences with purpose. I live rather than exist. As a clinical psychologist with scientific training, I help people live fuller, healthier more purposeful lives, with the evidence, training, and knowledgeability to back up what I say. I function as a life coach-it is a shorter, more positive process than therapy. I live my life being of service to others; I don't exist in some microcosm.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I function as your Coach by helping you identify what your goals are, the blockages you have to achieving those goals, and then developing a plan of action so that you can achieve your goals. Together, we embrace a relationship wherein we are both living our life with purpose. Trust is the cornerstone of any relationship, but without trust, no relationship - therapeutic or otherwise succeeds.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Divorce & separation

Medical professionals' mental health

Psychological evaluations & testing

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Academic challenges

ADHD

Chronic illness

College & graduate student issues

Divorce & separation

Fees

First Session$200
Couples Therapy$200
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Existential Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Psychologist, 015934
  • Florida, Licensed Psychologist, PY6540

Education

Post Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

M.A., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

M.S, Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University

B.S., Psychology/Special Education, University of Miami

Work History

Amy Trachter, Psy.D., Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with those living with medical illnesses. She spent the early part of her career in academics at the Miller School of Medicine University of Miami, working with those with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and gastrointestinal disorders, and has published multiple works about the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. She has worked extensively with both individuals and couples of all nationalities. She has treated those living with hepatitis, cancer, cardiac and liver disease as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Trachter was a special education teacher prior to becoming a psychologist. She cares deeply about the needs of children. She also works with children and adolescents – as well as their families assisting the family unit in adjusting. She has conducted psychoeducational evaluations of both children and adolescents, working both with schools and with parents, advocating for the special needs of those who are suffering, regardless of their age or ailment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amy Trachter, Licensed Psychologist

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amy Trachter, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Amy Trachter accepting new clients?

Yes, Amy Trachter is accepting new clients.

Does Amy Trachter accept insurance?

No, Amy Trachter does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Amy Trachter offer?

Amy Trachter offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Amy Trachter offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York and Florida can book Amy Trachter for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Amy Trachter offer online therapy?

Yes, Amy Trachter offers online therapy to people in New York and Florida.

How quickly can I see Amy Trachter?

Amy Trachter typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Amy Trachter speak?

Amy Trachter conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Amy Trachter online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Amy Trachter online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.