Dr. Randie Schacter, DO
Dr. Schacter is an osteopathic trained medical doctor that is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her scope of treatment begins with early childhood through adulthood.
Dr. Schacter began her professional journey into psychiatry as a psychology major in undergrad. As her understanding of people and the influence of genetics and experiences grew, her desire to treat the whole person expanded and she pursued a career in medicine. She attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where osteopathic philosophy is understanding the whole person and exploring beyond the symptoms. The role of an osteopath is to explore the causes, vulnerabilities, disease symptoms and their interplay to promote wellness; to give a person the tools for them to help themselves. They with this information treat the individual not the disease. The treatment is person centered.
She then went off to Residency in adult psychiatry where a similar belief exists in understanding the biological, psychological and social influences that protect us and or make us more vulnerable to mental health issues. She continues in her osteopathic approach to helping people reach wellness by using the tools that a person has within themselves and assisting them with understanding the dynamics involved in achieving wellness through education, therapy and medication as needed.
Once completing her adult residency she trained in the development of a healthy adult and manifestation of mental health in children and adolescents. Always working to find ways to help others help themselves; to address each person’s individual situation and create a plan that fits them.
She has opened her private practice in Matthews to continue offering this approach to those interested. She spends time with the parents, the children and others that may have an important contribution to her evaluation and understanding of the person she is caring for. She will review and sometimes interact with the school system that plays a major role in the person’s life, the primary care doctor, and any other specialists involved in the person’s care. With the input of her patient, the family, the medical doctors and the school system, they create a treatment plan that best fits this person. Treatment may include but not be limited to, individual therapy, family therapy, medication management as well as lifestyle changes that will facilitate health and wellness.