LAURA FECHTER, PSY.D.
Dr. Laura Fechter is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adults and couples. She received her Bachelor's degree from the honors program at the University of Michigan with a major in Psychology, and she received her Doctorate in Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Fechter did her externship, clinical internship, and post-licensure work at the Postgraduate Center for Mental health in New York City. During her tenure at PGC, she held several positions as head of the outpatient intake department, supervisor to interns and externs, and ultimately served as the Assistant Director of the large-scale outpatient clinic.
Dr. Fechter has maintained a private practice in NYC for the past 22 years that has focused on adult and couples therapy, and on parent guidance. In her work with individuals, Dr. Fechter has treated young adults and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, infertility issues, separation/individuation issues, and difficulties with life transitions and relationships. In her parent guidance work Dr. Fechter has worked with parents who have children with special needs, families who are processing adoption-related issues, and parents who are adjusting to the changes in the family dynamic due to adolescence.
In her treatment of couples, Dr. Fechter has worked with couples who are struggling with infertility, couples who are working through Interfaith issues, and couples who are dealing with the aftermath of a betrayal or infidelity. In addition, Dr. Fechter has worked with transgender clients and other clients within the LGBTQ community in individual and couple’s therapy. Her orientation involves looking at past experiences to understand current patterns of behavior, and to help the client to develop insight to avoid repeating problematic patterns. There is a client-centered focus to work towards symptom relief and build introspection. There is always a dual focus on helping the client to understand their affective experience, but also to assist them in practical decision making and conflict resolution.