Dr. Schechner earned her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Master’s and Psy.D. from the Florida Institute of Technology. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to weight re-gain following bariatric surgery. Dr. Schechner has worked with bariatric patients since 2014 and is currently working on Board Certification in Bariatric Science .Dr. Schechner is passionate in providing a safe, validating environment for all patients , is LGBTQIA2+ affirming and works with a variety of mental health disorders ranging from depression and anxiety, PTSD, to personality disorder to severe and chronic disorders such as schizophrenia.