Allison Schechter, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Allow me to briefly introduce myself to you and tell you about my background and experience.

I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an American Psychological Association approved program at Argosy University/Phoenix in 2007. I am licensed as a psychologist in Virginia and Illinois and I have worked with a wide variety of clients in both psychiatric hospitals and private practice therapeutic settings. I began working in private practice in 2008 when I first became licensed as a psychologist and in 2012 I decided to branch out and begin my own practice. I built a successful private practice in Illinois and I have now started a practice in Virginia due to recently relocating to the area. I have extensive experience in working with men, women, and couples as they navigate through various life stages and challenges. I have a particular interest in working with women and moms as they navigate some of the unique challenges faced by women in work, relationships, and the transition and challenges faced in motherhood.   


I strive to create a supportive, non-judgmental, open, and comfortable environment that allows people to process and share their innermost thoughts and feelings. I believe that people can find inner peace and contentment and I approach therapy from a strengths based perspective. My approach is to develop a trusting collaborative relationship as I work with clients to identify and work toward attainment of your personal goals. I practice primarily from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspective, while also integrating psychodynamic, eclectic, person-centered, and supportive approaches to meet the needs of each individual client. I consider my style to be straightforward, supportive, compassionate, and oftentimes filled with humor (sometimes we all just need to laugh).