Michael Schacter, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Resident

Michael Schacter, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Resident

Location: BSPC East 

Michael Schacter, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral resident at Big Sky Psychological Consortium, working under the direct supervision of Drs. McKinnie and Ryan. He completed his doctoral training at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA and his pre-doctoral internship at Montana State University (MSU) Counseling and Psychological Services in Bozeman, MT. His clinical training at MSU, WSU, and the University of Idaho focused on providing individual, couples, and group therapy services, crisis and substance use interventions, and adult LD/ADHD assessments to both traditional and nontraditional students. Additional training occurred at Washington State Penitentiary, where he provided psychological evaluations to help determine offenders’ mental health and placement needs. Prior to graduate school, he worked with underserved individuals experiencing mental health crises at a residential hospital diversion program.

Dr. Schacter provides culturally sensitive individual therapy services to adults and adolescents as well as couples therapy to romantic partners. His therapeutic orientation is primarily influenced by interpersonal, psychodynamic, and multicultural theories. His interests and areas of experience include:

  • Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
  • Interpersonal and Relational Difficulties
  • Identity-Related Stress and Growth
  • Problems Coping with Emotions
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Alcohol and/or Substance Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders

Dr. Schacter accepts insurance through BCBS and Pacific Source. He may be contacted at (406) 586-3301.