Insight, Understanding Motivation and Emotions,
Changing Behavior,
Strengthening Relationships


Understanding motivation, and integrating knowledge and awareness in to decisions and choices made in life define my practice.  Dr. Scheel has been treating individuals, couples and families for more than twenty years and am expertly trained in general mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues.

NC & NY and CA Licensed, certified in EATING DISORDERS with years of training & personal analysis, Dr. Scheel is solidly qualified to treat general issues, including anxiety & depression, relationship & family issues.  Dr. Scheel also provides psychotherapy for couples and individuals who are facing intimacy and sexual issues.  She is trained at NYU Medical Langone and is an  Associate Member SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy & Research.)  She is working toward her Certification with AASECT (American Association for Sexuality Educations, Counselors & Therapists.) 

 The goal of ALL treatment is to maintain a safe environment to explore psychological & interpersonal issues underlying conditions.  Symptoms, whether from an eating disorder, sexual/intimacy issues or brought on by an addiction, are also addressed from a cognitive-behavioral approach toward symptom elimination.  

Mutual respect, empathy and trust are the cornerstones of healthy relationships and define growth and recovery from many mental health and interpersonal issues.

There are many factors, that contribute to the development of an eating disorder.  An in depth understanding about biology, psychology and interpersonal theories in eating disorders is necessary in choosing the right path for each patient individually.

Treating individuals & couples for sexuality issues includes sexual problems in women and men, sex & intimacy issues between couples, porn addiction & post affairs.  To this end, utilizing the therapeutic relationship for repair of damaged family and interpersonal relationships is paramount.     Read More »

Dr. Scheel's Practice

Dr. Scheel is licensed to practice and is insurance reimbursable (depending on subscriber’s plan) in North Carolina, New York and California. Individual, couples and family treatment are available in Dr. Scheel’s offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and New York.  Dr. Scheel offers Video Sessions for residents of CA.
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DOCUMENTARY - Personas:  Identities of an Eating Disorder

Personas offers an alternative by weaving together how eating disorders emerge and the many reasons why they are difficult to give up by the sufferer and are challenging and require an expert and creative practitioner to treat.  
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When Food is Family

Dr. Scheel's book has contributed to the way that professionals look at eating disorders, as well as strategies for successful recovery. 
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Individual, Couples & Family Therapy

Dr. Scheel maintains a general practice and treat many psychological conditions like anxiety and depression and family and relationship issues. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and self-harm behaviors. Dr.Scheel also provides Sex Therapy for couples & individuals confronting sexual/intimacy , sexual response & behavioral issues.

Media & Publicity

Dr. Scheel speaks nationally on eating disorders and has been interviewed on local and regional radio news shows. Her articles have appeared in national and online publications.

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