Dr. Schaefer completed medical school at West Virginia University in 2017. She then completed a four-year Psychiatry residency and a year-long Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, New York. She then completed a year-long Forensic Psychiatry fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Schaefer grew up on a farm in rural West Virginia and as a result, she developed a unique perspective of the world from a young age. Earl on, she developed an interest in human emotion and behavior. Furthermore, she wanted to understand how our environment influences the way we view the world. As a psychiatrist, she is able to communicate with people about their experiences and develop plans to help them navigate their lives. As a psychiatrist, she has developed an interest in treating Adults and those with Addiction problems. She also has further specialization in Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Schaefer believes that a warm, welcoming, and nonjudgmental atmosphere is of utmost importance in the field of psychiatry. During appointments, she has a relaxed demeanor that allows patients to feel comfortable. Dr. Schaefer enjoys working with individuals from many different backgrounds. She values openness, honesty, and a willingness to work together in the therapeutic relationship.
The growth of telehealth after COVID-19 has helped more individuals access high-quality healthcare. Telapsychiatry expands on this by accepting insurance plans and providing care to patients in many different states across the U.S. Dr. Schaefer believes that high-quality healthcare should be accessible to everyone, and Telapsychiatry allows her to make this possible for her patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Schaefer enjoys any type of physical activity (running, yoga, biking, lifting weights, hiking…you name it!), traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Schaefer has published several articles in the field of psychiatry, and also co-authored a book chapter about psychotherapy. She has presented material at several national Psychiatry conferences. She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.