About Procrastination Centers

Director: Dr. Robert Schachter

Dr. Schachter is Past President of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. He is a Psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he teaches Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Schachter has worked extensively in the area of motivation and behavioral change. He works with individuals, with groups and with companies in industry.

He has lectured nationally and internationally, and is an experienced talk show guest, having appeared regularly on MSNBC, CNN, FOX CABLE NETWORK, INSIDE EDITION, GERALDO, REGIS AND KATHY LEE, CBS GOOD MORNING, FOX NEWS, GOOD DAY NEW YORK, MAURY POVICH, as well as local news shows. Dr. Schachter has completed two national media tours and has been quoted as an authority in dozens of publications including The Ladies Home Journal, Child, Parenting, Time, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and USA Today.

A long practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychologist dedicated to helping individuals overcome stress, phobias, and anxiety, Dr. Schachter has keen understanding of how and why different individuals find motivation. His research has lead him to uncover 20 different causes of procrastination behaviors and what methods are proven most effective to remove them. The Procrastination Centers of America was founded to focus on this often overlooked issue that many Americans struggle with on a daily basis.


1988 – Present
Assistant Clinical Professor Dept Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Assistant Professor Dept Psychiatry
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

American Psychological Association
American Group Psychotherapy Association
New York State Psychological Association
International Stress Management Association
American Institute of Stress
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
International Association of Cognitive Therapy
New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association