Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

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RELATIONSHIPS ARE MY SPECIALTY! Unhappy with your life and relationships, depressed, anxious or just feel stuck?   I can offer you research-based strategies for improving your life - even a few sessions can help you feel much better!  I will listen to you with respect, compassion and without judgement.  At the same time, I will also be actively involved as your professional life coach, helping you identify goals for greater satisfaction and offering suggestions, perspectives and strategies tailored to achieving your personal goals.    

Populations Served:  Young (ages 18+) and mature adults. LGBTQ individuals and "non-traditional" couples warmly welcomed.  
Issues addressed:  
Depression, anxiety/social anxiety.  
Relationship, physical and emotional intimacy, commitment and communication issues.  
Coping with sex addiction and infidelity in intimate relationships.   
Divorce, remarriage and blended family concerns.  
Professional Background 
Ph.D.  Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1979
Marriage and Family Therapy Training, Menninger Institute, St. Louis, 1988-1991
Director of Stress Management & Employee Health and Productivity Programs,
St. Louis University Medical Center,  1980-1982
Private Practice in Counseling Psychology, 1981-2001 &  2011-present 
Spiritual Direction and Rabbinical Seminary, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, 2004-2010
Rabbinical Ordination, 2010; Spiritual Director Certificate, 2013

Dr. Sandra A. Shachar Reaches

St. Louis MO