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About Me

St Louis, MO Counselor  Dr. Sandra Shachar, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, St. Louis 

I specialize in relationship and communication issues, as well as treating young (ages 18+) and mature adults suffering from depression and anxiety.  

I have extensive training and over 25 years' experience in using research-based solutions for individuals, couples and families seeking to increase satisfaction, harmony and peace in their relationships, work and personal health.  I strive to receive clients from all backgrounds with respect, compassion and in a spirit of working in partnership toward greater health and happiness!  

Relevant Training, Experience and Credentials:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, 1979,
University of Texas at Austin

Marriage & Family Therapy training, 1988-1991, Menninger Clinic,
St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis University Medical Center,
Director, Stress Management Center 1980-1982

Private Practice in Counseling Psychology,
St. Louis, Missouri, 1982-2001; 2011-present

License & Certifications

Missouri License, State Committee of Psychologists, 201100689


Additional Training

Collaborative Divorce Training, 2011 & 2018
Mediation Training, St. Louis University Law School, 2012


Professional Activities and Memberships

Missouri Psychological Association

Missouri Collaborative Institute, Divorce Coach 
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Divorce Coach

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest

Relationship issues, including:
Infidelity/trust issues, High-Conflict & Poor Communication
Low Intimacy &  Low-Sex or No-Sex relationships;
Non-traditional, A-Romantic, Polyamorous or Open-Relationships

Divorce Counseling  
Divorce Coaching for Collaborative Divorce 

Remarriage/Blended Families
Dating & Pre-Marital Counseling
Relationships affected by Childhood Trauma  

Concerns of  Young Adulthood:
Social or General Anxiety,
Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Trauma   

LGBTQ individuals and couples/relationships

Non-medication management of Depression and Anxiety,
using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Practice