About Me

St Louis, MO Counselor Sandra Shachar

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

I have extensive training and over 30 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 specialize in relationship and communication issues.  I have specialized training in and a passion for working with individuals and couples affected by Sex, Love and Porn Addiction and Compulsive Behavior.  

I strive to receive clients from diverse backgrounds with respect, compassion and in a spirit of working in partnership toward greater health and happiness!

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 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), 2020 

PSYPACT Authorized Telehealth Psychologist, 2020 (authorized to provide Telehealth

Psychological Services under Interjurisdictional Practice pact with legislation in 14  participating States)

Missouri License, State Committee of Psychologists, 201100689

Additional Training 

Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) trained, 2019

Imago Therapy, Certification Training & Supervision,  2019 - present

Sex and Love Addiction Treatment Training Program, Center for Healthy Sex, Los Angeles, CA 2019

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

Gottman Therapy, 2013 (Level 1) 

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association 

Missouri Psychological Association

Pennsylvania Psychological Association 

Imago Relationships North America 

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) 

Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest 

Relationship issues, including: 

Sex Addiction/Compulsive Sexual Behaviors (Partners of Addicts  and Couples)

Infidelity and Betrayal 

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

Discernment Counseling( for those considering separation or divorce)

Remarriage/Blended Families 

Dating & Premarital Counseling 

Relationships affected by Childhood Trauma

LGBTQ individuals and couples/relationships

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


Rabbinical Ordination, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, PA 2010

Certification in Spiritual Direction, 2013 

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Appointment Times

Additional hours may be scheduled by appointment


11:00 am-5:00 pm


11:00 am-6:00 pm


11:00 am-6:00 pm


11:00 am-6:00 pm


11:00 am-6:00 pm


By Appointment Only