About Me

St Louis, MO Counselor Sandra Shachar

Dr. Sandra Shachar, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, 

based in:  St. Louis MO & Philadelphia PA 

Offering Telehealth to clients in PSYPACT participating states (30 as of 3/21/2022) 

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 Problematic Sexual 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; 2011-2021

Philadelphia PA 2021-present  

License & Certifications 

Certified Imago Relationship Therapist 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

PSYPACT Authorized Telehealth Psychologist 

Missouri License, State Committee of Psychologists, 201100689

Pennsylvania License, State Board of Psychology, PSO19197

Additional Training 

Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) 

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 

Mid-Atlantic Imago Therapists 

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, working with Partners of Addicts and Couples 

(12 Step Program recovery programs aware and compatible)  

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 ( considering separation or divorce)

Re-marriage and Blended Families 

Dating & Premarital Counseling 

Relationships affected by Childhood Trauma

LGBTQIA  individuals and couples/relationships

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


Rabbinic 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. All appointments are scheduled directly with Dr. Shachar.


9:00 AM -5:00 PM CST

10:00 AM-6:00 PM EST


9:00 AM-5:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST


By appointment only