Marriage and Family Counseling

Are you in a relationship that seems to lack that loving connection it once had and you just can’t get back on track? Sometimes it takes an objective observer to help guide change and I hope to empower you to take the positive steps in your relationship that you have been wishing for over time. Our work will consist of identifying your unique relational needs, defining how to truly be fulfilled, uncovering the emotions that drive your behaviors and learning to communicate with one another so you feel understood. With a greater understanding of yourself and/or your loved ones, there can be thriving connections that foster a greater source of meaning in your life.

The counseling relationship is a collaborative one, where we go on a restorative journey together. The goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, supportive and compassionate therapeutic environment to foster healing and growth. Let’s get started today!

Connective Counseling offers marriage counseling, premarital counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and individual counseling services both online and in-person in Lake Saint Louis, MO.

Call today for a free phone consultation (843) 800-0831.

 

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Your Therapist

Hello there! I am Shera Wiscons, the owner of Connective Counseling. Working with relationships is my passion. I had a dream one day that I could help people feel more love in their life and that is exactly what I am doing today. Turns out that love = deep connection and there are ways to remove that loneliness to feel deeply connected again.

I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Lindenwood in St. Charles (St. Louis), Missouri and earned a Master of Arts degree at Texas State University in Professional Counseling. My education has prepared me for clinical work with couples, families, groups and individuals.

My counseling practice is informed by a foundation of Emotionally Focused and Intimacy Therapy. Additionally, I am a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and strongly believe in this therapeutic tool as a means to explore the many facets of relationships and to provide concrete direction for growth. This is one of the most widely researched assessment tools and has been considered the #1 Premarital and Marriage assessment for 35 years. It is useful for therapy because it looks at specific important factors in a relationship such as: relationship roles, spiritual beliefs, family and friends, sexual expectations, financial management, communication, conflict resolution, etc. pinpointing the couples strength and growth areas. To view an example report click here.

My experience has provided me opportunities to work within different settings and broaden my clinical knowledge. I have worked at a children’s center, drug and alcohol treatment centers, correctional facility, catholic diocese counseling center, corporate group events, couples workshops, and now private practice.

At Connective Counseling, I currently offer counseling services for couples, families and individuals both online and in-person in Lake Saint Louis, MO.

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Counseling Services

Connective Counseling offers the following services both online and in-person:

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • PreMarital Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Addiction/Substance Use Counseling
  • Group Therapy (provided from time to time based on client needs.)

Currently serving clients from preadolescent age on up.

I have experience working with the following symptoms and/or challenges:

Relationship Challenges, Parenting, Family Conflict, Intimacy, Communication, Family Planning, Emotional Intelligence/Regulation, Divorce, Anxiety, Stress, Addiction, Codependency, Self-esteem, Coping Skills, Grief, Anger Management, and Life Transitions.

Give me a call for a free phone consultation to briefly discuss what you are experiencing and hoping to get out of therapy. If I feel confident that I can help, we will schedule an initial intake appointment. I then ask that you complete the intake form and informed consent before your first session where we discuss more in depth some background information, challenges you are facing and define the goal(s) of your therapy. The following sessions will be focused on achieving your set goal(s).

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Dear Shera

The purpose of the Dear Shera blog is to provide feedback to questions and challenges that my readers may be experiencing. I value blogs for the reason that many people can benefit from one person’s experience. I will be posting a response to inquiries that I receive; however please know that your inquiry will be posted annonymously. Send your questions to connectivecounselingservices@gmail.com

View blog here

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