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Put your stuff with your mom behind you.

MOTHER WOUND COUNSELING

The most impactful relationship of your entire life is the relationship you have with your mother.

The gap between what you needed from your mom and what you actually got from her is your mother wound.

Left unaddressed, the mother wound negatively impacts your mental health, relationships, parenting and so much more.

 

ABOUT ME

Hello! My name is Stephi Wagner, MSW, and I'm so glad you're here. I’m the founder and Executive Director of the Mother Wound Project, the creator of the Mother Wound Aware™ initiative for therapists and other mental health providers, the host of Breakthrough, and a mother wound specialist in private practice who helps people heal and recover from the mother wound. 

 

ABOUT MY APPROACH

My approach is empathetic, solution-focused, and straight-forward. I give my clients practical tools and simple strategies they can use to transform their mother wound into the clarity and confidence they need to turn their recovery goals into action so they can live, love, parent, and work wholeheartedly.

 

ABOUT MY CLIENTS

My clients are global. In my private practice I see clients who come to me from all around the world. They are: 

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Mother-child pairs

  • Parents

  • Families

  • Professionals

My clients are diverse. I serve clients of all:

  • Genders

  • Sexualities

  • Ages

  • Races

  • Family structures

  • Faiths

  • Belief systems

My clients are unique. I serve clients who have experienced the mother wound in one or more of the six mother wound spheres:

  • Emotional mother wound

  • Physical mother wound

  • Financial mother wound

  • Spiritual mother wound

  • Sexual mother wound

  • Cultural mother wound

 

HEAL YOUR MOTHER WOUND, HEAL YOUR CORE

Challenges and conditions my clients have recovered from by healing their mother wound:

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-worth & self-confidence

  • Unfulfilling relationships

  • Addictions

  • Fear of conflict

  • Gaslighting

  • Imposter syndrome

  • Anxious attachment

  • Avoidant attachment

  • Sexual inhibition & dysfunction

  • Panic disorder

  • Parenting

  • Body image

  • Codependency

  • Career

  • Perfectionism

  • Dissociation 

 

I'M EXPERIENCED IN:

RELATIONAL

  • Gaslighting

  • Codependency

  • Family conflict

  • Estrangement/no contact

  • Enmeshment

  • Triangulation

  • Parentification

  • Smear campaigns

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • CPTSD

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • PTSD

  • ADHD

PERSONAL

  • Body image

  • Trauma

  • Grief & loss

  • Self-worth

  • Imposter syndrome

  • Sexual problems

  • Career/education

  • Life transitions

IDENTITIES

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Polyamory/non-monogamy

  • Autism

  • BDSM/kink

  • Adoptees

  • Chronic illness

 

HOW TO WORK WITH ME

SINGLE SESSION

[Availability: Open]

Meet for mother wound counseling via secure phone or video call.

TRIO OF SESSIONS

[Availability: Open]

Save when you buy three 50-minute counseling sessions.

SEASON

[Availability: Open]

Get the comprehensive counseling and support you need to heal.



WHY YOUR MOTHER WOUND MATTERS
 

Your mother wound sits at the core of who you are. Yes, it's about your relationship with your mom, but it's about so much more than that too.

Your relationship with your mom is the single most formative relationship you'll ever have. From how you feel about yourself to how you show up in your relationships, it effects everything. 

 

Not healing your mother wound comes at a huge cost. The pain you've inherited from your mom negatively impacts every aspect of your life including but not limited to your:

  • Mental health

  • Self-worth

  • Body-image

  • Relationships

  • Sex life

  • Parenting

Healing the mother wound is so transformative because it allows you to heal from the inside out!



HOW IT WORKS
 

1. ENROLL

[Availability: Open]

Select your level of support (Single, Trio or Season) and check out through our secure site.

2. COMPLETE INTAKE

[Phone, Tablet or Computer]

Instantly receive your Client Intake Form electronically. Indicate your availability and preferences. We'll take it from here!

3. MEET WITH STEPHI

[Video or Phone]

Connect for your sessions from the comfort of wherever you are in the world via secure phone or video call.

 


Sound like you?


Do you want the best help available?

Are you serious about healing?

Has nothing else worked?



WORK WITH ME FOR A SEASON
 

Get the immersive mother wound counseling & support you need.

 

 

 

[Availability: 1 Space]


SEASON

 

• 12 Weeks of Counseling & Support 

At Home

 

12 Weekly 50-Minute Sessions

via phone or video

• Up to Three 20-Minute Lifelines

via phone or text

• Fully Electronic Paperwork

no need to print anything

• 24/7 Messaging With Me

reach out anytime

• Self-Mothering Exercises

practice what you're learning

• Customized Assessments

receive feedback from me

• Unlimited Guest Sessions

bring a loved one anytime



WHAT YOU GET WITH A SEASON
 

3 MONTHS OF COUNSELING

Meet with me weekly for 12 weeks of immersive Mother Wound Aware™ counseling. Each session is 50 minutes.

We'll connect via secure phone or video.

ELECTRONIC PAPERWORK

Skip the paper, save the trees & your time! Intake forms, scheduling, exercises, and assessments - it's all paperless and accessible online.

SELF-MOTHERING EXERCISES

Our work together extends beyond your counseling sessions. I'm creating personalized exercises for you that foster intergenerational awareness, self-empowerment and inner calm.

ASSESSMENTS

I assess you along the way so you can see how far you've come! You'll have access to my helpful tests and quizzes as well as my direct feedback.

ONLINE SESSIONS

We live in the 21st century! We'll meet via secure phone or video call. You'll save travel time, skip the parking stress, and reduce your carbon footprint.

24/7 MESSAGING

Who says you can't text your counselor? I want you to message me anytime you need to. As a seasonal client you get unlimited access to messaging with me.

GUEST SESSIONS

There's no such thing as too much support. You're welcome to involve a loved one. Together we'll create a plan to help them best support you in your mother wound healing journey.

LIFELINE SUPPORT

Sometimes things come up between counseling sessions and you need to talk. Whatever it is - an argument, a crisis, or just needing encouragement - I'll make time to talk last minute.

WHAT CLIENTS HAVE SAID

“It feels so good to be able to talk with an expert on the mother wound who actually gets what I’m going through with my mom. I’m receiving the best help, and that alone has brought me so much relief.”

— Aubree L.