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You deserve to heal your mother wound.

Hello! I'm so glad you're here.

My name is Stephi Wagner, MSW, and I am a mother wound specialist, educator & consultant who left a career in brick-and-mortar clinical psychotherapy to advocate for & support people from all around the world who are impacted by the mother wound. 


 

What My Clients Are Saying

 

"Working 1:1 with Stephi to heal my mother wound has changed my whole life. I cannot even imagine trying to heal my mother wound without her knowledgeable expertise and compassionate support. She truly gets the mother wound on a level no other therapist I have worked with in the past could even come close to."

Elaine, London

"Before working with Stephi, I thought all therapists were taught how to support people who were healing the mother wound. I was so wrong. After investing in therapy with one therapist after another who told me they had experience in the mother wound, I got tired of all the dismissive things they would say. Things like: "Of course your mom loves you," "All moms mess up, though," and "Have you tried forgiving your mom?" I knew I had to stop playing small and finally to go to the leader in the field herself. And that's when my healing really started and my life changed. My only regret is that I didn't work with Stephi as soon as I knew I had a mother wound."

Laura, Toronto

"When I was looking for a therapist to help me with my mother wound I had very high standards, and I don't feel a bit bad about that. I knew I wanted to work with someone who not only understood the mother wound on an intellectual level, but from a personal level, too. And beyond that I wanted to see them advocating for mother wound survivors out in public, too. It's easy for a therapist to say, "Yeah, I can help you with your mother wound," but it's something else entirely to be willing to speak out publicly about a taboo most of the world isn't ready to admit: mothers can and do hurt their own children. And then I found Stephi. She met all of my high standards and more. Stephi is the real deal. She lives this work every single day, and she is not afraid to put mother wound survivors first. I am forever grateful for her and the life-saving impact she has had on my life. I am a better person, partner, and parent thanks to her."

Penny, Chicago

"I first hopped on Stephi's 1:1 waitlist for one reason: she is willing to say uncomfortable truths about mothers on her social media that no one else is willing to say. That was all the proof I needed to know she knows the mother wound and actually walks her talk. Today I live true to myself, and I owe so much thanks to Stephi for helping get me here."

Danielle, Barcelona

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In addition to my private work with my clients, I am the creator of the trauma-informed Mother Wound Aware Care™ model of therapeutic service provision, which I developed to address the current lack of quality mother wound education & training amongst providers.

 

As therapists & other helping professionals commit to educating themselves about the mother wound, addressing their societally-driven conditioning about mothers, and ultimately increasing their competency in this specialized but not at all uncommon area of care, mother wound survivors can only benefit as it will no longer be rare to find skilled Mother Wound Aware™ providers

 

In 2019 I founded the Mother Wound Project™, the world's largest and fastest-growing community-based organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the mother wound & supporting mother wound survivors. Together we are ending the stigma of having "mommy issues" and shifting how the world thinks about the impacts of harmful mothers on their children.

 As someone who has found incredible healing for my own mother wound that has transformed my life in so many profound ways, I came to this work on the mother wound because I wanted to help you do the same. You deserve to heal your mother wound, and I am so happy to now be here to help you along the way.

 

Having transformed my own mother wound from immense pain to personal empowerment without the help of a therapist - I could not find a therapist who had done their own inner work about mothers to effectively support me in this taboo area that's so often dismissed as "mother blame" by even the most well-intentioned providers - I realized I needed to fill the gap by sharing what I had learned from my own journey through mother wound offerings & resources.

 

MWP Members, my private mother wound community that I host worldwide through the Mother Wound Project™, is a beautiful example of this, and I'm so super excited about it.

"What is the mother wound, and why should we heal it?"

 

If you are someone who cares about living your life authentically & being the very best version of yourself, there is no investment more powerful than healing your mother wound.

 

Why? Because healing this one wound moves you beyond the typical yet ultimately ineffective focus on symptoms to the very core of your pain.

 

Symptoms associated with the mother wound include but certainly are not limited to:

  •  anxiety & depression

  • poor boundaries

  • eating disorders

  • self-sabotage

  • addiction

  • self-hatred

  • insecure attachment

  • enmeshment/codependency

  • shrinking yourself

  • fear of conflict

  • persistent shame/guilt

If several of these remind you of yourself and your current struggles, please know you are not alone and that there is so much hope waiting for you as you delve into the work of healing your mother wound 

The mother wound includes the pain you are carrying - some known to you and some carried unconsciously within you - from your very first relationship: your relationship with your mother.

 

This pain lies at the very foundation of how you show up within your self, your family, your intimate relationships, your parenting, your friendships, your work, and the broader world itself.

 

In other words, the mother wound is about so much more than just your relationship with your mother, although that is definitely a huge part of it.

 

As with any unprocessed pain, the pain of your unhealed mother wound is far from dormant. It is impacting you in every aspect of your life, personal & professional.  

Trust me, I get. I tried to avoid healing my own mother wound for years. I had all kinds of excuses and all sorts of misconceptions about what this inner work of healing my mother wound would be like. 

But here's the thing: Avoiding doing the inner work of healing your mother wound might seem like the more comfortable option at first, but this choice ultimately comes with big discomfort & big costs to yourself.

hope package ~ 795

This mother wound healing package provides you with a full month of transformational mother wound support & includes:

  • Four mother wound healing sessions with me via phone or video call.

  • Personalized mother wound education & support tailored by me to meet your unique mother wound situation & needs

heal package ~ 1595

This mother wound healing package provides you with two full months of transformational mother wound support & includes:

  • Eight weekly sessions with me via phone or video call.

  • Personalized mother wound education & support tailored to meet your unique mother wound situation & needs

  • Full year of membership in MWP Members, my private mother wound healing community: connect with fellow clients, access private members-only posts, attend twice-weekly text-based mother wound group chats (these are recorded & stored for you if you cannot join live), engage in mother wound guided journal prompts & healing exercises, etc.

rewire package ~ 3895

This mother wound healing package provides you with two full months of transformational mother wound support & includes:

  • Twenty-four weekly sessions with me via phone or video call

  • Personalized mother wound education & support tailored to meet your unique mother wound situation & needs

  • Between session text message support from me as needed

  • Lifetime membership in MWP Members, my private mother wound healing community: connect with fellow clients, access private members-only posts, attend twice-weekly text-based mother wound group chats (these are recorded & stored for you if you cannot join live), engage in mother wound guided journal prompts & healing exercises, etc.

First Steps. After you fill out this form, someone on Stephi's team will be in contact with you to schedule your free 20-minute consult with Stephi. This consult is held via video or phone, whichever you prefer. Your consult is a great time to ask Stephi any questions you might have and to get a feel for her approach. Stephi is really looking forward to meeting you!

Next Steps. From here, you decide how Stephi can best serve you. She offers packages that range from one month of support to six months of support. 

 

Where. Your 1:1 sessions with Stephi can be held in whatever way works best for you - via video, phone, or *in-office(*optional for clients local to Ann Arbor, Michigan). 95% of Stephi's clients choose to meet via video from the comfort of wherever they happen to be. They appreciate all the time, energy, and money they save on things like travel and childcare!

 

Sessions. Each of your 1:1 session with Stephi last for 1 hour - the whole hour. Stephi does not want to use any of your time at the end of your session as so many therapists do for their own note-taking.

 

When. Stephi serves clients all across the globe, so she is very accustomed to holding sessions during a wide variety of times throughout the day. She is able to accommodate clients in all time zones. 

Payment. Payment is made to Stephi via secure electronic invoice through Stephi's billing service. Your payment reserves your space in her active client roster (limited spaces are available) as well as holds your private session times. 

 

Insurance. For ethical & scope of care reasons Stephi does not partner with insurance companies. If Stephi were to bill your insurance company, she would also need to diagnose you with a mental illness, submit this diagnosis to your insurance company to then be on your permanent record, and share what you share in sessions with your insurance company to then use for their own purposes. Whenever an insurance company is involved in your mental health care, the cost savings you might experience upfront are unfortunately not without cost later. In addition to all of this, Stephi wants to serve you on your terms rather than on the self-serving terms of your insurance company. By declining to partner with insurance companies, Stephi is able to serve clients from all around the world for as *long* as they want and *how* they want! When the insurance company is not involved, YOU the client are in the driver's seat, and Stephi can give you her full attention.