Spirituality

The term spirituality has evolved and broadened over time and typically refers to a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. Spirituality is an expansive and wide-ranging concept encompassing many points of view. It often involves a search for meaning in life. Although it means different things to different people, spirituality can play an important role in helping people address mental health issues and maintain good mental health generally. A spiritual practice can help individuals stay grounded and provide a framework for coping with stress. If you are interested in expressing or exploring your spirituality as a part of therapy, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s spirituality experts today.

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My path to healing started with a spiritual awakening that jolted me into reality. As a therapist and a fellow seeker, I've immersed myself in learning about what it means to be human, how trauma impairs our overall functioning, the nature of the soul, the importance of healthy attachments in relationships, and the role neuroscience plays in healing the nervous system and rewiring the brain.

— Michelle Byrd, Counselor in Denver, CO

In a safe and non-judgmental space, I offer the opportunity to explore what may emerge during spiritual exploration such as spiritual & kundalini awakening, supernatural phenomena, and sacred medicine experiences. Sacred Medicine Holistic Integration Therapy consists of embodied psycho-spiritual integration for psychedelic experiences that are a direct result of post spiritual rituals within a ceremony/retreat directed by a shaman/spiritual practitioner in a sacred group setting.

— Lina Návar, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX
 

Many clients come to me holding a lot of confusion or doubt regarding their since of a "higher power". I assist my client in exploring their personal beliefs, morals, and values while helping them to realize the impact of these things on their daily life. To those who are open and interested, I provide education and support in strengthening their relationship to their own soul and the Universe that is supporting it along the way.

— Rebecca Haney, Counselor in Middletown, OH

Religious trauma and abuse is increasingly in our consciousness as a society. I specialize in unpacking the messages that individuals have come to believe about themselves from people who were once their most trusted mentors and confidants. This is often most prominent in the LGBTQ community.

— LeAnn Meckley, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Durham, NC
 

Spirituality to me is about caring for ourselves and loving ourselves in a way we may never have done before. No adherence to any particular set of religious or spiritual beliefs is required. All you need is a desire to feel better, live a fuller life and expereince inner peace, more joy and less struggle. Change is facilitated by the level of openness we have to our own spirit and inner spiritual guidance.

— Cathy Armstrong, Licensed Professional Counselor in Corpus Christi, TX

I approach spirituality from a psychospiritual perspective, combining skills I have learned as a Spiritual Director, Psychotherapist and Coach. I believe in multi-spiritual awareness and where I fall short on knowledge about a particular belief or faith, I am open to learning from you.

— DeeAnna Nagel, Psychotherapist
 

I have a background in counseling from a Christian lens and especially enjoy working with clients who are questioning their faith or deconstructing their beliefs.

— Diana Dunigan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Arlington, TX

I can approach therapy from a Christian perspective if desired. I graduated from a seminary with a degree in counseling that takes an integrated approach to Christianity and counseling. You will not hear "Just pray it away" or "Your faith just isn't strong enough" from me. Whatever your mental health looks like, it is not a moral failure or a failure in faith.

— Diana Dunigan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Arlington, TX
 

Have you ever wanted to get help for your mental health but don't know if it is "spiritual" to receive therapy? It seems that when you talk to other Christians about your struggles, they all just tell you to pray more? You just want to talk to someone who understands both your spirituality and your mental health needs. I provide Christian Counseling to help you see how to truly live out a life as a Child of God.

— Sarah (Chen) Zhang Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Experienced in integrating Spirituality and Mindfulness to increase coping skills and address life transitions and problems from a heart-centered, soulful perspective.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I have a long-held interest in working in the area of spirituality and enjoy working with clients who are well-established in their own spiritual journeys or those who may have trouble connecting with this part of their lives for varying reasons.

— Ben Hearn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in West Chester, OH

Spiritual life is what Jungians call soul-making. It means among other things paying attention to our innermost truth and finding ways to express it.

— Jessica Tredinick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

There are so many ways life challenges our connection to Spirit/God/Higher Self/Creator/Nature, and many ways that we cut ourselves off from the Source of our Love and Power. In my heart, I want to share whatever wisdom I've earned in this regard with anyone who is struggling to answer the big questions: Why did this happen to me? What am I doing wrong? Why can't I trust or feel joy? Why doesn't God help me? My approach is collaborative - you are always the expert on you and your beliefs!

— Sandra Geary, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gallup, NM

Spirituality is best understood as our sense of being fully human, experiencing ourselves as a part of life, not an object in isolation. Healthy spirituality doesn't require a theistic understanding, and having a theistic understanding doesn't guarantee us feeling fully human. I am a respectful and knowledgable therapist for those not interested in religion, religious minorities, AND those who seek a more meaningful connection to their own mainstream religion.

— Christine Bates, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oxford, MS
 

"Spirituality" hits at the core of the self, and can inspire everything from dread, shame, to joy and belonging. When this area is wounded, it is that much heavier and more difficult to ask for help. In this area, I have extensive training, background, and experience. My hope in that is to help you articulate the pain, the loss, the joys, the meaning, identity, and everything that is 'touched' by spirituality, in order that you may experience progress towards health and healing.

— Aaron Kelsay, Counselor in Portland, OR

Life is inherently spiritual to humans as we wrestle to find meaning in our lives, whether or not we realize it; although we sure feel the symptoms of anxiety, numbness, anger, etc. when we do not find it. This could involve a search for fulfillment, a question of who we are and what we have to offer, how to live morally... The journey is not easy, as it concerns the very fabric of our beings; thankfully, we do not have to journey alone. Here as your wayfinder, let's explore.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

I received my degree from a Christian organization. Though my spirituality was originally formed by the throws of Evangelicalism, and I may have roots in that throughout my time I also know what it is to sit in the depths of questions. Spirituality is meant to be explored, and hard questions are meant to be asked. I believe that spirituality is always in the process of becoming, as we are always unfolding.

— Jessie Murray, Counselor in SeaTac, WA

Spirituality and religion have done a lot of harm to many people. Yet many people experience a longing for some type of spiritual connection. I help people who are unlearning traumatic and toxic beliefs from religious experiences, those who want to seek a healthy connection to spirituality, or those who are interested in exploring ancestral forms of spirituality. Spirituality does not need to be part of your life, but it also does not need to be restrictive, harmful, or shame based.

— Erika Nelson (Accepting New Clients), Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA