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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I believe that spirituality is a concern for everyone. What do you value? What do you worship? As David Foster Wallace wrote, "there is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship...If you worship money and things ... then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough."

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA

Healing religious trauma, deconstruction, reconstruction, and faith/ spirituality exploration and redefining.

— Justin Ibrahim, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Renton, WA
 

Often, we can feel stuck, overwhelmed, lose faith in ourselves and others, or just need someone to believe in us when nobody else seems to. For those who believe, integrating your beliefs about God or other spiritual and religious practices can be that one extra boost you need. With a Master's of Divinity, I am comfortable integrating faith into therapy, with an emphasis on Christian beliefs. Even when you forget or don't believe, you are loved and valued. Let's invite your beliefs to help.

— John Diamantis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA

I believe that, broadly speaking, spirituality is a concern for everyone. The big picture and the largest questions of life are contained in it. What do you value? What do you worship? As David Foster Wallace said, "there is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship...If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough."

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

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

Your spiritual core is an underutilized superpower that can help you connect to your intuition, co-create the life you desire, and live with more ease and peace. Trained in angel reiki and as a spiritual life coach you receive healing energy during therapy sessions and I also teach you how to integrate your spiritual experiences, beliefs and practices into your daily life, to live more authentically and in alignment with your soul's purpose.

— Jessica Eden, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arvada, CO
 

My training, experience and overall belief is that our mind, body and spirit are all connected. When any of those are out of alignment, we feel out of balance, stressed, anxious, or depressed. Also, our beliefs shape our thoughts and can trigger our responses. We're not made of separate components. We are all one and connected. I assist you with restoring, regaining or being that person you truly are.

— Cheryl Carr, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hamburg, NY

Spirituality can be a great source of significant strength, support, and peace. Alternatively, spirituality can be a source of much pain, marginalization, and trauma. I am experienced with considering faith as an important factor in exploring the intersection of various life domains and concerns, and with helping clients consider their relationship with spirituality as they navigate identity development, life transitions, etc.

— Dr. Luana Bessa, Psychologist in Boston, MA
 

I offer secular counseling for people experiencing questions around religious belief, loss of faith, or searching for sense of meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. I help those who are looking to heal from religious trauma, looking to rebuild their sense of self, and help create a new path from this new identity. I also strive to create a space for those who are questioning aspects of their beliefs that no longer feel true but still wish to maintain their spiritual and religious traditions.

— Matt McCullough, Licensed Professional Counselor

As a pastoral counselor and chaplain, I work with people of faith to allow them to use their faith as a tool for empowering their mental and psychological health. While I am trained in the Christian faith ( Masters of Divinity), I also have worked with people from Jewish and Islamic backgrounds as a chaplain. In particular, I have helped many people navigate through issues of grief and loss, anxiety, and finding meaning in life.

— William Hemphill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Decatur, GA
 

I believe that, broadly speaking, spirituality is a concern for everyone. The big picture and the largest questions of life are contained in it. What do you value? What do you worship? As David Foster Wallace said, "there is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship...If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough."

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA

I believe that, broadly speaking, spirituality is a concern for everyone. The big picture and the largest questions of life are contained in it. What do you value? What do you worship? As David Foster Wallace wrote, "there is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship...If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough."

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

Spirituality is not synonymous with religion. It is the intentional practice of conscious awareness that our existence transcends our physical body, influencing all that surrounds us. Growing as spiritual beings leads us to open our mind and heart to trust our intuitive wisdom that our body sensations gift us daily, so that we may be in constant connection with our true purpose in order to thrive in all that we are and do. I support clients in exploring their individual spirituality.

— Maritza Plascencia, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

Often, we can feel stuck, overwhelmed, lose faith in ourselves and others, or just need someone to believe in us when nobody else seems to. For those who believe, integrating your beliefs about God or other spiritual and religious practices can be that one extra boost you need. With a Master's of Divinity, I am comfortable integrating faith into therapy, with an emphasis on Christian beliefs. Even when you forget or don't believe, you are loved and valued. Let's invite your beliefs to help.

— John Diamantis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
 

I help individuals navigate spiritual issues like faith deconstruction, purity culture, integrating sexual orientation and gender identity. You may be experiencing; wrestling with integrating your faith and sexuality / gender identity, adjusting to a loss of a religious tribe and therefore a lost sense of belonging, a collection of homophobic, racist, ableist, patriarchal and/or sex-shaming church practices, and/or a loss of your worldview after engaging in dogmatic, fundamentalist teachings

— April Hankins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downingtown, PA

I believe that, broadly speaking, spirituality is a concern for everyone. The big picture and the largest questions of life are contained in it. What do you value? What do you worship? As David Foster Wallace said, "there is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship...If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough."

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

If you are someone who finds yourself wanting to unpack experiences you have had within your religious upbringing, even wounds in your religious experiences; find yourself wanting to engage with a Higher Source of your understanding but old religious tapes get in your way; Or if you have always been a Spiritual person but are struggling to integrate your spirituality with the craziness and drama of life, this therapy space can be a supportive place to explore.

— Linda L Vance, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I have been a therapist for over 20 years, but five years ago, life happened and I began my own spiritual journey using astrology, tarot, and Reiki. My clients seem to enjoy adding those elements to the process of learning and discovering the complexities and the energies that makeup who they are and who they can potentially become.

— Renita Davis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Wholeness is your birthright. "When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and ah! let the soul emerge."

— Nini Gomes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ellicott City, MD