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 we are spiritual beings having a human experience. As an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister, my experience and training have prepared me to assist you in developing your spiritual self in a way that strengthens and supports your life.

— Thaeda Franz, Licensed Professional Counselor

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 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 spirituality is an integral part of who we are as humans. It is a part of us that is always growing and changing as a result of our experiences, thoughts, and behaviors. No matter where you find yourself on your spiritual journey, therapy can be a tool to help you make sense of where you have been, where you are now, and where you can go from here.

— Lorren Siu, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA
 

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 we all deeply desire to feel more connected to ourselves and to something greater than ourselves; to love, peace, and freedom. Our minds are searching for Truth, and our hearts are longing for Love. So we turn to the spiritual path to satiate those deep inquiries and longings. We will explore spiritual questions and find the right spiritual path for you, finding ways to help you feel more connected to your definition of the divine.

— Justina Janda, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
 

Many clients seek me out in my local area because I am secular, and they feel comfortable discussing their doubts and struggles to create meaning in their lives without any fear of judgment. It's common for people to question longheld beliefs upon becoming parents, and it can be stressful navigating relationships with religious family members once you've left your faith. Together we'll identify some healthy boundaries and practice ways to communicate them to the people in your life.

— Kayce Hodos, Counselor in Wake Forest, NC

I experienced a spiritual emergency as a young adult and devoted myself to understanding reality through many world wisdom and mystical traditions. I am an animist and have extensive experiences on Buddhist meditation retreats, studying Judaism and Kabbalah, Hindu tantra, Tai Chi and Taoism, and more. I believe all people need to find their own meaning and purpose in regards to spirituality and I will support you on your path, however it looks.

— Dan Halpern, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lafayette, CO
 

"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

When you have been hurt by religious abuse or cult involvement, your spiritual outlook has often been damaged. My approach to offering support for those who have been wounded by group involvement is compassionate and practical. Using my own experience and education, I can offer a perspective not held by those without experience or knowledge. After such experiences, some don't want any formal connection with religion. That is understandable and something I respect. Let's talk about your needs!

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in San Diego, CA
 

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." Together we can explore the meaning of your spiritual life or lack thereof and how it is infusing you with vitality or causing harm.

— Phillip Coulson, Therapist in Seattle, WA

I offer support to persons who have left or are thinking about leaving high-control cultic groups. Many of these are religious in nature. Education and support can help you transition into "the world" and cope with shunning. I also offer support to those who are concerned about a loved one's group membership.

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in San Diego, CA
 

Spirituality is an issue I have had the pleasure of treating, dating back to my time at Abilene Christian University. It is a concept often overlooked and one that I seek to synthesize with the mental health world by allowing my patients to examine themselves as beings who can acknowledge a higher power and simultaneously recognize that they have agency in this world to activate positive change. The use of religious materials is welcomed by me to my patients should they desire to use them.

— Dylan Daugherty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, 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
 

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
 

Another great passion in my work is coming along-side a client's spiritual journey. This could be anything from learning how to implement mindfulness practices for the first time to integrating mystical/psychedelic experiences to navigating spiritual practice without appropriating or harming. I find something to respect and appreciate in nearly all spiritual and religious traditions, and would love to help you learn how your connection to the Whole can help you in other aspects of your life.

— Renee Anderson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC

As a former minister, I have professional training and experience in understanding the unique beliefs and practices of a wide range of religious communities. While so much of our spiritual lives are enriching and joyous, so many of us have had experiences in church or synagogue that have been shaming, judgmental, cruel and traumatizing. Trying to develop a personal spiritual path can be wondrous and terrifying at the same time. It is possible with professional help.

— Lynne Silva-Breen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville, MN
 

Our spiritual beliefs are deeply personal and strongly held values and when our spirituality is met with disrespect or even trauma, it can leave a very painful legacy. Spirituality helps us establish meaningful connections in the here and now and offers hope for the future. I utilize the practices and belief systems from the world's many rich religious traditions to help you connect with your own spirituality to assist you in creating a richer and more meaningful life.

— Christy McCornack, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO