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 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 Intern

Many clients report feeling more connected to themselves when they feel more connected to their spirituality. I enjoy working with people who find their spirituality is important to them. I explore these beliefs with clients, and include them in their treatment, when clients feel it useful. My background is especially suited for people who subscribe to eastern spiritual beliefs, but I can also work with those aligned with western beliefs.

— Sara Rotger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Montrose, CA
 

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

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 Zhang Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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 Cincinnati, OH
 

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 have years of experience practicing various meditation techniques. I am a certified teacher of The Realization Process, an embodied path to spiritual awakening, personal growth, and healing created by Judith Blackstone. I welcome clients to explore the connection between their spirituality and their healing journey in therapy.

— Andrew Conner, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
 

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

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
 

Spirituality shows up differently for each of us. Whether through traditional religious forms, spiritual-but-not -religious, or through artistic expression, a person's spirituality can be a defining feature of the personality, or a supplemental resource for all the other elements of a person. How you honor your spirituality makes all the difference. I'm on my own journey with the spiritual experience of being a person, and am greatly honored to help others along their path.

— Marcus Berley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Seattle, WA

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
 

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

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
 

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

I help those who have been members of "cult" or high-control groups. These groups may be religious, secular, psychological or career-oriented (think Multi-Level-Marketing groups). Coercion, undue influence and oppression are often used by such groups and individuals may have difficulty establishing a life in freedom, after such membership. My own experience being a member of a repressive religious group, for 26 years, informs my work. I have also educated myself in order to be of service.

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in San Diego, CA
 

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

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 is not synonymous with religion. It is the intentional practice of conscious awareness that our existence transcends our physical body and influences the existence of 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 all that we do.

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