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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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.

— Christie Bates, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oxford, MS

Rhema Therapeutic Counseling and Consulting was created to integrate faith based counseling to address emotional, behavioral, mental, relational and spiritual needs wherever you are in life with acceptance and compassion. You can transparently explore concerns that are keeping you stuck. Professional counseling aims to restore wounded areas, enhance coping skills, and to promote healthy decision making.

— April Thomas-Kenney, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Morgan, CO

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

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 believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience. As an ordeained 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

I earned my PhD in clinical psychology by studying spirituality and transformation. As faculty at Yale University, I conducted research with atypical psychedelic substances. My first published article was on the spiritual and psychedelic potential of dextromethorphan. I have written and spoken about psychedelic science for over a decade, co-founded the Yale Psychedelic Science Group, and documented traditional healing and religious practices in Mexico.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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

Transpersonal experiences, deep study, and frequent practice have opened an inner door for me some 10+ years ago that has been open since. As a result, I've felt a sense of presence and being that informs my approach to life and my service to others. I also focused my clinical specialty in Spiritual and Depth Psychology as I earned my Master's degree.

— Andrew Amick, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

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

Whether you are questioning your current faith, having spiritual concerns, wanting to ask questions, or are experiencing suffering due to shame, guilt, trauma, grief/loss, past regrets, or other difficulties, I can support you in this journey. We can also explore nature-based support in outdoor ecotherapy sessions that I offer to Colorado-based clients (near Denver, Golden, Lakewood, Boulder, and Aurora).

— Jenna Maxfield, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Deep study, transpersonal experiences, and my personal practices 10+ years in the making have opened a door in me that has never closed -- a synthesis of Western with Eastern philosophy -- that shapes who I am today. This backbone of mindfulness, Being-ness, and acceptance are aspects that move me and are cornerstones to my method of support.

— Andrew Amick, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

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

Life is often inherently spiritual to humans as we wrestle to find meaning in our lives, whether or not we realize it. This could involve a search for fulfillment in life, an existential question of who we are and what we have to offer to others, how to live morally, and so on. The journey is not easy, as it concerns the very fabric of our beings; thankfully, we do not have to journey alone.

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