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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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 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
 

It is a great joy for me to create a space in therapy for folks who have faith as a core identity and source of strength or calling in their life. I’m always grateful for the chance to come alongside people of faith to help them feel supported as they heal from anxiety or trauma, care for themselves more holistically, and increase the health of their relationships. This has been a unique specialty of mine since graduate school both in studies and in practice.

— Miriam Gerber, Clinical Psychologist in St. Paul, MN

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
 

Dr. Inez is informed by Jungian archetypology, ritual, ceremony, Taoist, mindfulness, and pagan approaches when working with psychedelics for consciousness expansion.

— Janine Inez, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY

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
 

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

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

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
 

Spirituality is often a very important companion

— Christo Brehm, Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR

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
 

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

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
 

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

I believe that spirituality protects against all manner of mental health issues. As an Army Chaplain, my job was to perform or provide for the free exercise of religion for people of all faith backgrounds. If you want help exploring your personally chosen system of faith I am your guy.

— Ronald Boyd, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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 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 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 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