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 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 Exton, PA

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

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 work with individuals to process and heal from spiritual abuse, toxic church relationships, experiences of being shamed or rejected, impacts of purity culture on sex and identity, and other areas.

— Lora Rodriguez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

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'm a Usui Reiki Master, yogi, student of the Enneagram, recipient of Spiritual Direction, and have sought training in analyzing dreams. I have had a daily practice of meditation for several years, and am a spiritual seeker who is nearly always consuming reading material on the subject. I honor and affirm each person's individual, spiritual journey and will help you explore practices to build and support this aspect of your life.

— Adrianne Melton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

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
 

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

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
 

I have a background in counseling from a Christian lens and especially enjoy working with clients who are questioning their faith or deconstructing their beliefs.

— Diana Dunigan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Arlington, TX

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
 

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 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
 

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

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
 

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

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 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