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
 

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

"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
 

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

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
 

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

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 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

Spirituality has been a constant throughout my life and I've learned that at the core of many emotional challenges lies clarity and greater empowerment. I have thousands of hours of meditation and mindfulness practice under my belt, and know from experience that when we are willing to commit to the process of spiritual maturation, every experience is a gift. I'm happy to be a guide for and fellow traveler with you through this process.

— Kristy Johnsson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jackson, WY
 

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

Specialized in Christian Counseling

— Anthony Lopez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 

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

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
 

I received my degree from a Christian organization. Though my spirituality was originally formed by the throws of Evangelicalism, and I may have roots in that throughout my time I also know what it is to sit in the depths of questions. Spirituality is meant to be explored, and hard questions are meant to be asked. I believe that spirituality is always in the process of becoming, as we are always unfolding.

— Jessie Murray, Counselor in SeaTac, 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 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

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 (Chen) Zhang Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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

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