Transpersonal Therapy

Transpersonal therapy is a therapeutic treatment orientation that takes a holistic approach. Instead of focusing only on the mind, transpersonal therapy takes the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social needs of the individual into account. In transpersonal therapy, the emphasis is on the health of the spirit. The theory behind transpersonal therapy is that all people consist of parts that are intangible and beyond our known existence (or spiritual). Working to heal these spiritual aspects is necessary in order to achieve whole wellbeing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s transpersonal therapy experts today.

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I received my Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling and Art Therapy. Transpersonal Counseling allows for exploration of soul purpose, spirituality and existential concerns in addition to processing thoughts and feelings in therapy. As a Transpersonal Counselor, I approach therapy from a whole-person and mindfulness-based perspective that meets you wherever you are at on your path.

— Sarah Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
 

As a conscious medicine aligned practitioner, I view expanded states of consciousness as allies to reintegrate body, mind, and lived experience as a trauma intervention, a tool for expansion of consciousness and human potential, and a sacred guide for universal connection and divine love. I believe in energy medicine and the therapeutic power of processing through experiences that are inexplicable and profound.

— Letecia Garcia, Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA

Exploring the positives. Connecting with nature. Listening to dreams. Transpersonal therapy is an exploration of you and your environment and how you affect each other. Profound healing happens when we dive into our subconscious, allowing it to show us where we are blocked. Bring into awareness what was once unknown.

— Margaret Bell, Counselor in Denver, CO

Transpersonal psychology is type of psychological theory that embraces a wide variety of ideas that have to do with the mind and behavior. Transpersonal psychology looks at the whole human experience. "Transpersonal psychologists integrate timeless wisdom with modern Western psychology and translate spiritual principles into scientifically grounded, contemporary language. It addresses the human psychospiritual development—from our deepest wounds and our need to understand and transcend them.

— Olivia Weber, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY
 

Transpersonal Therapy embraces the totality of the human experience by honoring and working with the wisdom of the mind, body and spirit. Using my highly developed senses of empathy, telepathy and wisdom gathering, therapeutic goals are clarified and achieved in a much shorter period of time than transitional therapies can offer.

— Terri Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
 

Before transpersonal therapy, most of western psychology was based on thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Transpersonal therapy also includes the creative and spiritual aspects of being human. Together we will work towards finding balance among all the aspects of who you are so that you can access your deeper wisdom and power to heal.

— Renee Beck, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Transpersonal, otherwise understood as spiritual, is a way to connect to the deepest part of ourselves. The area where I find the deepest spiritual meaning is helping you discover and develop your own purpose and life meaning.

— Kathryn Sills-Payne, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oakland, CA

My education and training has foundationally been transpersonal. What is transpersonal therapy? It is a therapy that holds the belief that we are connected to something greater and there are many ways of knowing who we are and what we need. It offers a deeper connection to self, other and something greater.

— Kathleen Day, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Exploration of non-ordinary states of consciousness and use of mindfulness practices can be an effective way step outside of the ego and gain a wider perspective on one's problems.

— Jeffrey Kishner, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

The type of counseling I offer is spiritual counseling. Spiritual counseling is based on spirituality, and I define spirituality as the state of being connected to one's own spirit. We have our physical bodies and physical reality but also nonphysical bodies and nonphysical reality, which is beyond our personal identities. Transpersonal therapy is a kind of holistic therapy but focuses more on the transpersonal spiritual side of our physical-spiritual spectrum.

— Hideko Ota, Counselor in Berkeley, CA

There are many influences on my work from the realm of spirituality. These influences include the work and writing of Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Joseph Campbell, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Thich Nhat Hanh, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Russell, and Martha Graham among others.

— Tamara Dyer, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

With a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, I incorporate a view of wholeness into my work. I see each child and parent as whole, versus coming to me all broken and in pieces. This view of wholeness allows for acceptance of all parts, no matter how much they are not desired. With this approach, my clients and their parents can welcome in anger and anxiety, use their arrival as a teacher, and regulate themselves with effective coping skills.

— Kathy Temple, Counselor in Broomfield, CO

Exploration of non-ordinary states of consciousness and use of mindfulness practices can be an effective way step outside of the ego and gain a wider perspective on one's problems.

— Jeffrey Kishner, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

I have an extended history with christianity and often work with clients that are recovering from religious abuse. I consider mind, body and soul to be integral to healing and help clients connect with the spiritual aspect of themself. I had a psychosynthesis focus in my grad school program and am continuing that with focused spiritual trainings that align with my other therapy modalities, especially IFS.

— Michelle Raine, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I work with the understanding that healing comes not only from the therapist-client relationship but also from the presence of some higher force. I have a background in Tibetan Buddhism, Vedanta, and Yoga, and I use this knowledge to assist clients. I often work with clients moving deeper into spirituality or questioning their spiritual practice, and my background and personal experience allow me to help the client deepen.

— Allison Zamani, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

If your primary caretakers are not addressing the whole of you, body, mind and soul, you are not going to be well. Unless each person is working on all aspects of the human constitution we will always fall short and may fall by the wayside. Spiritual counseling is not necessarily based on religion, but can be if that is what you need and prefer. It's about helping you heal from the inside out.

— Rev Dr Sandy Range, Counselor in Stoughton, MA
 

I studied at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology with some of the leading figures in the field. Everyone is capable of and has a deep yearning for experiences of greater wholeness. I work with people who want to integrate these experiences into their daily lives and keep that wisdom close to their heart. I love helping people connect to the deep core of themselves.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Our stories are lessons through which we experience something our soul is searching to understand. As conscious individuals we recognize ourselves as creators of our own realities. The beliefs we hold about ourselves contribute to our state of consciousness. I assist my clients in liberating themselves from limiting consciousness patterns. Once we clear these old energies and beliefs we can introduce new ones and strengthen the power and agency of the Self.

— Michael Viola, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I received my Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling and Art Therapy. Transpersonal Counseling allows for exploration of soul purpose, spirituality and existential concerns in addition to processing thoughts and feelings in therapy. As a transpersonal counselor, I approach therapy from a whole-person and mindfulness-based perspective that meets you wherever you are at on your path.

— Sarah Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO

My Master's degree focused on Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling. Prior to getting this degree, I have eleven years of experience working as a Spiritual Care Counselor for Hospice.

— Todd Thillman, Counselor in Lafayette, CO

The spiritual plane is infinite and eternal. Our energy field meshes with the spiritual plane when we're aligned within. Our work is to clear our cognitive, emotional, physical, energetic and spiritual blocks so that we can embody our True Essence which then interacts with ease and comfort with the field. Time being infinite we can release that which has been carried from the past and we can manifest and materialize our vision onto this physical plane.

— Benita Silver, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
 

I employ alternative ways of knowing and healing to help clients deepen their self-understanding. I have studied yoga, and enhanced mindfulness techniques, as well as nutrition, astrology, body-typing, shamanism, psychosynthesis, theosophy, hypnotherapy, the Fourth Way, and Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic techniques. All of these help inform my understanding of my clients' challenges and evolutionary journey..

— Ariane Eroy, Ph. D., Psychologist in San Francisco, CA