Spiritual Counseling (also known as spiritual direction) integrates spirituality with psychosocial care and guidance. Often, this role is undertaken by individuals who have been ordained as ministers and have also pursued an education in counseling, coaching, or psychology.
Spiritual counseling helps us to meet life's challenges from a new consciousness of connection with Spirit. It offers support to you as a whole person...your soul/spirit, your emotions, mind and body. It supports your unique essence and facilitates spiritual growth in your practical life here on Earth.
Is Spiritual Counseling right for me?
Sometimes you simply need to talk to someone who is also on a spiritual path and can help you navigate your path. That’s what a spiritual director does–gently and carefully accompanies you along the journey. Mostly, we listen and reflect back to you the wisdom of Spirit that we notice in you. We do this without judgment, because we want you to discover for yourself where you are being led.
Spiritual counseling is an excellent practice for becoming more aware of The Beloved's presence, for savoring the goodness in your life, and for sorting out difficult life situations and choices. Spiritual counseling centers around Spirit, prayer, meditation and the gifts of everyday life.What does a typical session look like?
Sessions can be scheduled in one-hour or half-hour increments and typically occur weekly at first, tapering off to once a month.
We’ll always start the session with a few minutes of ‘clearing’ to allow you to express and clear out any emotions that could hinder you from being as present as possible during our session. Then, we’ll share a short, silent centering prayer to set our intention and allow us both to come fully into the conversation.
Next, we’ll spend about 20 min. (for a ½ hr session) or 45 min. (during a 1 hr session) discussing your topic of choice. This is a dialogue that may include questions, deep information-sharing, and inquiry to help us both move toward the divine Truth that awaits you. Finally, we’ll spend the final five minutes praying out to essentially assimilate the wisdom and close our session.
People typically report leaving a session:
- feeling renewed, relieved, and filled with peace.
- filled up with the essence or energy of Spirit.
- with a deeper understanding of how their current circumstance might be serving them.
- knowing their next step(s) toward greater fulfillment.
- with a profound knowingness of how loved, accepted, and appreciated they are.
If you’re located in the South Bay Area, we can talk to see if getting together in person would work. This is my favorite way to interact with clients.
Alternatively, I also provide telephone and Skype sessions.
How much will it cost?
Half-hour sessions are $40.00
One-hour sessions are $60.00