Spirituality

There is no single, agreed upon definition of spirituality and it means something different to nearly everyone. For some, spirituality refers to the beliefs associated with religion, organized or otherwise. Others look at spirituality as the search to understand the meaning of life or achieve inner peace, enlightenment or contentment. Exploring what spirituality means to you may provide stress relief, help you develop a deeper, more grounded sense of self, and help you to feel more connected to those around you.

Local experts in Spirituality

Gary Conachan III (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC

As an ex-evangelical queer person, I've experienced first-hand what it's like to deny who you are for your faith and community. While my experiences and knowledge are rooted in the Christian faith, folks of other faiths have had similar experiences and I recognize the need in our field to help clients work through issues of faith and spirituality.

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Matthew McCullough (He/His, They/Their)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have had a lifelong interest in spirituality since I was a child raised as a Presbyterian. After my own crisis of faith in my middle school years, I have pursued knowledge of world religions, and deepened my knowledge of theology and philosophy. I have extensive knowledge of both Christianity and Buddhism, though personally identify as having a secular spirituality. I see ways in which spirituality can be a tremendous help to one's mental health, as well as a cause of stress and trauma.

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Emily Wheeler (She/her)

Hypnotherapist

CHRT, CRM, CH, TLT, NLPC

You are more than just a physical being; you're a spiritual entity on a human journey. If you're feeling disconnected and struggling to embrace life's joys, pleasures, and riches, know that there's a deeper connection waiting for you. I'm here to guide you in tuning into the messages of your body, finding peace in nature, and understanding the flow of energy.

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Mihretu Dessalegne

Professional Counselor Associate

I approach spiritually from the words of Jesus Christ. This is an approach that I offer to anyone who is willing, but will not impose otherwise. I approach clients who follow Jesus in this way, incorporating their identity in Christ to their perception of identity, their relationships, their hopes and vision for the future, and their present circumstances. The Holy Spirit is at the center of treatment as we explore these facets of a client's life.

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Gregory Kaplan (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, PhD

Religion & spirituality are potentially helpful or harmful, sources of distress or sustenance. They can restrict us or foster resilience. Broad and open, religion/spirituality can nurture value and connection to other beings and a greater power; narrow and rigid, it can induce anxiety and shame. Interventions will develop internal and external support systems, explore beliefs that induce suffering, enhance joyful feeling, or strengthen social connection. I am versed in Psychedelic Integration.

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Ryja (Rylan Jay) Testa (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD; Psychologist Licensed in OR and CA

-2 and 1/2 years living and training full-time at a Zen Buddhist monastery -Certification in Depth Hypnosis (a healing methodology that combines transpersonal psychology, shamanism, and Buddhist philosophy -Certification as a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide (therapeutic practice that explores relationship with self, others, and the more than human world, incorporating Zen Buddhist philosophy)

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Jessica Kremm (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C7989

I specialize in working with client who are rebuilding their faith or trying to decide who they are without their faith

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Christopher Creaturo (he/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Supervision in issues related to healthy spiritual relationship and exploration therein.

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Julie Osburne (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A.

I believe that a holistic awareness of self includes how we understand our place in the universe. We all grapple with who we are and how to find meaning and purpose in life, whether we are atheist, agnostic, religious, recovering from religion trauma, spiritual, or somewhere in between. My graduate degree concentration was Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling, and I aim to support you in exploring and defining your own sense of spirituality (or lack thereof) on your own terms.

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Joey Bloom

Hypnotherapist

Spirituality has become somewhat of a funny and very vague word. The way I interpret it is simply the capacity to look within. It is seeing something beyond or deeper, yet right here. I am here to help one see what has simply been overlooked.

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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A, LPF

Psychedelic medicines can open us to areas of our psyche which we had previously not faced- often called our "shadow." Based on years of academic research, traditional training, and personal experience, I specialize in clients working with psychedelics to discovery deeper parts of themselves and grow into more complete, healed human beings. However, I do not currently offer psychedelic-assisted therapy in the US at this time. Please do not contact me about obtaining psychedelic medicines.

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Ashley Johnson (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy is great to add in for spiritual practices. I also have a lot of other tools that I teach my client to connect with whatever spirituality type they choose.

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Camille Keith (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, NCC

I am familiar with earth-based spiritual traditions, and use Tarot for personal growth. I respect all religious traditions, and recognize that you can be spiritual whether or not you consider yourself religious. I can help you reflect on your previous experiences with religion, and explore what role you want spirituality to play in our life. I have experience supporting clients who have left the religion they were raised in or have different values from their family.

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Dr. Kimberly Christensen

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

PHD, LMFT

My personal journey has led to numerous spiritual and meditative retreats and healing environments. I have over a decade of experience working with individuals and couples utilizing the methods of Depth Psychotherapy. My approach encourages interaction with one's inner world. The rich tapestry of imagination, inner worlds, and dreams serves as a transformative vehicle, guiding individuals through the intricate landscape of the psyche.

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Spirituality is often the component most often neglected in our modern lives. Though it can have many expressions , its absence of expression can often be the root of our own disquiet and dissatisfaction. Spiritual work is hard work, and we will often avoid to engage in more immediately gratifying activities. Therapy can help create your own spiritual identify and clear away blocks to practice.

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Del Likins (he/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

◦ For folks who want to heal, reclaim, or restore their relationship with spirituality ◦ Experiential approaches to encountering Life Force Energy aka Self Energy ◦ LGBTQ+ identities in the context of spiritual development ◦ Utilization of somatic & parts work ◦ 12 Step recovery friendly ◦ Welcoming of religious, agnostic, polytheistic and atheistic views

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Julie Bloom (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC, PCA, LMHC-A

I have lived experience related to healing from religious trauma and the impact of purity culture, the grief of faith deconstruction, and the relational dynamics that go along with a significant faith transition. Additionally, I have sought out additional training to support my work with folks who are interested in navigating religious trauma, faith deconstruction, or simply wanting more depth in their spiritual life.

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Peter Addy (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC, LMHC

I bring a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. I support clients in exploring their spiritual beliefs, practices, and experiences, and assist them in finding meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in their spiritual journey. Drawing from my expertise in psychology, psychedelics, and spirituality, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their spiritual identity, navigate existential questions, and deepen their connections.

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Heart Thyself, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Spiritual abuse recovery, cult recovery and exiting support, faith building and exploration.

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Jillian Brown (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have worked as a hypnotherapist since 2011. Working on this deep level and doing energy work, past-life regression, life between life work, and shamanic journeys has taught me a lot about spirituality. I feel honored to be a safe space for people to bring their metaphysical experiences too and that they can know that they will be heard with an open heart and mind.

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Sasha Strong (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC

Have you had spiritual, psychedelic, or hallucinatory experiences, yet you struggle to weave them together in your life? I can help! My graduate training and personal experience integrate psychotherapy, mindfulness, somatics, Vajrayana Buddhism, world wisdom traditions, and transpersonal psychology. I think there's room for all kinds of meaningful experiences in our human journey, and I'd be happy to help you integrate your experiences with who you are.

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Karen Maloney, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

This dimension in life can create much peace, confusion and sometimes distress. I'm comfortable sorting through whatever need you have regarding your spirituality.

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Carrie Sturrock (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate

Spirituality can play a large role in a person's life even if they don't engage with formal religion. Your relationship to the unseen world is welcome.

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Christina Sheehan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Your Soul is Calling. Soul work is all about empowerment. It’s about deciding to move in a direction that honors what you truly want for yourself, not what your family or society believe is best for you. Our culture has worked hard to have a powerful hold on us and it takes courage to take a look at ourselves and our lives to see if we are leading it, or if others are doing it for us.

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Eric Nielson

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I have a background in transpersonal psychology and spiritual studies, and a genuine love and appreciation for the many spiritual traditions of the world. If you are interested in incorporating your spiritual path into our work, let me know, and we can talk about how to bring this into to the therapeutic work we are doing together.

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Hanna Maxwell (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LH61499938

Perhaps you’re going through a faith change or deconstructing the belief systems you grew up in. Maybe you’ve recently left a religious community or are in the process of trying to decide whether or not to stay. Going through a major shift can reach far beyond where and how you choose to engage with spirituality; it can impact relationships with family and friends, your identity, even your vocation. We can create a place that’s safe for you to explore questions, doubts, and religious trauma.

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Jackie Turner (she, her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Sometimes, we find ourselves lost in the universe. Maybe we have lost touch with our spirituality after spiritual abuse, but are still longing for a connection to something greater. Maybe we are unpacking old, limiting, or oppressive beliefs from our religious, spiritual, political, or community groups, and are unsure of where to find our authentic intuition, spirituality, and integrity. I work to support clients in building an authentic connection to what is true for them, without shame.

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Katharyn Waterfield, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

OR Lic #C4802

Psychotherapy is by definition care of the soul (psyche+therapy). You are already whole and our journey in this life is to regain the Life, the Passion, the truth of our Being... often by examining the layers of beliefs and traumas that are clouding our access to our truest Self.

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Madilyn Long (she/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism). I recognize as an adult that this was a fairly unique culture to have experienced and can see the ways it influenced who I am today, for better or worse. I am interested in helping others find their way to happiness and comfort, within The Church or without, while remaining a vocal advocate for change within the organization in regards to racial, gender and LGBTQIA+ policies.

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Jessi Huffman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Spirituality - a loaded topic for many of us! I hold utmost respect for those who, for any reason, do not want religion or even spirituality to be a part of their therapy. I hold a gentle invitation to explore for those who are unsure, perhaps after leaving religion, what spirituality might look like for them. I see spirituality as the mystical part of us that needs to find the "Why", whatever that means for you - as well as the essence that connects us all to one another.

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Danette Gillespie-Otto

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

For people for whom spirituality is a main focus of their lives, I enjoy incorporating a spiritual perspective into my therapeutic work. I work best with clients who have a non-dualistic spiritual perspective or mystical leanings.

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Karel Chan

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Rather than see you through a framework of pathology or mental illness, in need of treatment or problem-solving, I see you as a human who has lost touch with their spiritual being and is feeling the anguish, isolation, and helplessness that comes from that disconnect. I will guide you to create room to listen and attune to the deeper truths of who you are, who you have always been.

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Rhys Pasimio (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C3730

My faith tradition of origin is Christianity. My spiritual formation has been highly influenced by eastern philosophies, postmodern thought and Orthodox Christianity. I will never preach, or pressure you to change, nor will I ever judge. However I believe that discussing spiritual, or ultimate things, is sometimes crucial to finding purpose and meaning in a chaotic world.

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Allison Riegel (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate

I see the relationship to Spirit—the animating force of the universe—as a potent factor in therapeutic work. I embrace that each client comes with a different cosmology, personal religious history, and a plethora of spiritual experiences. Or someone might not have had any at all and wants to. I support clients in nurturing this vital connection and help in fostering relationship with the spiritual dimension. Exploring this area together often leads to moments of deep, personal healing.

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Melinda Norman (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

My training is in core Shamanism and Buddhist philosophy. These are principles and practices that can be used to alter perspectives on events leading to personal empowerment rather than feeling trapped in victimization. I also specialize in supporting spiritual awakenings.

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Chris Gorski (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

B.S.,M.A., PCA, Y.T., M.T.

I have many years of experience working with people who are exploring their spirituality especially if you were raised in a strict organized religion that stifled your personal growth.

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Majken Elek, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

We live in a society where we have lost the value of believing in a force greater than our human selves. We will explore your history, beliefs, and spiritual goals, including roadblocks and barriers to help you embody your most alive spiritual self.

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Katherine Alexander (She / Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Intern

I'm open are you? This is an ideal place to ask questions. Verbalize doubts. Heal from past experiences and to find a new way forward.

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Danièla Murrieta (they, them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MFT, RYT, RM

I offer transpersonal-influenced therapy work to explore spirituality as well as to help clients heal from spiritual trauma.

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Brooke Kaufman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.A.

Spiritual wellness is an important part of psychological and emotional wellness. A simple definition of spirituality is a sense of connection to something greater than the Self. Research shows that having spiritual beliefs can support mental and emotional wellness, as well as physical health. I will support you in integrating your own unique spirituality into your daily life for a greater sense of wholeness and alignment.

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Jason Wilkinson (He/Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MDiv

Having received an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, I have the knowledge and experience to assist you in exploring your own spirituality and faith.

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Raquel Harmon (SHE/THEY)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

I grew up deep in the bible belt and spent decades grieving, evaluating, de-constructing, and eventually meeting with compassion a faith housed within a nuanced religious system. This lived experience continues to inform my own care for supporting others who have been impacted by Christianity, are seeking to more fully understand their own beliefs, or who simply want someone to walk beside them who understands and can honor and hold the complexities and culture of their faith experience.

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sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

Western culture tends to focus on the material world, not just commercialism, but also on things that we can see and believe to understand. When we step into the unknown and gain greater ease embracing the unknown, our life can open up in unexpected ways. I have an Eastern perspective and often bring in concepts of meditation, yoga, and martial arts into the here and now of one's life.

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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS

Special education and personal experience with spirituality, particularly Tibetan Buddhist practice.

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Shelley Sauer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

We hear about the importance of exercising our bodies, stimulating our minds, and feeling our feelings. Many of us lack spiritual nourishment, which it vital for us to be our best selves. Common spiritual truths include love and compassion for self and others, and taking personal responsibility. You can gain immense security and profound peace by living from the wisdom of your higher self.

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Michael Viola (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MA, BA

There is a divine spark in all things. Each has its own purpose, plan, and destiny. In trusting this truth and respecting the interconnection of all things we recognize our own spiritual selves within the greater whole. From this concept we can begin to recognize our own spiritual power and utilize it to evolve, grow, and celebrate our lives.

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Rebeca Rocha (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

PhD, LCSW

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Culture. Spirituality is a important cultural component. My dissertation explores spirituality, religion, and substance use problems.

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Aaron Kelsay (he / him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC I

"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.

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Johanna Courtleigh

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

We are far more vast, complex and beautiful than our human minds can fathom. In my decades of working with people, I have found that a spiritual foundation based in curiosity and reverence allow for deeper healing and transformation. As we meet the mystery of our existence, and call in an awareness of something Higher, our lives expand in beauty, patience, understanding and greater peace.

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Brittany Kleinschnitz (they/them)

Clinical Social Work Associate

CSWA, PPSC

I have been exploring the intersections of spirituality, ecology, and mental health since 2016 and am deeply interested in how cultivating spiritual practice supports a sense of belonging and wellness in people and communities.

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Justin Anderson

Marriage and Family Therapist

Religion and spirituality are practical tools built out of our beliefs. Even if you have never had a direct experience of a higher intelligence, or have and aren't ready to talk about it with your spiritual community, I am happy to honor and entertain your most absurd-sounding experiences because it is my belief that there is a practical power and purpose in that awakening.

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