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

Marley Dagner (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

I have studied varying religions and spiritualties in my collegiate career. I believe spirituality and religion to be an integral part of how we choose to be in the world. Yet, it can be a challenging aspect to unite with our lives, especially in the face of spiritual or religious abuse. I work to facilitate the meeting of religion/spirituality and trauma/abuse. There is space for you here.

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Gregory Kaplan (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, PhD

Religion & spirituality are potentially helpful or harmful, sources of distress and stress or solace and sustenance. They can impede or foster resilience. Broad and open, religion/spirituality can nurture purpose and connection to other beings and a greater power than our selves; narrow and rigid, it can induce anxiety and shame. Interventions will develop internal and external support systems, explore beliefs that admit suffering, enhance joyful feeling, strengthen social connection.

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Hannah Green (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Sometimes the spiritual beliefs, communities, and values you once held just don't seem to fit anymore. Maybe you've just changed, or you were badly hurt, or you just want to explore other ways of understanding. It's my intention to create a space free of judgment, expectation, or agenda to navigate this new terrain and move towards healing, connection, and meaning that makes sense for you.

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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

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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Sarah Wildwood

Professional Counselor Associate

I have experience helping clients sort through spiritual baggage ranging from damage done by religious institutions/people to exploring a sense of /or desire for connection to God, self, & the rest of creation. I hold non-judgmental space to explore your worldview: what you believe about the way the world works, the nature of God & how you desire to connect with the divine/your purpose in life.

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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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Emily Chavez-Nguyen (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

NCC, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHCA (WA)

I have studied and worked extensively with spirituality, and this can often be a difficult thing to integrate within our lives. But it is a vital part of who many people are as humans, I explore with my clients how to become aligned in this way. This often inculdes unpacking religious trama or expectaions, which is difficult to do alone.

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Matthew McCullough (He/His, They/Their)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, CADC-I, LPC Intern

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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Chelsea Kellogg (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

I believe that spirituality can greatly support a person’s wellbeing. I also recognize that spirituality can involve stress, trauma, and oppression. In my personal life, I engage in a secular practice of spirituality informed by my connection to the natural world, my emotions, intuition and insight, as well as a commitment toward personal growth and integrity in all aspects of life. I am happy to support your spirituality in our work together.

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Helene Goode LPC, CADC I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, CADC I

Having a larger context for our lives can bring comfort, belonging and peace. I will assist you while you explore and find what resonates for you.

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Amanda Feaver, MA, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Our spiritual lives are often developed in isolation. Many of us have been wounded by spiritual and religious communities and no longer participate in the groups we once found community in; yet we yearn for spirit deeply. As we sort through what your spiritual life looks like you can find freedom to explore, question and orient yourself towards your own inner life.

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Corinne Allen

Clinical Social Work Associate

I have a wealth of lived experience, along with some of my educational background, that allows me to effectively integrate spirituality into my practice with clients. My own background is in the Christian faith, but I have successfully worked with clients from a variety of faith traditions and understand how spirituality fits into our lives.

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Melinda Norman (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I blend a mixture of talk therapy and energy healing to help recognize egoic patterns of fear with the intent of diminishing these patterns and replacing them with new ways of relating with your authentic self.

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Katharyn Waterfield, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

OR Lic #C4802

Psychotherapy is 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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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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Michael Viola, MA (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Intern

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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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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Rhys Pasimio

Licensed Professional Counselor

My faith tradition of origin is Christianity. My spiritual formation has been highly influenced by eastern philosophies, postmodern thought and Orthodoxy. 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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Jules Allison (They/them)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, CADC-R

I specialize in IFS and EMDR which is deeply spiritual work. I also have my own spiritual practices and find a sense of spirituality to be essential to deeper healing.

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Camille Keith (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, NCC, LPC

I am familiar with earth-based spiritual traditions, and can help you explore the role you want spirituality to play in your life. I respect all religious traditions, and recognize that you can be spiritual whether or not you consider yourself religious.

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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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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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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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Sasha Strong (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, 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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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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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Brooke Kaufman (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.

Spiritual wellness is an important part of full mind and body wellness. Though some people might relate spirituality to religion, the truth is that it isn’t necessary to be religious to connect with your spiritual self. 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.

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Joe Doherty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joe is a twice ordained minister and a long time buddhist practitioner. He brings mindfulness to his work around exploring our connection to 'that which is greater than us' no matter what name we may call it.

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Brittany Boney, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

As a practitioner, I am comfortable working with you within your spiritual framework. Therapy is also a space for anyone who has suffered harm from their experiences in religion, has questioned their faith, or has experienced the disorienting experience of leaving your faith community. This is challenging and important work, and I am comfortable sitting with you in that discomfort.

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Michael Nagel

Professional Counselor

Spirituality is not religiosity. My integration of a spiritual dimension in my practice offers non-sectarian support of my clients who are curious about the Mystery in which we live, and would like support and guidance in their search.

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Chris Scheiff (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC Intern, NCC, CRC

Discovering what spirituality means personally often feels awkward, daunting, or conflicting, especially in people having experienced invalidation and judgement for their beliefs or inherent qualities. I respect each person’s authentic self, and strive to be an objective, encouraging companion in the exploration process while you learn or come to accept the role of spirituality in your life.

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"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LPC, LMFT

Discovering and emerging in your spirituality is a highly personalized journey. My accepting guidance and skilled can assist you in defining and living your personal truth. My goal is to honor your experience and offer a sounding board of unconditional openness for the safe expression of your spirituality.

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