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

Matthew McCullough (He/His, They/Their)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-I

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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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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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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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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Jessica Warburton (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

PCA R7148

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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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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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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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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Emily Chavez-Nguyen (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

NCC, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHC (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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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 Wheeler (She/her)

Hypnotherapist

Hypnosis allows for the integration of spirituality & the expansive Universe in which we live. As you learn how to blend spiritual principles into your life that resonate with your belief structure, you gain an unshakable connection to the spiritual world around you. Being both in connection with the physical & ethereal world.

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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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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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Christopher Creaturo (he/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate

Study and supervision in issues related to healthy spiritual relationship and exploration therein.

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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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Emily Yang (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC

I am comfortable helping clients navigate religious trauma, spiritual deconstruction, and the ways spirituality interacts with intersectional identity. My personal and professional experiences in the world of religious institutions laid a foundation for my passion for social justice advocacy, a postcolonial and womanist framework, and a still-growing comfort amidst the in-between.

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Chris Scheiff (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate, 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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Danièla Murrieta (they, them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MFT, RYT, RM

I offer transpersonal-influenced therapy work to explore spirituality and am also a Spiritual Life-Coach for those seeking a deeper more integrative practice.

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Erin Ruehmann, CEP (she/her)

Somatic Practitioner

Spirituality has always been a vital part of existence. Yet in the age of science, information and technology, it seems we have lost touch with our spiritual needs. By consciously exploring our relationship to spirit, we see that we are connected to a greater whole beyond our separate lives. This understanding highlights our interconnectedness and the rightness of nature with all its glorious diversity, including our unique individual selves.

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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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Hanna Maxwell (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LMHCA, MC61305753

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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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Rhys Pasimio

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, LPC-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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sara Todd (she/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Sometimes, the meditation cushion isn’t enough. Your meditation practice has benefited your life in profound ways, yet you’re needing more to address psychological wounds. I’ve been practicing meditation since 2002 when I was drawn to Buddhist teachings on kindness and compassion. I now identify as Buddhist and currently practice within both Tibetan and Zen traditions. I believe that the work of personal healing and transformation is the work of creating a more enlightened society.

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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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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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

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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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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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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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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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Laura Kosak (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” - Viktor Frankl. For me personally and professionally, it is imperative that we sit with the big questions of life, and connect with a greater awareness that contains the answers. That Universal Consciousness goes by many names, and it doesn’t matter what we call It. What matters is that find our way to a life of meaning, purpose and connection with the greater whole.

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