Find a Spiritual Companion

Locating and interviewing a spiritual companion/director, chaplain or life coach is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to connect with a spiritual companion, to find a training program and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual companions find supervisors and additional training resources.

To aid your process, SDI offers this resource to help you locate what you’re seeking around the world.

Find a Spiritual Companion uses database software to provide a list of spiritual directors, chaplains, life coaches, retreat centers, and formation and training programs that are displayed according to your specific search criteria. It is updated constantly and available to you around the clock.

How This Works

Just click all the attributes you are looking for in a spiritual companion. Results will appear below in real-time as you define your search. But remember to wait until you have selected all your choices before you evaluate the results.

Important: If you don’t get results that are useful to you, try selecting fewer search criteria to see how widening your search might produce promising alternatives.

Note to Members: If your profile is incomplete or missing from the Find a Spiritual Companion guide, you can update your information here.

Search Parameters

Click on a heading below to view filter options to help narrow your search.
Results will appear in the “Search Results” section below.

Search Results

Kristen Jawad
Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Life Coach
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Immigrants/Displaced, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
As a Life Coach, Companion & Healthcare Provider, my approach has been refined and proven over years, through working with hundreds of women. I work closely with you as you discover the power of your observations so you can calm your nervous system. We focus on evidence based practices to build your capacity. You learn how to adapt Gracefully & Compassionately to complexity and change in your own life with gentle accountability. I support clients through one-on-one sessions on Zoom/Calls & in person clients have the option to integrate traditional bodywork to support whole-person well-being. I also offer retreats & small group programs. My approach fits best with women who are feeling uncertain – yet curiously motivated to try something new. Many of my clients are seeking gentle support and guidance through transitions like becoming a mother, the loss of a loved one, divorce, or other major life transformations. We honor “What is stirring in you?” and makes space for Sacred longings to surface. Living as a seeker is a daily practice, and when you begin to infuse everyday life with spirituality and intention, what once was ordinary becomes extraordinary. I invite you to develop rituals to help you return to your intention each day, and share resources on intentional living including self-discovery, mindfulness, and simplicity. You are in the right place if you want to commit to a Heart Centered Life by: Taking responsibility for the power of your thoughts and interpretations of your moment-to-moment experience. Developing a greater awareness of the beauty of your own needs & create space for just being who you are. Mindfully choosing your actions and your communication with others to be more effective and authentic. Embracing life’s uncertainties with compassion, curiosity, wonder, and spaciousness. Practicing deep inquiry & developing practical pathways of living in the fullness and flow of life as a daily spiritual practice.
Carole Riley
West Virginia
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
Addiction, Asian Cultures, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues, Young Adults
In addition to Pittsburgh, I am available through the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality in Charleston, West Virginia, where we offer training and ongoing supervision.
Elizabeth Amman
Retreat Center

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center engages persons seeking greater meaning in life and a deeper relationship with God, others, self and all creation by providing space for inspiration, reflection and solitude.

We offer programs and retreats year-round and spiritual direction on and off-site. Spiritual direction is a one-on-one meeting between a director and a person seeking a deeper relationship with God. The focus is awareness of God in everyday life. There are five certified spiritual directors on staff.

Sr Elizabeth Amman, OP  ~ Rev Grant Van Lishout ~ Sr Marla Lang, FSPA ~ Sr Mary Ellen Green, OP ~ Patricia Pintens

For more information on spiritual direction or to schedule an appointment please visit the Spiritual Direction page on our website or contact us at 715-385-3750.

Colleen Gregg
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Supervisor
Corporate/Workplace, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
Director, Mercy Center Auburn Conference & Retreat Center Spiritual Director: 25 years Supervisor: 10+ years Years of Background and Experience: Enneagram, Ignatian Spirituality
Teresa Skierkowski
New Jersey
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School
Elderly/Mature, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues

Villa Pauline Retreat and Spiritual Center, Staff Member, offering Spiritual Direction and Supervision of Spiritual Directors. Our Center offers a Spiritual Direction Formation Program; Directed, Guided, Preached and Private Retreats; Workshops and Day Programs; Outdoor Chartres Labyrinth. E-mail: Our website is