Find a Spiritual Companion

Find a spiritual companion, spiritual director, or life coach to help you on your journey.

Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director? Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.

To aid your process in finding a spiritual director or spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the more than 6000 spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.

Find a Spiritual Companion uses database software to provide a list of spiritual directors  and spiritual companions, 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.

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Irina Dubinski
Toronto
Ontario
English, Russian
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am an ordained priest in the Anglican Church (Diocese of Toronto). My education includes a Masters of Divinity from Wycliffe College, and Spiritual Direction Diploma from Regis College, University of Toronto. My prior career was in the academic and research spheres, and I have a PhD in the field of child language development, as well as a Bachelor's degree in linguistics. My personal spirituality has been shaped by a combination of growing up in the country influenced by its Eastern Orthodox heritage (albeit suppressed at the time), my early faith experiences in the Evangelical church, subsequent transition to the Anglican church for both theological and liturgical reasons, and finally, my formal training in Anglican theology and Jesuit spiritual direction. The practices I borrowed from each tradition comprise my own unique way of cultivating the awareness of God and connecting with Him/Her in prayer, and these include silent meditation, praying with scriptures, and contemplating the Orthodox icons. I am an amateur artist, and creating, viewing, and reflecting on visual art has always been another important context for my spiritual growth. My spiritual direction practice is steeped in the experiences I outline above; yet, I am happy to work with your inter-denominational and interfaith perspectives, as long as we share the values of deep listening, holy silence, awareness of the Transcendent, and respect for every human as created by God in the Divine Image. I offer in-person sessions, outdoor walks, and virtual experiences over the platform of your choice. I work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. My sessions are tailored to your unique needs, and include (but are not limited to): – Open-ended practice of spiritual guidance, companionship, and discernment – Instruction on various types of prayer – Guided meditation sessions and Lectio Divina (meditation on scripture) – Exercises from the Ignatian (Jesuit) tradition – Prayer through art – Spiritual direction for theological students, postulants, and new clergy I also offer special packages for prominent liturgical seasons, as well as courses in methods of prayer, and prayer through art.
MaryLou Gonzalez
chicago
IL
English, Spanish
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School
7736714459
Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Immigrants/Displaced, Latin American Cultures
I am Mexican woman in mid 60"s with a master is pastoral studies and certified as a spiritual director with the Clarets in Chicago. I center most of my companionship around La Virgen de Guadalupe as she has been my guide in all my ministry. As a lay women I am well aware of the many obstacles we can face and the importance of listening to the stories as they are told. If you are interested in participating in spiritual direction in English or Spanish please feel free to contact me. Estoy Aqui para Eschuchar!
Dr. Rick Diamond
Santa Fe
NM
English
Spiritual Independent
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Codependency, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Young Adults
I'm Rick Diamond. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico but I teach and lead online classes and groups from all over the country. I am a former college instructor and then pastor; I worked both in mainline Christendom and in independent, Emerging faith communities. I have been involved in men's work for 16 years, I lead men's retreats, I teach about cultural and social trends, and I lead classes and workshops in claiming authentic spirituality by examining the stories we've been told, and choosing the stories we want to live. I speak "Christian" but I embrace many spiritual traditions and practices, including meditation, Native American ritual, lectio divina, and more. I am also a sober person who has participated in recovery through Al-Anon for a number of years. The heart of my practice as a Spiritual Director is the conviction that we all have everything we need – it's just a matter of looking, and discovering, and embracing, our deep sense of Self and Love and Acceptance. My approach to Spiritual Direction is that I do a lot of listening, and offer what insights and wisdom I can. I am collaborative and curious, and I trust that your inner work is yours – I'm simply here to reflect and support you. I would be honored to walk alongside you. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email and we can talk on the phone or by Zoom.
Rev. Tina FireWolf
Hendersonville
NC
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
8283299589
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Energy Work, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues

Are you ready to stop seeking? I love building powerful healing teams with dedicated people. YOU are the Healer & Guru – I guide you into you.

WHY CHOOSE TINA – I would be honored to help you remember wholeness! To guide you within yourself so deeply you remember how to heal and guide yourself with the sound of your own voice and move through your Awakening journey with ease.

I work with dynamic men and women of all faiths, traditions, and backgrounds to break free of the fear that often causes isolation, disconnection, procrastination, limited self-expression and endless seeking – so they can live from a place of trust and love.

HOW DOES TINA WORK – After spending many years in utter chaos and inner turmoil which included divorce, career burnout, illness and financial loss – I was gifted the ability to create powerful frequencies to help myself heal on all levels. I created the Self as Sanctuary method that gives a simple and powerful framework to guide oneself through the inner world and various questions of daily life. I work Long Distance over the phone or Zoom if overseas. It is a combination of meditation, sound healing, breath-work, inner visualization, and deep intuitive listening that guides you to use your own voice and breath to move through what is blocking you, to trust yourself again and build your fire back so you honor and remember the truth you contain.

RESULTS OF WORKING WITH TINA – The results are felt on all levels – mind, body, emotions, and spirit / energy. Just depends where you are at in life and what you are working on as to what you experience. Everyone has their process and pace – that is honored.

SOME RESULTS YOU MAY EX[PERIENCE:

Noticeably increased confidence – you aren’t hiding anymore and feel a balance of pride and confidence – you live inspired action!

Money is LOVE to you and it flows to you with ease. You are building a life of Trust and LOVE and your expanding your faith is a breeze.

You are opening up to receive the abundance and limitless mental state you crave! You are the co-creator you desire to be.

A strong conviction to care for yourself and set inspiring boundaries rather than saying Yes when you mean No…

You feel whole and complete within yourself and radiate light just by living day to day life! You aren’t seeking someone or something to fill up your time or space – you are more than enough.

Your voice feels free and open – you express yourself with ease and experience a relaxed sensation of receptivity in the present moment rather than being on guard.

You embrace yourself no matter your mood and can allow yourself to feel all the feelings you experience in a day. You can even cry if you are alone.

FUN THINGS ABOUT ME – I love gardening, walking, swimming, dancing and writing. Fish are my most favorite things on Earth! And yes, my hair is naturally silver and FireWolf is my legal name after a long journey in the desert many years ago.

MY BACKGROUND – I am an Interfaith Minister, past Science Researcher in Aquaculture, Science Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Sound Healer and Energy Worker.

ACHIEVEMENTS I AM PROUD OF YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY

My TEDx talk – Communicating from Chaos to LOVE (youtube it)

My book Beneath the Chatter – the wise self awaits (contemplative photography – sold out)

A UNIQUE SKILL OF MINE – I am the invitation – allowing people their own definitions while offering various things to consider – it took time for me to let go of the need to be right! My Science background taught me to synthesize big ideas into digestible chunks for fast assimilation and shifts!

LITTLE KNOWN FACT – I spent most of my life aching to live in a Monastery – I had no idea of this call. I trekked to Everest Base camp – sung in so many churches etc. Seeking….and going within and within and within…..I never thought it would end. I endured the deepest of isolation to know Self as I do today. And I am rooted in human life too! I live a lovely balanced life of being Human and Spirit in my own Sanctuary inside myself and at my amazing home I run as a luxury Sanctuary AirBnB. Funny how life unfolds!!

GET TO KNOW ME – I offer a complimentary call for you to get to know my work and see if we are a good fit to build a powerful healing team. Feel free to reach out. I offer the utmost confidentiality and care

End the hiding, the ache and endless seeking – invest in yourself and become the Sanctuary you crave.

May Your Fire Burn Bright,

Tina

susan gleeson
Peterborough
Ontario
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
Creative Arts, Health Care, Women's Issues
I am a retired family physician, who is now a life coach and an expressive arts practitioner, an author and an artist. I am also studying in the Ontario Jubilee program towards becoming a spiritual director. Over the 20 years I have been a life coach, I have often found myself dealing with questions like: "Who am I?"'Who am I born to be?" "What career would best suit me?" "How do I choose a good life partner for me?" "How do I handle the current life transition- divorce, empty nest, retirement etc- I am experiencing?" " I used to be a church attender, but my feelings about church have changed. How do I continue having a relationship with God, when the church has disappointed me?" These are the types of questions I most enjoy working with my life coaching clients on, and as you can see there are some overlaps with what a spiritual companion would like to tackle with her client too!
Julianne Gilchrist
Edmonton
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Education, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation
Malvern
Victoria
English, Korean
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
0398901101
Asian Cultures, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Immigrants/Displaced, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Heart of Life is a centre for spiritual and pastoral formation offering: Siloam Program – full-time and part-time programs for the formation of spiritual directors Emmaus Supervision Program – part-time program for the formation of supervisors Spiritual Leaders Program – part-time program for the formation of spiritual leaders Let the Heart Listen – part-time formation program for people involved in listening to and supporting others in life’s journey Heart to Practice (H2P) – for our Alumni, a program for Heart of Life graduates to gather, support each other and receive professional development Spiritual direction Individual or group supervision Many faith-based reflection events, seminars and workshops throughout the year on different themes, ranging from a couple of hours to one day or multiple weeks Professional and personal development for spiritual directors Retreats, either in-house or as outreach, and sabbaticals A spirituality centre located beside St Joseph’s parish in the heart of Malvern
Stillpoint: The Center for Contemplative Spirituality
Pasadena
CA
English
Not Yet Selected
Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
626-385-7242
We are an open, inclusive community that exists to form deeply grounded spiritual directors, and to live together in a contemplative life of faith, spiritual practice, and action. We offer programs to form spiritual directors who are deeply grounded in contemplative practice and faithful action. We create spaces to learn and experience spiritual practices that integrate contemplation and action in everyday life. We cultivate connections and resources to help spiritual companions nurture their souls and sustain their practices. Our offerings and formational programs are offered in Southern California, Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico and Online. A few of our programs include: + An Introduction to Contemplative Community: The Spiritual Journey, Wisdom in Practice and Group Spiritual Direction + The Art of Spiritual Direction: Stillpoint’s Program to Become a Spiritual Companion + Graduate Programs for Spiritual Directors: The Art of Group Spiritual Direction, Eco-Spiritual Direction, The Art of Peer Group Supervision
Shonda Carter
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School
5807044086
Creative Arts, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Women's Issues
Available for Spiritual Direction: Zoom, via phone, FaceTime and in person. A spiritual director, teacher, minister, and innovative leader, Shonda was trained at Sustainable Faith, holds a Master's degree in Christian Spirituality and Formation, and is currently working on her 2nd Masters in Theological Studies and her Doctorate in Spiritual Formation/Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. When completed with her studies, she hopes to provide Supervision and Spiritual Direction Training to the African American community. However, she absolutely loves helping women on their journey to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ for the glory of God and for the sake of others. She is married to her best friend, Kenneth, since 2003. Together they love and are loved by a blended family of five beautiful children and five amazing grandchildren. In her spare time, she uses her S.T.A.G.E (skills, talents, abilities, gifts, expertise) to create documentaries and perform her "Won" Woman Show.
Angela Freeman-Riley
Lakewood
OH
English, German
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Formation/Training School, Chaplain
7815342546
Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Homeless/Low Income, LGBTQIA+, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Angela currently serves as lead pastor of Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church in Bay Village, Ohio. She completed her formal training in Missional Spiritual Formation n 2020. Previously, she served as intentional interim pastor at guiding congregations and leaders through times of transition and change. From 2012-2015, she was co-pastor at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Before moving to Hawaii, she served seven years as pastor of First Lutheran Church in Malden, Massachusetts. She has a passion for formation of individuals and communities as well as a focus on cross cultural and intergenerational ministry. Pastor Angela received her master of divinity degree in parish ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, CA.. She studied theology and German language at the University of Leipzig in Germany. She received bachelor of arts degrees in theology and German from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has expertise accompanying those who are in worship leadership roles, youth and family ministry, and those focused on evangelism, mission, multicultural ministry. It is her passion to accompany those who are spiritually hungry and seek companionship in their personal formation. She is available for one on one spiritual direction, small group formation, retreat leadership, and other ventures.
Lauren Schwer
Chicago
IL
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available, Chaplain
Children/Teens, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
A trained educator, dedicated minister, and experienced spiritual director, Lauren Schwer has been involved with Ignatian formation in a variety of roles for the entirety of the 21st century. Having taught at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level, Lauren’s passion for teaching led her to begin co-teaching an Introductory Internship in Spiritual Direction in 2017, and then later an Advanced Internship in directing the Spiritual Exercises in partnership with Fr. Bill Creed, S.J., Fr. Mark Andrews, S.J., and Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit Community. For her full-time work, Lauren is the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago, where she is responsible for developing and implementing a campus-wide retreat program, connecting students to Ignatian spirituality, coordinating the Spiritual Exercises program for students, faculty, and staff, and serving as the chaplain to the Men's Volleyball team. On the side, Lauren and a former colleague/dear friend created a modern translation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Her passion for Ignatian Discernment, the Exercises, and all things Ignatian permeates all aspects of her professional life. Check out their website at: www.spiritualgrounding.org After living on the east coast for 11 years (Boston, New York, and DC), she returned to her Chicago roots in 2010. Prior to working at Loyola, she served as a high school teacher, campus minister, and coach for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in the Washington, D.C. area. Lauren earned both her B.A. in Theology and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and has certificates in Spiritual Direction (Loyola University Chicago) and Spiritual Entrepreneurship (Columbia Business School). Her interests include finding new physical challenges, going on adventures, storytelling, and visiting her loved ones around the country. Lauren is comfortable doing spiritual direction in person for those in the Chicagoland area, as well as on the phone, Zoom, Facetime, etc for those outside Chicago. She looks forward to connecting with you!
FIND - School for Spiritual Direction and Formation
Bryan
TX
Christianity
Christianity
Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
9793244302
We teach the art of Christian formation and spiritual direction, offering a choice of in-person or online school in monthly Saturday classes for busy clergy and lay people. We are diverse and ecumenical without educational or age limits.
Beth G. Raps, PhD
Eagle Rock
VA
English, French
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
(304) 410-2612
BIPOC, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Energy Work, European Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues

I'm grateful to have collaborated with SDI in two offerings you'll find right on this website:

SDI Blog post, "Follow Your Calling, the Divine Curriculum at Work": www.sdicompanions.org/follow-your-calling-the-divine-curriculum-at-work/

SDI Webinar: "Follow Your Calling Without Quitting Your Job": www.sdicompanions.org/product/follow-your-calling-without-quitting-your-job/

My approach in a nutshell is helping you hear your own guidance more clearly and apply it. This of course sounds simpler than it is.

Where obstacles arise, they are usually one of four things: money, time, focus, or mindset.

Money: I am a professional money coach, certified by the founder of The Money Coaching Institute. Money coaching is depth work, helping you heal your relationship with money using archetype, story, cultural and ancestral exploration, as well as helping you find the money you need to do the things you want to do.

Time: I am a time-sculptor, and help many people master their time with simple, profound practices of my own design. We often think we need more money when what we really need is more time. I can help you attain sovereignty in either or both.

Focus: Mastery of both time and money depend on our willingness and ability to focus. I help you heal focus through several practices of my design as well as traditional mindfulness practices. Upon learning these simple, skillful methods, you own them and will have learned not only how but when to apply them.

Mindset: Last but most profoundly, I help heal mindset. Our minds are infinitely capable and resourceful although trauma, cultural messages, and outmoded patterns can make it seem otherwise. I help you identify the helpful and unhelpful residents of your mind with clarity, generosity, and detachment and find that through use of practices I teach, the unhelpful residents heal and the helpful residents grow stronger.

My free offerings include:

*Facebook Group: Claim Calling Confidently: facebook.com/groups/claimcallingconfidently

*Blog posts on mastering your time, money, focus, and mindset: raisingclarity.com/blog/

*A 45-minute recorded masterclass teaching you five key aspects of my practical-contemplative pathway to follow your calling no matter what else you have going on, and no matter how long you've been stuck in unfulfilling work: webinar.raisingclarity.com/s/FtLNDr

*A weekly email reminding you to follow your calling: receive this by registering for the masterclass above. You can watch or not watch the webinar; you will still be signed up for this email.

*A free 45-minute meeting with me so that I can learn about your calling and offer help if I feel my approach will work for you: raisingclarity.com/book-call/

My paid offerings include:

*An integrative six-module course giving you my best wisdom, strategies, practices, and tools about how to follow your calling based on healing your intuitive listening, time, money, focus and mindset mastery, no matter how busy you are or how long you've been stuck in an unfulfilling job: https://raisingclarity.com/#calling

*Coaching sessions (for individuals) or consulting (for nonprofit organizations): raisingclarity.com/learn-more-about-our-work/

*Online courses: this page of my website is in development. Email me for more information: bethraps@raisingclarity.com

Another part of my work is a program helping white people (like me) talk productively about race across political differences. Please contact me for more information about this work.

RAISING CLARITY Facebook Profile: facebook.com/RAISINGCLARITY

Beth Raps LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/beth-raps/

The Studion School for Spiritual Direction
Edmonton
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity
Formation/Training School
Education
The Studion offers a two-year program for the training of Christian spiritual directors. Our teaching is experiential and occurs in community, with gatherings taking place (as COVID-19 restrictions allow) at the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Our program consists of three courses which run concurrently over the two years: Knowing the Tradition, Knowing the Practice, and Knowing God and Self. Participants spend a significant amount of time being directed through silent retreats along the themes of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The second year of the program includes a practicum in which participants offer 40 hours of spiritual direction under the supervision of our facilitators.
Sr. Ruth Nyalazi
Baguio City
English, French
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
0919 920 5902
African Cultures, Group Spiritual Direction
An African Zambian born. Currently a missionary in the Philippines as Novice Directress. Partially trained Spiritual Directress, and Psychotherapist in model of global sexuality.
Rev. Heather D. Rogero, MA, PGC (DMin. content complete)
Mountain Home, AR
AR
English
Christianity
Christianity, Judaism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available, Chaplain
2025059992
Education, Group Spiritual Direction, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Mindfulness/Meditation, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Rev. Heather D. Rogero is a spiritual companion, mentor, and spiritual director. Her faith tradition is ecumenical Christianity and formally educated and versed in Judaism and Judeo-Christian spiritual practices & Scripture. She is also a certified spiritual life coach and has two certifications in Christian spiritual transformation and an alumnus of The Transforming Center. She is the founder of The Beautiful Pathway Org., has finished with Doctor of Ministry coursework, certified in spiritual transformation (The Transforming Center & Northern Seminary, PGC), a certified spiritual life coach, and seasoned & certified women’s ministry leader, retreat leader, and mentor. She is the author of The Queens of King Ahasuerus in search of the historical Esther, culminating her MA Thesis in Biblical Literature (ORU, 2000), BS in Ministry & Business (SAGU, 1994) and currently writing resources on the spiritual life. Welcome! “Sometimes we need a guide, a director…who helps us to distinguish between the voice of God and all other voices coming from our own …” – Henri Nouwen As a spiritual director, I am concerned with the whole person, the mind, heart, and soul. I am dedicated to prayerfully listens and asks questions that require you to listen more deeply to your truest self and the still small voice of God as your companion & witness to discern the Divine where you may have overlooked it, and leaves space for you for reflection and deeper understanding – because finding God in silence is a process. My purpose as your spiritual director is to pray to God on your behalf and listen to you while being attentive the the Holy Spirit in our time. My philosophy is to puts myself aside in order that attention is focused on both you and where God may be working in your life as a gift of presence. I will ask you questions, often led by the Holy Spirit, and accompany you on your spiritual journey without trying to fix or give advice, but to integrate awareness of God into our sacred ordinary days for the purpose of walking back into the world in service for others. My niche is in accompanying women, and have been in ministry over 25 years in various teaching and pastoring roles, versed in special needs parenting. I look forward to meeting with you. My ancient faith is Christianity, and hold space for you, especially if harmed by leadership in a church tradition, or once was familiar with God and desire to know practices that cultivate intimacy with God. Rev. Heather Rogero
John F. Doherty
Dublin
Leinster
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
00353866040988
Addiction, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Psychic Phenomena
I am an ordained OneSpirit Minister based in Dublin, Ireland, the Costa Brava, Spain and available Internationally online. In my role as a minister, I offer ceremonies, Weddings, Funerals, Baby Blessings, Young men's Rites of Passage, and 1-1- spiritual counselling. I have been working in personal and spiritual development for 25 years. I am a full member of The OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation (https://www.onespiritinterfaithministers.com/john-doherty) I am trained supervisor offering professional and work support to clients, ministers, and professionals for many years. My supervision work is cross-professional and offers a deeply reflective, reflexive and spiritual space to help clients explore, de-stress and grow in a professional capacity. I am a full member of The Supervisory Association of Ireland (https://saivision.ie/members-directory/) I am the Director of The Beehive School that offers Mindfulness Mysticism Teacher Training programs, Mindfulness retreats in Ireland and Spain and online courses and workshops. My wife and I have a Holistic centre near Alicante, Spain and offer 1-1 recovery retreats for people who need care, healing and recovery from illness or to recharge their energy.
Rev Dr Leslie Jenal
Pasadena
CA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Chaplain
(626) 484-2591
Addiction, Alcoholism, BIPOC, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues, Young Adults

My name is Leslie Jenal. I am a priest, a spiritual director, and a spiritual companion. I am here, wherever here is, to show you your spiritual opportunities and to point out your own path. I am called to contemplation and mysticism. I view God as the Spirit of infinite possibilities, as a mysterious force, personal, but recognizable in holy darkness. However, I do not impose my spirituality on anyone. I use my own spiritual work and practice, my spiritual depth, to help you see where you are and where Love is leading you.

I work with people who pray, people who do not pray, people who pray with images and people who pray contemplatively, people who read scriptures and those who do not, people who identify as religious or not, people who are spiritual and not religious, people whose spiritual life is not defined, people who are interfaith or multi faith, people who recovering from religious abuse or substance abuse, and people who attend religious services or do not. I will begin the journey with you as you are. Where you are is where you need to be at this place and time.

You may call the Transcendent by many names or by no name. You may or may not believe in God, Allah, Yahweh, Source, Creator, Love, Goddess, Presence, the Great Am Who Am, Spirit, Being, Reality, the Divine, Love, Creator, Light, Father, Lord, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Brahman, Elohim, Mystery, Energy, Quantum Field, Person, or Trinity, or anything or nothing at all. You may “believe” or not believe, or your beliefs may be changing. You may have had a mystical experience, a vision, or a liminal dream and want to know what it means. I lean toward contemplation myself but if you pray with images, I connect with you. I connect with whoever you are and wherever you are.

Personally, I think of the Trancendent as having no name, a Being beyond names, but here I use the terms God, Presence, Being, and Love. I do not impose my beliefs on anyone and I don't evangelize or proselytize. Your name, or no name, for the Transcendent may be different from my heart conception of the Transcendent. But I believe that all names for the Transcendent are like pointing a finger at the moon. We tend to look at the finger and not what the finger points to. Whatever the name, image, or heart concept, whatever your soul is speaking to you, whoever is speaking to you, I connect with you.

Growing spirituality comes from recognizing your own path toward Peace, Presence, Love. I will help you see your own path, not mine. I have some gifts. First, I listen carefully. I hear what is said and not said. Everything I hear is confidential. Sometimes it is easier to share with a stranger who keeps secrets. Second, I have probably heard about every struggle in the last twenty years, and I doubt that you can surprise me. Religiously, I can provide the sacrament of confession and absolution. Third, I do not judge you or encroach on your vulnerability . I take you where you are because where you are is where you are supposed to be at this moment and in this place. I am peaceful and very kind and I hope that you can rest in holy silence with me.

I’m the flashlight, but you already have the map. If you meet an obstacle, gate, invitation, gift, or door in your spiritual progress, I am there. I respect who you and where you are. I’m not so egoistic and narcissistic to believe or even want to make you into someone you are not. We all have our own path to God, and I am just a companion along the way. I can point to your own Light, your own being within Being, where Union is present already.

My purpose as a spiritual director and soul companion is to support your own path to Union with God, a path glimmering through the holy darkness. No amount of pain or despair can alter the true, fundamental reality of our being. Our chaotic complexity – our desires, gifts, fears, anxieties, joys, pain, our level of spiritual maturity – is never broken because we are already in God.

Holy desire often leads to connection with me. There is holiness in the liminal space, the darkness of suffering. Healing is so very close, a shining, luminous light in the darkness. I think of if God as holy darkness, as the God of all possibilities, the light you see when you close your eyes. Negative self-talk ends and we are held as a child in the arms of the Presence, listening to the soft voice of God. God did not cause our wounds, but God is in the deep peace of our being, grounding us, both underneath and in, our wounds. Our wounds and brokenness are held in Love and our suffering is always transformed into Light. It may take looking hard, but the Light is there. Healing is there.

I work with persons of all religions and spiritual traditions, spiritual and not religious, interfaith, multifaith, or without belief. Persons of any or no gender, any sexual attraction, expression, or orientation, Trans and cisgender, seeking and questioning, however your being, gender, and sexuality express themselves, I believe that you are a holy child of God and perfect as you are. No one needs to be fixed. I am an alcoholic with decades of recovery, and I know that substance abuse is often a cry to God. Suffering is a trial by fire. Fire is both destructive and creative; it harms, tempers, and purifies our being. If you struggle with the use of any substance, I am here.

I was a hospice chaplain for ten years and a hospital chaplain for ten years before that. I help the person who is dying to live a full life. I also help loved ones. I have attended hundreds of deaths. I have observed that most deaths are not scary, although traumatic deaths or deaths by those who do not want to be alive can leave a different kind of pain in their wake. However, death appears to be an invitation from God into which we surrender. There are, of course, all sorts of deaths and all sorts of grief, and I’m familiar with them. But there also is peace, memory, sacredness, tenderness, and even joy in dying and death. I can help you see where the healing is to be found.

Whatever your race and ethnicity, mixed or not, your disability or able-bodiedness, whether you have documents or not, I own my white, cisgender, documented, and able-bodied privileges. I own my narrowness, my hypocrisy, and my bias. My blindness is deep down and not always conscious, but as a privileged person, I am at least evolved enough to know that I don’t experience your lived experience. We connect where we meet each other in God. God is in charge of the connection. Spiritual direction and soul companioning is really done by God. I’m only an instrument, a conduit for God’s love. I'm the flashlight. You already have the map. Whoever you are, I will love you.

Finally, I am a death doula, a midwife to the dying and to those who grieve. I engage in dreamwork. I provide Christian, sacramental Catholic, Twelve Step, Spiritual Nonreligious, and Humanist services including blessings, and anointing. Please note that I keep a light touch and provide services only with consent.

Utimately, I want to be a clear pane of glass for God’s light through which God’s light can illuminate your way. Welcome.

Nick Helm
Ludlow
Shropshire
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Supervisor, Formation/Training School
I'm an anglican priest who has been involved in offering Spiritual Direction for over 20 years. I've been particularly helped in my own journey by the Ignatian approach and draw deeply upon this as I accompany people. This helps offer an open accepting space to explore life, faith, aspirations and struggles to seek the creative and life-giving choices that enable the ongoing journey of becoming. After 10 years in parish ministry in urban settings, I became more focussed in supporting people's spiritual journeys and worked in spiritual and ministerial development in diocesan contexts. I'm now freelance and available for those who would like to meet in Ludlow, on phone or via internet video connections.
Eden Spiritual Care
Lake Oswego
OR
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Grief and Loss, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Eden Spiritual Care is a non-profit organization that believes Christ-centered spiritual formation and growth opportunities are not a luxury for a small segment of society, but are essential for everyone. We offer free online growth classes, and spiritual direction and retreats on a pay-what-you-can basis. Current spiritual directors are Sierra Neiman Westbrook, MDiv, and Samantha Gilbertson, MA. Visit us online at www.edenspiritualcare.org.