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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Rev. Janet Herron
Mt Pleasant
SC
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
+1(843)364-4923
Addiction, Codependency, Divorced/Widowed, Group Spiritual Direction
Offering Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Companioning to all spiritual seekers. I am an ordained in 1998 as a Unity minister and graduated from the Sursum Corda Spiritual Direction Training Program in 2006. My unique background as a Spiritual Direction, Minister, Attorney and educator has given me the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ages, economic, cultural, educational and religious backgrounds and taught me the importance of deep listening. My passion is helping people discover that Spirit’s answers are within themselves.
Ashley Oliver - Interfaith Minister
Dorchester
Dorset
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Chaplain
Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues
It is an honor to walk with you at this time in your life, when you are reaching our for companionship. I am an ordained One Spirit Interfaith Minister, working mother and minister of an Inter spiritual community in Dorset. I will listen and ask questions that create an opening for us to explore the presence of the Divine at work on your life. My life is dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces for people to connect to the power of that sacred love that surrounds us all. My own faith path blends Christianity, spiritualism, earth-based spirituality – but I honour the sparks of truth in all traditions and those just starting out on their faith exploration.
Coach Kenji
OAKLAND
CA
English
Interfaith
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
4156372107
Asian Cultures, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena
Hi, I'm Kenji Oshima (aka Coach Kenji). The best way to know more about me is at: www.coachkenji.com As a recent student of The Chaplaincy Institute, a coach of a decade, a community Dharma teacher, and as a queer, differently abled cis bi-racial/bi-cultural man I'm thrilled to bring all that I am to the next phase of my coaching practice: being in practicum. If you're interested in Spiritual Direction I'd love to get to know if we are aligned to walk the path together (pro bono for most of 2021-2022), or combining that with coaching is my new curiosity. In any case I offer free Sample Sessions to see if we're supposed to work together. A Brief Bio Coach Kenji has been a Success Coach for a decade helping high achieving individuals, entrepreneurs, and professionals find focus and create action that moves their whole lives in the direction of success, joy, and ease. Kenji serves as a dharma teacher at both East Bay Meditation Center and The Alameda Sangha in Oakland and Berkeley California. He previously served as the Gay Asian National Communality Organizer for the former Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco, traveling to eight major US cities in the early fight against HIV/AIDS; as well he's been a small business owner, mentor, godfather, consultant, and student of the School of Hard Knocks. Kenji is gaining his certification as a Spiritual Director, has a proven record as a Business and Life Coach, and is a blogger of spiritual thought, a spoken word performer, writer, mentor, and former HIV/AID and LGBTQAI activist.
Cathy Shoulders
Roanoke
VA
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Christianity, Interspiritual, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director
540 556-6567
Education, Enneagram, Mindfulness/Meditation, People with Disabilities
Cathy Shoulders, Certified Spiritual Director Spiritual direction encourages you to explore a relationship with the Mystery that many name God. In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult to notice God’s action in their daily affairs. Yet, at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s love and presence. In spiritual direction, you reflect deeply on the experiences of your daily life. Gradually, as you contemplate, you may begin to recognize God’s presence and grace in your life. You may come to realize how God’s spirit is truly with you every day and everywhere. You discover that God has been waiting for you to seek this closer relationship. Spiritual direction is not about being directed. Rather, it is about being encouraged to draw closer to God. If you are uncomfortable with God language, you are not alone. You are free in spiritual direction to speak about spirituality in language that is significant to you. Spiritual direction invites you into this relationship whether you attend a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or none of these. God seeks you where you are. You might come to spiritual direction for a variety of reasons, including to: • Identify and trust your own spiritual experiences • Integrate spirituality into your daily life • Discern and make difficult choices • Share your hopes, struggles, and losses • Develop a sensitivity for justice and concern for the poor • Live the essence of your spiritual affiliation with integrity • Certified as a spiritual director with Selah Center for Spiritual Formation • Graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Formation Program • Seminary graduate with a Masters of Theology and Counseling/LPC Eligible • Certified with Institute of Conscious Being – Enneagram Certified with Spiritual Rhythms of the Enneagram
Michael Rose
Taber
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
403-332-0480
Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression

A person's spirituality and relationship with God are uniquely intimate. Often it has its share of uncertainties, practical concerns, and nagging doubts. This doesn't make you unfaithful, just a human being living faith in real life.

I have walked alongside individuals and small groups for a long time now, supporting folks as they ask big questions, wrestle, and wonder about God, faith, church, what life is all about and their place in it all.

I accompany folks through the mundane that life can often be, as well as their joys and their deep sorrows. I have served those who are dying and their broken-hearted loved ones.

I support those walking through the desert of disorder (deconstruction) when their hunches, inklings and intuitions nudge them out of the comfortable pew. Supporting folks as they untangle from out-grown religious beliefs and painful experiences.

I have a Master's (Spiritual Formation) from St. Stephen's University (New Brunswick, Canada). I am a Certified Grief Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute and experienced in spiritual care in a health care setting. I also draw deeply on my own experiences of life, with the ebbs and flows, with my own experiences of joy, a deep sense of love and belonging, wonder, and hope. My experiences also include tragic loss, colossal failures, disillusionment, and feelings of estrangement. I have personally walked the desert of desolations and deconstruction on the way to re-order (reconstruction) as well as healing and growth along the journey towards greater wholeness.

I believe that life-giving spirituality makes us more human, not less. It is my heartfelt conviction that God's very essence is Love. God can't help but love. The God-who-is-love is therefore deeply relational and Uncontrolling. The future is open and not predetermined, which allows us to partner with God towards a love-inspired life rich in meaning and full of hope.

Whether you find yourself in the middle of deconstruction or reconstruction, inside or outside a religious institution or not sure where you are, my spacious approach to spirituality is thoughtful, intuitive, and most especially love-centred and just might be your next step.

Drop me an email and let's set up a Free 30-minute Zoom call to meet each other.

Bernadette Flanagan
Dublin
Outside U.S. and Canada
English
Interspiritual
Eco/Nature-based
Spiritual Director, Offers Graduate School Credit
0872033006
Corporate/Workplace, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, European Cultures, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Women's Issues
I have worked in contemplative studies, spiritual accompaniment and intuitive research for 30 years. My love of the Irish language and my indigenous Celtic heritage has drawn me into exploring the soul spaces in the Irish landscape which nurtured the great abbesses who established homes for the soul that were centres of contemplative spirituality for more than a thousand years. My book, Embracing Solitude focuses on the interior turn to women-led monastic movements and scans the Christian tradition for women who have made this turn in various epochs and circumstances. New Monasticism is a movement assuming diverse forms in response to the turn to classical spiritual sources for guidance about living spiritual commitment with integrity and authenticity today. Genuine spiritual seeking requires the cultivation of an inner disposition to return to the room of the heart. The lessons explored in this book from women spiritual entrepreneurs across the centuries will benefit contemporay New Monastics--both women and men. My book has inspired, challenged, and guided those who follow in the footsteps of the renowned spiritual innovators profiled in it. In the book, I seek not merely to uncover forgotten stories of women's spirituality and prophetic voices, but to probe the reasons for tradition's lack of attention to transformative solitude, intentionally chosen. I explore how from the desert of fourth-century Africa to the woods of contemporary America, women's choice of solitude offers new landscapes of the sacred--in ordinary life, in new forms of community, and in exploring mystical processes of inner transformation. The book has spoken to the deepest longings of spiritual seekers today. It answers many of their questions, places them in a historical context, and, most of all, encourages them on their pilgrimage into the heart of Divine Mystery through a mysticism embodied in a shared spiritual solitude, which can be maintained in the midst of the ordinary and the everyday. Just as spiritual seekers moved from the city to the desert in the third century, I have explored, within my own experience how now the move is back to finding contemplative solitude in the midst of the commerce of the city. In Ireland I connect with contemplative companions through walking native ancient pilgrim routes; particularly the Dublin Camino which is quite managaemable in a 3/4 time frame.. The retrieval of these ancient pilgrim paths across Ireland is attracting large cohorts of diverse people who recognise that the ancient forms of spiritual practices in Ireland have something to offer today’s new journey. Interviews by media broadcasters with a sample of today's pilgrims reveal that they recognise that while contemporary society has its faults, there is also a new attentiveness to global concerns and a quest for deeper attunement, however, fleeting.
Amara Honeck
Gatlinburg
TN
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
Welcome to a sacred, compassionate, non-judgmental space where we can work together through the ebbs and flows of your journey as you explore the meanings, callings, difficulties, joys, successes, and purposes of your life. At its core, spiritual direction is an ancient practice of holy listening intended to create holy space and stillness. Within this sacred container, we can find deeper understanding of ourselves and relationship with the Divine. Through our conversations and contemplative practices, we will listen together for the movement of the Divine in your life and discern where there are opportunities for growth and transformation.

Walking your journey with a spiritual companion is about moving toward wholeness by uncovering what it is you need at your deepest level, connecting deeply with a greater power, and facing your joys and challenges with the knowing of a higher grace and wisdom.

I see myself as a privileged witness to the spiritual unfolding of your path and would be honored to accompany you on your journey. — Namaste

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Amara’s practice is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Her training includes a two year spiritual direction program with the Haden Institute and a background in personally-practiced interspirituality, sacred creative expression practices, and consciousness work. She is a shamanism teacher for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, consciousness trainer for The Monroe Institute, and a certified facilitator of SoulCollage, Zentangle, Chakradance, Touch Drawing, and Veriditas Labyrinth practices. Amara holds certifications as a sound healer, crystal healing practitioner, henna artist, and Reiki Master. A believer in life-long learning, she is currently studying and embodying practices through Living the Way of the Mystics, a program studying the great mystics, spiritual companionship, and expressive arts.

Tina Geiger, RSM
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
4012564122
Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues
I am Tina Geiger, RSM ministering in north-western PA. I have ministered in spiritual direction/companioning for 14 years.
Mark Imbach
Calgary
Alberta
English
Christianity
Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism, Zoroastrianism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
403 803 3535
Addiction, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Enneagram, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I believe Spiritual Direction is invaluable for paying attention to where the Divine invites us to come alive. It is also a powerful way to walk alongside anyone who is hurting, struggling with life, or searching for meaning, direction and purpose. I offer openhearted simplicity and authenticity as foundational pillars to work together, along with nonjudgement, knowing that we share in the fragile nature of being human! I feel intuitively with another’s heart and soul and walk alongside whatever life brings. Some of the most enriching moments in my life happen accompanying someone when the light cracks through into their inner reality. Much of what makes me who I am today is having had to suffer through many losses such as: a son, a marriage, dealing with spiritual abuse as a child, and many other struggles that have come my way. From all these I have gained incredible insight on how the Divine infuses us. This has gifted me with a unique ability to live joyfully in the moment and encourage others to live from a joyful perspective. I embrace the Divine through intentional spiritual practices and a life of surrender, but I also live fully as a human being, embodying that Divine connection through music, nature, photography, motorbiking, hiking, cooking and hospitality. My spiritual direction training has come through the SoulStream Organization over the last 17 years, a program with a focus on living from the heart and a commitment to a contemplative life.
Libby Chapman
Seattle
WA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
2063312339
Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+
God won my heart over 25 years ago during a particularly difficult time in my life. Ever since I have been drawn to conversations exploring where God intersects with the joys and challenges of real life. In 2016, I began having these conversations as a spiritual director. I believe each of us is God’s beloved and the spiritual journey is primarily a journey of allowing the love of God to penetrate deeper and deeper parts of our heart. My joy is to provide a safe environment to engage with God right where you are. No performing, no pat answers. Just making holy space for you and God. I am a Seattle native who graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and Speech Communications. I received my spiritual direction training through SoulFormation’s School of Spiritual Direction and am a member of their community of spiritual directors. I live near the University of Washington with my husband, Brian, and our three kids. Areas of focus: *Discovering your belovedness to God *Moms with young children *Connecting with God in a way that fits you *Christians wrestling with their faith *Inner healing prayer *LGBTQ followers of Jesus and people who love them
James Calabro
Kokomo
IN
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
BIPOC, Children/Teens, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Psychic Phenomena, Sports, Young Adults
Are you in need of spiritual healing? Have you been closed off by other religious or spiritual leaders? Are you someone who wants to talk about religion or spirituality but doesn’t want a priest, minister, or pastor judging you? Are you wanting to explore the depths of your spirituality in a safe, affirming space? ****** For the past three years, I have been a trained spiritual companion. I have helped many explore their unique religious or spiritual paths. I am not here to judge you. I am only here to listen. In our monthly, 50 minute sessions, we listen for and respond to the psychospiritual movements taking place during our sessions.****** About Me: I grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in the early 2010s. For four years, I lived in West Lafayette before I moved to San Francisco. There, I fulfilled a life-long dream of mine which was to be a member of a religious community. I was a brother in the Society of Saint Francis, an Episcopal religious community of men who live together and take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. As a brother, I finished my spiritual direction training program at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California. In June 2021, I left the Franciscan friars and moved back to Indiana. Today, in addition to my spiritual companionship work, I enjoy taking my dog Lawrence out for walks. I also enjoy spending time with my beautiful girlfriend, Katy.
On the Way with Deacon Jim Minor
Round Lake Beach
IL
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
(224) 475-9239
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Life is a journey for all of us and the spiritual side of that journey is profound. Spiritual Direction involves a trinity- the person coming for direction, the director, and God. As the director or companion, it is my blessing to be able to point out the movement of God in a person's life. Being an ordained, married deacon in the Roman Catholic tradition, I have been trained and practice many different forms of prayer that I am ready to share with you. Being a married deacon, I can help in a very practical way to show how God is part of everything we do; from family, to relationships, work, to leisure- the entirety of life. I look forward to being part of your faith journey as you discover the presence of God in your life.
Daphne Vernon
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith
Spiritual Director
Marguerite Judson
El Cerrito
CA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Addiction, Alcoholism, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse
I welcome the opportunity to travel with you as you are finding your way deeper into the presence of the Holy One. Important aspects of my own journey include: long-term 12 step recovery programs; LGBTQIA+; healing from fundamentalism; hidden disabilities & chronic illness; grief; and rejoicing in God’s grace! My background: Raised in Brooklyn, NY I have been in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977. I have lived across class and racial lines, and was a successful fundraiser for twenty years before ordination - including twelve years at UC Berkeley supporting the Division of Equity & Inclusion. An alumna of both Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CAS 2017) and Virginia Theological Seminary (MTS 1977), I also served as a volunteer chaplain at Sojourn Chaplaincy at the San Francisco General Hospital and was in full time parish ministry until health challenges made that impossible. I am a member of Spiritual Directors International, and adhere to their ethical guidelines. I am serving as an Assisting Priest at All Souls Episcopal Parish, Berkeley CA, and am a member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (a vowed sisterhood focused on intercessory prayer and social justice). Logistics: Meetings will be on Zoom; sliding scale, on an individual or group basis. Want to explore this possibility? Please email revmjudson@gmail.com.
Sierra Shea Blachford
Lake Preston
SD
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Children/Teens, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mental Health/Depression, Women's Issues
My goal as a Spiritual Director is to create safe spaces for people to make spiritual shifts. What’s a spiritual shift? To me, a shift happens any time we move toward the heart of God. We are stepping more comfortably and confidently into our unique roles as the beloved children of God. My interest areas as a Spiritual Director spring from my life experiences. By God’s grace, I am moving toward peace and growth in my home and heart. Here are a few examples, God is leading me back from misconceptions and lies that I carry about him and about myself. In my head, I might know that God loves me, but from time to time – there’s a sore spot in my heart that’s forgotten or afraid and needs to accept more love and healing. He’s always gently guiding me away from old, harmful habits of withdrawing, anger, resentment, and anxiety into healthier patterns of better communication, peace, repentance, and forgiveness. Please visit my blog for more information & blog posts: sierrashea.com
Julie A Von Pelz
Long Beach
CA
English
Interfaith
Interfaith
Spiritual Director
5622337829
Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
Linda Heaner
Minneapolis
MN
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director
Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Women's Issues
C. Michael Seiler
Tucson
AZ
English, German
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director
Theresa Miller
BONITA SPRINGS
FL
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
2398493315
Addiction, Creative Arts, Education, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, Homeless/Low Income, Mental Health/Depression, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I have been a spiritual director or companion for the last 25 years. I have an eclectic spiritual background. I use to be a Sister in the Catholic Church for about 20 years. I am most familiar with Ignatian, Franciscan, Salesian and Carmelite spiritualities. It is an honor for me to walk with people on this level of faith and be able to share in their journey. I am available to talk on the phone, in person or zoom. I like to have a phone conversation first to settle any questions about spiritual direction, how to proceed and payment possibilities.
Sr. Hanna Paradowska CSFN
Tyler
TX
English, Polish
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Chaplain
773 558 4468
Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Immigrants/Displaced, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues