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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C S Keyes
Bloomfield
New York
English
Interfaith
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual
Spiritual Companion/Director
Dreamworker, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation
For 25 years I have helped seekers answer the sacred question "what now?" through intentional conversation, reflection, meditation, creative forms of prayer, and, most recently, dream interpretation. Trained in Jungian-based spiritual direction through the Haden Institute, I offer constructive companionship and gentle guidance toward positive personal evolution. I am available for both in-person (Finger Lakes region of NY State) and virtual sessions. While an ordained UCC pastor, I respect and work with any faith outlook, including agnostic and atheist. Contact me via e-mail at revcskeyes@gmail.com.
Louisa Lim
Singapore
Singapore
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
Asian Cultures, Creative Arts, Education, Grief and Loss
Graduated in National University of Singapore (BA) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (Master in Education) . Trained in Singapore under the Life Direction Team. Served as spiritual director in Canossian Lifesprings Spirituality Centre since 2007. Currently a member in Life Direction Singapore. Trained also in Reality Therapy. Enjoy sharing and spreading the message of Choice Theory, a new psychology towards inner freedom. Fluent in Mandarin and English.
Judith Wigglesworth
Carterton
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
Stephen Martz
Glen Ellyn
Illinois
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Judaism, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion/Director
630.476.6425
Addiction, Alcoholism, Corporate/Workplace, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Sports, Women's Issues
I work primarily as a Jungian Analyst and also have been offering spiritual direction/companionship for two-plus decades. I am an Episcopal priest and adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
David Hughes
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
3365778234
Addiction, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse
I served as a pastor for over 37 years., concluding with 22+ years at First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC. In 2013, I stepped away from pastoral ministry to join the staff of the Transforming Center, a non-profit ministry designed to strengthen the souls of key influencers and the ministries/non-profits they serve. I continue to serve as a part-time ambassador of the Transforming Center. I recently completed my training to be a spiritual director through the Apprentice Training Program of the Phoenix Center of Spiritual Direction. I have also received training to be a coach. I welcome all directees, but my primary interest is working with clergy and non-profit leaders.
Andy Peck-McClain
Rockville
Maryland
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
862-204-9265
Barbara J Price
Buffalo
NY
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interspiritual
Spiritual Companion/Director, Supervisor
7164402950
Addiction, Codependency, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
I have been serving as a spiritual director for about twenty five years. During that time, I have been a retreat leader, group spiritual director, provided supervision to other spiritual directors, and been engaged in relationships of one-to-one spiritual direction. I have also participated as a faculty member in two spiritual direction training and education programs. My own spirituality is grounded in the Christian mystical tradition, with familiarity with other traditions such as: Hinduism, Buddhism, and others. I see creation as a revelation of the Body of God; connecting with God through nature feels like 'home' to me. I find special affinity with the Benedictine tradition, and have received training in (and have experience guiding) the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Others with which I resonate are: Native American, Celtic, Francisan, Salesian, Carmelite, and Twelve Step spiritualities. I have been ordained as an Episcopal priest for twenty-three years. I try to spend significant regular time each day in prayer and study - not from a particular 'holiness' but because without that grounding, I am challenged to maintain a stance of love in our divisive world. I want to live from a place of unitive consciousness with all that is, yet I find myself sliding into "us and them" thinking, usually when I turn on the news. I seek to have a prophetic voice speaking with love, not anger, but speaking clearly and strongly, nonetheless. I believe I am called to support others on their various paths toward living in the Heart of God. My husband and I have four grown children and nine grandchildren. I love gardening, walking and hiking, reading, and most forms of needlework.
the Rev. Sarah Chivington-Buck
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director
720-445-1668
Codependency, Creative Arts, Elderly/Mature, Group Spiritual Direction, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Does your heart yearn for more? Do you desire deeper connection with God? Do you feel spiritually dry? I have experienced those longings myself, and have been on a life-long journey to become my full and true self, reflecting God's image in my uniqueness. My own experiences of exploring various spiritual paths prepared me well to become a spiritual companion. I also hold an M.A. in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary, and an M. Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. I believe that we are to bring our whole selves into our relationship with God - and have a special interest in including the body in spiritual practices. I also believe that creativity - expressed through art, music, dance - both honors God and draws us closer to the Creator. The term spiritual direction can be misleading, as if I will be directing you. Really, the true director is actually the Holy Spirit. I simply help you to listen to the Spirit’s movements in your life and in your heart. I like to think of myself holding the space for you to encounter God. We were not made to journey alone. Having a companion on the road to the intimate places where your soul communes with God can enrich your life immensely. I would be honored to talk with you to discern if I am the best person to walk with you at this point in your journey.
Darlene Bischof
Foothill Ranch
California
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director
(949)633-6038
Children/Teens, Codependency, Couples/Families, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am the co-founder with my husband of SOULeader Resources, an inter-denominational ministry established in 2000 to empower transformational wholeness in leaders, churches, denominations, and organizations.

I was born and raised in Southern California, worked in both banking and sales, ran my own business for twelve years, was a pastor’s wife for over thirty years, raised two children who are now adults, and have travelled to fourteen countries. I now am thankful to use those diverse experiences with all their ups and downs in my spiritual direction.

I became a Certified Spiritual Director in 2017, graduating from “The Art of Spiritual Direction” program in Orange, CA in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. This program focused on a holistic curriculum involving theology, spirituality, psychology, and practicum.

I have a passion for serving others through spiritual direction, hospitality, listening, and resourcing. In spiritual direction, I am passionate about listening with a loving presence to the processes of spiritual development while listening to you and the Spirit.

While my personal spiritual journey is from a Christian background, I am open to meeting with anyone regardless of faith tradition or background.

My hobbies are learning about others through travel, hiking, going to the beach, reading, creating pilgrimages for others to go on, being a lifetime learner, and enjoying God in nature.


A few of my favorite quotes are:

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The spiritual director is concerned with the whole person, for the spiritual life is not just the life of the mind, or of the affections, or of the ‘summit of the soul’ – it is the life of the whole person.”
Thomas Merton

“We are all spiritually hungry. We all need someone to walk with us. To journey with us. To give us the courage, to give us the incentive, to give us the inspiration… that’s what a spiritual director is. That’s what we do.”
Reverend Dr. Carol Vaccariello

Sheila M. Howe, MA, LMFT
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
6028857805
Addiction, Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Sheila Howe is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1983 and a certified spiritual director since 1996. Sheila attended a two year formation program-The Art of Spiritual Direction at the Kino Institute, in Phoenix, a contemplative spiritual direction formation program. Sheila also has a certificate from University of Arizona's Integrative Health program for non-medical professionals (IHelp) housed within the Integrative Medicine department. Sheila Howe was a founding member of the Arizona Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Directors. She wore many hats, including president of the board for three years, curriculum director, instructor, advisor and assessed student applications. As a spiritual director, Sheila's primary focus and passion is the psychological, physical and spiritual well-being of God's beloved children. Sheila has a seasoned background in trauma informed care. Healing is an important focus of Sheila's work both therapeutically and spiritually. Sheila currently is part of the Spiritual Direction program at the Franciscan Renewal Center and has a private online practice. All of her work is online via zoom. Sheila has developed a spiritual direction program for married couples and significant relationships. She works with couples through private retreats and monthly spiritual direction practice. Sheila has witnessed incredible healing, transformation and growth in spiritual and emotional intimacy, and embodied love and peace with couples who say yes to spiritual direction . Sheila has recently developed a program for clergy abuse victims. Sheila believes that spiritual direction can be a compassionate bridge for individuals abused by the church who also desire spiritual exploration, creativity and development, as well as reconnecting and healing within a safe, trusting and compassionate space. A combination of holding compassionate space for the individual, as well as supporting the emergence of a spirituality that assist in individual healing and integration and ultimate transformation, is primary, as well as discerning and experiencing God as a loving, trusting compassionate God of peace and love. Sheila lives on the Southern Oregon coast in the lovely coastal town of Bandon, Oregon. She lives with her husband of 38 years , her two ten year old Australian Shepherds and Frank the feral cat who domesticated with safe cuddles and consistent food and lots of love. Sheila is a native Arizonan and moved four years ago to Oregon upon her husband's retirement. Sheila has three adult children, two daughters and one son and three grandsons and one grand daughter. The grands are all under the age of 2.5 years. Presence to the beauty of the coast, the birds in the air, the ever flowing-ever changing river, the sounds of the surf, the sweet songs of diverse birds, the dark skies and abundant stars- the silence of the isolation, have been pure blessing and a perfect Eden for personal bonding and healing and discernment and awareness of God's Divine consciousness and love throughout and within all of God's creation. Sheila would like to share with the seeker her seasoned professional, personal, experiential and blessed journey, as she journey's with others.
Sr Suzanne Neisser
Pennsylvania
Christianity
Christianity
215-925-9698
Rev. David Dismas, MDiv, STM
Medford
Massachusetts
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director, Chaplain
Dying/Sick/Hospice, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+
Drawing on his 30+ years experience as a pastor, his 8+ years working in Hospice and 5+ years offering pastoral care at an assisted living, David best accompanies folks facing end-of-life issues, bereavement following the death of a loved one, and other major changes involving feelings of grief and loss. David also accompanies folks discerning their next steps along the road towards ordained ministry. David earned both his MDiv and his STM degrees at the Boston University School of Theology with additional study in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy and Family Systems at the School of Education at UMass Boston.
Khurshid Anna
Zephyrhills
Florida
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
813 778 3846
Group Spiritual Direction
I am a home wife. I am interested to grow in my spiritual life. My background is former catholic nun in Pakistan. I really want spiritual director whom I can share my experience of contemplative life. I love to have some one in Florida Tampa are close to my home. I need to know the place where I can go for my retreat and workshops or one line. Take course or hear podcast and talks. I will be grateful for your help in my life to come closer to God. My husband is retired and he gets Social security and I get disability. So some time money is a problem.
Dina Tibbs-Spiritual Mentor
Centennial
Colorado
English
Interspiritual
Eco/Nature-based, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Wicca/Neopaganism
Life Coach, Has Internet Courses Available
303 242-7881
Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, European Cultures, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues
Dina Tibbs- Spiritual Muse and Mentor, Wisdom Advisor, and Owner of Amused Woman Studios, Vision Weaver I guide women who have a desire to know themselves at a deep soul level, to explore, illuminate and love ALL of the parts of themselves both known and unknown parts of so that they can release doubt in their own wisdom stand in their sovereignty , and design soul-directed lives and businesses, rather than be influenced by the external chaos in the world. I work with women who desire to bring a sense of the sacred into every part of their lives. I do this through creative practices utilizing my training as an Intentional Creativity® Teacher, and Journey Circles® Facilitator, Interspiritual feminine wisdom teachings, and teaching women how to design lives in harmony with their own rhythms and the cycles of nature. I also facilitate Women's Circles, Seasonal Turn of the Wheel Ceremonies, Life Transition Ritual and Ceremony drawing on practices from several lineages and customizing it to your lineage and traditions. My role is to stand next to you, to be a way-shower, to offer counsel, reflection and perspective so you can see what is real and true for you.
Audrey Hamilton
Harrow
Middlesex
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
+447887654426
Corporate/Workplace, Group Spiritual Direction
Formed in both the Ignatian and Carmelite traditions, and with an MA in Christian Spirituality, I am passionate about encouraging the encounter with God in the midst of daily living and fostering a contemplative attitude. I offer ongoing spiritual accompaniment and the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life.
Yolanda Valdes
English, Spanish
Interspiritual
Interspiritual
Spiritual Companion/Director, Life Coach
Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Latin American Cultures, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
FIND - School for Spiritual Direction and Formation
Bryan
Texas
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.
Sherry Dahl - Soul Manifesting Facilitation
Edmonton
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director
Dreamworker, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing
Who am I? Where am I being called? What is the Divine (as I understand the Divine) saying to me now? What does it mean to be a spiritual person within or outside a faith tradition? Are there practices that might help me in my journey? Spiritual direction, in an atmosphere of support, companionship, confidentiality and non-judgment, offers safe space to explore such questions and engage in ongoing inner work arising from your uniquely personal answers. A graduate of the Presence Program of Providence Renewal Centre with a Master of Arts in Spirituality and Liturgy from St. Stephen’s College, I have been a spiritual director since 2002. Life-long learning is central to who I am and continues to evolve my reverence for the trinity of Light, Love and Wisdom woven throughout history and within creation itself. With what I describe as Christian roots and Cosmic branches, I welcome spiritual seekers from all faith traditions – or none. Privileged to study with the Enneagram Institute of Stone Ridge, New York, I have a passion for the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual and psychological growth, and training in systemic constellations has shown me that family of origin and ancestral background can be territory worth exploring. Numerous courses in energy work and an interest in indigenous justice and spirituality are also part of my background. As well, I have a certificate in grief support from Taking Flight International. Exposure to painful and traumatic details during 30 years as a court reporter equips me to receive all parts of your story with relaxed openness and compassion; in other words, there is nothing that can shock me. For several years both during and after my employment in the court system, I volunteered with incarcerated women at the Edmonton Institution for Women and more recently in a volunteer mentoring role with the Elizabeth Fry Society. Because I have such a varied background, I often describe myself as a "spiritual director plus". I certainly can - and do - accompany people in a more traditional spiritual direction capacity, while with others sessions may include family system constellations and/or energy work for healing, personal growth and spiritual deepening. For others the primary focus may be moving through a grieving process together. With the Enneagram as a significant part of my training as well as being central to my own inner work, increasingly people seek me out for mentoring and accompaniment with the Enneagram, perhaps as a central focus or perhaps as part of general spiritual companionship. I have also accompanied those who identify within the LGBTQ2S+ spectrum of diversity. In other words, I am so privileged to enter into people's journey's from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of tools, enabling me to meet people wherever they are in whatever way may be most beneficial for them. Throughout my life I have been associated with the United Church of Canada, a denomination with a focus on social justice and progressive Christianity. I am blessed to be the mother of four and grandmother of two.
Valerie Harvey
Dundas
Ontario
Not Yet Selected
Spiritual Companion/Director
Beth G. Raps, PhD
Eagle Rock
Virginia
English, French
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion/Director, 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 offer: Following your calling via inner listening + mastering time, money, focus, mindset, without sacrifice. Helping white people talk productively about race across our political differences.