Find a Spiritual Director/Companion Guide

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/companion? 

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.

About the FASC Guide

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 thousands of spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.

Find a Spiritual Director/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.

Instructions

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

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

New to this? Read this resource for practical tips and questions about beginning to work with a spiritual director or companion.

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

Search Parameters

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

 

 

 

Note: This field will search the directory for people with this last name only.

Search Results

Rev. Samuel Felderman
Bellevue
IA
English
Unitarian Universalist
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion, Chaplain
5154909997
Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Grief and Loss, Health Care, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation
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Dorothy J. James
Marina del Rey
CA
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director
310.699.6575
Addiction, African Cultures, Alcoholism, BIPOC, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
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Becky Davis
Savage
MN
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
16123063486
Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Homeless/Low Income, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by. I am trained in the evocative method of spiritual companioning (through the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction)- which means I seek to hold sacred space for another as they ask and live the questions of life and faith. This journeying together is marked by the utmost compassion and care for your story and experience and a deep knowing that Spirit is present and at work. It is my privilege to reflect, as a mirror, the very Spirit and light of you, the directee, as you discern, wrestle, and savor the experience of what it is to be human. A little about me. I am a wife and mother and have worked in advocacy on a variety of social justice issues, and also am a nonprofit management consultant. I have led non-denominational Bible study small groups for several years. But perhaps more important than any degree or job is that I have lived enough hardship in life to understand the both/and, and I am comfortable wrestling with hard things and ultimately understanding that God, or the Divine, is a mystery – in many ways. And, to a great extent, this mysteriousness gives great comfort because that means there is goodness beyond my wildest imagination. I am comfortable working with a variety of orientations and religious backgrounds and offer a judgement free and compassionate space for all who come. I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you as you savor, question, find clarity, and connect more deeply with the Divine one who indeed dwells within each of us.
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Henrietta Bruneel
Ottawa
Ontario
English, French
Christianity
Spiritual Director
6137955557
Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, People with Disabilities
Gradually recognizing the movements of the Spirit in one’s life, wrestling with the question of God, allowing for the contemplative aspects of life to blossom. In all of my work, art has a prominent place, allowing God to communicate life through words, silence, sounds and images. I received formation at the Emmaus School of the Upper Room (2017-18). I am a member of L'Arche Ottawa. My approach marked by ecumenism, and it is an intensely contemplative approach: a spirituality nourished by the desert fathers and monastics of the church. I love to work with those whose spirituality is not readily recognized.
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Susan McCarthy
Water Mill
NY
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual
Spiritual Director
631-839-3994
Children/Teens, Divorced/Widowed, Education, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Whether you are struggling to find your higher power, or you are looking to grow your already active spiritual life, I would like to help you find your way to a deeper growth and understanding.
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Beth Fancher
Columbus
OH
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
6143954826
Codependency, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Hello, I’m Beth Fancher. The practice of spiritual direction is a deep passion and love of mine! I am an empathetic and discerning listener and as a companion on the journey, my job as a spiritual director is to lean in and help the person across from me become aware of who they were made to be, as well as how to become attuned to the ways in which the divine is already moving in their midst. My passion is to see lives transformed by the presence of the divine and through a deep experience of being known and held. I love to see a wide variety of people in all walks of life and faith traditions. My areas of focus include: deconstruction and reconstruction of Christian faith, navigating life after separation/divorce, and relationship-based trauma. I also use the enneagram, poetry, meditation, and other centering practices as tools for self-discovery in spiritual direction. I am a single mama of 2 kids (13yrs and 11yrs) and divorced with a positive and amicable relationship with my ex-husband. I slowly but surely left Christianity a few years ago after 20 years in the faith and have returned to my roots of being a curious, open, lover of all people and spiritual things. I love to connect with my kids and friends, travel and laugh with my lovey partner, read and write poetry, and ask good questions. I trained at the School of Sustainable Faith from 2014-2018 and earned my certification as a spiritual director. I started my practice immediately following graduation and have been meeting with people ever since. All are welcome. Every single one. At this time I am offering spiritual direction remotely via Zoom or FaceTime, which allows for you to be in the comfort of your own space. It also allows me to meet with people from all over the world, which is a passion of mine. I typically take appointments on weekdays, with limited availability on evenings and weekends.
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Nicole L. Wilson
Troy
MI
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
5862429232
Codependency, Education, Enneagram, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Brett Backus
Knoxville
TN
English, Spanish
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
8652065112
Addiction, Alcoholism, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Providing Spiritual Direction for many years as a priest in the Episcopal Church, and more recently as a licensed Spiritual Director, I am excited and eager to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. As a Word Religion major and constant Seeker myself, I find much joy in holding sacred space for all people of any faith or spiritual path. Contact me for a free initial consultation and to see if we might be a good fit as companions along the Way. I look forward to meeting you and growing together.
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The information in Find a Spiritual Companion is supplied solely by the providers themselves and is not checked, verified or warranted by SDI. Members that join SDI pay specified annual membership dues. They are listed in this guide as part of their membership benefits. Any and all SDI members who request to be listed are included. As a general rule, no one is excluded. SDI does not provide training, certification, or credentials for spiritual directors, chaplains or life coaches. SDI does not pre-screen or evaluate members before they are put on the list. SDI DOES NOT RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE ANY OF THE LISTED MEMBERS. By accessing and using this list, I accept responsibility for interviewing and selecting a suitable spiritual companion.

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