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.

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Janis Dehler
Cambridge
Minnesota
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion/Director
612-743-8830
Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
We live in a busy world where we desire to be heard and feel supported. For some there is a longing to deepen a relationship with self, other, environment, and Ultimate Reality, however we name the ineffable. As a Spiritual Companion, I walk alongside you in active presence, listening to and honoring your sacred stories, offering support and encouragement, while helping you open to the deeper questions. These stories could include loss in its many forms, change that is either wanted or unwanted, questions regarding your authentic self, resilience, end of life review, as well as your journey into deepening in spiritual practices, and art as a spiritual practice. As a companion, I do not seek to give answers but to explore what it is you seek within yourself with Spirit – Self – at the center of our circle. We are meant to heal and grow toward wholeness through our own life cycles, just as we see in nature. It is our natural inclination to do so yet this movement toward healing and growth can challenge us in ways that shake the ground beneath us and bring us to the questions that burn within our soul. My own practice is interspiritual, believing in the common wisdom that is found in many faiths, that ties us all to a shared journey of connection and compassion, and is beyond a particular religion. I seek to support what is true for you and how that inner guidance asks you to be present in the world. I have been offering support in the area of grief and loss, transpersonal psychology, inner child, end of life, and energy healing, and healing arts for over 30 years. It has and continues to be a privilege to be present to individuals from many faiths and cultures, and to witness daily our common human experience.
Monica Tzeng
Chicago
IL
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director
Asian Cultures, BIPOC, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Immigrants/Displaced, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Young Adults
I believe in the power of spiritual liberation. Spiritual liberation requires a confrontation of oneself aligned with God, the Universe, throughout your life. Spiritual liberation is not just a one-time impactful change, but an acknowledgment that the work requires consistency, vulnerability, and joy in the uncomfortable. We navigate a world that requires a centering of racial equity, intersectionality, and collective healing through our spiritual lives. I am a Taiwanese-American queer faith strategist. Raised in the Bay Area by immigrant parents, I support and align myself as a spiritual director and consultant in community work. I believe the power of forming spiritual spaces is necessary, grounding, and practical to the work I do. While I am rooted in the Christian framework, I also offer space to discuss other forms of spiritual direction with an understanding for tarot, mysticism, and generational/ancestral lineage healing. I have spent the last 7 years working specifically alongside queer, faith, and communities of color that support the development and growth across non-profits, creative entrepreneurs, as well as organizations in transition. Some of the key organizations I have worked at as a spiritual guide/director and chaplain intern have been Inclusive Collective, Covidgriefnetwork.org, Queer Healers, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, and through the Northshore University HealthSystem. _________________________________ Testimonials: "Through the silence, I finally hear my inner voice, I hear my true soul's word. It would like to speak, this essence is mine and Monica has a unique and powerful ability to draw that authentic part of me out and gives it a place to simply be." - Leanette, Founder of Enneastories.com "The few sessions I participated, I felt that I have a sense of my agency during the experience. The way she held space helped me able to hold space for myself and the Holy Spirit. She is grounded, attuned and gentle". - Xeres, Administrative & Partnership Coordinator of Trauma Response & Crisis Care for Movements, "Monica has provided fresh insights, deep spiritual nourishment, and graceful challenge to our people. Perhaps one of the reasons that I like working with Monica most is that she relates beautifully to those who have been harmed by religion, which is a sacred - and difficult - task. Monica empowers those burned by the church to both lament their past struggles and find hope in new spiritual possibilities. Our members still talk about the ways Monica enriched their spiritual lives and helped them become more integrated and alive human beings." - Rich, Founder of Inclusive Collective
Rev. Virginia Coakley Oasis Spiritual Direction and Retreats
Boston
MA
English
Christianity
Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Life Coach
617-506-9750
Addiction, African Cultures, Alcoholism, BIPOC, Codependency, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Latin American Cultures, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Rev. Virginia Coakley is an Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian denomination (PCUSA). She is an experienced Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, and former College Chaplain. She believes that while life is full of joys and sorrows, a good spiritual companion or spiritual accompaniment can make the journey significantly easier. She has spent countless years, providing pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to those seeking to address a myriad of issues. If you are questioning your life's purpose, trying to make a major life decision, or questioning your God or your faith, or if you would benefit by having someone walk alongside you, Rev. Virginia would welcome an opportunity to accompany you. Additionally, as an African-American practitioner, I draw upon my lived experiences , background, and skills to work with those affected by racism and oppression or those who are trying to anchor their life's work in anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
Trish Tallakson
Moorhead
MN
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual
Spiritual Companion/Director
218-233-9394
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Women's Issues
Jan Spragge
Cobourg
Ontario
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion/Director, Life Coach
905-396-3313
Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Contemplative and creative in nature, Jan provides Spiritual Companioning for seekers, creative spirits and those opening to life in increasingly heartfelt and intentional ways. Contemplative methods of guidance centre on trusting the individual on their own unique path, and the knowledge that the companionship of careful listening and presence can help illuminate and foster that which informs and guides us on our journey. Depending on a client’s interests, Jan utilizes expressive arts practices and experiential presence practice in her work, including the encouragement of exploring the world with camera in hand, paint brushes and our animal companions. Focus often includes fostering a creative life, blending creative and spiritual practices, sustainable caregiving, grief and loss, bringing spiritual practice to an entrepreneurial life, enhancing the experience of sport with spiritual practice, and living a life with enhanced presence, appreciation and contemplative practice. Jan shows up in her work informed by her rich life experience. Her formal and informal pursuits have been wide-ranging with depth of knowledge coming from her time spent as a Spiritual Companion and Personal Coach (since 2006), in Christian studies including Lay Ministry with specialization in Written and Verbal Communication including Prayer Creation and Delivery in early 2000's (Anglican/Episcopalian faith and more contemplative studies such as the mystics and desert elders), co-creation of an Internationally successful mid-sized business, time spent as a primary caregiver both to her late-husband (who died of complications from cancer), and her mother (who died from complications from her dementia), executive coaching, recurve archery career, one-on-one work with young offenders and the incarcerated, coaching and advisory board member - AD/HD and Dyslexic specialization (especially as it pertains to strength development), work as a certified hypnotherapist, and perhaps her most loved certification (at least by her long-haired dachshund, Franklin) Canine Massage Therapy, just to name a few. "My life since I was a young girl in pigtails has been spent searching for the richness of experience in all things. Slowly but surely, with the help of those closest to heart (including my own Spiritual Companions) I have come to know what it feels like to dance with the God of my own understanding in the midst of life's difficulties, sorrows and joys. And, Oh! What a feeling it is to finally feel a life-giving consistent connection to that which sustains and deepens my life experience in rich and meaningful ways!"
Robin Dibble
Indiana
English
Not Yet Selected
Spiritual Companion/Director
502.873.8869
Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Couples/Families, People with Disabilities, Young Adults
Toni Amberg
So Windsor
CT
Not Yet Selected
Deacon Michael
Austin
TX
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith
Spiritual Companion/Director
Couples/Families, Grief and Loss, Men's Issues
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 Companion/Director, 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
Libby Darwin Grobmyer
Little Rock
AR
English
Spiritual Independent
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion/Director, Chaplain
5019209841
Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Health Care, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
I am a graduate of The Haden Institute for Spiritual Direction and have experience in Jungian dream work, meditation, and the Enneagram as a spiritual tool. I am also a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and am currently the Staff Chaplain for the Palliative Care Program at our local Medical Center. I have received additional training from the Being with Dying program at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I see my role as a Spiritual Director as being a witness to your story, a companion on your unique journey, offering a safe space for looking at life's questions and what gives your life meaning. My approach is one of deep listening, non-judgment, and relationship - providing a container for accessing your own inner wisdom.
Rev. Julie Parsell
Napoleon
OH
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
1-517-610-1131
Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
As a pastor with over 23 years in parish ministry, I have had lots of opportunities to develop gifts and skills that help me walk with others as a Spiritual Director. I am a trained Spiritual Director, a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner and a chaplain in the Order of St. Luke healing prayer ministry (OSLtoday.org). I am also completing my RYT200 so that I can utilize Christian restorative yoga with directees as well. Just as we worship Father, Son and Holy Spirit; so should our walk of faith include mind, body and spirit! May I walk with you?
Jamie Deering
WASHOUGAL
Washington
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Interfaith
Spiritual Companion/Director, Life Coach
3603355595
Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues
As a spiritual coach, I listen into and support your transition from something released to something born.
Marianne Gordon
Lancaster
PA
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
4342609712
I grew up in an evangelical Christian culture and believed in Jesus from a young age. Despite my beliefs, intent, and efforts, as an adult I found myself broken, despairing, and longing for a deeply satisfying love relationship with God. With the help of a spiritual director and through practicing Centering Prayer, I embarked on a journey of learning to let go of self-effort and to trust the presence of Christ within. I experienced the grace of emerging hope and love in my relationship with God. I also wrestled with the pull of progressive theology. I feel thankful to have found a transforming, more integrated walk of faith in Jesus Christ which grounds my life and perspective as a Spiritual Director. I have been providing Spiritual Direction since 2007. I also direct the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and facilitate workshops on Centering Prayer. I previously worked as a public health nutritionist, including 3 years in Thailand with Food for the Hungry. I have also visited prisoners as a lay chaplain for many years, and I hold a special place in my heart for those who have been incarcerated. I invite you to reach out to me if you: • Desire to deepen your sense of intimacy with God. • Experience a sense of absence or pain in your relationship with God. • Feel as if your faith has been deconstructing, and you desire a more authentic return to the One who is the Bread of Life.
Paula Gamble-Grant
La Center
WA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion/Director, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Has Internet Courses Available
Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction
You are not a problem to be solved… You are a sacred story. And you do not have to get more organized, fit, “together” or “on top of it” in order to be seen, heard, valued and welcomed by God, by those of us here at reFresh, and hopefully, by your very own self. So, if you’re tired of… * going through the motions and just skimming your life rather than actually living it; * religious words and practices that leave you feeling not-enough, * repetitive reactionary stress and a sense of feeling burdened in your heart, soul, mind and strength; * Being afraid to share your struggles and your joys on the faith journey then you are welcome here – just as you are, not as you think you should be. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Paula has been companioning weary and disoriented, spiritually hungry souls for more than 30 years. She is an experienced Spiritual Director and Supervisor of SDs, and is on the cutting edge of integrating Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) into Spiritual Direction and Supervision under the mentorship of Ann Cornell Weiser. IRF fosters a space of gently turning toward the parts of ourselves that we’ve orphaned, exiled, shunned, and fretted with the same Love and Compassion of Jesus. In this loving, caring presence, we aren’t trying to fix what is broken, but being with what is valuable – YOU and all the parts of you that have been set aside and pushed down for too long. It is this paying attention and being with that allows our souls to live! * If you want a companion to help you find your way home to your real self, * If you want a safe place to say and feel and think things about God and your faith journey that you’ve never been allowed to say/feel/think, * If you’d like to grow in the heart of art of SD – and perhaps learn to incorporate Focusing into your craft, then I’d be delighted if you’d contact me for a free 15 minute consult.
Carolyn Kolovitz
English
Not Yet Selected
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Companion/Director, Has Internet Courses Available
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Jim Vaive
Columbus
Ohio
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Interspiritual, Taoism
Spiritual Companion/Director
614-774-8048
Couples/Families, Homeless/Low Income, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Mindfulness/Meditation
Catherine Solano
English
Christianity
Spiritual Companion/Director
African Cultures, Education, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Catherine is an Australian sister of Mercy currently living in Melbourne. She is an educator and has worked several in cross-cultural settings. her current interests include Interculturality, Intergral Ecology and Reconciliation.
Magdalene A.R. Mastin
Greentown
IN
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion/Director
7654806185
Children/Teens, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Women's Issues
We all carry questions, pain, joy, and curiosity in our bodies, hearts, and mind. I’m here to reflect on those experiences with you as you journey deeper into love and wellness. My intention in spiritual direction is to offer a brave place to explore your questions and concerns about your life and God in a safe, loving, explorative environment, incorporating movement and imagination, discerning and responding to the movements of your heart – no matter where they go. I have completed a two year spiritual direction certification program and have been offering direction since 2018. I am specifically practiced in and passionate about walking with others through seasons of questioning, deconstruction or doubt (Dark Night of the Soul), or reconstruction of spirituality. Contact me for a free first date. I look forward to journeying with you as we pay attention to God's presence.
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
Kat Goheen
Langley, BC
BC
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based
Spiritual Companion/Director
Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, Enneagram, Mindfulness/Meditation
You are ready to change! My journey of spiritual growth has led many places: ordained ministry in Community of Christ, energy work through Healing Touch, two degrees in biblical studies from Vancouver School of Theology, motherhood, continual enneagram study, and Spiritual Direction certification through the Pacific Jubilee Program. Your journey may look quite different, but I am available to you to help you connect with what matters most in your life, the deeper currents that call to you and sustain you. I will be your companion on the way, whatever it may look like.