Spiritual & Somatic Counseling
What is Depth & Somatic Counseling?
Depth counseling is based on the teachings of Carl Jung and depth psychology which focuses on the psyche (inner part of ourselves). It recognizes that the psyche knows what is in need of “attending to” and is the pathway to awakening. Heart based counseling is a large part of the process I use and is based on trust, and building an authentic “bridge” between client and therapist. The journey builds emotional musculature and allows us to reclaim unconscious aspects of ourselves. Through our journey together, I will support you as you process deeper into your own darkness and light, which brings integration and wholeness, and unleashes joy, love and fulfillment.
I combine depth psychology with dream work and somatic practice (“soma” means the “body” and somatic work entails tuning into, and paying attention to, your body). Together, these healing modalities provide the deepest connection with your innermost self.
My background is in world religions, women’s issues and spirituality, Jungian dream analysis, transpersonal psychology, and integrative studies. I’ve been trained in the areas of psycho-spirituality, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, depth psychology and Gestalt therapy and am currently working on my doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies in Santa Barbara, Ca.
We are living in a rapidly changing world. Much of what we are now witnessing may feel unsettling. Not only are we faced with challenges in myriad areas of our own lives, i.e., relationships, health, finances and so forth, we are also confronted with threats to the environment and discovering ways to live on planet where climate shifts are forcing us to exist in a new and different manner.
Spiritual direction is a process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey and helping them grow closer to the sacred, the holy, or a higher power. Spiritual direction helps people learn how to live in peace, with compassion, and a connection to all things. It helps people replace fear and anxiety with love and serenity.
Is Spiritual Direction Right for You?
Are you interested in deepening your spiritual journey? Are you seeking a deeper connection with your soul and ready to experience more inner peace? If “yes,” you may be ready for some meaningful spiritual direction.
I am an interfaith spiritual director. My motto is “One Love, Many Paths” meaning I support the truth-based teachings in all of the world’s greatest religions.
Some of the transformational benefits of combining depth psychology and spiritual and somatic counseling includes:
Liberating yourself from disempowering patterns from the past
Cultivating the capacity to be authentic and transparent in sharing your feelings, needs and desires
Generating empowered relationships with your feelings and emotions so you can realize your greater capacity
Learning to trust your inner self as you discern, make difficult choices and set strong boundaries
Experiencing the joy of being radically alive and dynamically engaged in the co-creative process of life
Learning how to access the support and resources of Creation in all that you do and everywhere you go
Creating evolutionary partnerships that are based on truth, honesty and respect
Our journey will take place in the context of confidential one-on-one sessions, lasting from 60-90 minutes. I have extensive training and am seasoned in the art of interfaith spiritual direction. After three or four sessions, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the relationship. Whether our relationship continues for many years or for only a short period of time, it is very important to be comfortable with the process. What is shared between is will always be held in the utmost confidence.
My fee for spiritual direction is $75 for sixty minutes and $90 for ninety minutes.
If you have any questions or are interested in receiving counseling or spiritual direction, please contact me at: Email: email@example.com
Video and Skype Appointments
I am available for Skype appointments for counseling or spiritual direction at a client’s request. Being a depth counselor and an intuitive, I was uncertain this form of communication would work at first. But after a number of sessions, I have found them to be quite effective. Because they allow for eye contact and access to the body language, this is a positive alternative to clients who live out of the area.
Clients can pay for long distance consultations through the Circle of Grace’s Paypal account. www.spiritualcircle.org