Spiritual Therapy

Sometimes just talking about your every day life isn’t enough.

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Sometimes there are bigger factors at play. Maybe you are at a loss with everything that’s happening in the world and feel disconnected from your spirituality. Or perhaps you feel ashamed of your spiritual practices in a society that privileges science while ignoring spiritual integrity. You may be uncertain how to ground and integrate your spirituality into your daily life.  

Or, you aren’t sure if it’s even safe to talk about spirituality with a therapist at all.

Whether you are struggling to find your spirituality, to separate it from the beliefs you grew up with, or simply looking for spiritual healing in San Francisco, CA – welcome! You’ve come to the right place. Spirit – and your spirituality – is welcome.

What is a Spiritual Therapist?

Being a spiritual therapist means we can include more than just your everyday experience. Not only through incorporating spiritual practices of your choice. But, also by talking about your beliefs, experiences, and path. There are many ways we can invite your spirituality to be holistically present and part of our work. We can explore that, together.

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I can create space for you to bring in your spiritual beliefs and practices on your journey. My training, coupled with my personal experience, creates a unique doorway through which I can explore spirituality within therapy. I have studied many different spiritual practices, including Buddhism, “Shamanism” (with an awareness of the problematic nature of that term), energy healing, sound healing, depth hypnotherapy, dream work, channelling, and divination practices. In addition, I have trained in navigating the many dangers and pitfalls on the spiritual path and communities.

I can understand when you feel deeply connected to the spiritual beings with whom you are working. As well as when you feel lost and alone. Or when you question the meaning of the spiritual experiences you’ve had. Further, when you feel that your spirituality is shameful, or even contradictory to your upbringing. Even when you are sinking from the pain of betrayal in a spiritual community, I can understand this loss.

Being a spiritual therapist allows me to hold space for all of that. It also means we can incorporate certain practices into our work together. This is the type of therapy where tarot decks are welcome. Where we can plan and explore ritual together. This is a place where we can meditate and journey – together. 

Your unique spiritual pathways of connection, are welcome here.

My Approach to Spiritual Therapy

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As part of my work as a spiritual therapist, I offer certain spiritual ways of healing as well. This doesn’t mean you have to have any certain spiritual beliefs or practices. Rather, it just allows us different ways of exploring what’s going on for you.

As one way of working together, I can offer depth hypnotherapy and altered state journey work. Through using a combination of my voice, energy work, hypnotherapy, and journeying, I can guide you into a lightly altered state. This looks like the use of guided journey scripts to ease you past the analytical, thinking mind into a more relaxed way of being. 

This state is not the same as what you may have been introduced to in popular media! You will still retain full control over your memory and the process. From this lightly altered state, we can offer healing support to the many layers of your being. Your mind/body, heart, soul/energy patterns, and spiritual connection. 

While working together, I can also offer space to create and perform rituals. Rituals can be very powerful to experience through in person ecotherapy sessions outdoors. I can also help support you with consulting the tarot, meditating, connecting with your spirit guides, and more. You are always welcome to bring in your spiritual practices as well.

All of these ways of working offer spiritual guidance to a deeper, ineffable part of us, and the universe. That unknown place that can create healing, connection, empowerment, and support.

I offer a variety of services in my virtual therapy office that can support you on your journey: