Has your light become dimmer over the years? Are you struggling to find your true path and calling? Do you wish for guidance from a trained professional who will understand and respect that your number one priority is building a relationship with the universe and spirituality?
If so, you are definitely not alone. More and more of my clients are looking for spiritual-based counseling that can heal the mind and the essence that you possess. They want to be able to not only discuss the issues they are having but also openly discuss their beliefs and spiritual practices.
And I am not the only counselor who has noticed that people prefer to seek guidance from those who support, rather than challenge, their spirituality. Many feel their spiritual wellness and practices are closely tied to their state of mental and emotional health.
Many of us feel it’s important to work with a therapist who integrates their spiritual practices into the counseling process.
Selecting the Right Spiritual-Based Counselor to Work With
Just as no two people are alike, no two spiritual-based counselors are alike either. They will differ on a few different things:
- How much familiarity they have with the spiritual practice.
- The variety of populations they serve.
- Their psychological exposure to various spiritual practices.
Beyond this, some spiritual-based therapists aim to holistically integrate the mind, body, and essence of people of all practices into the solution of daily obstacles as well as social sciences.
You will find that some spiritual-based counselors will be licensed by the state, and some will not. The reason for this is a state license prohibits a therapist from imposing personal beliefs onto clients. And, while state-licensed mental health professionals are well trained in emotional counseling, they do not always have the variety of exposure to spiritual beliefs that help to heal on deeper levels.
At the end of the day, you need to decide what is the most important qualification you wish your counselor to have. It’s a good idea to do some research and find spiritual-based counselors that meet your personal needs. Get on the phone with them and ask some questions. The most important thing is whether or not you feel comfortable talking with them.
If you or someone you love is interested in exploring spiritual-based treatment, please reach out to speak with us. We would be happy to discuss how we may be able to help. In our practice, all beliefs are welcome.