Spiritual Therapy

I’m a therapist who works with people who value spirituality. Our deepest problems in living occur when we feel God is distant and that the responsibility for life is entirely on us. I am Christian and open to all seekers, including the spiritual but not religious.

You may be seeking therapy because you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. You’re not happy with your closest relationships. You feel stuck in old patterns of behavior. You feel your life is out of alignment and that you're spending time on the wrong things. You want to change but don’t know how.

I have a holistic approach to therapy, meaning I help you find balance in mind, body and spirit. I'm warm, compassionate and easy to talk with. I'm also active in teaching you new practices.

You’re a good fit for me as a client if:

  • Spirituality is at the heart of your life.
  • You're striving to grow in your relationship with God and your ability to love and serve others.
  • You value personal growth and are willing to invest in yourself.
  • You're willing to look at your part in problems rather than blaming others.
  • You're willing to work between sessions to try new behaviors.
Sheila Read

Benefits of Therapy

I help you tell your story in a meaningful way to help you look with compassion at why you act the way you do. Together we identify your strengths and address counterproductive behavior. I tailor my approach to therapy for each individual.

I often teach new skills. These include:

  • identifying distortions in thinking and stopping negative thinking
  • regulating emotions
  • communicating more effectively
  • meditation or mindfulness practices
  • breathing and gentle movement practices for anxiety & depression

I help you find physical balance with healthier eating, exercise, better sleep, and other self-care practices. To the extent you wish, I encourage you to bring your spirituality into our work together.

"There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter."

- Mother Teresa

What to Expect

I recommend weekly therapy for best results. Weekly therapy allows for a trusting relationship to develop more quickly. It also provides the regular support you need as you begin making changes to become the best person you can be.

Therapy can be short term or long term, depending on the nature of the problem and your goals. I usually recommend committing to therapy for 12 sessions, then reevaluating with me your progress.

Studies show that the quality of the relationship with the therapist is often more important than the type of therapy offered. People say I am authentic, calming, insightful, and that they can tell I care about them.

Let's talk

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to explore if we would be a good fit working together.  You can tell me what you're looking for and ask questions. Call me at (919) 619-8110, or fill out the form below.

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