Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”
~ John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
From Tamara Powell:
For as long as I can remember, I’ve understood that there was more to life than what is apparent to us on the physical plane. All of the world’s wisdom traditions speak of this truth and each offers philosophies and rituals as avenues of connecting with their sacred understanding of Source.
Even as a young child, I was intrigued by that which brings others a felt sense of meaning and purpose. I’ve yet to walk into a synagogue, mosque, temple, cathedral or church that doesn’t fill me with a sense of awe and reverence.
Research suggests that the majority of clients attending individual therapy sessions not only believe that it is appropriate to discuss religious concerns with their individual therapist, but also have the preference to do so (Rose, Westefeld & Ansley, 2001).
It is a passion of mine to provide spiritually sensitive therapy services honoring each and every client’s seeking.
Through the years I have continued to challenge and further my understanding of the world’s strivings to connect with Something outside ourselves. I now work with clients from nearly every worldview and walk of life.
Many of those now crossing my path have been hurt by their home churches, especially if they identify as LGBTQ+ or have been divorced, or somehow don’t otherwise fit in. Sometimes our work is to heal the wound and reintegrate into the same faith system and yet others work with me to find a new path to spiritual wholeness.
If you are interested in exploring your own personal spiritual walk or would like a counselor who is knowledgeable about spirituality and holds your beliefs sacred yet will not judge, placate you, or flippantly spout rhetoric, contact me today.