Are you seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world?
Do you feel stuck in your current situation and don’t know how to move forward?
Do you yearn for a connection that goes beyond the mundane?
Welcome to your New EverAfter
I understand that life can sometimes feel like you are lost in a dense forest, leaving you feeling disillusioned and disconnected. I offer compassionate guidance and companionship to help you navigate through life’s uncertainties and reconnect with your true self.
Unlike traditional therapy, my approach goes beyond managing symptoms. I focus on personal growth and self-discovery, diving deep into the core of your being. I help you tap into your inner wisdom, make sense of your emotions, motivations, and desires, and navigate life’s challenges with clarity and resilience.
Whether you’re feeling lost, going through a life transition, or seeking a deeper spiritual connection, our time together will provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings, fears, desires, and struggles. I aim to help you cultivate a profound spiritual connection and a deeper connection with yourself, enriching your life with a sense of wonder, awe, and reverence.
Within A New EverAfter, your journey towards self-realization, inner peace, and a deeper connection with the mysteries of existence begins. Explore the depths of your being, reclaim your story, and write your own New EverAfter. As your companion and guide, I walk with you every step of the way.
I respect your unique spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction sessions aren’t about prescribing a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, they are about guiding you to find your own answers, encouraging your personal growth, and helping you nurture a more profound connection with your spiritual self.
Spiritual Direction is a collaborative process where you can explore your story, closely examine your feelings, discover insights, and increase your self-awareness. I offer a compassionate, trauma-informed, narrative-based approach supported by play, Jungian thought, dreamwork, consciousness studies, and the creative arts to assist your spiritual discovery and the recovery from life’s challenges.
Are you ready to answer the call of your soul and embrace the extraordinary life you were meant to live? Begin your path towards self-realization, inner harmony, and a deeper connection to the mysteries of existence. Schedule your free 20-minute Discovery Call today, and together, we will unlock the wisdom within, guiding you towards a life of profound meaning.
How is Spiritual Direction different than traditional therapy?
When you encounter life’s challenges, your first thought may be to reach out to a therapist. It is important to know that Spiritual Direction and therapy are both valuable tools for personal growth and healing. However, the main difference between Spiritual Direction and therapy is the focus of the work. Traditional therapy often focuses on managing symptoms and behaviors, while Spiritual Direction focuses on personal growth and self discovery. While traditional therapy is an important tool for addressing specific issues and developing coping mechanisms, Spiritual Direction delves deeper into the realm of personal transformation, reaching areas of your Self that traditional therapy may not be able to access.
While therapy or counseling often focus on solving specific problems or addressing mental health issues, Spiritual Direction is more about exploring your relationship to your Self and deepening your inner wisdom. It’s about uncovering your authenticity and aligning your life with your deepest values and truths. However, it’s important to note that Spiritual Direction can compliment therapy, or counseling, but it’s not a replacement for the diagnostic process found within professional mental health services.
Spiritual Direction goes beyond traditional therapy, helping you learn how to tap into your inner wisdom to better understand your emotions, motivations, and true desires. This knowledge allows you to navigate life’s challenges with greater clarity and make decisions that are more aligned with your whole Self. Spiritual Direction helps you connect with your inner wisdom, explore your personal narrative, and create lasting change.
What theories and modalities do you use within Spiritual Direction?
A New EverAfter stands at the intersection of wisdom and wonder. I chiefly employ the dynamics of the Enneagram in order to help you explore your own motivations, innate gifts, patterns of behavior, and unique stumbling blocks.
The wisdom of the enneagram is then contained within a psycho-spiritual framework built from Jungian psychology, Dreamwork, creative expression, philosophy, spiritual formation theory, religious studies, the new sciences, and consciousness studies. Similarly, I engage the inner self through multiple pathways to the unconscious and encourage the wonder of spiritual discovery.
These blended elements help to increase self-awareness, develop multiple intelligences, connect to the body's innate wisdom, and expand your capacity for love and compassion in order to foster a truer sense of alignment.
What do you specialize in?
Anxiety/Depression, Emotional Upheaval & Stress-Related Issues, Inner Healing for Past Wounds and Hurts
Jungian-Influenced Depth Work
Grief & Loss
Spiritual Emergency & Existential Crisis
Spiritual Direction for Couples, Sexuality & Relationships
Inspirational Sourcing for Artists and Writers
Co-Dependency, Recovery & Renewal after Active Addiction
Self-Discovery, Self-Belonging & Self-Compassion
Mindfulness & Meditation, Mysticism & Developing Divine Intimacy, Spiritual Practice & Divination
Transitions & Thresholds, The Transition of Midlife & Women’s Issues
Emotional Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
Discovering Purpose & Calling, Values Clarification, Meaning-Making & Decision-Making, Discernment
Spiritual Development Theory and Education & Spiritual Growth, Developing a Personal Theology
Disorientation, “Stuck-ness”, Lack of Fulfillment, Disillusionment & Disenchantment
Unexpected Transcendent Experiences, Mystical Encounters & Psychic Phenomenon, Intuitive & Psychic Development
Healing from Your Religious Past And Recovery from Spiritual Abuse
What can I expect in session?
In a Spiritual Direction session, you can expect a compassionate, warm, and supportive environment, where you are encouraged to explore your personal and spiritual journey. The focus will be on your personal experience and the understanding you bring about your relationship the divine, your inner wisdom, or the larger mystery of which we are all a part. Each session is unique, tailored to meet you where you are and to gently guide your future footfalls.
Similar to traditional therapy, Spiritual Direction invites conversation around events and circumstances in your life. However, Private Sessions with A New EverAfter help you not only challenge dominate problematic stories that prevent you from living your best life but widen your perspective by considering alternative viewpoints. This process allows you to see your life story as you currently understand it as well as the meaning that you have assigned to circumstances and events. Transformative listening allows us both to compassionately inspect your narrative and change how you might understand yourself and the world around you. What's more, we consider the role that your Divine Understanding might have in considering new perspectives.
Spiritual Direction with A New EverAfter opens the door to the deepest wisdom of all -- that which you hold in your heart already, that which you can discover for yourself. By coming to more fully understand your story, you can become empowered to improve it. The purpose of Spiritual Direction is to intentionally and compassionately unfold what is already within you in order to live a life of greater connection and meaning.
My approach is contemplative, compassionate and accepting. My role as your Spiritual Director is to be a thoughtful guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself, your origin story, your desires and motivations, and your patterns with others. I see Spiritual Direction as an opportunity for reflection and growth. Together, we lovingly examine the mortal misconceptions that impede your ability to live fully, happily, freely and peaceably.
I help you to see more than just external actions, but invite you to look deeper at your soul and what is happening there that is driving your choices and actions. Through the compassionate examination of what lies beneath the surface of your life, you are then able to move forward with a clear and peaceful mind, a truer sense of fulfillment, and a free and expansive heart.
I utilize a variety of tools for Spiritual Direction: storytelling, therapeutic conversation, play, contemplation, Jungian thought, divination, consciousness studies, dreamwork and the creative arts, all to aid in the healing journey.
As your Spiritual Director, I help you to notice who you uniquely are and lovingly guide you toward your unique place within the cosmic story.
How often should I have a Spiritual Direction session?
This can vary based on individual needs and circumstances. Typically, people find a monthly session to be beneficial, but some may prefer more frequent sessions, especially during periods of significant change or personal growth. The frequency of sessions can be discussed and adjusted to best suit your unique journey.
Where will we meet for Private Sessions?
You have three options for meeting in private session:
1) Online. When you schedule your Spiritual Direction session, you will be given a unique and private link to the video platform Zoom in your confirmation email.
2) In nature. Northeast Ohio residents have the opportunity to select "Wander & Wonder" when they schedule a private session. Spiritual Direction sessions are held while walking within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Directees have the option of selecting which part of the park to meet.
3) In Person. Local residents also have the option of meeting for private sessions in my Northeast Ohio consulting space. You may select this option when you schedule your appointment. The address will be sent to you in your confirmation email.
How do I get started?
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the many offerings available, but are eager to start your new journey, contact me today for a free Discovery Call. For 20 minutes, we will discuss your needs, hopes and fears, and what you’re genuinely seeking in life. Together, we will come up with the best course of action for you to get the results that you desire. Schedule a Discovery Call...