Spirituality Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Janelle Buchheit
Counselor, MEd, NCC, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (Online Only)
We connect to our clients on a deeper level using a unique blend of coaching, soul guidance, and energy healing techniques. Our work is to help you remember who you really are and guide you as you share yourself more fully with the world. Those interested in spirituality, self-awareness, evolution of consciousness and exploring within will likely enjoy and benefit most from our approaches. We specialize in working with empaths, highly sensitive persons and helpers.
We connect to our clients on a deeper level using a unique blend of coaching, soul guidance, and energy healing techniques. Our work is to help you remember who you really are and guide you as you share yourself more fully with the world. Those interested in spirituality, self-awareness, evolution of consciousness and exploring within will likely enjoy and benefit most from our approaches. We specialize in working with empaths, highly sensitive persons and helpers.
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Tara Gunther
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
My methods incorporate overall well-being with instruction in mindfulness and focus on spirituality if desired.
I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity, never knowing what someone might have experienced during their lifespan. This means that issues are viewed through the perspective "What has happened to you" as opposed to "What's wrong with you"--a trauma informed approach. I am likewise experienced with weight loss issues, stress management skills building, anxiety disorders, insomnia, relationship issues, and chronic health conditions.
My methods incorporate overall well-being with instruction in mindfulness and focus on spirituality if desired.
I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity, never knowing what someone might have experienced during their lifespan. This means that issues are viewed through the perspective "What has happened to you" as opposed to "What's wrong with you"--a trauma informed approach. I am likewise experienced with weight loss issues, stress management skills building, anxiety disorders, insomnia, relationship issues, and chronic health conditions.
(412) 460-4403 View (412) 460-4403
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Laurie E. Pietragallo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
I believe the greatest gift we can offer to someone in need is the ability to meet them where they are and without judgement. My approach to therapy is humanistic, providing a supportive environment comprised of acceptance and appropriate humor. My specialties include treatment of anxiety and depression as well as issues concerning self-esteem, spirituality, and life transitions to adults ages 25+.
I believe the greatest gift we can offer to someone in need is the ability to meet them where they are and without judgement. My approach to therapy is humanistic, providing a supportive environment comprised of acceptance and appropriate humor. My specialties include treatment of anxiety and depression as well as issues concerning self-esteem, spirituality, and life transitions to adults ages 25+.
(412) 329-6696 View (412) 329-6696
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Shivam Gosai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
I'm a part of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, an interfaith collective of clinicians and educators.
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
I'm a part of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, an interfaith collective of clinicians and educators.
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
(412) 899-2651 View (412) 899-2651
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Grace Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
We specialize at integrating spirituality and faith with a sound clinical basis to offer a holistic approach to treatment.
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
We specialize at integrating spirituality and faith with a sound clinical basis to offer a holistic approach to treatment.
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
(724) 414-1549 View (724) 414-1549
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Ben Hearn
PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
I draw from cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, EMDR and other mindfulness approaches while integrating neuroscience, existentialism, and spirituality into my practice.
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families on a range of issues including trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, spiritual development, identity exploration, and psychedelic integration. I work with clients such as yourself deep-seated respect and acknowledgment of your humanity and right to be treated with dignity, care, and respect. I assist clients develop their curiosity and courage for introspection to work through the "hard stuff". Overall, I hope to help my clients become more open and whole in their relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them.
I draw from cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, EMDR and other mindfulness approaches while integrating neuroscience, existentialism, and spirituality into my practice.
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families on a range of issues including trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, spiritual development, identity exploration, and psychedelic integration. I work with clients such as yourself deep-seated respect and acknowledgment of your humanity and right to be treated with dignity, care, and respect. I assist clients develop their curiosity and courage for introspection to work through the "hard stuff". Overall, I hope to help my clients become more open and whole in their relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them.
(412) 419-2772 View (412) 419-2772
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Diane Elliot McHirella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (Online Only)
Interest in your unique Spirituality or what gives your life meaning.
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
Interest in your unique Spirituality or what gives your life meaning.
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
(412) 328-2929 View (412) 328-2929
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Sarah Amelia Edmiston
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
(412) 891-8769 View (412) 891-8769
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Grace Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
We specialize at integrating spirituality and faith with a sound clinical basis to offer a holistic approach to treatment.
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
We specialize at integrating spirituality and faith with a sound clinical basis to offer a holistic approach to treatment.
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
(724) 906-4319 View (724) 906-4319
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Yvette Okeke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
I bring a holistic approach to therapy with a focus on spirituality and mindfulness.
Welcome! My name is Yvette Okeke, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive therapy experience with various populations and provide support to people battling depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma as well as interpersonal issues.
I bring a holistic approach to therapy with a focus on spirituality and mindfulness.
Welcome! My name is Yvette Okeke, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive therapy experience with various populations and provide support to people battling depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma as well as interpersonal issues.
(412) 218-3938 View (412) 218-3938
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DeMarquis Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am a capable, compassionate, experienced clinician that provides individual, couple/marital, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, relational conflict, trauma and abuse recovery, parent-child conflict, anger management, and more. My specialties include: couple/marital therapy; sexual abuse and trauma recovery; as well as working with issues of religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am a capable, compassionate, experienced clinician that provides individual, couple/marital, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, relational conflict, trauma and abuse recovery, parent-child conflict, anger management, and more. My specialties include: couple/marital therapy; sexual abuse and trauma recovery; as well as working with issues of religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
(412) 435-1347 View (412) 435-1347
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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MDiv, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15233  (Online Only)
Spirituality, religion, and/or faith can also be explored as preferred throughout discussing personal growth, self-awareness, and meaningful relationships in life.
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
Spirituality, religion, and/or faith can also be explored as preferred throughout discussing personal growth, self-awareness, and meaningful relationships in life.
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
(412) 453-3279 x216 View (412) 453-3279 x216
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Molly Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
Along with traditional therapeutic models such as CBT, DBT, MI, and psychodynamics, I also have experience integrating additional concepts including trauma, self-esteem and compassion, healthy relationships, kink and poly-friendly, diet culture recovery / Health At Every Size, and spirituality.
I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain. Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.
Along with traditional therapeutic models such as CBT, DBT, MI, and psychodynamics, I also have experience integrating additional concepts including trauma, self-esteem and compassion, healthy relationships, kink and poly-friendly, diet culture recovery / Health At Every Size, and spirituality.
I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain. Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.
(412) 946-0951 View (412) 946-0951
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Nathan Piccolomini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
in Theology, helping me to better understand the role spirituality may play in our lives.
The concept of therapy can be intimidating... My goal is to make it comfortable for you to discuss your situations by providing an honest, non-judgmental atmosphere, while offering support and validation. Throughout my career, I have helped individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as grief and loss, problems within family systems and relationships, and trauma-related issues. I have helped individuals dealing with addictions and substance abuse, and have also helped young adults in higher education transition to new environments and social settings.
in Theology, helping me to better understand the role spirituality may play in our lives.
The concept of therapy can be intimidating... My goal is to make it comfortable for you to discuss your situations by providing an honest, non-judgmental atmosphere, while offering support and validation. Throughout my career, I have helped individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as grief and loss, problems within family systems and relationships, and trauma-related issues. I have helped individuals dealing with addictions and substance abuse, and have also helped young adults in higher education transition to new environments and social settings.
(724) 705-0217 View (724) 705-0217
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Kathleen Joyce Fullmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
As a therapist my training and experience have been focused on themes of attachment, relationships, grief, loss, trauma, and spirituality.
I love working with people of all ages who are seeking to understand themselves and other significant people in their lives! It is my joy to help my clients find peace and make meaning of both the usual challenges in life and the events that threaten to rob us of hope.
As a therapist my training and experience have been focused on themes of attachment, relationships, grief, loss, trauma, and spirituality.
I love working with people of all ages who are seeking to understand themselves and other significant people in their lives! It is my joy to help my clients find peace and make meaning of both the usual challenges in life and the events that threaten to rob us of hope.
(412) 981-2554 View (412) 981-2554
Jodi Peppel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CRS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
(412) 543-8004 View (412) 543-8004
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Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
(412) 357-4197 View (412) 357-4197
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Debrah Anne Cohen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHL, MFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
You deserve to have a compassionate person help you “work through” all of your feelings! I am a very warm therapist who believes that humor and spirituality have a place in the therapy room.
Does this describe you? You're a people pleaser, wanting to make everyone happy but yourself. You feel the pain of break-ups and grief very intensely. You are fiercely independent and hate taking help from others. Being placed for adoption can reverberate through all aspects of your life. I help clients grieving the losses associated with adoption; transracial adoptees dealing with identity issues; and adoptees working through all of the complex emotions related to search and reunion. As an adoptee myself, I "get it". I also work with the other sides of the adoption triad: birthparents and adoptive parents.
You deserve to have a compassionate person help you “work through” all of your feelings! I am a very warm therapist who believes that humor and spirituality have a place in the therapy room.
Does this describe you? You're a people pleaser, wanting to make everyone happy but yourself. You feel the pain of break-ups and grief very intensely. You are fiercely independent and hate taking help from others. Being placed for adoption can reverberate through all aspects of your life. I help clients grieving the losses associated with adoption; transracial adoptees dealing with identity issues; and adoptees working through all of the complex emotions related to search and reunion. As an adoptee myself, I "get it". I also work with the other sides of the adoption triad: birthparents and adoptive parents.
(215) 544-2012 View (215) 544-2012
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The Beverly Centre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
(412) 532-4617 View (412) 532-4617
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Cynthia B. Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
(412) 455-7257 View (412) 455-7257
Spirituality Therapists

What should I expect from therapy that incorporates a focus on spirituality?

Spirituality can mean different things to different individuals, depending on their experiences, beliefs, and life histories. Some individuals focus on strengthening their belief system, while others experience spirituality in secular ways, such as through meditation, yoga, or by spending time in nature. Clients can expect a therapist to help guide and grow their spirituality through any of these techniques, encouraging the individual to cope with the challenges they face and develop strategies to build resilience and purpose to improve their outlook in life.

What are the most common treatments that include spirituality?

There are several treatments that incorporate spirituality. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) helps a person examine and reframe their negative thoughts and behaviors. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) focuses on emotional acceptance and psychological flexibility. Existential therapy is most often used to address anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, apathy, despair, questions of identity, and feelings of purposelessness and existential dread. Transpersonal therapy focuses on a client’s spirituality and meaning in life and may incorporate techniques including meditation, visualization, hypnotherapy, dream analysis, and or breathwork.

Can therapy incorporating spirituality help atheistic or agnostic individuals?

Yes. For non-believers, spirituality can offer benefits including a greater sense of connection to others and to the natural world. An interest in spirituality may also spur individuals to pursue mindfulness practices, or to contemplate their purpose in life and how to achieve it.

How effective is spirituality as a therapeutic remedy?

​​Research suggests spirituality is generally beneficial for individuals. It is correlated with better health habits, such as less substance use, and an improved capacity to cope with stress and other mental health challenges. Increased spirituality can lead individuals to become more empathic and less materialistic, as well.