Spirituality Therapists in Bellingham, WA

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Joseph Gottfried
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Does your spirit feel bogged down by painful feelings and relationships? Would you like to bring your spirituality to counseling as a simpler, easier way to become freer and happier? I offer a safe place for you to talk and be heard and a way for you to change painful patterns from the inside out. Through powerful yet gentle methods alongside inner prayer/intention, you can resolve the root causes of personal problems like troubled relationships, anxiety, loss, depression, chronic pain/illness, lack of purpose, trauma, spiritual confusion or abuse, and addiction.
Does your spirit feel bogged down by painful feelings and relationships? Would you like to bring your spirituality to counseling as a simpler, easier way to become freer and happier? I offer a safe place for you to talk and be heard and a way for you to change painful patterns from the inside out. Through powerful yet gentle methods alongside inner prayer/intention, you can resolve the root causes of personal problems like troubled relationships, anxiety, loss, depression, chronic pain/illness, lack of purpose, trauma, spiritual confusion or abuse, and addiction.
(360) 295-2870 View (360) 295-2870
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Dr. Helena Soholm
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Healing through Science and Spirituality. I help talented professionals and creatives discover their life purpose and find meaning. We live in an increasingly complex and stressful world. Many people are suffering under the weight of societal pressures and expectations, which separate us from the heart of what it means to be human living an intentional life. I work with people who struggle to make sense of themselves and their lives. Many have achieved a secure and abundant life, having gained success in careers and fields that provide for their material needs, but their souls are feeling restless and craving real nourishment.
Healing through Science and Spirituality. I help talented professionals and creatives discover their life purpose and find meaning. We live in an increasingly complex and stressful world. Many people are suffering under the weight of societal pressures and expectations, which separate us from the heart of what it means to be human living an intentional life. I work with people who struggle to make sense of themselves and their lives. Many have achieved a secure and abundant life, having gained success in careers and fields that provide for their material needs, but their souls are feeling restless and craving real nourishment.
(206) 745-3416 View (206) 745-3416
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Kitty Caveat
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Spirituality is also a special interest of mine, and I love providing a safer space for clients to explore your beliefs, values, and ways that you make meaning of our brief time on this special planet.
Welcome! I’m Kitty (she/they), a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor with current openings for telehealth therapy. My work centers compassion, understanding, and individualized care, through the lens of Intersectional Feminism. While I meet with folks of all backgrounds and support diverse humans to navigate life’s challenges, I especially enjoy supporting clients who are motivated and ready for transformative growth. Experiences that I often help guide clients through include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, creative expression, and identity exploration.
Spirituality is also a special interest of mine, and I love providing a safer space for clients to explore your beliefs, values, and ways that you make meaning of our brief time on this special planet.
Welcome! I’m Kitty (she/they), a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor with current openings for telehealth therapy. My work centers compassion, understanding, and individualized care, through the lens of Intersectional Feminism. While I meet with folks of all backgrounds and support diverse humans to navigate life’s challenges, I especially enjoy supporting clients who are motivated and ready for transformative growth. Experiences that I often help guide clients through include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, creative expression, and identity exploration.
(206) 279-6655 View (206) 279-6655
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Cheiron S McMahill
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
With a blend of creativity, spirituality, feminism, and a deep appreciation for the visual and verbal, I bring a dynamic approach to therapy.
Do you consider yourself a creative and introspective person? Are you interested in exploring and strengthening the connection between your conscious and unconscious mind? Would you like to better integrate and/or balance the inner (emotional, mental) and outer (bodily, physical, social) aspects of your experience? If so, I might be a good fit as a therapist. Let's chat to find out!
With a blend of creativity, spirituality, feminism, and a deep appreciation for the visual and verbal, I bring a dynamic approach to therapy.
Do you consider yourself a creative and introspective person? Are you interested in exploring and strengthening the connection between your conscious and unconscious mind? Would you like to better integrate and/or balance the inner (emotional, mental) and outer (bodily, physical, social) aspects of your experience? If so, I might be a good fit as a therapist. Let's chat to find out!
(509) 519-1650 View (509) 519-1650
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Ryan Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hi, I'm Ryan and am currently accepting new clients for individual counseling. I'd love to connect with you and be of assistance in addressing such issues as: trauma history, identity, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and life transitions. I love supporting people who have been impacted by adoption and those who struggle with addiction. I can help you understand the "why" behind your thoughts, attitudes, and actions, and how getting below the surface to the root is the key to healing and growth.
Hi, I'm Ryan and am currently accepting new clients for individual counseling. I'd love to connect with you and be of assistance in addressing such issues as: trauma history, identity, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and life transitions. I love supporting people who have been impacted by adoption and those who struggle with addiction. I can help you understand the "why" behind your thoughts, attitudes, and actions, and how getting below the surface to the root is the key to healing and growth.
(360) 842-8428 View (360) 842-8428
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Kat David
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
I see myself as a companion on this journey toward healing. With nine years of experience working with folks of many backgrounds and challenges, I feel passionate about working with clients who struggle with shame, belonging and finding out more of who they are. Client who are challenged with maintaining hope in a world of oppressive systems, and folks who are curious about their spirituality often find themselves supported in my space as well.
I see myself as a companion on this journey toward healing. With nine years of experience working with folks of many backgrounds and challenges, I feel passionate about working with clients who struggle with shame, belonging and finding out more of who they are. Client who are challenged with maintaining hope in a world of oppressive systems, and folks who are curious about their spirituality often find themselves supported in my space as well.
(360) 215-2970 View (360) 215-2970
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Justin Marr
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98226
I help individuals with self-exploration, discovering wants/needs, deconstructing/reconstructing spirituality, life transitions, and working through anxiety/depression.
It's become a struggle to express your needs to the people you love. Some days, it feels like you are repeating the same conversation or argument over and over again. You feel stuck and vulnerable. I understand what you are going through. Relationships can be challenging, with twists and turns that create anxiety, confusion, and discouragement. This may not be what you expected and it can be difficult to remember what it’s like to feel excited and satisfied. I want to help you find the way back to a more fulfilling and healthier relationship. There is a way forward.
I help individuals with self-exploration, discovering wants/needs, deconstructing/reconstructing spirituality, life transitions, and working through anxiety/depression.
It's become a struggle to express your needs to the people you love. Some days, it feels like you are repeating the same conversation or argument over and over again. You feel stuck and vulnerable. I understand what you are going through. Relationships can be challenging, with twists and turns that create anxiety, confusion, and discouragement. This may not be what you expected and it can be difficult to remember what it’s like to feel excited and satisfied. I want to help you find the way back to a more fulfilling and healthier relationship. There is a way forward.
(253) 215-6418 View (253) 215-6418
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Alysondra Duke
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I use a unique approach that integrates coaching, psychology, feminism, intuition, spirituality and pleasure to help cultivate more empowerment in your life.
Currently welcoming in new clients (individuals and couples!). :) If you're experiencing heart break, wondering why your love or sex life is not where you'd like it to be, or feeling lost/frustrated/curious about what might be getting in the way of having the life or love life you seek, I can absolutely help you navigate this. I also help couples who want greater connection, intimacy, or "spark" and I especially LOVE working with queer couples.
I use a unique approach that integrates coaching, psychology, feminism, intuition, spirituality and pleasure to help cultivate more empowerment in your life.
Currently welcoming in new clients (individuals and couples!). :) If you're experiencing heart break, wondering why your love or sex life is not where you'd like it to be, or feeling lost/frustrated/curious about what might be getting in the way of having the life or love life you seek, I can absolutely help you navigate this. I also help couples who want greater connection, intimacy, or "spark" and I especially LOVE working with queer couples.
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Maggie Stang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Along with therapeutic tools, I enjoy bringing poetry, spirituality, and other creative resources into session.
Hi there, I’m Maggie. If you are looking for a nurturing therapist who is genuine, wants the best for your unique life, and will challenge you towards deeper healing, we could be a good fit. I would love to support you as you begin to embrace your intersecting and unfolding identities. My specialties as a therapist include body liberation (Health At Every Size), life transitions, and exploration of self through a relational lens. My approach is centered within an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and liberatory lens. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I enjoy supporting folks with these shared identities.
Along with therapeutic tools, I enjoy bringing poetry, spirituality, and other creative resources into session.
Hi there, I’m Maggie. If you are looking for a nurturing therapist who is genuine, wants the best for your unique life, and will challenge you towards deeper healing, we could be a good fit. I would love to support you as you begin to embrace your intersecting and unfolding identities. My specialties as a therapist include body liberation (Health At Every Size), life transitions, and exploration of self through a relational lens. My approach is centered within an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and liberatory lens. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I enjoy supporting folks with these shared identities.
(253) 364-7913 View (253) 364-7913
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Shariah Hunt
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98228  (Online Only)
I enjoy collaborating with individuals and couples, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC or apart of the LGBTQ+ community, to access their innate healing power, reclaim ancestral knowledge, and achieve their vision of wellness. I practice with the beliefs that everyone is the expert of their own story, and have the power to heal themselves under the right circumstances. I provide support to those ready to process and work through past trauma, grief, relationship challenges, life transitions, spirituality, identity struggles, multicultural experiences, and building connection and intimacy.
I enjoy collaborating with individuals and couples, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC or apart of the LGBTQ+ community, to access their innate healing power, reclaim ancestral knowledge, and achieve their vision of wellness. I practice with the beliefs that everyone is the expert of their own story, and have the power to heal themselves under the right circumstances. I provide support to those ready to process and work through past trauma, grief, relationship challenges, life transitions, spirituality, identity struggles, multicultural experiences, and building connection and intimacy.
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Amanda M Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
I embrace the theory that people are not defined by their problems, but their problems are external of them. Through this strength-based approach, I believe a person can be empowered to take control of their life. By exploring one's psychology, culture, system, and spirituality I believe one will find the strength within themselves to change.
I embrace the theory that people are not defined by their problems, but their problems are external of them. Through this strength-based approach, I believe a person can be empowered to take control of their life. By exploring one's psychology, culture, system, and spirituality I believe one will find the strength within themselves to change.
(360) 323-4013 View (360) 323-4013
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Mei-Ling Vargas-Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I particularly enjoy working with teens and adults who wish to explore issues relating to identity development, relationships, depression, anxiety, neurodivergence, grief, disability, multicultural issues, and crises of faith/spirituality.
PEAK Psychological Wellness is a group practice that provides culturally responsive individual therapy and psychological evaluation. As a Latina counselor, I wholeheartedly value identity, intersectionality, and autonomy as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy provides us with the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My goal as a therapist is to create an affirming space for you to explore difficult feelings by harnessing your strengths and honoring your boundaries, all while providing and receiving constructive feedback along the way.
I particularly enjoy working with teens and adults who wish to explore issues relating to identity development, relationships, depression, anxiety, neurodivergence, grief, disability, multicultural issues, and crises of faith/spirituality.
PEAK Psychological Wellness is a group practice that provides culturally responsive individual therapy and psychological evaluation. As a Latina counselor, I wholeheartedly value identity, intersectionality, and autonomy as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy provides us with the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My goal as a therapist is to create an affirming space for you to explore difficult feelings by harnessing your strengths and honoring your boundaries, all while providing and receiving constructive feedback along the way.
(206) 502-0951 View (206) 502-0951
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Scott Cameron Elzea
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
My primary goal is helping people find freedom from the burdens and struggles that have been holding them captive and helping to point them toward a healthier, happier life. I strongly believe that counseling should not be an intimidating, unpleasant experience but instead a life-giving, uplifting experience with some laughs along the way. As such, I try to blend humor into the sessions and make the counseling relationship as natural as possible. I specialize with adults and teens, with a primary focus on addiction, depression, anxiety, and spiritual issues.
My primary goal is helping people find freedom from the burdens and struggles that have been holding them captive and helping to point them toward a healthier, happier life. I strongly believe that counseling should not be an intimidating, unpleasant experience but instead a life-giving, uplifting experience with some laughs along the way. As such, I try to blend humor into the sessions and make the counseling relationship as natural as possible. I specialize with adults and teens, with a primary focus on addiction, depression, anxiety, and spiritual issues.
(360) 526-8605 View (360) 526-8605
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Bonnie Marie Shanser
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
In holding the Eastern-based philosophy that sees every human as inherently whole and brilliantly sane, I believe that every pain we carry--at its source--shares the wisdom of how to heal it. Supporting you in connecting more directly to your experience, to inhabit your body, and compassionately navigate the sometimes complex layers of this space can allow for reintegration of parts of yourself you may have lost connection to. In reconciliation of one's whole being--there is often a naming and reclaiming of our lived experience that needs to happen for greater alignment to occur within ourselves and within our relationships.
In holding the Eastern-based philosophy that sees every human as inherently whole and brilliantly sane, I believe that every pain we carry--at its source--shares the wisdom of how to heal it. Supporting you in connecting more directly to your experience, to inhabit your body, and compassionately navigate the sometimes complex layers of this space can allow for reintegration of parts of yourself you may have lost connection to. In reconciliation of one's whole being--there is often a naming and reclaiming of our lived experience that needs to happen for greater alignment to occur within ourselves and within our relationships.
(360) 492-4655 View (360) 492-4655
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Alana Whitelaw-Lawrence
CHLC, SSC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
There is no one-size fits-all approach to healing. My therapy programs are specifically tailored to help each unique individual. Sometimes you are just a shift-in perspective away from resolving an issue you have struggled with for years; allowing a total transformation to how you experience life. I specialize in helping those with issues of fear, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, health/wellness troubles and addiction, but am available for a wide variety of other issues as well. Through the sacred process of uncovering, healing and releasing old beliefs, you can re-discover who you really are & find peace, hope and lasting serenity.
There is no one-size fits-all approach to healing. My therapy programs are specifically tailored to help each unique individual. Sometimes you are just a shift-in perspective away from resolving an issue you have struggled with for years; allowing a total transformation to how you experience life. I specialize in helping those with issues of fear, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, health/wellness troubles and addiction, but am available for a wide variety of other issues as well. Through the sacred process of uncovering, healing and releasing old beliefs, you can re-discover who you really are & find peace, hope and lasting serenity.
(360) 218-3263 View (360) 218-3263
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Robert Mark Hutchings
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I assist those who have become aware that the story they are currently living is no longer serving them well. Together we will create a therapeutic environment that cultivates this initial awareness. Through the learned application of compassionate boundaries and a mind/body integrative approach, we work to resolve the past dysfunctional or traumatic parts of your story. As we bring balance to our mind/body through awareness, we may align ourselves with our spiritual center to create a new intentional, energetic story that allows healing and the possibility of wellbeing. I further offer nature therapy and grounding/yogic guidance.
I assist those who have become aware that the story they are currently living is no longer serving them well. Together we will create a therapeutic environment that cultivates this initial awareness. Through the learned application of compassionate boundaries and a mind/body integrative approach, we work to resolve the past dysfunctional or traumatic parts of your story. As we bring balance to our mind/body through awareness, we may align ourselves with our spiritual center to create a new intentional, energetic story that allows healing and the possibility of wellbeing. I further offer nature therapy and grounding/yogic guidance.
(360) 233-8944 View (360) 233-8944
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Aaron Fox
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
If there is anything I could say, it would be this: I am here for you, and you are not alone. Whether you are sad, angry, tired, anxious, frustrated, depressed, or anything else you may be struggling with, I am here to help. I take great care to earn the trust of each client, and I will work with you to address whatever is weighing on you - from depression, overwhelming anxiety, and past trauma, to relationship issues, struggles with anger, and low self-esteem.
If there is anything I could say, it would be this: I am here for you, and you are not alone. Whether you are sad, angry, tired, anxious, frustrated, depressed, or anything else you may be struggling with, I am here to help. I take great care to earn the trust of each client, and I will work with you to address whatever is weighing on you - from depression, overwhelming anxiety, and past trauma, to relationship issues, struggles with anger, and low self-esteem.
(360) 919-0654 View (360) 919-0654
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Kristin Whitelaw
PhD, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Do you want to live your life as who you truly are rather than who you think you ‘should’ be? Overcome the thoughts that tell you you're not enough, aren’t deserving or that there’s something wrong with you. Release old patterns that take you to the same places, relationships and feelings over and over again. Heal your past, relieve anxiety and fear and feel happier, more peaceful and powerful, more confident and inspired. Feel more deeply connected, - body, mind and spirit. Fulfill your passions, your divine purpose and live the life you are truly meant to live. The power to bring these changes into your life is within you
Do you want to live your life as who you truly are rather than who you think you ‘should’ be? Overcome the thoughts that tell you you're not enough, aren’t deserving or that there’s something wrong with you. Release old patterns that take you to the same places, relationships and feelings over and over again. Heal your past, relieve anxiety and fear and feel happier, more peaceful and powerful, more confident and inspired. Feel more deeply connected, - body, mind and spirit. Fulfill your passions, your divine purpose and live the life you are truly meant to live. The power to bring these changes into your life is within you
(310) 299-8091 View (310) 299-8091
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Ian James Whitelaw
MA, CHT
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Are you a man who wants to change his life and live the life you were meant to? Do you have fears of not being enough? Not smart enough? Not wealthy enough? Are you challenged with the darkness and disease of addictions? Is your relationship healthy? The holistic methods I use heal wounded relationships so they can be happy, strong, and connected. I will help you access the power that has always been with you and find acceptance. My extensive training and experience allow me to use effective techniques to raise awareness and move from shame to grace. Everyone can heal. Why not have a peaceful life? Allow me to help you live it
Are you a man who wants to change his life and live the life you were meant to? Do you have fears of not being enough? Not smart enough? Not wealthy enough? Are you challenged with the darkness and disease of addictions? Is your relationship healthy? The holistic methods I use heal wounded relationships so they can be happy, strong, and connected. I will help you access the power that has always been with you and find acceptance. My extensive training and experience allow me to use effective techniques to raise awareness and move from shame to grace. Everyone can heal. Why not have a peaceful life? Allow me to help you live it
(360) 745-1264 View (360) 745-1264
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Danielle Morgan
Counselor, MSc, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
(360) 230-5783 View (360) 230-5783
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.