PrideMinistry Offers Affirming Spiritual Counseling Services
We invite you to visit the PrideMinistry online directory of warm and welcoming LGBTQAI+, Kink, BDSM, Leather, Fetish, Poly/CNM, GNC, Alternative Lifestyle, Alternative Family Constellation, and/or Alternative Relationship-affirming spiritual counselors here.
FAQS About Spiritual Counseling:
- Some spiritual counselors offer the opportunity to meet in-person, while others meet with counseling clients via online sessions. Some do both.
- There are many types of spiritual counselors spanning diverse faith traditions, cultures, ethnicities, philosophies, lineages, theological backgrounds, spiritual paths, and identities.
- Spiritual counseling is not psychological or psychotherapy counseling, but rather it is supportive, loving, and reflective listening by a spirituality-based practitioner who partners with you in tapping into your inherent wisdom so that together you may work though what needs to be healed or learned.
- A skilled spiritual counselor will help you to understand yourself and will work with you to find the healing, relief, answers, happiness, inner wisdom, peace, and enlightenment you seek.
- As with other kinds of counseling, spiritual counseling affords you the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who will hear you fully without exercising any form of personal judgment.
- Some people who work with a spiritual counselor are simultaneously in psychotherapy, as they are different yet often complementary healing modalities, much like yoga, Ayurveda, or acupuncture. Some psychotherapists are specially trained in spiritual counseling and incorporate it into their work.
- If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or you need to speak to someone right away, do not wait to hear back from a spiritual counselor. Mental health emergencies/crises are generally not within the scope of their practices. Instead, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away; call 1-800-LIFE-NET at any time of day or night to speak with a mental health professional; go online to nycwell.cityofnewyork.us to text, call, or chat online with a counselor; contact LGBT National Helpcenter at https://www.glbthotline.org for a list of crisis or emergency counseling services available; or call the Trevor Project Lifeline at 866-488-7386.