Rev. Deb is a licensed psychotherapist in online private practice serving residents of New York State (www.deborahbermanlcsw.com). Separately, here via PrideMinistry, she provides a non-psychotherapy and non-diagnosis spiritual companioning model for people who live anywhere in the U.S. and abroad.
PrideMinistry provides a a user-friendly, end-to-end encrypted platform to provide safe and confidential sessions. 

Namaste!

You came to the right place.

I am here for you.

I’m Rev. Deb and I am on your side. My online spiritual counseling practice is your warm and nurturing safe haven — however you define your sex, gender, and sexuality, whatever your sexual practices, and whatever type of relationship or family you are in or want to be in. You will be treated with respect and support. I am not going to try to change who you are, but rather my spiritual companioning aims to help you achieve mindfulness and clarity, tap into your own inner wisdom, and incorporate spiritual concepts to maximize healthy connections and decrease obstacles. I will partner with you to heal what needs to be healed and learn what needs to be learned.

I am not merely “welcoming” or “accepting,” but actually Knowledgable and Affirming of diverse identities, practices, orientations, and relationship constellations.  I have worked for years supporting the human spirit of Poly and Ethically Non Monogamous folx, Kink, BDSM, Leather, Fetish, LGB, Two Spirit, Transgender, Queer, Genderqueer, Sex Workers, Allies, and relationships/family constellations ranging from typical to Alternative. The states of being are not cleaved from divinity to exiled from the realm of holiness, but rather Altness is an integral, infinite facet of sacredness and divine expansiveness.

I celebrate a plethora of spiritual practices, philosophies, and wisdom paths as valid pathways to connecting with a spiritual source.  My spiritual counseling clients come from a wide swath of identities. This includes, but is not limited to, Yoruba Ifa, Sacred Sexuality Movement, Judaism, Peyotism, Islam, Wicca, Hinduism, Rosicrucianism, Stoicism, Goddess Path, Christianity, and more. Additionally, many of the folx I counsel are firmly Atheist, Agnostic, Existentialist, or Spiritual. You don’t need to believe in a higher power. In fact, I think that the higher power is your beautiful, Alt-fabulous human spirit.

I offer online spiritual counseling to individuals, triads, couples, polycules, and families. Sessions are 45 minutes in length. Some topics we might cover include:

❁ Sacred Pathways to Relationship Health

❁ Brief Pre-Union, Pre-Marital, Pre-Collaring Pastoral Counseling

❁ Alt Affirming Spiritual Practices, Mantras, and Meditations

❁ Self Care for the Alt Spirit

❁ Altness as Sacred and Divine

❁ Grief and Bereavement

❁ Kink, BDSM, and Mindfulness

❁ Spiritual Fortification: Coping with Life’s Stressors

❁ Sacred Journeys to Non Monogamy

❁ Mysticism and Sex/Sexuality/Gender Exploration

❁ Sacred Pathways to Opening Up Relationships

❁ Yogic Concepts for Kinksters

❁ The Spritually-Informed Polycule

❁ The Gift of Exiting Toxic Connections

❁ Religious or Spiritual Wounding

….and more

Let’s connect!!