So Are You a Counselor or What?

No, I am a spiritual director.

A spiritual director is similar in some ways to a pastoral counselor. We don’t have the same scope of practice. One way our work is different is that while spiritual directors also offer a safe confidential listening space for clients, we don't focus on prescriptive advice.

Some of the folks that I work with are clergy or clergy spouses. Many are caregivers. Almost all are busy. Typically, they need room to explore or sit with their own questions. It’s good to have someone who can listen. No judgment. No “I can fix that for you.”

If you are in transition and looking for discernment about the next steps, I can help you look for different kinds of prompts or activities as a way to unpack what keeps bubbling up. As I listen, I may ask clarifying questions as you consider your thoughts. Did I mention that it’s strictly confidential?

My Springfield, Missouri, office is between National and Fremont, just south of Battlefield Road. It’s private, quiet, conveniently located.

Inquire at (new email) or phone me at 417-268-7408.