Note: I am currently on a break from offering spiritual direction. Look for more available slots in January 2022.
Do you ever feel like you try and pray, but you’re not sure if you’re just hearing your own voice over and over again? Did your prayer life used to mean a lot to you, but now it doesn’t? Has your faith evolved and you’re not sure how to talk to God anymore? Spiritual Direction can help. It’s like getting a coach for your spiritual life.
Spiritual Direction is a one-on-one conversation where the directee and director talk about God’s movement in our everyday lives, including looking closely at prayer experiences for indications of God’s desires for us.
I offer spiritual direction in the tradition of Ignatian Spirituality and discernment of spirits. I hold a Master of Divinity and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Jesuit School of Theology.
I maintain an open and affirming spiritual direction practice and have experience working with LGBTQ+ persons. I also affirm an open and fluid understanding of the Divine and have most of my experience directing cis-women. I teach at a Catholic school and call myself a progressive Catholic. I believe that every human being is loved unconditionally, fully, and freely by the maker of the universe.
Online or in-person
I meet with directees online via Zoom meetings or Google phone calls or in my home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sessions last about 1 hour.
My fees are on a sliding scale from $0 for full-time volunteers, students, and those experiencing severe financial hardship to $100/session for those who are employed full-time and experience privilege in their circumstances. I collect fees via Venmo.
Preparing for a session
If we are meeting online, set up your space in a quiet, private area with reliable wifi and a power source. I recommend supplying a glass of water or cup of tea along with a box of tissues. Try to sit in a comfortable and supportive place.
Consider expanding your Zoom window to encompass your whole screen such that no other windows are visible. I prefer to minimize my own face to zero while chatting – you might too!