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What is a Spiritual Emergence Coach® (SEC)?

A Spiritual Emergence Coach® has been trained by IMHU to recognize psycho-spiritual phenomena and support those who are challenged by the ups and downs these unusual phenomena can create. Examples include: psychic opening, near-death experience, kundalini awakening, and shamanic journey.  (More explanation is here.)  As increasing numbers of people around the world are having these experiences, awakening to a more expanded consciousness, there is increased need to offer them support so that positive potential transformation is assured (rather than a potentially faulty diagnosis and treatment of mental illness). Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU) has certified  95 Spiritual Emergence Coaches®  from 17 countries who have completed  our Spiritual Emergence Certification Program, and thus qualify to be in our Directory.

What the STARS *** indicate in the Directory:

The aim of this Directory is to help you locate an IMHU- certified  Spiritual Emergence Coach® who can address your needs.

  • ** designates a person with a certificate to be a coach.
  • *** designates a person who has obtained a  license from their state/ country to do one on one psychotherapy and/or  counseling and they are currently registered.
  • Those without stars are not authorized by a licensing authority in their state or country to do one on one coaching or counseling or psychotherapy but are amply educated and skilled to lead support groups as a certified Spiritual Emergence Coach.

If you are looking for individual consultation please read the following paragraphs to help locate an SEC who is qualified to assist you.

All Spiritual Emergence Coaches® we certify have been taught a theoretical base of knowledge about Spiritual Emergence and Spiritual Emergency and relevant guidelines on how to lead successful support groups that share experiences and resources.  Any Spiritual Emergence Coach® listed below may offer support group facilitation for people who are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences. The SEC and group members in these groups share experiences and resources in a spirit of support.   This results in further integration and peace of mind for all involved.  SEC’s support groups may be available online or in person and, in some cases, include private social media discussion groups.  Any of the people listed below may also be sources of referral.

Certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach® does not qualify a SEC to act as a healthcare or mental health practitioner. See “Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities” below.  SECs are required to work within the mandates of their own individual licenses, scopes of practice, skills and knowledge regarding sessions of coaching or counseling individuals one to one or in a group.  SECs do not replace responsible healthcare or mental health professionals, but can be an adjunct support to such providers. Similarly, Spiritual Emergence facilitation either one to one or in support groups is not a replacement for other treatment or therapy. If you are in a crisis, please seek out your trusted healthcare provider.

Curious about what SE Coaches do after certification?  Click to See: VID INTROS TO SOME SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE COACHES® 

Following below are our current Certified SECs who maintain an active status.

(Click on this: PAGE for those who were trained formerly but do not stay actively engaged with us, following our regulations for active status.)

DIRECTORY of Certified Spiritual Emergence Coaches® who Maintain Certification Annually Through Active Participation in Our Community

If you are looking for a Spiritual Emergence Coach® for  a live support group with like minded people:  Please scroll down to locate an SEC close to where you live. Countries are in alphabetical order.  This database contains SECs who have many different backgrounds and licenses.  Some of them consult online via zoom so don’t feel limited by a person’s physical location.



      Sunshine Coast: Jaya Jones***, Spiritual Coach / Kundalini Yoga Teacher, [email protected],

Western Australia

     Perth: Susan Morrison, MA***,  Professional Holistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist, [email protected]  My special interest: Rudolf Steiner’s teachings (called “Spiritual Science”) that provides a comprehensive picture of the human being in the living cosmos, and our place along higher beings, including the angelic realm.

     Perth: Louise Mustard**, Transpersonal Art Therapist, [email protected] Specializes in supporting people in working through past life experiences and resolving karmic patterns.

     Perth: Iris Whitelock, Peer Support/ Transpersonal Art Therapist, [email protected]  After my own lifelong Spiritual Emergence I’ve developed a creativity program to support others to evolve into new possibilities and growth.

     Perth: Gabriele Clark, Peer Support/Transpersonal Art Therapist, [email protected] 

     Perth: Lily Taylor,***  Transpersonal Art Therapist/ Professional Counsellor, [email protected]

South Australia

     Adelaide: Barbara Simpson,  Peer Support/Hypnotherapist/Energy Worker, [email protected]


     Vancouver, BC: Ariadne Patsiopoulos, MA***  RCC CCC, [email protected]


     Tel Aviv: Jessica Nathanson,  peer support group facilitator, [email protected], Specializing in spiritual emergencies related to integrating non-dual awakenings, and recovering from identity loss and “ego death” experiences.


     Porsgrunn: Susan Klein-Holmen.  Peer Support Group Facilitator, [email protected], Yoga Teacher 500-RYT. Offering peer support to help you integrate and navigate your awakening process. Personal experience with spiritual emergency and kundalini awakening.


     Ede: Dorien Knight, Licensed Social Worker*** ,  [email protected], Level 2 trained Internal Family Systems Practitioner.


     Lausanne: Celine Guerin, PhD, Neuroscientist. Certified practitioner in trauma therapy and reaching peak states of consciousness.  [email protected],


     Kent:  Dr Tracy King,  Clinical Psychologist *** Hypnotherapist, Life (Jungian), Master Spiritual & Shamanic Coach, Yoga (RYT-500), Kundalini, Tantra, Breathwork & Meditation Teacher. Specialising in trauma, past life work and spiritual awakenings. Incorporating issues of integration following spontaneous or psychedelic/ plant medicine experiences. [email protected],

     Liverpool: Helen Allmark, Mental Health RMN***  (on sabbatical), [email protected]

     London: Janine Wunsche, Peer Support Group Facilitator, [email protected].  Lived and integrated  Kundalini Awakening.  Keen interest in creative arts.

     North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire, Mike Rush***, Hypno-psychotherapist,  [email protected]



     Birmingham: Peer Support. [email protected]


     Berkeley: Michelle Hobart***,  Marriage and Family Therapist,,  [email protected]. Michelle supports highly sensitive beings whose Spiritual Emergence has been misunderstood or pathologized and who are in the process of reclaiming and recovering their self-care and personal truth, integrating extraordinary realities, working with their spiritual gifts, and restoring balance and harmony in their lives.”

     Los Angeles: Colette St. Clair**, Life Coach/Peer Support, [email protected]

     Los Angeles Area: Joanne Tortorici Luna, PhD.***, licensed Psychologist, [email protected],   

     Monterey area: Dida Kutz, Peer Support, [email protected].  Certified death doula, meditation teacher, nutrition coach. Provides space to co-create empowerment and ease during spiritual emergence. Personal experience with multiple spiritual emergencies.

     San Diego Area: Mariam J. Saleh, Esq. Peer Support.  [email protected] Mariam is particularly helpful for people who are involved with energy work and intuitive channeling

     Redding:  Tyrene Siadous, MA***  [email protected]Reddingtherapist.comWorks with those who are highly sensitive to the energies around them, who are undergoing a spiritual awakening and/or who need support as they integrate into higher states of being.  Works compassionately with clients at a core level.


     Telluride area:  Elisabeth W. Lawaczeck**,  Health and Life Coach, [email protected],  Author of “Stillness and Wilderness:  A Bold Ride from Despair to Deep Wisdom and Love”, I offer a blend of holistic health, life, spiritual, and spiritual emergence coaching from a compassionate base of lived experiences.

Tessa Cooke, [email protected]


     Portland and beyond: Sally Handy, M.Ed. peer and parental support for those whose child experiences (what may initially be diagnosed as) a first “psychotic break” offering compassion and guidance  during this challenging time. [email protected]


     Cambridge: Reed Bender, Peer Support. [email protected] Yoga  instructor (RYT-200)  particularly interested in the biological mechanisms of  Kundalini energy.  Reed  supports individuals trying to make sense of these energetic phenomena that might be disorienting or debilitating.


     St. Cloud:  Linda Scherer, LICSW***,  BrainSpotting Therapist, [email protected]

New Jersey

          Colts Neck:  Yulia Meshoyrer, MA, Peer Support, Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Kundalini Yoga Teacher., [email protected]

New York

     New York City: Yulia Meshoyrer, MA, Peer Support, Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Kundalini Yoga Teacher.[email protected]

North Carolina

     Asheville: Eddie LeShure,  [email protected], Specializing in trauma-informed, mindfulness, movement and breathing practices for integrating spiritually-transformative experiences and stabilizing recovery from addictive behavior.


     Coos Bay Area: Jordan M. Blacktop, Ph.D., Coach**, Qualified Mental Health Practitioner, Educator, Scientist, [email protected], Jordan engages in intuitive source-guided, educational, and scientific approaches to synchronize the many parts of the Self to go beyond limitations and boundaries and into sustainable wholeness.

     Ashland Area: Mariam J. Saleh, Esq. Peer Support.  [email protected] Mariam is particularly helpful for people who are involved with energy work and intuitive channeling

     Milton Freewater/ Northeast area: Marikka Malm, Peer Support, [email protected] My interests include peer support,  spirituality in mental health recovery, exploring the overlaps in psychosis and spiritual awakening, honoring spiritual experiences and supporting progressive treatments for mental wellness.


     Burlington area:  Lauren Brownell**, Life Coach, [email protected]  Special Interest: Supporting others to navigate after having a Near Death Experience.

     White River Jct area: Emma Bragdon, PhD.*** (retired from license as a psychotherapist, now coaching/teaching) Executive Director of  Integrative Mental Health University,,  [email protected], Emma trains and certifies Spiritual Emergence Coaches®.

Washington State

     Seattle Area: Josh Beil, Peer Support, [email protected],(website coming soon). Special interests: My main interests are in kundalini awakenings, archetypes, dark nights of the soul, shamanism, and navigating through the most acute phases of a SEY without medication.

     Walla Walla/Southeast Area: Marikka Malm,  Peer Support,  [email protected] My interests include peer support,  spirituality in mental health recovery, exploring the overlaps in psychosis and spiritual awakening, honoring spiritual experiences and supporting progressive treatments for mental wellness.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities

Many certified Spiritual Emergence Coaches also have other credentialing, professional training and/or licensure to practice in their respective field as a mental health counselor or therapist. IMHU certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach does not replace any such appropriate licensure in the fields of counseling, social work, psychology, psychiatry or any other similar credentialing as a licensed healthcare or mental health practitioner. Anyone who holds himself or herself out as a qualified professional mental health practitioner must have obtained their relevant credential, training, and/or license independent of IMHU certification.

The material included on the SEC Locator is for informational purposes only. IMHU does not warrant or represent that this material is either complete or accurate. IMHU uses a number of sources to compile the information included in the SEC Locator, and there may be errors and delays in reporting and processing this information. As a result, IMHU and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, partners, and agents make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the material found on the SEC Locator. This warranty disclaimer includes, but is not limited to, disclaimers of the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Inclusion of a SEC who has completed the training from IMHU is not and does not imply any IMHU referral, endorsement or recommendation, nor does the omission of any individual indicate any disapproval.

You and the specific SEC you contact assume full responsibility for any interactions you may have with the SEC you contact through the SEC Directory. IMHU and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, partners, and agents shall not be liable to you or to any other person for any decision you make or action or inaction you take in reliance on information provided or omitted by the SEC Locator.

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