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Spiritual Emergence Coach

A Spiritual Emergence Coach® is trained 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, there is increased need to offer them support so that positive potential transformation is assured (rather than a faulty diagnosis of mental illness).


Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU) has certified  72 Spiritual Emergence Coaches® (SEC) from 14 countries who have completed  our Spiritual Emergence Certification Program, and thus qualify to be in our Directory.  The aim of this Directory is to help you locate an IMHU- certified  Spiritual Emergence Coach®.

If you are looking for a Spiritual Emergence Coach® for  a 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 skype so don’t feel limited by a person’s physical location.  If you are looking for individual consultation please read the following paragraphs to help locate an SEC who is qualified to assist you.

What the STARS *** indicate in the Directory:

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.

What Does A Spiritual Emergence Coach® Do/ Not Do?

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.  In the following list those with ** designate a person with a certificate to be a coach.  Those with *** have obtained a  license from their state/ country to do one on one psychotherapy and/or  counseling and 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.

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.


New South Wales

     Byron Bay: Jessica Jane Lawson**, Counsellor,

     Northern Rivers: Charmain Cos***, Counsellor,

     Bellingen: Susan Rose Priest***, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Ph.D, MPH,


     Brisbane: Angela Bardon, Peer Support/Spiritual Healer,

     Brisbane: Jaya Jones***, Counsellor/Yoga Teacher,,

     Cairns: Teresa Barrett, RN***, Psychotherapist,


     Bundoora: Jan Hashman***, Psychotherapist/Counsellor,

     Melbourne: Camilla Nel-Doná, Peer Support/ Shamanic Healer,, 

Western Australia

     Perth: Gabriele Clark, Peer Support, 

     Perth: Simone Fitzgerald, RN***,

     Perth: Simon MacLachlan, Peer Support/Counsellor,

     Perth: Susan Morrison, MA***,  Professional Holistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist,

     Perth: Louise Mustard, Peer Support/Transpersonal Art Therapist,

     Perth: Rati Roberta Riccardi, Peer Support/Energy Worker,

     Perth: Lily Taylor, MSc, MCouns, PhD***Counsellor,

     Perth: Iris Whitelock, Peer Support/ Transpersonal Art Therapist,

South Australia

     Adelaide: Monika Goretzki PhD***, Psychologist,

     Adelaide: Elisabeth Jensen, Peer Support/Healer,,

     Adelaide: Barbara Simpson,  Peer Support/Hypnotherapist/Energy Worker,


    Oosterzele: Ruben De Temmerman, RN***, Registered Nurse,


     Sofia:  Bistra Kirova, MD, Peer Support,


      Edmonton, AlbertaFola Vickers, BA, Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, Energy      Worker,,      

     London, Ontario: Jen Macdonald, Peer Support,

     Montreal Area: Diane Gagne, Peer Support,,     

     Vancouver, BC: Andrea Hollebakken, Peer Support,


     All: Susana Bustos, Ph.D.***,  (Skype only),


     Berlin: Anja Benesch, Psychotherapist***,,


     Co. Kerry: Niamh Moran, Mental Health RN***,

     Dublin: Sorcha Woods, Peer Support,


     Northwest area: Sofia Livingstone, Peer Support/Addiction Counselor,,


     Ede: Dorien Knight, Licensed Social Worker*** ,


     Moscow: Irina Peresetskaya, MS ***,,


     Singapore: Tricia Tan, Peer Support/Gallup Strengths Coach/School Counselor,


     Barcelona: Jordana Jyoti Goldstein, Peer Support/Yoga Teacher/ Energy Worker,,


     Liverpool: Helen Allmark, Mental Health RMN***  (on sabbatical),

     London (central): Vera Mensinga, Transpersonal Psychotherapist***,

     North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire, Mike Rush***, Hypno-psychotherapist,

     Scotland (northern): Lorna Munro, RN***,

     Wiltshire: Maria Ravisankar, RN***,



     Phoenix: Marikka Malm,  Peer Support,,  


     Berkeley: Susana Bustos, Ph.D.***,

     Berkeley: Marlee Shore, Peer Support,

     Berkeley: Michelle Hobart, AMFT, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist,,

     Los Angeles: Jenna Abell, PsyD***, licensed Psychologist,

     Los Angeles: Tammy Minton Gitter, Peer Support,,

     Los Angeles: Colette St. Clair**, Life Coach/Peer Support,

     Los Angeles Area: Joanne Tortorici Luna, PhD.***, licensed Psychologist,,   

 San Bernadino Area: Crystal Mueller, PhD.***, licensed Psychologist,

     San Diego: Carolina C. Labarca RN, MPH, Peer

     San Diego Area: Bill Smith, Addictions Counselor/Peer Support,

     San Diego Area: Veronica Muñoz, peer support/ holotropic breathwork,

San Diego Area: Allison Rees**, spiritual life coach/peer support,

     San Francisco: Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.***, licensed Psychologist,,

     San Luis Obispo area: Brooke West, Peer Support/Yoga Therapist,


     Telluride area:  Elisabeth W. Lawaczeck**,  Health and Life Coach,,


     Boston Area:  Allen Howell, LMHC***, Trauma Specialist, Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator

     Boston Area: Lisa Coppola, LMHC***, Licensed Counselor,

     Boston Area: Dave Dionisio, LMHC***, Licensed Counselor,

     Boston Area: Nathaniel Putnam, MSW***,

     Lowell: Leia Friedman, M.S., Peer Support,

     North Shore Area: Jeannie Bass, Peer Support,

     Pioneer Valley: Caroline Mazel-Carlton, Peer Support,,


   Ann Arbor: Austin Szelkowski, Peer Support,

   Farmington Hills: Harriet Mall, PhD***, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Specialist,


     St. Cloud:  Linda Scherer, LICSW***,  BrainSpotting Therapist,,,

New Jersey

     Hackettstown:  Kyle Buller, Peer Support,

New Hampshire

     Jefferson: Annette Nadeau, Peer Support,

New York

     New York:  Lindsey Owens, MA, Peer Support,


     Eugene:  Michelle Glass***, Peer Support/Alternative Counselor,


     Allentown/Reading: Dianne Seaman, Peer Support/Past Life Therapist/Astrologer,

     Bucks County Area: Kristine Keating, Peer Support,


     Houston Area:  Dean Alan Sims***, MAR, LCDC, Addiction Recovery Counselor /Breathwork,


     Burlington area:

Lucas Jackson, Peer Support,

               Lauren Brownell**, Life Coach,

     Montpelier area: Carol L. Noyes, Peer Support,

     White River Jct area: Emma Bragdon, PhD.** Executive Director of,,


     Port Townsend: Amy Lynn Koch, PT, Peer Support,

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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