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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).

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

Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU) has certified  80 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®.

Following below is 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.)

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.

DIRECTORY of Certified Spiritual Emergence Coaches who Maintain Certification Annually


New South Wales

     Bellingen: Susan Rose Priest***, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Ph.D, MPH,  [email protected]


     Brisbane: Jaya Jones***, Counsellor/Yoga Teacher, [email protected],

     Cairns: Teresa Barrett, RN***, Psychotherapist, [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: Sohalia Fitzgerald, Mental Health Nurse***, [email protected], Integration of extreme states and intense spiritual experiences…ecstatic dance.

South Australia

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


      Edmonton, AlbertaFola Vickers, BA, Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, Energy      Worker, [email protected],


     Co. Kerry: Niamh Moran, Mental Health RN***, [email protected]    


     Ede: Dorien Knight, Licensed Social Worker*** ,  [email protected], Level 1 trained Internal Family Systems coach


     Moscow: Irina Peresetskaya, MS ***, Psychologist[email protected],


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

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



     Phoenix: Marikka Malm,  Peer Support,  [email protected],  


     Berkeley: Michelle Hobart, AMFT, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist,,  [email protected] Michelle supports intuitive beings whose psychic opening may have been misunderstood who are in the process of reclaiming and recovering their self-care and  personal truth, helping to integrate non-ordinary realities, working with spiritual gifts, and restoring balance and harmony within, in relationship to others, and with our beloved planet.

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

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

      San Bernadino Area: Crystal Mueller, PhD.***, licensed Psychologist, [email protected]

      San Diego Area: Allison Rees**, spiritual life coach/peer support, [email protected],   Allison’s interests lie in holding space and offering creative expression to those who seek integration of altered states of consciousness.


     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.


     Clearwater area:  Kathy Portiera**, Spiritual Life Coach, [email protected], specialize in supporting people during times of change and loss through meditation and individualized spiritual practices.


     Boston Area:  Allen Howell, LMHC***, Trauma Specialist, Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, [email protected]


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

New Jersey

     Princeton:  Kyle Buller, MA***,   [email protected],Integration of intense spiritual experiences.


     Allentown/Reading: Dianne Seaman Poitier, Peer Support/Past Life Therapist/Astrologer,  [email protected]


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

     Montpelier area: Carol L. Noyes, Peer Support, [email protected]

     White River Jct area: Emma Bragdon, PhD.*** (retired from license as a psychotherapist, now coaching/teaching) Executive Director of,  [email protected],

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.

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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