Find a Certified 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 50 Spiritual Emergence Coaches™ (SEC) who have completed  our Spiritual Emergence Certification Program, and thus qualify to be in our Directory.  The aim is to help you locate an IMHU- certified  Spiritual Emergence Coach™.

If you are looking for a Spiritual Emergence Coach™ for individual consultation or 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.

Directory: Terms of Use

A Spiritual Emergence Coach™ may offer support group facilitation for people who are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences. The SEC and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and sharing of resources. SEC’s support groups may be available online or in person and, in some cases, include private social media discussion groups.

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  counseling.

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. However, 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 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, Peer Support,

     Northern Rivers: Charmain Cos***, Counsellor,

     Bellingen: Susan Rose Priest***,  Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist,


     Brisbane: Angela Bardon, Peer Support/Spiritual Healer,

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


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

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

Western Australia

     Perth:  Pam Allen, Peer Support,

     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,

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

South Australia

     Adelaide: Monika Goretzki PhD***, Psychologist,, (launching soon).

     Adelaide: Elisabeth Jensen, Peer Support/Healer,,

     Adelaide: Barbara Simpson,  Peer Support/Hypnotherapist,


     Sofia:  Bistra Kirova, MD, peer support,


     London, Ontario: Jen Macdonald, 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***,


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


     Liverpool: Helen Allmark, Mental Health RN***,

     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, Peer Support/ Holistic Wellness Education,

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

     Los Angeles: Tammy Minton Gitter, Peer Support,,

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

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

San Diego: Carolina Labarca RN, MPH, Peer Support

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

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


     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,,


   Ann Arbor: Austin Szelkowski, Peer Support,  

   Chelsea: Amy Lynn Koch, PT, Peer Support,

   Farmington Hills: Harriet Mall, PhD***, licensed Psychologist,


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

New Jersey

     Hackettstown:  Kyle Buller, Peer Support,

New Hampshire

     Jefferson: Annette Nadeau, Peer Support,


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


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


     Burlington: Lucas Jackson, Peer Support,

     Windsor: Emma Bragdon, PhD.*** Director of,,



Moscow: (coming soon!)

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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