Spiritual Emergence Coach Directory

Find a Certified Spiritual Emergence Coach™

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, jessicajanelawson@gmail.com

     Northern Rivers: Charmain Cos***, Counsellor, charmaincos@hotmail.com

     Bellingen: Susan Rose Priest***,  Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist,  susanpriest426@gmail.com


     Brisbane: Angela Bardon, Peer Support/Spiritual Healer, angelabardon64@gmail.com

     Cairns: Teresa Barrett, RN***, Psychotherapist, teresabarrett@bigpond.com


     Melbourne: Camilla Nel-Doná, Peer Support/ Shamanic Healer, connect@neldonahealing.com,           www.neldonahealing.com 

     Melbourne: Jan Hashman***, Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Jan@CreativeSpaceCounseling.com.au, www.CreativeSpaceCounseling.com.au

Western Australia

     Perth:  Pam Allen, Peer Support, allene@iinet.net.au

     Perth: Gabriele Clark, Peer Support, gabrieleclark@me.comwww.gabrieleclark.com.au 

     Perth: Simone Fitzgerald, RN***,  simoneefitz@gmail.com

     Perth: Simon MacLachlan, Peer Support/Counsellor, simon@inpsych.com.auwww.SimonMacLachlan.com

     Perth: Susan Morrison, MA***,  Professional Holistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist, suzanmorrison@bigpond.com

     Perth: Louise Mustard, Peer Support/Transpersonal Art Therapist, louisemustard@gmail.com

     Perth: Rati Roberta Riccardi, Peer Support/Energy Worker, dhyanrati@gmail.com

     Perth: Lily Taylor, MSc, MCouns, PhD***Counsellor,  lilytaylor64@me.com

     Perth: Iris Whitelock, Peer Support/ Transpersonal Art Therapist, iris@crossburn.com.au

     Perth: Jaya Jones***, Counsellor/Yoga Teacher, jaya@jayajones.com, www.JayaJones.com

South Australia

     Adelaide: Monika Goretzki PhD***, Psychologist, monika.goretzki@gmail.com, monikagoretzki.com (launching soon).

     Adelaide: Elisabeth Jensen, Peer Support/Healer, office@elisabethjensen.com.au,  www.elisabethjensen.com.au

     Adelaide: Barbara Simpson,  Peer Support/Hypnotherapist, barbara@thehealingcoach.com.auwww.thehealingcoach.com.au


     Oosterzele: Ruben de Temmerman***, Registered Nurse, rubendt@hotmail.be 


     Sofia:  Bistra Kirova, MD, peer support,  bistrakirova@yahoo.com


     London, Ontario: Jen Macdonald, Peer Support, jetanoir@hotmail.com

     Vancouver, BC: Andrea Hollebakken, Peer Support, clearskeyes@icloud.com


     Berlin: Anja Benesch, psychotherapist***, psychotherapie@anjabenesch.com, www.anjabenesch.com


     Co. KerryNiamh Moran, Mental Health RN***, Nosm1981@gmail.com


     Barcelona: Jordana Jyoti Goldstein, Peer Support/Yoga Teacher/ Energy Worker, jordanajyoti@gmail.com, www.jordanajyoti.com

United Kingdom
     Liverpool: Helen Allmark, Mental Health RN***, h.allmark@tutanota.com

     London (central): Vera Mensinga, Transpersonal Psychotherapist***, vera@fastmail.fm

     North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire***, Mike Rush, Hypno-psychotherapist, mike@talkaboutspiritualcrisis.ukwww.talkaboutspiritualcrisis.uk

     Scotland (northern): Lorna Munro, RN***, lornammunro@gmail.comholistichealthinverness.co.uk

     Wiltshire: Maria Ravisankar, RN***, mariaksankar@yahoo.co.uk



     Berkeley: Marlee Shore, Peer Support, marleegshore@gmail.com

     Berkeley: Michelle Hobart, Peer Support/ Holistic Wellness Education,  michelle.a.hobart@gmail.com

     Los Angeles: Jenna Abell, PsyD***, licensed Psychologist,  drjennaabell@gmail.comwww.drjennaabell.com

     Los Angeles: Tammy Minton Gitter, Peer Support, tammymintongitter@gmail.com,  www.tammymintongitter.com

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

     San Diego area: Bill Smith, Addictions Counselor/Peer Support, bill1417@gmail.com

     San Francisco: Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.***, licensed Psychologist, jessica@jessicakatzman.com, www.jessicakatzman.com

     San Luis Obispo area: Brooke West, Peer Support/Yoga Therapist, brookewestyoga@gmail.comwww.brookewestyoga.com


     Boston Area: Lisa Coppola, LMHC***, Licensed Counselor, LCoppola@Ellenhorn.com, www.lisacoppolawellness.com

     Boston Area: Dave Dionisio, LMHC***, Licensed Counselor, DDionisio@Ellenhorn.com

     Boston Area: Nathaniel Putnam, MSW***, Nathaniel@plantseyeview.com

     Lowell: Leia Friedman, M.S., Peer Support, LFriedman.psy@gmail.com,


   Ann Arbor: Austin Szelkowski, Peer Support, aszelkowski@gmail.com  

   Chelsea: Amy Lynn Koch, PT, Peer Support, amyspirit@gmail.com

   Farmington Hills: Harriet Mall, PhD***, licensed Psychologist, drharrietmall@gmail.comwww.integratedtherapists.com


     St. Cloud:  Linda Scherer, LICSW***,   newdaycouns@gmail.com

New Jersey

     Hackettstown:  Kyle Buller, Peer Support,  settingsunwellness@gmail.com

New Hampshire

     Jefferson: Annette Nadeau, Peer Support, annettenadeau19@gmail.comwww.annettemnadeau.com


     Eugene:  Michelle Glass***, Peer Support/Alternative Counselor, www.theliste3r.netmichelleglassifs@gmail.com


     Allentown/Reading: Dianne Seaman, Peer Support/Past Life Therapist/Astrologer,  27sunyata@gmail.com


     Burlington: Lucas Jackson, Peer Support, lucasjackson24@gmail.com

     Windsor: Emma Bragdon, PhD.*** Director of IMHU.org,  EB@IMHU.org, EmmaBragdon.com

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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