Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is the practice of being present in common sacred space with the Divine in order to deepen your awareness and relationship with God. It’s a time of searching, asking questions, and together nourishing the divine connection as we discern the movements of God in your life. Direction requires honesty, an openness to addressing struggles, and a thirst for a greater sense of God’s presence on both our parts.  Though spiritual direction has been a part of many people’s faith journey for thousands of years, it is an experience unique to every individual.

As God created us each to be different, we each bring different things to the spiritual direction experience. I welcome all parts of your life into our time together as all of our experience is sacred. No matter what we’re discussing or listening for, I am committed to being with you as a deep, listening spirit, being truly present with you in loving grace, walking with you in the place of your exploration and life pilgrimage.

As a companion on your journey, I will hold our time together and what is said in the utmost respect and confidentiality.  I will create a safe and prayerful space for you to rest in and will hold you up in prayer before, during, and after our sessions together. In that spirit, as every part of who you are is beautiful and an expression of God, including, but not limited to, your religion, sexuality, and race, I welcome, fully embrace, and will hold safe whatever makes up the unique gift of you in this time and place.

Sessions are held once a month though we can meet more or less often depending on your preferences. Lasting an hour to an hour and a half, we will commit together to start and end on time.  If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please let me know 24 hours in advance.

Understand I am not a counselor or therapist.  If it is ever appropriate, I will refer you to one while we continue to meet together.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact me and we can discuss it.

If you are interested in beginning spiritual direction or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to discovering what God is doing through your life and in your spirit.

 

Fees

The first meeting together is always free. This gives you a chance to ask questions about the spiritual direction experience, for you to get to know me and me to get to know you, and for us each to decide if this is a relationship we want to commit to.

For every session thereafter, I charge on a sliding scale of $30-$60 a session. If you need to cancel, please do so at least a day in advance. If it is less than 24 hours notice, you will still be charged for the session. This policy does not apply to inclement weather, family emergencies, or illness. Cash, checks, and cards all accepted.

Location

I meet with clients at Broadway Commons in the Upper Prayer Room on the 4th floor at the corner of Hood and Broadway in Salem, Oregon (1300 Broadway St. NE Salem, OR 97301). If you need to meet at another location, please contact me to make special arrangements.

Sarah earned her Certificate of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship and her Spiritual Director Certification along with her Masters degree at George Fox University. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International.

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