Spiritual Direction Practice: A Way of Proceeding
My ministry practice focus, as an Ignatian-trained spiritual director and clinician, is cura personalis. It's listening with you (together with the Holy Spirit) to where you sense God is drawing you and sharing what I studied from the teachings and wisdom within the Church’s spiritual tradition. Moreover, I am here to help you understand how God designed us and to care for your body, as well as your soul, for giving glory to God in a life of prayer to discover God's desires for you to flourish in service with Christ.
May my years of clinical experience in practice, from serving patients within a foundation of ongoing studies in evidence-based well-care and stress management and in spiritual care focused on the Ignatian tradition, offer you the support you are looking for.
As this site was initially developed to be just a place to download handouts for university students in spiritual direction, it grew slowly into much more for my other clients and retreatants, which you now see today.
I do hope you will find new ways or reminders to refresh and care for your soul.
Blessings to you and all you love,
For those who desire to have a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ- to know Him more intimately, to love Him more dearly, and to serve others in Christ;
I offer accompaniment in The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; share the tradition's methods of praying with scripture and why they are different from reading and studying.
For those who desire a deeper prayer life:
I share from the tradition the various prayer methods of Lectio Divina, Ignatian Meditation and, Contemplation, Colloquy, and Prayer of Silent Love. And the various ways of mental (interior) and vocal prayers.
For those who desire to notice more of God’s activity in their daily life and to grow in virtue and holiness day by day;
I share the Examen prayer and its foundational underlying principles for developing a reflective discerning mind and heart.
For those who desire to discover God‘s will for their life;
I will share the Ignatian way of decision-making and his rules of discernment of spirits, and understanding of your interior movements (consolation and desolation).
For those who desire to sense more of the Holy Spirit‘s presence, and/ or how to listen more attentively to how God speaks to them;
I share the way our bodies have been designed by God, and how our physiology and different faculties operate for noticing, awareness, attention, intention, and affectivity.
General Spiritual Direction
Formational Spiritual Direction
Weekly or Bi-monthly Individualized Focused Sessions
Time frame varies
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
The Ignatian Encounter – 6 or 10 Week
18th Annotation The Spiritual Exercises
19th Annotation – The complete Spiritual Exercises “Retreat in Everyday Life”- 30 Week
Monday to Friday
8am - 2pm or 2pm to 8pm
USA Eastern Time Zone
Works with International Time Zones
Standard Spiritual Direction Sessions - 45m.
Stipends for spiritual direction sessions range from $45 -$65
(*per session fee may change based upon frequency; or those on disability).
Extended Sessions beyond an hour are available.
Payments are accepted via Paypal (or Zelle or check)
Wellness Service Offerings:
Stress Management & Resiliency Training - 12-Week Program
Health & Wellness Modification Coaching - 12Week Program
Call for Fee Structure
Spirituality and Health
A Catholic Model of Integrative Care
During accompaniment and within the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, I help others understand how God designed the body - how the brain works based upon some of the most recent neuroscience findings, with the base teachings on the operations of the soul from Thomas Aquanis' perspective.
When requested I add in those clinical tools of mindfulness and baseline methods used in CBT yet always within Lectio Divina and the tools of prayer - The Examen, Ignatian Meditation, and Contemplation. When requested, apply health coaching methods using evidence-based clinical information to support their self-care choices regarding diet, sleep, and exercise to care for the body, as well as the soul.