What Spiritual Direction Is Not
- Spiritual direction is not counseling.
- Spiritual direction is not therapy.
- Spiritual direction is not financial or legal advice.
Choose a spiritual director who has the training, formation and experience that suits your needs. Spiritual direction incorporates Higher Power as a third partner in the process and explores the spiritual dimension to life's issues and concerns.
While it may be appropriate at times to discuss personal or relational struggles in the context of spiritual direction, a spiritual director, unless trained and licensed otherwise, is not a psycho-therapist or marriage and family counselor and does not provide such services.
Similarly, although you may want to discuss financial or legal issues in a spiritual direction session, a spiritual director does not offer financial or legal advice. Any subsequent decisions and actions you may take are done without advice or recommendation, and are purely your own responsibility.
Rev. Dr. Patsy Walker Fine holds certificates in Spiritual Mentoring and Pastoral Counseling from Light of Christ Community Church and has studied psycho-spiritual work for many years.
In addition to receiving an initial spiritual Practitioners certificate, she was also Ordained through LCCC, and after a lengthy period of study with Sancta Sophia Seminary, received a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Fine also holds graduate degrees in Sociology (M.A) with emphasis in social psychology and family studies. In addition, she holds life teaching credentials and a masters degree in Education with an emphasis in training and development.
Spiritual Care includes the following services:
- Spiritual Direction
- Spiritual Practice Mentor
- Pastoral Care: Prayer Therapy, Spiritual Healing & Bereavement Counseling
- Compassionate Speaking & Listening
- Group Spiritual Direction