Pastoral Counseling

 

Pastoral counseling provides support and spiritual exploration leading to growth, healing, and wholeness.  Pastoral counseling often includes resources such as meditation tools, prayer, inspirational readings, and community participation to help you move toward transformation.

 

Many people want to work with a pastoral counselor who holds spiritual beliefs and values and is able to help you connect more deeply with your own.  Pastoral counseling offers support to those seeking to address grief and loss, issues related to illness, conflicts about spiritual beliefs, and relationship problems.

 

At All Souls Interfaith Gathering, pastoral counseling is provided by Rev. Don Chatfield, Ph.D., our Lead Pastor.  Don holds the Master of Divinity degree, is an ordained interfaith minister, and also holds a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling.  An initial consultation is provided at no charge.  Sessions are one hour in length and are on a sliding scale from $40 to $70 per hour.  Financial need scholarships are available for those unable to pay the minimum rate.

 

To schedule a pastoral counseling appointment, call Rev. Chatfield at (802) 985-3819, extension 1.

 

 

Spiritual Direction

 

Spiritual direction is the practice of being in companionship with another as they seek to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. Those seeking spiritual direction often share stories and questions about their encounters of the divine or their spiritual practices.

 

Spiritual directors are trained in “holy listening,” a practice of being deeply present for you.   The director may ask questions to assist you in the process of reflection and spiritual growth. Unlike counseling, it is not intended to address specific life issues but is focused on the spiritual path.

 

Our Lead Pastor, Rev. Don Chatfield, Ph.D. was trained as a certified Spiritual Director at the Tacheria Interfaith Spirituality Center in Tucson, Arizona.  Sessions are one hour in length and are on a sliding scale from $40 to $70 per hour.  Financial need scholarships are available for those unable to pay the minimum rate.

 

To schedule a spiritual direction appointment, call Rev. Chatfield at (802) 985-3819, extension 1.