Faith & Spirituality

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." 
Mahatma Ghandi

"May we grow spiritually, unfold emotionally, learn intellectually, and prosper in wholeness of health and affairs."  Craig Carter, Your Handbook for Healing

Faith and spirituality are such deep dimensions of a person.  They need not be limiting or confusing.  You just start where you are and seek truth; in time you'll find your way.
Have you experienced religion as a harsh or controlling force in your life?   Would you like to become more spiritual, but you feel confused and ambivalent about religion? Has a strict upbringing left you with feelings of shame or guilt? Are you simply seeking to grow deeper at this point in your life? Whatever your faith or religious background, you can find a healthier, more uplifting spiritual life when you clear away the cobwebs and the fog, and all the negative ideas that may have been imposed upon you.  We are all on a path from less light to more light; I would be happy to walk alongside you on your journey of exploration.  EE

"Let us love one another, because love is from God. 
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 
Whoever does not love, does not know God,
for God is love."   Apostle John

Don't let anyone tell you different!


The Atlantic Magazine: December 2014

"Why God Will Not Die:
Science keeps revealing how much we don't, perhaps can't, know.  Yet humans seek closure, which should make religious pluralists of us all."  By Jack Miles

"Scientific progress is like mountain climbling: the higher you climb, the more you know, but the wider the vistas of ignorance that extend on all sides." 

As long as human beings can experience the emotion of awe, or the mental expereince of wonder, there will be those who see or feel the subtleties of the transcendent, and they will want to become seekers.  Psychotherapy can do a tremendous amount to bring mental health and healing to those are are troubled by depression, anxiety, or relationship struggles.  Counseling and coaching can be enormously helpful in setting goals and achieving the full potential of our lives.  But to reach that state of truly great happiness, that's where spirituality comes in.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about how your faith or spirituality can be incorportated into your therapy or counseling, or how we can sort out the difficulties within your faith or spirituality.  I would be happy to help.  - Erik

Seeing The Light

"Reports from the frontiers of medicine have made disagreement over survival of consciousness and life after death fiercer than ever. At a recent debate held in New York City, Moody said he himself was convinced that “at death, personal consciousness is taken up into a more inclusive state of existence”—in other words, it survives the body and exists as a force or energy in the universe at large."

By Pamela Weintraub, published on September 02, 2014