At its core, spiritual direction is a confidential process where you are invited to notice, savor, and deepen your life in God. Through insightful questions and guidance, a spiritual director intentionally journeys with you as you discern a way forward. This can take place over a few sessions or much longer.
The practice offers opportunity for discovery and transformation in a non-judgmental space.
Spiritual direction differs from mentoring or friendships.
Mentoring involves a desired outcome. These relationships are helpful, but not spiritual direction. Interacting with friends or a small group is also beneficial, and often experience a give and take.
Spiritual direction sets itself apart.
This relationship centers on awareness of the Spirit's guidance with no predetermined agenda. Spiritual direction is also one-way; the director fully focuses on the other person, not seeking to have their personal needs met.
We come together in person or an online video call about once a month for an hour. Our private meeting begins with quiet or prayer.
You are free to bring whatever feels important to our conversation.
Together we notice the movements of your story, the Spirit's active presence and how you desire to respond. We may explore various spiritual practices or journaling as it seems to fit for you.
I am unafraid to sit with your experiences and my approach is trauma-sensitive. Your willingness to share is held with honor and confidentiality.
"Daniele offers a warm,
friendly and hospitable spirit.
Within spiritual direction she
balances space for silence and
asking meaningful questions.
Working with Daniele
helped me connect intimately
with the Lord." ~ Rachel
questions & answers
how often are sessions?
The rhythm of spiritual direction sessions is always left to you. I suggest once a month. We can increase or decrease pace as it seems helpful.
Enneagram education or other coaching typically offered in a series or set.
what if a session is missed?
are your services similar to counseling?
No. I feel confident offering my services yet distinguish between psychology and spirituality. These overlap for each of us and you might benefit from support in both areas at the same time. If you wonder about next steps, please seek the opinion of a professional of your choice. Feel free to share this website or any of my services if helpful.
do we need to meet in person?
I live in Central Pennsylvania USA and am willing to meet with you at a nearby retreat center. Sessions mostly available via an online portal for live video calls.