Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction is a place to talk about and deepen your spiritual life with the support and gentle guidance of a spiritual mentor. It is about tending to the garden of your heart, accessing your deep down wisdom, and cultivating the sacred in everyday life. 

All of life's joys, sorrow, and daily struggles are welcome in spiritual guidance - they are held and explored within a spiritual context. 

The sessions provide a space for:

- Learning and deepening contemplative practices
- Resting in stillness and silence
- Healing from spiritual wounds 
- Wrestling with difficult, or changing theological beliefs
- Discerning important life choices
- Working with obstacles on the spiritual journey
- Deepening connection with the Divine, the Mystery
- Cultivating self-acceptance and self-compassion
- Integrating mystical experiences
- Receiving support during times of spiritual crisis

Spiritual guidance differs from psychotherapy in that it does not focus on symptom reduction, problem-solving, or resolving trauma or psychological issues.  It differs from life coaching in that there are no goals to be achieved

Taking an interfaith/interspiritual approach, Marie works with people who are rooted in one tradition, those who draw from multiple traditions, and spiritual independents who do not identify with any tradition. 

An introductory session is offered at no charge. 
Marie T. O'Neil, LCSW

Marie T. O'Neil ®      New Orleans, LA 70119      504.444.4344       marietoneil@gmail.com