As of August 2017 I’m only available for sessions with mentees and practitioners from the first three cohorts in ancestral healing (2016-18). If you’re seeking support with ancestor work, see the practitioner directory; they’re awesome and have my full backing as well as open channels of supervision.
If you’re drawn to work with me, check out online courses, in-person intensives, practitioner trainings, the book, and the archive of past talks. If you feel it’s something specialized I can assist with, let me know what’s up and be patient on response time. If I make an exception to meet, my rates are $180/hour and $250/90 minutes (unless we sort a reduction).
For ancestral healing mentees, if you’re still in the certification phase of the work, that’s the arrangement. If you’re already certified or you’re not yet certified but have completed the required hours through that agreement and still would benefit from a session, in either of those cases, my hourly rates for mentees are $150/hour. And as usual, talk with me if you need flexibility as the work takes precedent.
For ancestral healing mentees and practitioners, session payment is sorted through training tuition, so you can bypass the payment ask when using the scheduler. Otherwise, if you need to send along monies, Paypal to: email@example.com is best and great if you’re able to send it ‘friends and family’ to avoid extra fees.
Please Note: Although I’m a licensed therapist (MFC #46692) with a Ph.D. in psychology, the work I offer is not psychotherapy. I’m not just saying that for liability; the work actually is a bit different. Respect to therapists. Respect to ritualists. Respect to folks who chose to carry the mantle of both.
Spiritual Guidance and Mentorship
I’m leaving up the info below just for context on the kind of session work I guided from 2004-2017.
Mentorship sessions may include: getting your life in balance, strengthening relationships with your guides and ancestors, learning to safely engage spirits of nature, working with dreams and intuitive messages, and transforming ancestral burdens enough to pray with confidence and an open heart. All practices are in service to remembering our purpose and living this with passion and joy for the well-being of the world.
Mentorship tends to include getting well with one’s ancestors and the Earth, clarifying personal destiny, and expressing soul-level gifts in kind and beautiful ways. After over twenty years of work with diverse spiritual traditions, teachers, and practices, I’m especially passionate about training psychologically and culturally competent ritualists, to help those with a calling to earth-honoring priest work to get their bearings and settle in for a lifetime of service.
My approach is down-to-earth and non-dogmatic, and I’m able to meet folks where they’re at. I enjoy supporting those wary of organized traditions as well as people drawn to established lineages of practice; one approach is not better than another. I work with people totally new to spiritual teachings and those with decades of experience who simply want to complement their existing training with something I’m able to offer.
Practice Development. Over the past decade I’ve built and maintained a successful full-time practice focused on holistic healing and empowering earth-honoring ritual. I meet lots of folks who have precious gifts to offer but who are unsure of how to translate that into grounded, consistent offerings that also bring prosperity for themselves and their families. If you’re working with that challenge, I’m happy to give a little focused guidance on how to bring your calling to service into fruition.
Ritual Consultation. No matter how much training or experience you have, occasionally it’s nice to run a situation by another practitioner. Maybe you’ve been asked to do some kind of ancestral healing and you realize it’s not your strong suit. Maybe you’d like advice on how to craft an awesome wedding ceremony for beloved friends. Whatever the circumstance, I’m able to offer kind and non-dogmatic support as an experienced ritual leader.
Clinical Mental Health. I’m a licensed psychotherapist (MFT) and wrote my dissertation on the use of shamanic healing methods in a clinical mental health setting (see post on Animism and Mental Health). Whether you’re considering entering the field of mental health, already in training, or an established clinician, I’m comfortable advising on ways to effectively harmonize holistic, spiritual healing arts with Western psychology and psychotherapy.
“I took a risk and scheduled a phone counseling session with Daniel based on his website. In that session Daniel created a safe container and shared knowledge and resources that deepened my work with the spirits of the land and mountains. His style and generosity inspired me to participate in four ancestral weekend intensives. In these trainings, Daniel is inclusive of each individual’s needs and balances the pace in a way that supports both new and experienced practitioners. I’ve been able to ask follow-up questions about specific resources, and if he doesn’t know the answer, chances are that he knows someone who does and makes an appropriate introduction.” – Stan, Human Services Professional
“Daniel has been completely instrumental in helping me to develop a practice and relationship with my ancestors, which has become such a vital, supportive, important, and deeply connected part of my existence. He is humble, caring, honest, and open-hearted. My life has forever been changed due to our walk together. I feel profound gratitude to be able to name him as a teacher, mentor, spiritual guide, and friend.” –Sarah, Shamanic Practitioner and Educator
“Despite having seen a fair share of therapists, advisers and other life-coaching people over the years I’ve never felt compelled to write a review until now. I began working with Daniel about a year and a half ago and in this time I came to trust him as you would a friend. He is unassuming, kind, and patient, yet with the quiet inner strength and grace of someone who knows his purpose in life. Daniel will never try to “sell” you any ideas or convince you to convert into particular practices. Finally, he’s just an awesome human being to know and to have in your life. Because when life throws lemons and you don’t have it in you to make lemonade, having someone tell you ‘you have my support’ can make all the difference.” –Julia, Writer & Translator