The Spiritual Counselor Podcast is conversations about spirituality, religion, and holistic practices that support mental health and healing.
Ep 35: Healing Trauma and Self Discovery with Staci B
In this Episode, Jamie chats with Staci B, a sociologist and author who boldly shares her journey to support others. She takes listeners down the road of her explorations of spiritual practices after moving away from her Catholic upbringing, and how she was able to amalgamate information and transform it into a set of tools for healing personal trauma.
We talk all about boundaries, how trauma is stored in the body, and the importance of consistency in any practice.
Visit her website for free resources to support healing trauma and more! Find her on IG @heyitsmestacib and
Ep 34: The Needs Languages with Nicole Shir
Join Jamie and Nicole for a deep dive into discussing our human needs. Nicole holds a Masters in Organizational Psychology. She is the co-creator of The Needs Languages, a powerful tool to identify and categorize personality types. It is fast and intuitive, helping people feel connected and providing a sense of belonging in relationships.
Learn more about Nicole's journey of living and parenting with a disability, and how working with The Needs Languages helped her to create balance, belonging, worthiness, and community.
Find more about Nicole and check out her Ted Talk here: https://linktr.ee/Nicole.Shir
Ep 33: Making Maternal Mental Health Magic with Emily Souder, LCSW, PMH-C
Grab your favorite coffee or tea and listen in for a chat with a couple of witchy-woo-woo spiritual therapist mamas discuss all things parenting, spirituality and activism. This is real life and we get interrupted by cats, kids, and spiders.
Emily is a licensed therapist in Maryland who deeply believes that integrating our energetic bodies into healing work is an essential practice. Certified in perinatal mental health, Emily has written books to guide birthing people through reflecting on their birth stories and often trains other therapists and other birth professionals on this topic. She is trained in intuitive methods and attuned as a Reiki Master Practitioner, homeschools her kiddos, and loves laughing, exploring nature (especially fungi!), and is figuring out this life one moment at a time.
Find Emily on IG @witchy.woo.therapist and emilysouder.com
Ep 32 Ecopsychology with Dr. Megan Delaney
In this episode, Jamie chats with Dr. Megan Delaney about Ecopsychology and the profound healing aspects of taking mental health counseling out into nature.
Megan is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, NJ. Her recent book, Nature is nurture: Counseling and the natural world (2020) combines research and practical application for counselors to infuse nature as a therapeutic partner. She teaches applied ecotherapy courses at Monmouth. She also has a private ecotherapy practice, Therapy Without Walls, LLC and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.
Learn more about Dr. Delaney via her website megandelaneyphd.com and find her on Instagram @therapywithoutwalls
Ep 31: Marketing for Spiritual Entrepreneurs with Ben Albert
In this episode, Jamie chats with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing about strategies for navigating entrepreneurship as a helper and healer. We dive in an uncover how some of our own beliefs hold us back, talk about partnerships and collaboration as a key strategy, and normalize learning as you go.
Ben shares his personal story of healing, how his substance use behaviors were holding him back, as well as the morning routine that helped him cultivate wellness and inspiration.
Ben shares his business savvy and pearls of wisdom for those of us who got minimal to no business training in our counselor education. For TONS more business resources, visit Ben's website at
balbertmarketing.com or find him on IG and Linked In
Ep 30: Coming Home to Spiritual Practices in Healing with Jill Krzyzanowicz
Listen in as Jamie speaks with author, preschool teacher, speaker and empowerment coach Jill Krzyzanowicz about her persona journey of coming home to her spirituality in healing trauma and finding sobriety. Jill shares insight into what helped her heal and what she continues to do in order to prioritize her mental health. Jill has overcome childhood trauma, navigated cancer recovery, and multiple weight-loss journeys.
Jill encourages people to "live out loud" no matter where they are in life's journey. Her newly published self-help memoir is available on her website, justbeingjill.com - subscribe and get the first chapter free!
Find more about Jill at @justbeingjill on Instagram
Motivational and inspirational
The Spiritual Counselor podcast gives so many great nuggets to help anyone and everyone improve their mental health and explore and enhance their spirituality. Great podcast and I look forward to all of the upcoming episodes!
The Middle Ground We Need
I’m so happy to know someone is covering the intersection of mental health and spiritual practices. Like Jamie says in her episode on witchcraft, “If it works for you, why does it matter if it’s real or not?”
So much of what I use to manage my mental health, including depression, an anxiety disorder, and ADHD is grounded in spirituality.
Thank you for bringing guests who discuss practical strategies for more connectedness and self-care. I loved the episode on anxiety—I’ll be using those powerful reframes from now on!
Jamie has put together a fab podcast. The topics are very relavent to what women are dealing with. All of her guest drop truth bombs and help you to see life in a new way.