Lily Oster PhD | Somatic + IFS Coaching

Spiritual Counseling

*Listen here to a podcast interview with Lily on divine eros and connecting to the sacredness of the living world.*

*Access the recordings here for Lily's course for Spiritual Directors International on spiritual companionship and nervous system regulation.*

Alongside her work on chronic health conditions and somatic IFS coaching, Lily is a spiritual director and scholar of religious studies. Lily comes from a multi-faith and no-faith family of seekers and has long been drawn to the big questions of human experience. With years of training and experience in spiritual care and counseling, Lily offers spiritual companionship to anyone who seeks to enrich and clarify their inner world in order to live with wholeness and connection.

Lily has particular expertise in supporting the spiritual lives of those debilitated by chronic stress and/or chronic physical and mental suffering (though spiritual direction and health coaching are separate offerings unless you'd like to explore a fusion). Lily's work in the field of chronic pain and illness provides a neuroscience-based and trauma-informed complement to many spiritual and religious techniques of transforming mental and emotional patterns. Within any belief system, the events of our lives have the power to illuminate or impede the way to flourishing. Finding practices to transform and heal unhelpful patterns can bring the inner life into balance, strengthening our capacities for peace, joy, inspiration and creativity, care and compassion for self and others, and orientation toward justice and transformation of broken systems.

Spiritual direction sessions with Lily are grounded in connection to nature, contemplative practice, myth and sacred story, imagination and creativity, calls to transformative justice, IFS and parts work, and the spirituality of healing and mind-body wellness. Lily loves connecting with people on all kinds of spiritual journeys. She serves as a companion to teens and adults who grieve or approach death, who are experiencing inner or outer life upheavals, who are discerning vocation and their place in the family of things, or who simply seek a more meaningful relationship to life, nature, spirit, or the sacred. 

SCHEDULING & PRICING: Hour-long spiritual direction sessions are offered on a sliding scale and are scheduled 1 - 2 times per month as feels appropriate to your need.There are some lower-fee slots available for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients or those in financial hardship -- please be in touch. You can follow this link to schedule a session, or email lily@lilyoster.com if you'd like to set up a brief, no-cost discernment call.

You can read more about Lily's approach to spiritual direction at her Spiritual Directors International profile: https://www.sdicompanions.org/sdi-profile/lilyoster/