The intention of spiritual counseling is to help the individual discover the spiritual resources within him or herself that enable finding effective solutions to life’s challenges. The ultimate purpose of spiritual counseling is to discern the Presence of God in the midst of any situation. Spiritual counseling is available to anyone sincerely seeking such help. Attendance at church services and classes is always highly recommended.
All counseling sessions are scheduled to last 45 minutes. We generally limit the spiritual counseling relationship to no more than three visits within any six-month period.
Spiritual Counseling is not…
Our Licensed Unity Teachers are trained spiritual counselors, but they are not trained to function as a psychotherapist. A list of local therapists is available upon request.
How Much Does It Cost?
All counseling is performed on a freewill love offering basis. We do suggest each person offer a love offering of $50 or greater. Please make your payment directly to the prayer counselor at the conclusion of the appointment.
Will Someone Pray with Me?
Prayer is a significant focus of the experience you may have in a spiritual counseling encounter. We believe prayer reveals the highest ways of love, wisdom, and power, and we trust and honor the Spirit of God within each person.
Who Else May Pray with Me after a Session?
We have many fine chaplains in our chaplaincy program. Should you desire further prayer, please visit with a chaplain at the conclusion of any worship service, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or request a chaplain through the church office 615.333.1323.
As a member of the Association of Unity Churches, Unity of Nashville adheres to a policy of complete confidentiality with regard to spiritual counseling. Possible exceptions to this may arise if we see the potential for suicide, homicide, child or elder abuse. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please discuss it with the counselor at the start of the session.
Unity of Nashville Counselors
Wanda Lynch, Staff Minister & Licensed Unity Teacher
Wanda Lynch shares her deep love and faith as a spiritual speaker, teacher & counselor. She has been Licensed by Unity Worldwide Ministries for 24 years as a Unity Teacher. She is committed to helping couples & individuals through life’s challenges.
Gene Skaggs is an inspirational writer, speaker counselor and teacher. He has been teaching at Unity of Nashville since 1988. He has published four books based on A Course in Miracles. Gene lost his youngest son in 2009, has written a book about him, and now offers grief counseling. Gene enjoys helping others change their lives through spiritual counseling.
Rev. Raymond Russell Shea
Rev. Raymond Russell Shea’s service as an educator of international students spans 44 years and three careers, the first in public secondary and college education as a teacher and Team Leader for Transitional Bilingual students. A second career followed as a Customer Training Specialist of scientific and technical language in the corporate world. His present career as a Unity Minister began as Senior Minister at Unity of Greater Hartford and included the construction of a new church building and a weekly Unity radio program. Rev. Raymond continues ministering as a speaker, spiritual and Recovery counselor, writer, community volunteer, and in Prison Ministry.
Please contact the church office if you would like a list of additional counselors in greater Nashville.