Healing Supported by the Spirit
Re-animating the spiritual life with an integrated, faith-filled approach
Spiritual Integration in Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Our team of experienced spiritual integrators works closely with the clinical staff to integrate spirituality into intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and recovery. This helps clients deepen their relationship with God and re-animate their spiritual life as part of the healing process.
Spiritual integration gives our clients a space to understand how their psychological and emotional life is interwoven with their relationship with God. Sometimes spiritual healing is necessary, and we are devoted to helping our clients with that transformation.
This approach to treatment flows out of a centuries-old Christian tradition of spiritual accompaniment. It involves helping our clients to explore how God is at work in their lives, listening for the voice of the Spirit, discerning life choices, and growing toward greater wholeness. In each meeting, clients are encouraged to initiate conversation about their spiritual experiences, prayer, desires, concerns or struggles as these arise out of the very real context of their daily lives. Our staff includes well-trained spiritual directors with extensive experience working with Catholic clergy and religious.
IOP clients are scheduled for individual spiritual integration sessions weekly. We host centering prayer, lectio divina and weekly group discussions on spiritual topics, as well as days of reflection at an off-site retreat center. We provide a meditation room and offer Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly. Mass is also offered at religious houses where many of our clients choose to reside.
New clients are greeted at welcoming prayer services, and those completing treatment are celebrated at commissioning liturgies, so their time in treatment begins and ends communally and prayerfully.
Outpatient Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction, an outpatient service offered at our Caritas Counseling (Silver Spring and Baltimore, Maryland), and Saint Luke Center (Kentucky) locations, helps clients integrate psychological and emotional growth into their own spiritual development.
In each session, directees are encouraged to initiate conversation about their spiritual experiences, prayer, desires, concerns or struggles as these arise out of the very real context of their daily lives. The directee and director then reflect on these together.
The frequency of spiritual direction is determined based on individual needs. Our staff consists of well-trained priest, religious and lay spiritual directors who have extensive experience working with Catholic clergy and religious.
Kathleen Hope Brown, D.Min.
Director of Spiritual Care Services
Phone: (301) 422-5406 | KathyB@sli.org