Spiritual abuse leaves spiritual scars. We are never more vulnerable than when we share our spiritual selves with another. Unfortunately, all too often, authority that claims to represent God is used to wound God's beloved children. At AspenRoots, we customize a mix of Brief Therapy counseling with spiritual coaching to help you move towards healing after your painful experiences with spiritual abuse.
"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
Shari Otteman founded Aspen Roots Christian Counseling and Chaplaincy Services after working as a healthcare chaplain for Centura hospitals and hospice. In her work, she met hundreds of patients who shared heartbreaking stories of spiritual and religious abuse. Unfortunately, in her role as a healthcare chaplain she lacked the opportunity to offer continuing care to these hurting people. From this longing, Aspen Roots was born.
Why "Aspen Roots"? A grove of aspen is interconnected with their root system stretching farther and stronger than any other known species. This interconnectedness is a beautiful metaphor for spiritual wholeness with self, loved ones, all of creation, and our Creator God. Plus they're really pretty. Click here for more Aspen Tree Facts!
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