Welcome to the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN)

SEN provides individuals that are experiencing difficulties with psychospiritual growth a therapist referral and support service that is staffed by trained graduate students. In a culture which has not understood issues surrounding spiritual development, the gift of being heard and understood by a knowledgeable and supportive listener can be life-altering. We can provide referrals to licensed mental health care professionals (often in the caller’s area) who may be of ongoing assistance. All members of SEN’s National Referral Directory are licensed and insured and specialize in or have been trained to deal with many psychospiritual issues. Some of our therapist database is now online for self-referral.

If you can not find a therapist from your area there, then click here and fill out our online request form in order to get access to our entire database of therapists. It may take about a week for emails to be returned. You may also leave us a message at our telephone referral center: (415) 453-1106 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week) for information, referrals, and/or support. When you leave your message, give us the same information that we ask for here in our online request form. It may take about a week for us to respond–the request form tends to get faster responses.

This web site is also a spiritual emergence resource guide. Look in our books & links sections in the index above. We are interested in expanding our National Referral Directory to cover all 50 states and their major cities. If you are a licensed counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist or other kind of mental health professional who has been trained or has expertise in spiritual or religious issues and problems and wants to expand your client base, please click here.


The Association for Transpersonal Psychology supports some of our efforts here! We encourage you to visit their website. Please view our disclaimer here. Email here for administrative purposes only. Support SEN!

SEN is offers its services free of charge. To make a donation to SEN, do one of the following:

  1. Email us for donation instructions.

  2. Buy A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems by Emma Bragdon through us. Just send us an email with your contact information and your request and we will contact you. First published as A Sourcebook for Helping People in Spiritual Emergency (LighteningUp Press, 1988), this new edition, renamed: A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems (LighteningUp Press, 1994), is 336 pages long and includes an introduction by David Lukoff, PhD. “This Sourcebook is a valuable resource for anyone interested in spiritual experiences and their relationship to psychological health and pathology. It is a clear, concise statement about the nature of spiritual emergencies and appropriate treatment modalities. It deserves careful reading by mental health professionals as well as lay people who are exploring their own spiritual growth. It provides a well-balanced perspective and a wealth of useful information.” – Frances Vaughan, PhD., author of Beyond Ego and Paths Beyond Ego

  3. Make a donation by shopping with Amazon.com through our website on the bottom of every page. You can also shop in our SEN Book List sections found in the menu in the index above.

Support SEN!

Shop for books, music, and more at Amazon.com and a part of the proceeds will go towards the ongoing work of the non-profit Spiritual Emergence Network! Just enter Amazon through either the link below or on our SEN Book List pages.