Anxiety, depression, loneliness and fear seem to be plaguing people of all ages. Actively on a spiritual path or in a faith community, doesn’t seem to prevent these issues from occurring. We are all subject to the daily overwhelm of ordinary life in these stressful times; coupled with numerous crises that occur in any given life. I will say the only way I have survived and thrived into a transformed life is by way of the contemplative Christian path.
As a Spiritual Director I work with many people, holding the space as God transforms lives from fear to faith, doubt to trust, depression to joy, anxiety to peace, loneliness to love and burden to freedom. I earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling and certification in Spiritual Direction and have had a private practice for 14 years. I am an ordained minister, workshop and retreat leader around the United States. Commissioned by Contemplative Outreach, I’ve been a teacher of Centering Prayer and contemplative Christian spirituality for 20 years.
My ministry work, The Deeper Connection, is creating a community of prayer that serves people around the world bringing about inner peace through a deeper connection with God, self and others. More than 85,000 people listen to my prayer and meditation recordings, which can be found on Insight Timer mobile meditation app, (https://www.insighttimer.com/mariagullo). I am available for one on one Spiritual Direction in my office in the greater Philadelphia area or through virtual appointments.