The Hebrew term hashpa’ah comes from the root which connotes shefa, divine flow; a mashpia (M) or mashpi’ah (F) strives to help people discern the presence of God in their lives. (The most common English term for this work is spiritual direction.)
For me, spiritual direction is first and foremost a relationship. In my practice I hope to help others navigate faith and practice in a way that encourages and fosters deeper relationship with the Divine.
I meet with individuals one-on-one, once a month, either in person or via Zoom (during these pandemic times, it’s all Zoom.) If you’re interested in discerning whether we’re the right fit for each other, email me (rbarenblat at gmail) and we’ll set up an initial conversation.
I’ve also done group spiritual direction work, and may return to that at some point in the future — if you’re interested in being part of a spiritual direction group, let me know.
My standard fee for spiritual direction is $65-100/session, sliding scale. Each session lasts for one hour; I am available to meet over Zoom / Facetime / phone.