Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Lana Hurst

Lana Hurst (she/her) is passionate about facilitating experiences that enable people to feel more connected to others and themselves. Although she is originally from a small town in North Florida, Lana has lived up and down the East Coast and the UK. She has worked in a variety of churches and schools in Lakeland, Florida; Trenton, New Jersey; New York City; and Glen Cove, Long Island since graduating from Southeastern University with a BS in Practical Theology and an MA in Ministerial Leadership, as well as Princeton Theological Seminary with an MDiv. Currently, Lana is attending Fordham University in pursuit of an MA in Pastoral Mental Health Counseling.

As a transgender woman, Lana cares deeply about helping others step into their journeys with greater courage and authenticity. She has worked with members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have sought to reconcile their faith and gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Lana also has experience working with those who have experienced religious trauma. She believes that every person deserves a safe space to process their experiences, become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and discern what a more integrated life can look like. In her work with clients, Lana draws from psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and narrative therapies. Her hope is that clients will feel increasingly empowered and integrated.

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