Blue Ridge Mountains

Wisdom Works

Helping Adults in a Changing World

Diane Younkins, MS, LCPC, NCC

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual companioning/spiritual direction is offered to those interested in exploring and deepening their spiritual lives. This includes clergy, chaplains, lay leaders and any adult searching for or needing support on their spiritual journey. (This is not a substitute for mental health counseling and is a separate service.)

Diane has been a member of Spiritual Directors International since 2010. She completed the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 2-year spiritual formation and prayer program with an emphasis on spiritual companioning in the class 2002-2003. She earned four CPE units during her clinical placements in Loyola of MD College's MS in Pastoral Counseling. Diane served as a volunteer chaplain at her local hospital in the late 1990's.

Diane looks forward to attending to the Divine in your life.

What is a Spiritual Companion/ Spiritual Director?

  • Spiritual companions support people on their spiritual journeys through life.
  • Spiritual companions are welcoming and present with those they companion, listening and responding without being judgmental.
  • Spiritual companions are contemplative and honor silence as a spiritual practice.
  • Spiritual companions recognize the agency of the people they companion.
  • Spiritual companions are intuitive spiritual friends — accountable and compassionate, hospitable and open, loving yet independent.

What is Spiritual Companionship?

Spiritual direction or companionship inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all.

Inclusive ~ Genuine ~ Listening ~ Accepting ~ Contemplative ~ Wise

For more information about what is spiritual direction, you can go to Spiritual Directors International webpage at

Content used with permission from
Spiritual Direction International



Are you having an emergency?

For a mental health crisis, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room. We do not provide emergency mental health services.


Wisdom Works is conveniently located off Rt 340 near Brunswick, MD in the heart of the tri-state area.



Email Diane Younkins
Phone: 301-323-8756
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