Ellen Haroutunian is a Spiritual Director, psychotherapist, life coach, and writer, focusing primarily on awakening and strengthening the truest self in Christ. Through her private counseling practice and Spiritual Direction practice she has spent almost two decades listening to personal stories and helping people to see the movement of God in their lives and to grow towards emotional wholeness and integration, as well as find wisdom for the larger telos for humankind of which we are all a part. As a former nurse, she is passionate about all human flourishing, and takes an integrated approach to include support in physical as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In addition to seminary training and a Master’s in Counseling, she is certified as a Spiritual Director by Benet Hill Monastery in CO Springs, and has studied the Christian contemplative and mystical tradition through the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. She is currently a doctoral student, focusing on spiritual formation and transformation. She has two grown children and lives in Lakewood, CO with her husband Aram, two ex-racing greyhounds, and two non-racing cats. She is a pot stirrer, a world changer, and insists upon no capes.