Faculty

Meet our respected InterSpiritual Counseling Faculty


Rev. Theresa Bimka

Rev. Theresa Bimka

Program Director

Therese Bimka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, artist, educator, and Interfaith Minister, ordained at One Spirit in 2008. Therese has worked in the Human Potential field for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience working with children, families, adolescents and adults, both in private practice and within social service and educational settings. As an administrator, Therese created and supervised a number of agency-based programs in NYC and has supervised graduate social work students, art education majors, guidance counselors, and spiritual counselors. For two decades, Therese has pursued training in a wide range of psycho -spiritual practices including meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, Jungian (Sandplay Therapy), Expressive Arts, Guided Visualizations, Process Oriented Therapy, and Dream Work. Therese enjoys publishing and lecturing, and has presented at a number of regional and national conferences. She has a full time private practice in Brooklyn New York and in the Hudson Valley area where she lives in the woods with her husband, teenage son and her cute dog – Buddy. As part of her ministry, Therese has been offering Restorative Justice counseling for violent offenders who have been incarcerated with life sentences. This work has been profoundly gratifying, affirming that healing and transformation are possible under all circumstances.


Rev. Sally Schwager

Rev. Sally Schwager

Associate Director

Sally Schwager is an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Counselor, and psychotherapist in private practice in NYC and Connecticut. She is also an Interactive Theater Facilitator working in the field of diversity, inclusion, and transformative leadership. Loving the adventure of both the inner and outer journey, Sally weaves diverse experience into the fabric of her teaching, counseling, and facilitation work. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University following a decade living and working in Japan where she studied the Noh Theater and Buddhism. She has completed several postgraduate clinical training certifications, including Gestalt Therapy and Core Energetics. She is a certified yoga instructor, has studied with various Diamond Approach teachers, and is a long-time student of A Course in Miracles. Sally volunteers as a Restorative Justice Counselor working with incarcerated violent offenders. She is also a certified Exceptional Marriage Mentor, and together with her husband works with couples as a couple. Sally is deeply interested in the integration of psychotherapy and spirituality, and strives to embody and teach a psychology infused with spirit and a spirituality grounded in psychological principles. Energetic, humorous and heart-centered, Sally has a passion for counseling, teaching and parenting. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, young son, and a flock of chickens.