Psychospiritual Institute Who We Are
Psychospiritual Institute is Committed to...

Inspiring and Supporting

Inspiring and supporting others in understanding psychospiritual wholeness and cultivating a deeper connection to Self through individual and group coaching, workshops, events and certified coaching programs

Training and Nurturing

Training and nurturing the next generation of Psychosynthesis Coaches and contributing to the continued development of this transpersonal and holistic framework

Building Community

Building a nourishing community to support one another in the personal work of psychosynthesis and in developing thriving coaching practices in globally

The Psychosynthesis Life Coach and Leadership Program is accredited by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) in fulfillment of their training requirements to become a Board Certified Coach (BCC).
Training leads to Certification as a Psychosynthesis Life Coach (PLC).  For those qualified, this training fulfills all coach training requirements to take the test to become a Board Certified Coach (BCC).

The Psychosynthesis Life Coach & Leadership program was one of the best things I have ever committed to and I am forever grateful to Val, Alyssa and their team of mentors and coaches for the opportunity to learn from and grow with like-spirited beings. If you are looking to find clarity in your purpose, experience a more fulfilling life and expand your tribe, I would recommend taking this program. It is definitely life-changing.

- N Renee McFadden, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

I have taken many programs and courses all over the globe and this Psychosynthesis Coaching Program is by far my favorite! From the moment we began I was delighted with the trainers masterful ways of speaking to the value of having a balanced understanding of psychology and spirituality in the context of our ever evolving world. The powerful exercises they introduced left many, if not all of us, in tears and with an even greater awareness of who we are. I am a brighter, more grounded and available human being because of my choice to say yes to this amazing program.

- Ash Ruiz, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Psychospiritual Institute Meet the Team

We are authors, creators, master coaches, deep ecologists, activists, doctors, artists, counselors, healers, entrepreneurs and educators with over 65 years of combined experience in psychosynthesis.

Val Silidker Board Certified Coach
Val Silidker, MS, BCC

Co-founder, Director, Lead Instructor, Board Certified Coach

Val Silidker M.S., BCC (Board Certified Coach) is the co-founder and director of Psychospiritual Institute, as well as a lead trainer. She is a board certified coach and has been coaching individuals and facilitating groups for over 20 years, specializing in transpersonal psychology, deep ecology, eco-therapy, authentic connection work, and holistic business coaching, as well as mindset and leadership skills.  Val is also an international speaker, author of “Call of the Ecological Self", and has been featured multiple times on Hay House Radio, NBC, and USA Today, as well as numerous publications.

Val works with change-makers, emerging leaders and mission-driven entrepreneurs to inspire the highest level of mindset, purpose and action in their lives. Over the past two decades, she has produced close to one hundred large-scale mindful-living events, retreats, and workshops, and gratefully inspired the transformation of thousands of people world-wide.

Val is passionate about psychological and spiritual maturity, personal and global leadership, nature and the human psyche, and rewilding our hearts. Her greater purpose is to remind us of who we are so we can show up more fully in our lives and contribute wholeheartedly to our world.

Alyssa Whitehouse Board Certified Coach
Alyssa Whitehouse, MBA, BCC

Co-founder, Director of Operations, Board Certified Coach

Alyssa Shannon Whitehouse, MBA, BCC is co-founder and director of operations at Psychospiritual Institute as well as an artist, an athlete, and a mother. Before co-creating Psychospiritual Institute, she spent more than 25 years working with various personal and transpersonal processes and practices to inspire the healing of trauma, and profound transformation, both in her own life as well as others. Alyssa’s own intimate experience with pain and trauma led her into the study of psychosynthesis where she began to deeply know wholeness and to truly experience what it is like to accept, and love, all of who we are. This is the gift she is called to give to others.

In addition to transforming lives through Psychospiritual Institute, Alyssa offers private coaching to mothers. She is a Board Certified Coach and Certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach, with speciality certifications in creative arts, yoga, guided visualization, and holistic healing nutrition. To complement her work with mothers, Alyssa has a signature emotional intelligence and resilience program guiding children to think more deeply, be more resilient, lead from their hearts, and to stand strong within their true authentic self.

Working with the personal self, the higher Self, and our deepest soul’s calling, she guides us to fully embrace all that we are, so we may all step into our power, and bravely live the life we are meant to live, our call of Self. 

Jon Schottland Board Certified Coach
Jon Schottland, MA, LMHC, BCC

Senior Instructor, Board Certified Coach

Jon Schottland MA, LMHC, BCC is the founder and director of Synthesis Northeast, a psychosynthesis and professional coach certification program serving the New England/NY region. Jon was a senior trainer at the Synthesis Center in Amherst, MA for 15 years and previously taught in the graduate psychology programs at Sofia University and American International College for master's and doctoral level students. He has provided extensive trainings for life coaches and corporate coaches across the U.S. and internationally. Jon holds an advanced degree in developmental psychology and is both a nationally Board Certified Coach (BCC) and Psychosynthesis Life Coach (PLC). He maintains a private practice where he specializes in working with teenagers and young adults. The focus of his work is cultivating deep presence and attention to promote healing, self expression, wholeness and optimal personal development.

Vienna Jasmin Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Vienna Jasmin

Instructor, Student Mentor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Vienna Jasmin is a Transpersonal Guide and Ceremonial Practitioner.  She has a background in Reiki, Emotional Mastery, and Qigong. Her intimate experience with the healing of trauma, both in herself and others, provides a unique, in depth perspective on the human psyche, and the ability we possess as sentient begins to transcend the programs and stories of our past.  This understanding led to her studies and certification in Psychosynthesis.  Vienna became a Ceremonial practitioner through the studies of indigenous culture and the journey of reconnection to her own roots.  An apprenticeship to a Yaqui Medicine Man in Arizona has since led her to facilitate transformational gatherings around the US and abroad.  Currently residing in the desert of Joshua Tree, Vienna's vision of a more connected planet is the driving force behind her enthusiasm for personal development. She believes it is through radical self0care, authentic reconnection, and deep inquiry that we are able to co-create a more holistic world.

Amy Spalding-Fecher Board Certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Amy Spalding-Fecher, MA, BCC

Instructor, Board Certified Coach

Amy is a Board Certified Life Coach and a trainer at Psychospiritual Institute and Synthesis Northeast. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and a B.A. in Art History from Harvard University. Her practice, Space to Dwell, offers coaching in personal development as well as coaching for designing the space in which we live. She uses process art in her practice as a tool for deep presence, awareness and transformation. Amy has a regular meditation and yoga practice, is an avid traveler, learner, wife and mother of two daughters.

Monica Reyes Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Monica Reyes, ESQ

Instructor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Monica Reyes, ESQ is a dynamic speaker, and activist for compassion, guiding and empowering leaders towards self-awareness, spiritual awareness and purpose.  She bridges ancient spiritual principles with the latest in science and braids it into easily digestible and practical ideas.  She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, a Psychosynthesis life coach and an attorney who left her fruitful law practice to answer her soul'd call for more.  Her background allows her to easily integrate her teachings into the corporate and athletic setting.

She has working with companies such as Gucci, Ricoh, NFLPA, TD Bank, bringing executives and professional athletes to look within for more success, creativity and inner peace.  She is a TEDx Speaker and has spoken in front of audiences ranging from small venues to tens of thousands in all demographics and purposes with her message.

Julie Clark Board Certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Julie Clark, BCC

Assistant Instructor, Student Mentor, Board Certified Coach

Julie Clark, BCC, is the founder of Cosmic Warrior Wisdom, LLC. She is a Board-Certified Coach, and she her specialties include Entheogenic Medicine Integration, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery and Psychosynthesis Coaching.

The work that Julie does helps people to create and solidify new patterns of thought, emotional responses, and shifts in perception about the self and world. Together, she and her clients establish practices to ground insights and epiphanies that they receive from their personal growth work.

Julie’s life purpose is to empower others to unlock the Cosmic Wisdom that each of us carries within. Through a lifetime of deep personal work, she has been given gifts which were meant to be passed on and shared from the heart. Julie is passionate about awakening in others their unique strengths, insights and abilities. She recognizes that all people have an equal amount of connection to Cosmic, Divine Wisdom, and it is her mission to help people reestablish and fortify their natural communion with this force. Her time with clients is temporary; their connection to and reliance upon their own inner guidance will last a lifetime.

Jessica Winans Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Jessica Winans

Social Media Manager & Content Creator, Assistant Instructor, Student Mentor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Jessica Winans is a certified psychosynthesis life coach and mentor who helps women heal their hearts, connect to their inner voices and step into their multidimensional power through life and business coaching. 

Jessica has a background in feminine confidence coaching, yoga instruction and intuitive biz and social media strategy. 

Jessica believes that authenticity + vulnerability = strength, and that it’s our dharmic duty to become the fullest, most authentic version of ourself, and to ask spirit to move through ones self to create long lasting impact and change on the world. 

She is also very passionate about giving intuitive healers, coaches and guides the tools and techniques to show up authentically online and to create soul-aligned businesses that support them in sharing their unique gifts with the world. 

Additionally, Jessica believes that all of the answers we seek in the world lie within our heart and intuition, and looks at intuition as a GPS system or map in navigating the world, and encourages her clients to connect to their own inner-knowing for decision making from an empowered place. 

Jessica believes in a multidimensional approach to healing, growth and transformation, and incorporates several modalities into her coaching such as psychosynthesis, Buddhist philosophy, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, The Chakra System, tarot, moon cycles, astrology as well as activating and balancing the inner masculine and feminine energies.

Chelsea Jean Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Chelsea Jean

Assistant Instructor, Student Mentor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Chelsea Jean is the founder of Rose House Coaching, a psychospiritual coaching business centered around emotional and spiritual expansion. She is a graduate of the Psychosynthesis Life Coach and Leadership program and holds a degree in theatre performance and directing, both of which have guided her toward becoming a deeply empathic, creative, and intuitive teacher. Her work includes 1:1 coaching, Human Design, tarot, group courses, and meditation instruction. Chelsea loves to work with those experiencing the beautiful highs and lows of the spiritual awakening process to bring them into deeper consciousness, curiosity, love, and acceptance.

Genevieve Mackenzie Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Genevieve Mackenzie

Assistant Instructor, Student Mentor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Genevieve Mackenzie is the founder of Self Like Co. She operates as an Emotions coach and her process includes feeling the full spectrum of our emotions in order to cultivate a happier life.

She teaches her clients how to be more present with the good times and feel more resilient during the difficult times. Her Philosophy is that It’s not about getting rid of the negative emotions, but learning to cultivate a better relationship with them. 

She believes that self love is often misrepresented and she is on a mission to unromanticize it.  She helps her clients cultivate self esteem without feeling so much shame along the way. She teaches them that they don’t need to love every part of themselves in order to begin having self value. Her work centers around psychosynthesis, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), positive psychology, and mindfulness.

Dr. Didi Firman Psychosynthesis
Dr. Didi Firman, Ed.D, LMHC, BCC

Guest Senior Instructor

Dr. Didi Firman, Ed.D., LMHC, BCC has spent her entire adult life working with people through the lens of the spiritual psychology, psychosynthesis. She has a doctorate in psychology, is a licensed mental health counselor,  board certified coach,  professor of psychology, a public speaker and a NY Times bestselling author. Closest to her heart, though, is the work of teaching psychosynthesis as a life changing spiritual path to soulful living and right livelihood. In service of this, Didi is the president and founder of the Synthesis Center, a nonprofit psychosynthesis educational institution founded in 1976.

For over 30 years, Didi worked with her mother as authors and workshop leaders on the topic of mother & daughter relationship. Their books included: Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul and Daughters and Mothers: Making it Work.  And during these years, Didi spent a lot of time on TV and radio, including a wonderful stint on the Oprah Winfrey show!

Didi has authored books on topics as diverse as Living Well with Chronic Illness and Brace For Impact, about life’s second chances for the survivors of the Hudson River crash landing. Recently Didi edited the book The Call of Self: Psychosynthesis Life Coaching which is the first comprehensive book on psychosynthesis life coaching to be published in the United States featuring 30 authors from around the world. Didi has presented throughout the United States from Omega Institute on the East Coast to Esalen on the West. She also presents internationally, including in the Soviet Union.  

Kenneth Sorensen Psychosynthesis
Kenneth Sørensen, MA

Guest Senior Instructor

Kenneth Sørensen is an author, publisher, and the former Academic Director of the Norwegian Institute of Psychosynthesis. He has an MA in Psychosynthesis from the University of East London and is a trained Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist. Some of his books include: The Soul of Psychosynthesis, Integral Meditation, and The Seven Types - Psychosynthesis Typology.

I took this program completely online from Australia and it was hands down the BEST program I have ever taken... I cannot recommend this course highly enough.

-Anjani Amriit, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

The 9-month Psychosynthesis Coaching Training was truly an incredible experience. The curriculum, teachers, exercises, depth of knowledge shared and the way the program is structured and delivered were beyond my expectations. I had been looking for a Transpersonal Coaching Program for many years and I was extremely pleased to found this one.

-Claudia Urdaneta-Pacitti, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Connect with Us

Speak with Co-founder / Director Val Silidker directly to learn more about our programs.