Faculty

Meet our respected Companions in Care for Uncertain Times Faculty


Rev. Therese Bimka

Rev. Therese Bimka

Program Director

Rev. Therese Bimka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Spiritual Counselor, artist, author, workshop leader, educator and interfaith minister ordained at One Spirit in 2008. Therese has worked in the human potential field for more than 3 decades as a practitioner, administrator and supervisor. For 20 years, she has supervised graduate art education majors, graduate social work interns, guidance counselors and spiritual directors. She has worked in a variety of settings including university, social service agencies, nonprofits/community based organizations and has been in private practice since 1995. Therese is a life-long learner and has pursued post graduate training in a wide range of psycho-spiritual modalities including: meditation/mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, Gestalt, Jungian Sandplay Therapy, Expressive Arts, Dreamwork, Guided Visualization, Process Oriented Therapy, The Realization Process, Restorative Justice, Collaborative Divorce, Equine Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. In addition to her private practices in NYC and The Hudson Valley, Therese has been offering Restorative Justice counseling for violent offenders serving life sentences. This work has been profoundly gratifying, affirming that healing and transformation are possible under all circumstances. Recently, Therese and Sally have begun to offer spiritually based international trips including The Goddess Temples of Malta. Therese lives in the woods with her dog Buddy and her son when he is home visiting from college.


Rev. Sally Schwager

Rev. Sally Schwager

Associate Director

Rev. 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 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, son, and a flock of chickens.