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Below is information about services and rates. Please contact Sarah Vekasi, M.Div. by phone at 828-333-1884, email at sarah@ecochaplaincy.net or through the contact page. Thank you!

Services and Rates
Pastoral Counseling

     Pastoral Counseling is available in person by appointment in Black Mountain, NC, or by phone or skype. Active listening, empathy and direct counseling all available to explore issues surrounding your engagement with activism, organizing, and the conditions of our world, identity and faith tradition/practice, and spiritual advising.

Rates: Sliding Scale $48-$108/hour session

Facilitation, Mediation, and Group Counseling


·         Facilitation

·         Restorative Circles

·         Active Listening Sessions

·         Empathy Circles

     We all encounter conflict. Conflict in and of itself can be okay, even healthy. How we deal with conflict determines its results in our lives. Sometimes we need backup when it comes to hearing our own pain or understanding where another person or group is coming from.

     I am available to help facilitate dialogue, provide active listening sessions, mediate, and/or facilitate community restorative justice circles, and mentor groups and individuals through the art of empathy. Please contact me for an initial discussion to determine what would best suit your needs. We have use of my office in downtown Black Mountain, NC, or I can come to you.

Rates: $88-108 / hour, plus compensation for travel and preparation time if applicable.

Workshops, Retreats and Trainings

·         Eco-Chaplaincy

·         Work that Reconnects*

·         Activist Self-Care / Group Care

·         Community Conflict Transformation

·         Emotional and Mental Health in the Activist Community

·         Deep Ecology

·         Spiritual Activism

·         Visioning

·         Working within a Collective (building consensus, consensus decision making, facilitation.

*Inspired by Joanna Macy, the Work that Reconnects is a 1-10 day long workshop which goes through a cycle beginning with gratitude, honoring our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes and going forth. This deep-dive incorporates system theory, deep ecology and despair work through experiential exercises, individual processing and teaching.

Rates are determined by length and location within a sliding scale.


            Want to marry the mountains? Honor your commitment to Earth through a created ritual? Conduct a funeral or wake for a mountain, river, community? Council of All Beings? Renew your intentions toward your work in a ceremony? Let’s talk!