Recovering Spirituality

Achieving Emotional Sobriety in Your Spiritual Practice

Dr. Clayton (formerly Dr. Mathieu) has a diverse clinical background, which includes vast experience in the field of addiction and recovery. Recovering Spirituality is based on her research of spiritual bypass and it explores second-stage recovery and emotional sobriety.

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“Never have words seemed so inadequate, but I suppose they will have to do. Ingrid deeply touched my heart during a time in which I so desperately needed to remember that I had one, regardless of how battered and bruised it was. I am so grateful for knowing her compassion, support, insight and humor.  Ingrid will forever be a big part of my story of hope. I am excited for those whose lives will also be graced by hers – they’re a fortunate lot.”

"Through Ingrid's grace and precision as a therapist I have experienced the most helpful therapeutic relationship of my life. I completely trust her professional opinion and have had immense growth and fulfillment through our work. Ingrid's commitment to her work is inspiring and a genuine treasure in my life."

“Ingrid has been a big part of my life. I have felt so comfortable telling her everything that was going on with me and she helped me more than I could have ever imagined. She was there during some really ugly times and was always the first person I wanted to talk to. I so appreciate everything that she has done for me. I never knew I could feel that safe.”                                               

"Ingrid is an amazing therapist. She is compassionate, smart, creative in her passion to help and an active listener. You feel safe and respected while being in such a vulnerable state. I always left our sessions grateful to have had an empathetic and educated person helping me to better understand my thoughts and feelings. She also had me try some therapeutic exercises that I was not sure would help inform me - but each one she has suggested helped me look deeper and discover things I hadn't realized were going on. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a genuine person and highly intelligent professional Ph.D. Psychologist."

“There are not enough words to express my sincere gratitude for the work, effort, love, patience and wisdom that Ingrid gave to our therapeutic relationship. I came to her a broken man. Having relapsed from drugs and alcohol and going thru a bitter divorce, I had lost my desire to live. Ingrid gently guided me back to recovery and I feel as though I literally owe her my life.  She never gave up on me. Our relationship was real and genuine but at same time was created in a safe and therapeutic atmosphere where I could grow and change. She is very real, honest and knows how to help people.  She allowed me to find myself in my own way. If anyone ever has the gift of working with this amazing woman they will be forever changed.”

“I came to Ingrid when I was having a major crisis in my life. Not only did she help me get through a rough time, Ingrid continually supported me in my self-discovery and helped me recognize years of behavior patterns that were standing in my way. I left each session with focus and the resources to take care of myself in ways that otherwise would have never been possible. Thank you Ingrid!!”