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Zilvinas’ career as a spiritual counselor began over 27 years ago. His passion and interest is in serving community, providing educational resources, and working with individuals living in the correctional system.
Zilvinas’ artistic background and degree in fine arts, as well as his masters degree in psychology and pastoral theology combined with clinical pastoral education training make him a well-rounded Spiritual Care Counselor who meets diverse and multidimensional needs. Zilvinas provides care without expectation or agenda. He encourages people to be themselves and to embrace their strengths and to find hope and meaning in their life challenges.
After completing 30 years of medical practice as a hematologist and oncologist, Dr./Chaplain Jason began an exploration of the field of Spiritual Care. This led him to train and work as a hospital chaplain. Jason’s unique life experience as both a spiritual care provider and physician enables him to teach physicians, chaplains, and patient advocacy groups about the healing power of relationships and the intimate powerful connection between spirituality and medicine.
Jason focuses his work on helping others find their connection to the sources of deepest meaning in their lives. His hope is that the time spent with those in his care will remove any obstacles that prevent people from finding their unique spiritual and life journey.
Teresa has training in hospital chaplaincy and ecological social work. In her graduate studies she had the privilege of working with frontline communities, where she learned about the regenerative power of solidarity-centered service. She experiences personal, political, and planetary healing as interdependent and is committed to the liberatory potential of spiritual care. Teresa believes that all people possess the wisdom they need to navigate life’s challenges; she feels grateful to listen supportively when this wisdom seems elusive.
Nita comes to Ezzree with a commitment to patient-centered decision-making, consisting of clearly articulated patient goals of care; two-way communication between patient/family and clinical team; and a focus on mediative problem-solving. She brings a high level of skill and experience in mediation, counseling, and bereavement support, supported by her MA in Bioethics, Certification as a Grief Counselor, and her experience in hospital bioethics committees.
Rochelle, is a board certified chaplain and one of Ezzree’s earliest Spiritual Care Counselors. In her role, she provides a range of caring services, including a listening presence and help coping with life changes. At the core of Ezzree is emotional and spiritual care giving – Spiritual Care Counselors help our clients create meaning and purpose out of life events. Rochelle encourages people to draw on their own strengths to meet the challenges of their lives.