Meet Rev. DiAnna Ritola
I love the Japanese art of kintsugi: the “art of precious scars.”
Each piece reminds me that my life is richer and more interesting because of challenges I’ve faced, places where the polish rubbed away, and times I’ve repaired my broken and shattered heart and life with love and radical acceptance. Where the artist uses fine metal, like gold or platinum, I have used my own mettle and the kindness and wisdom of honored guides to sit with my pain and confusion and piece myself back together stronger and with greater awareness than I had before.
I have faced my own fires of destruction, of trauma and overwhelming pain. I know that claiming all the parts of myself and becoming aware of my own prismatic life, truly changed my ability to live with curiosity, joy, and integrity.
I work and live with deep knowing that we are fully human and fully divine. Living in celebration of this union within the skin we’re in allows us to grow in ways we may never expect.
I chose this spiritual path, including ordination as an Interfaith Minister and Dianic Priestess, because I knew that even though I studied therapeutic techniques and learned methods and practices, I also needed to engage my heart and soul, or the healing would only be skin deep. I wanted more, and I want that for you, too.
AREAS OF GUIDANCE
There are myriad ways to confidently inhabit your own skin, honor all the different parts of yourself, and create thriving relationships. Together we can discover your own best path to creating the life you deserve.
Sexuality & Partnership Dynamics
Unlocking Trauma Patterns
Sexuality & Health
Transitions & Grief
Unlocking Trauma Patterns
Celebrations of Life
Women’s Spiritual Rituals
Women’s Red Tent Circles
Sex Education for Parents
Writing Your Truth
You cannot grow in complete safety with no challenges, but you cannot thrive in chaos and uncertainty. I strive to create safe and flexible containers to facilitate your growth and development, offering encouragement and support while challenging you to unpack your baggage and move forward into the life you most want to live.
I found DiAnna's counseling at a very turbulent time last year. Everything seemed like it was turning inside out in my personal life, and I needed an anchor. DiAnna was just that. She helped me to put things in perspective, tap into my own truths about what I wanted and needed, and figure out how to move forward in a way that I could feel good about. While I have great friends to talk to, it was essential to have an unbiased, but very caring voice to help me get myself to a much better place.
BN, Asheville, NC