Virginia L. Collins-English, M.Ed., CAGS, MAAT

Virginia Collins-English is a certified spiritual director and certified retreat director. She is also a psychotherapist with three licenses: marriage and family therapist, rehabilitation therapist, and mental health therapist. She offers individual spiritual direction in several settings, including her own practice: Holy Listening. She offers directed retreats and guided retreats through The Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies at Elms College, DeCice Hall (DHM), Genesis Spiritual Life Center, and in parishes. The widow of an African-American civil rights leader, she has a particular interest in serving the spiritual yearnings of people who are marginalized by church or society, and those who are bereaved. She is also an artist and writer, and the author of Prayering: Openings for Contemplation and Personal Prayer.