I appreciate the reluctance to introduce Spirituality into therapy... which many believe is an intellectual activity. I believe there is, generally speaking, a basic reason for reluctance. That is, a lack of sufficient knowledge of one's own Spirituality (having nothing to do with religion), that allows one to understand the relationship between the cognitive and the esoteric. As regards whether or not experience with Spirituality ought to be a "criteria" for service as a therapist... let us make a distinction between the counselor, who relates to a client at a cognitive level, and the psychotherapist, who ought to deal with the client's MIND, which cannot be accomplished without knowledge of one's own MIND realm (part of which is Spiritual insight). Does this not make sense?