Request Personal Spiritual Life Coaching with Merri Ellen Giesbrecht
Certified Life Coach & Spiritual Director

You are stuck.

You need a Spiritual Life Coach to guide you.

(Often called a Spiritual Director or Life Coach.)

You need help to move forward.

I'm happy to help.

My methods are unique. We can apply all the scientific research but if we don't have connection with the Joy Giver, we continue to feel hopeless. This is why I would be honoured to walk with you as your Spiritual Life Coach... 

I don't simply lead people out of depression but INTO relationship with the Joy Giver. 

“The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh. 8:10). Joy is the result of our relational connection with the Joy Giver.

For my own journey beating depression, this is the major piece that has made ALL the difference. It was my Divine encounter with Jesus that gave me the hope to move forward.

My clients' success stories are incredible and beautiful because of the unique way we work together being led by God's Spirit freely given to us because of Jesus' unfailing love. He promises that when we seek Him, we find Him.

As your Spiritual Life Coach, I walk with you in hearing His voice for your journey forward. Together, we ask the Lord questions and discern together according to His Word and the fruit of Holy Spirit.

I have seen people's lives transformed in incredible ways. Below are some stories... :)

Spiritual Life Coach 
Client Stories:

“Before meeting with Merri Ellen, I was feeling stuck and trapped; mainly due to depression and mental health. I felt far away and disconnected from God which was leaving me feeling discouraged and unable to move forward. 

Now, I have been able to hear God’s voice in our sessions. Holy Spirit has been guiding our conversations, revealing things to us. I was losing hope and to hear the Spirit’s voice again. Having Merri Ellen guide me through some exercises has been a gift. 

What has been most helpful is Merri Ellen’s authenticity. It’s been helpful for me to meet with someone who is relatable, safe and authentic. I have felt safe to be myself and open up. I have also appreciated God’s hand throughout the session. Praying and allowing Him in.

My main concern was having to start over with another counsellor/life coach. To have to reexplain things and start from scratch and possibly end up even farther behind. But from our first session all those fears were gone. It was easy to open up and I felt understood. I felt able to move forward. I could feel the Spirit’s work and left feeling very encouraged and hopeful. 

I have been to many counsellors and Merri Ellen brings a uniqueness I haven’t had. Authenticity, willingness to share, honesty, encouraging words and allowing God to intervene and direct our time together. Allowing God into every spiritual life coach session makes all the difference. 

I didn’t want to just go and talk to someone and vent about what was on my mind. I wanted to speak with someone who could help in the bigger picture. Someone who could see my past, my present and help me to see the future. Meeting with Merri Ellen has been an intentional time – with moving forward and closer to God as the focus. I chose her services because I didn’t want to get stuck analyzing the past, but instead seeing God’s hand in my past and using it in my future. I wanted to be encouraged and I wanted to be closer to God. 

As a result of meeting with Merri Ellen, I have been given:

1. Hope for the future, seeing God has a plan and purpose for my life

2. Clarity

3. Encouragement 

Before meeting with Merri Ellen, I was numb - feeling spiritually dead. Stuck in the depression. I wasn’t finding the motivation to do the things I wanted to do and I felt spiritually disconnected. 

Today, I feel more spiritually alive. I have more confidence in praying and sitting in silence to allow God to speak to me. I feel more motivated to move forward because I am thinking of what I can become and what God can do in me. Thinking of the future and hearing God now in the present has really made a big difference. 

It’s been fun, and I look forward to coming each time to meet with Merri Ellen. Yes, session time is often dealing with the hard, yucky things, but it’s fun and it feels safe and normal to allow those things to come out and work through them. I was surprised at how connected I was to God. 

It's been nothing but a good experience in all our sessions. To have someone that sees potential in me, someone who sees me as a child of God.. not for what I’ve done or my flaws, but someone who sees and believes that God has a great plan for me. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet with Merri Ellen.”

- Nicole Gelderman 

"Before I met with Merri Ellen, my life was a little chaotic, full of anxiety, and struggle. These days, inviting the Spirit in and talking to Him helps me to keep perspective and crushes my anxiety!

What has made me the happiest about my sessions with Merri Ellen is how energizing our sessions are. Working in the power of the Holy Spirit is amazing and surprising!!! Thanks so much to Merri Ellen, this has been a wonderful journey!"

- Gail Derksen

"Before I met with Merri Ellen, my life direction was unfocused. Merri Ellen is brilliant at breaking down the fluff to get at the basic needs and wants. ...Today, I’m moving forward. ...What surprised me the most and brought such joy was her willingness to bring Jesus into our conversations.

Merri Ellen is the best!!

If you’re on the fence about hiring Merri Ellen as your spiritual life coach, don’t be. She will help you get results! She is easy to talk to and gives excellent direction. Merri Ellen is a great listener, loves Jesus and directs results towards what you need."

- Caralee Daigle

“My mom had passed away 6 months ago and I struggled with grieving her loss. It affected my children’s sleep and my emotions and how I handled life. In my spiritual life coach sessions with Merri Ellen, I realized that Jesus is closer to me and my situation. That him taking care of me covers my past, my present, and my future, and that healing can be real! Praying together opened my eyes to why I was hurting so badly and Jesus took that lie away and spoke truth into it. My mom is not gone, she is with him.

One of the most helpful parts of our sessions is praying together but also the practical advice on how to deal with strong emotions.

I knew that working with Merri Ellen was the right thing for me to do after my friend had mentioned it to me. Jesus wants to tell you how to find your way back and Merri Ellen has a good way to get Jesus and you together in a room. Before meeting with Merri Ellen, I was tired and very sad and angry. Since our sessions, I am happy. I found rest without sleep. I think it was new for me to pray for my family this way.

I was surprised how Merri Ellen knew what to ask me especially when we talked about my mom’s passing. The whole concept of lies and truth was most helpful.

It’s normal to get stuck, but it’s good to get unstuck together. I find the steps and her approach help me beyond the reasons why I come. I use it during the day when I feel stuck by myself. It has changed the way how I live my faith.” 

- Birte Kroeker

Take the step forward today and request more information on spiritual life coaching into joy!

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Depending on where you are in the world, Merri Ellen is able to spiritual life coach you by Phone or via Video Call, etc. Where distance limits direct personal access, phone or online coaching has been very effective. 

Session Length – 50 minutes.

Learn more below on how a spiritual life coach session can bring you the breakthrough you need.


Payment can be made through e-transfer or PayPal.

Costs range from $95 -150 depending on what country you are from plus a few other variables listed below in our contact form. Merri Ellen will follow up with further information to help you determine if you are a good fit to journey together.

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More about
Merri Ellen,
Your Spiritual Life Coach

Merri Ellen cares… Her deep compassion for others is rooted in her joy in coaching people to connect better to God through hearing His voice and connect better to one another in their primary relationships. She excels in spiritual direction. Her 20 plus years of people helping have seen her work effectively with children, teens, young adults, mothers and wives as well as pastors and leaders in ministry. She loves guiding people as they explore their dreams, assess their gifts and abilities and pursue their goals.

A major life contribution are her landmark contributions in the area of recovery from depression and anxiety where her writing and coaching have impacted people in 120 countries.


Areas of Competency:

  • Life Coaching
  • Spiritual Direction/Formation
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Overcoming Depression, Anxiety
  • Grief & Trauma Recovery
  • Burnout Recovery
  • Identity/Self-Worth
  • Vocational Transitions
  • Women’s Challenges
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Career / Ministry Challenges
  • Pastoral & Ministry Leader Coaching
  • Sabbatical Coaching


  • Life Coach and Spiritual Director with Doing Family Right Ministries
  • Certified Life Coach with LeaderBreakthru
  • Master in Spiritual Life Coaching, Christian Leadership University
  • Credentialed Reverend, Christian Ministers Association
  • Start Right Mentor Training with Teen Challenge
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports Ministry from Briercrest Bible College


Merri Ellen partners with God in helping clients understand their value, their potential and what barriers could be limiting them from their greatest freedom in life’s adventure. She believes many people merely live their lives without understanding their incredible value completely untapped. She loves asking the right questions to help clients to move you out of stuck and into full life.

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Thanks in advance for reaching out.
I look forward to hearing from you.

- Merri Ellen :)

Your Spiritual Life Coach

Merri Ellen also partners her spiritual life coaching with other ministries and organizations providing retreats and workshops.

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rom spiritual life coach for curing depression

One Woman's Cure Depression Story and Research Findings That Is Changing Lives in Over 120 Countries To Date.

What people are saying about the cure your depression research... 

“Your web site is absolutely fantastic! We will refer all of our clients to your web site.” –Anthony, Director of Mental Imaging Clinic, Las Vegas

"Hello Merri Ellen I am a therapist who runs out patient programs for people with mental health issues. One of my clients alerted me to your depression site today and I am impressed by both your energy and your generous contribution to others suffering with illness. Thank you. I have just completed reading through your info. Found it to be a wonderfully informative resource and will not have any problem in passing on your website address to some of my clients. The greatest value is in the fact that you have been a consumer and have a very different understanding than others may have. This allows you to be heard a little more readily sometimes. I thank you for your courage and wish you good health always. Regards" - Sue 

"I was on Wellbutrin and Prozac until using your techniques… I haven’t felt so good for so many consecutive days in 20 years... Thank you for your website and your incredible tips!!!" - Robyn, former depression sufferer

"Thank you so much for all the articles I receive in my e-mails. They have helped me alot. I have suffered with depression several years, and right now I am not taking any medication at all." - Mary, former depression sufferer

"I was telling [my husband] that last year at this time I was having anxiety and depression and was wanting to die, and now (one year later) I literally have waves of excitement and happiness. It's hard to describe, but I am really happy right now… Life is good. I cannot complain. I am healed!!!!! - Gloria, former depression sufferer

"I can only explain my gratitude by saying God must have brought you my way. I was just on the verge of requesting anti-depressants from my Dr. the day that I found your website. In the most natural, helpful fashion your research, the way you've set up the e-course, all of it just fed me with the step by step solutions I had been longing for for months. I will always read your work, updates you provide, your service is priceless. Thank you, your work is such a blessing!" - Alysha, on the journey

"I am 63 years old. Went through severe depression about 5 years ago. If I had ended it all, I wouldn’t have the joy in knowing my new grandchild. I followed the steps on this web sight and I’m certainly glad I did. I feel your pain, I hope you can find your way out. No one can do it for you. I’m off all medication and still experience sadness and disparities but those times do not last. I am cheering you on my peaceful home in Tulsa. Don’t forget to do your light therapy. Journaling helped me, Keep moving forward, you may find joy in your life next year." - Anonymous post in our Forum :)

"As a licensed clinical social worker and a woman with a life-time history of depression, I really commend you on the work you have done on this site." - Robyn, Social Worker

"I have been depressed for most of my life, have read many books and articles have taught others about depression, have taken various antidepressant medications. I have begun taking your advice on how to overcome depression for just over a week now.

I am encouraged at what i have read and i have put into practice what has been suggested. I have found that the research of Merri Ellen is very good, it is practical and makes common and medical sense. I fully agree that the medication is only part of the cure for depression, in that it takes away some of the worst symptoms of one's depression. The time to do something about one's depression is when the bad edge has been taken off. I have started the process you recommend and i am encouraged at my progress so far.

The big difference is that i have taken a decision to carefully put into practice what i have been told. So far so good and thank you for your advice. It has been a blessing to me." - Tony

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