Niels TeunisI am Niels Teunis and I am glad you found me. Thank you for trying to see if I can help you.

I offer:

The most important thing for you and me is to see if we are a match. You are always free to contact me; we can set up a time to speak on the phone, for about 30 minutes. That way you get a better sense of me. Here is more about me.

Here are my services

Spiritual Care

I provide spiritual care for everybody. You might be seeking a greater sense of purpose. Perhaps your life changed and doesn’t seem to make sense any more. Or you struggle to connect in a powerful way with the people around you, with nature, or with the Divine. You can read more detail about Spiritual Care here.


As a certified mediator I help you solve your conflict yourself. Mediation is a collaborative practice that empowers you to engage in conflict. I help you learn what you need so that you can find a solution with your partner. I use mediation for a variety of situations. You can read more about that here.

Parent Coaching

You are your child’s rock in the world. And as a parent we often feel like we’re blowing in the wind. I get it. So let me help you (re)gain that confidence that you know what you’re doing. You can read more about my coaching practice here.

I support parents, stepparents, and couples.

Niels Teunis, Ph.D., M.Div.

I’m an anthropologist and have worked on four different continents speaking three languages. I have observed and participated in community and family life in Europe, Africa, The Americas and Papua New Guinea. I received my doctorate from Northwestern University.

I hold a Master in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. I was awarded the Koinonia Award for significantly improving the spiritual, social and community life at PSR.

Utrecht, the Netherlands in WinterI completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. In the year I did that, I supported about 3000 people. They were patients in the hospital, their family members, or staff. They were struggling with aging, illness, (dis)ability, and dying.

I am a SEEDS certified mediator. I have worked with parents who struggle to see eye to eye on how to raise their children. I helped them find common ground.

I have been children’s advocate, play mate, clown, comforter, advisor and friend. I’ve taught college students, made theater, camped all over California, lived in 120˚ temperatures, and taught parenting classes.

Oh, and if you find that I have a bit of an accent, I am from the Netherlands. I’ve been in the US for 25 years now, and yet, that accent still remains.

In the end it’s really about a connection between you and me. Contact me and see if we can work together.