Legal Statements

Spiritual Advising and Direction by Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., is intended to aid individuals in the process of understanding and consciously shaping their own spiritual journeys in order to live more authentic, holistic, and meaningfully fulfilling lives.

Spiritual Advising and Direction by Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., has no religious agenda. It does not seek to influence individuals toward or away from any particular religious affiliation or its beliefs. Instead, it focuses on individuals and their personal quest for greater spiritual consciousness and self-realization.

Spiritual Advising and Direction by Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., is not psychotherapy. It does not entail the diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional, or psychiatric disorders as defined by the American Psychological Association, nor is it a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment.

Spiritual Advising and Direction by Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., does not entail and is not a substitute for advice or direction rendered by legal, medical, financial, or business professionals. Any and all decisions in these areas are exclusively the client’s decisions and solely the client’s responsibility.

The client is entirely responsible for his or her physical, mental, and emotional well-being prior to, during, and following Spiritual Advising and/or Direction by Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S. The client shall not hold Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., responsible or accountable for any decision made or action taken as a result of spiritual direction, nor for any outcome, including any loss or cost, which may result from such decisions or actions.

Lance Hutchins, M.Div., M.S., is not and does not claim to be a religious clergy person, licensed physician, mental health professional, or psychologist, nor does he claim to provide any form of religious, medical, behavioral, or mental health care treatment or therapy.