Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling


Joseph Stewart-Sicking, Ed.D.

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Joseph A Stewart-Sicking

Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling

Loyola University Maryland
Pastoral Counseling Department
8890 McGaw Road
Suite 380H
Columbia, MD 21045


Ed.D., University of Cincinnati
M.T.S., Virginia Theological Seminary
M.Ed., Xavier University
B.S., Xavier University

Dr. Stewart-Sicking is a counselor educator and Episcopal priest whose research explores counseling and spiritual direction in light of transformations in religion and spirituality in the contemporary West, such as secularization, pluralism, consumerism, and liquid relationships. From 2003-2006 he was the Project Associate for the Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice at Virginia Theological Seminary, a national research study of vital mainline Protestant congregations sponsored by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. He has published articles in the areas of counselor education and supervision, counseling theory, ascetical theology, and Christian spirituality. Dr. Stewart-Sicking has worked as a counselor in hospital, forensic, outpatient, and congregational settings. He is a priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

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Professional Associations
American Academy of Religion
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for Spirituality, Ethics, Religion, and Values in Counseling
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Spiritual Directors International

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