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  • Religion can play an important role in a person’s life. If you feel that you’ve suffered a traumatic experience affiliated with your church, religious group, or an authority figure acting in a religious capacity, we are here to help you navigate this arduous journey.

     

    There are many feelings associated with religious trauma, and there is no “wrong” or “right” way for you to be feeling right now.

     

    Some reasons a person may seek therapy due to a traumatic religious experience: 

    • Feelings of guilt, shame, or remorse

    • Feeling violated, unsafe, or scared

    • Feelings of depression, isolation,  or grief

    • Feelings of anger

    • Feelings of hurt

    • Feelings of low self-esteem

    • Abuse at the hands of a clergy member or person in a position of authority

    • Currently trapped in a coercive group, and want to leave

    • Formerly a member of a coercive group

    • Disfellowshipped or excommunicated

    • Shunned by family and friends

    • Feeling disconnected after leaving a coercive group

    • Unsure if the group you or a loved one are involved in is actually a cult

    • Sleep difficulties

    • Problems with attention, concentration and focus

    • Substance use

    • Sexual issues, concerns or questions

    • Concerns about behaviors

    • Concerns about emotions

    • Concerns about thoughts

  • We offer a safe environment and nonjudgmental, therapeutic support in your journey toward healing and wholeness. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.