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