If you have been involved in a coercive group – religious or otherwise – you may be feeling lost, ashamed, guilty, and like the entire world is unfamiliar, strange, and even scary. It’s okay to be feeling this way, and it’s important that you get help from a qualified therapist who can help you navigate this strange new world.
The fact is that cults are often viewed by mainstream society as small, fringe sects; the brunt of “Spacemen and Kool-aid”-type jokes. However, cults are very often much larger and more prevalent than people realize, and in fact frequently operate in the wide open, under the guise of a safe and welcoming organization.
If you have been victimized by a cult, you are in the right place to receive help. Steve Guziec, LCP, is an expert in the field of cults and cultic abuse. Steve’s passion is helping people who have been victimized by cultic groups. Steve has worked with internationally-renowned cult experts, and has spent countless hours in reading and research, in order to gain a solid understanding of how to help cult victims recover and develop feelings of confidence, security, and satisfaction in their daily lives.
Some reasons a victim of cultic abuse may choose therapy:
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 the group
Unable to shake feelings of guilt and remorse after leaving the group
Unsure if the group you or a loved one are involved in is actually a cult
Feelings of depression, isolation, or grief after leaving a destructive group
Problems with attention, concentration and focus
Feelings of low self-esteem
Sexual issues, concerns or questions
Concerns about behaviors
Concerns about emotions
Concerns about thoughts
The desire to increase self-understanding and self-insight
Enhancement of positive qualities, strengths, and behaviors
There is no shame in having been involved in or victimized by a cultic or coercive group, just as there is no shame in seeking therapeutic support in your journey toward healing and wholeness. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.