Religious Trauma Therapy

Religious Trauma Feels...

Alone. Confusing. Shameful. Guilty. Angry. Abusive. Frightening.

While most trauma experiences stem from a traumatic incident or group of incidents, religious trauma arises out of an ongoing period of indoctrination into a variety of toxic beliefs.

Typically, symptoms begin to manifest as an individual undergoes a period of religious deconstruction, where long held beliefs are challenged and changed. For some, this may lead to a happier, healthier way of engaging spirituality. For others, this may mean abandoning faith entirely.

The process, however, can be a difficult road to travel. Common areas of struggle include:

Because this is such a complex issue, it requires a specialized method of treatment.

"I found Thomas to be an excellent counselor, extremely intuitive, knowledgeable and compassionate. I can’t recommend him enough. With his guidance my life has become a much more pleasant journey."
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"My counselor has helped me achieve an “awareness” of my mental state through my physical well-being. This makes handling certain situations more reasonable as I can follow a logistical pattern to figure out why I feel or think the way that I am."
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Religious Trauma Therapy With Tempest Counseling

I was a pastor and religious educator for 15 years before undergoing my own religious deconstruction. I know the struggle. I want to help you realize the fullness of who you can be when you break free to discover the freedom and joy that awaits you.

At Tempest Counseling, we combine a collection of evidence-based approaches that are grounded in science, not faith, to specifically address the unique needs of religious trauma. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a core element. CBT allows us to explore deep-seated negative core beliefs, learn how to identify them, and provide a system to help challenge and transform them into healthy, rational, reality-based core beliefs.

While CBT forms the core of the Tempest approach, we also incorporate anxiety-reduction techniques grounded in mindfulness, as well as a safe environment for exploration rooted in the person-centered methods of Carl Rogers. Individually, every one of these approaches are among the top evidence-based treatments in the field. Together, they allow a powerful approach to treating and recovering from religious trauma.

What Clients Are Saying About Therapy With Tempest Counseling

"I've spent years working with other counselors, and Tempest Counseling has helped me more in our first session than years elsewhere. They are so effective, I can't recommend them enough."
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"My counselor made me feel comfortable from the start which was very important to me. He is a great listener and gave me the feedback and guidance that I desperately needed. I feel more at peace and I am forever grateful."
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"My counselor is very personable, and has a clear and practical approach. I feel he has been instrumental to my personal growth and has been able to help me. I'm glad to have found him."
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A Better Approach To Therapy

At Tempest Counseling, expert counselors blend leading science-based methods for a personalized approach to your treatment. These include research-backed therapies from CBT, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience, backed by a data-driven approach to tracking progress. Here are a few of the things that set us apart.

Specialized Expertise

Be confident in your treatment. Our counselors are uniquely trained to address your specific mental health needs.

Proven Methods

Have peace of mind. Our counselors are using treatment approaches proven effective by rigorous scientific studies.

Fast Recovery

Get better faster. 9 out of 10 clients report a reduction in symptoms and improved life satisfaction in under 30 days.

Online Convenience

Never miss a session. Receive expert online counseling in the comfort of your home through video-based conferencing.