You’ve left your church…
The questions you had didn’t allow you to stay anymore, and now you’re on your own. Knowing you never had to go back was an incredible relief. You’ve reclaimed your right to live the way you want to, no longer answering to a hierarchy that dictates the rules.
But a little voice inside keeps asking whether this was the right decision. You feel isolated. Alienated. Family won’t speak to you. Your whole community vanished overnight. The novelty of freedom is wearing off and you find yourself laying awake at night wondering if you weren’t tricked by the devil after all, imagining torments that await you, punishments for exploring your own humanity. You no longer know how anything works or what you believe. You want to be able to explore your new life and create a community that you have chosen and that you don’t feel trapped into.
Whether you want to find a new church, find your new normal in a new community, or live completely on your own terms, there are ways to feel safe again, to live with purpose, to feel joy, and to find connection. Don’t spend another minute feeling “less than” or alone for asking hard questions. Schedule your free consultation today.
How I Can Help
Cults, Oppression, Sexual Abuse
Religious or spiritual abuse/trauma/injury can take many forms. And what feels like a trauma to one person doesn’t necessarily traumatize the person sitting next to them.
In addition to my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Spiritual Psychology. I was raised in a fundamentalist church that many consider a cult, so I know the journey from the inside. Clinically, I have worked with people of many religions—Jehovah’s Witness, Scientologist, Southern Baptist, Mormon, Catholic, and others. Some of my clients want to find their way back to their faiths, some do not. I support them on whatever path is healthy for them.
You are not the first one to go through this. And you don’t have to figure it out alone.
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