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You are reeling when treating clients with religious trauma and abuse.
You are trying to understand what happened to your clients.
You feel confused and overwhelmed on how to help without causing more harm.
Therapists often aren't taught how to be trauma-informed.
And they definitely aren't taught how to deal with specific trauma like religious and cult abuse.
The therapists I know have a hard time finding good trainings for religious trauma and cult recovery.
And even when they find a good training, they don't get ongoing support in monthly consultation.
I'm here to change that.
No more feeling lost in how to help your clients the most.
No more scouring Instagram trying to find good resources to help your clients.
Cult groups are full of magical thinking.
Religious trauma teaches clients that they can't pay attention to their instincts.
Rigid groups use guilt to control and manipulate your clients.
What's included in the membership?
Information-packed, and digestible videos about topics relating to religious trauma & cult recovery. You learn realistic clinical interventions to help your clients cope.
Join our monthly consultation group to support your ongoing clinical work. Meet with other clinicians and therapists and get support.
Access our downloadable client tools to use with your clients immediately. Use our Resource Library for research resources, book lists, meditations, and more.
Join our growing referral network for ongoing peer support. It's a helpful database of other practitioners &
new research in religious and cult trauma.
I am a clinical psychologist that specializes in religious and cult trauma. I've helped my clients understand their experiences and leave their culty groups with dignity and self-understanding.
But before I specialized in helping others get out of these toxic environments and communities, I was surviving my own religious trauma.
I lived through fear-mongering and unending messages about hell.
I was guilt-tripped for having normal human experiences.
I was terrified to lose every relationship that was important to me.
I felt like something was wrong with me for having questions.
I was isolated from the outside world.
Knowing that I can help hundreds, if not thousands of people heal from their traumatic religious and cultic experiences through educating other care professionals is so incredibly rewarding. That's why this membership means so much to me.
Who is this membership for?
Religious trauma and spiritual abuse require specific therapy skillsets.
This membership is for you if you are currently treating...
Yoga pracitioners that become culty and ignore abuse.
Do you struggle to know how to treat clients that have experienced religious trauma or spiritual abuse?
Learn different theories of deconstruction and how you can lead your clients through the process safety and thoughtfully. Downloadable tools for assessment and safety planning.
Differentiate between logical fallacies, cognitive biases and learn how magical thinking emotionally manipulates clients experiencing religious trauma. Learn how to protect against future magical thinking.
Learn the 8 parts of Thought Reform and how indoctrination works. Get tools for assessing how indoctrinated your client has been and how you can help them regain a sense of self in recovery.
Learn about the impact of purity culture on body image, sexual functioning, and emotional development for indoctrinated clients. Learn skills for helping clients reclaim body autonomy and health sexuality.
Nervous System Regulation
Learn tips and tricks for regulating our nervous systems after significant religious or cult trauma. Our clients are overwhelmed and we often need realistic tools for helping them regulate their nervous system.
OCD and Anxiety
One common outcome of religious and cult trauma is OCD and anxiety. Learn how to address scrupulousness, obsessions, and internalized fear from religion.
4 Trauma Responses
Learn the particulars of how our brains and bodies respond to trauma. Learn specific ways these trauma responses are used in culty and traumatizing groups to keep people engaged.
Get tools for inspecting leader dynamics that show up in unhealthy religious environments. Learn how narcissistic leaders manipulate power and scriptures for their own ends.
Church vs. Cult
Learn about the BITE model and the ways we can help our clients differentiate between a church or a cult. Get access to assessment tools that can help guide you and your client in exploring tricky dynamics in well-known religious groups.
Learn the basics of trauma from a trauma expert. This mini-course cover safety (which is the most important thing in trauma treatment), emotional states, avoidance systems in the brain, and how trauma impacts relationships.
A regulated nervous system is paramount in helping people cope and recovery from religious and cult trauma. You'll get access to 50 recorded meditations that you can use with your clients or with yourself before an intense trauma case.
Get access to our full intake assessment when beginning treatment with a religious trauma or cult abuse client. It's easily downloadable and can be used immediately. You can start your clinical treatment off on the right foot.
Part of being able to effectively treat religious trauma and cult abuse is understanding the history of some of the most notorious cult leaders in abusive groups and learn how their narcissistic leadership perpetuated or mandated maltreatment of followers.
Feel competent to provide excellent religious and cult trauma care. I took every single religious trauma course and training out there. And I usually didn't walk away feeling like I knew how to use the information clinically. Imagine feeling like you had practical tools and training to help you intervene with clients that are suffering.
Be connected to practitioners and professionals that love this work. I get about 4 DMs a day asking for a religious trauma therapist in certain states or cities. Imagine building connections with other therapists in monthly consultation group where you know the therapist you're recommending.
Have a solid understanding of religious trauma and cult theory. There's a lot of resources out there, but who has time to consolidate and fit them all together in a clinically approachable way? Imagine getting a curated education experience that consolidates theory into meaningful application.
Feel like an educated and well-supported expert in our field. Becoming an expert takes time and it's usually done with being able to ask questions and getting feedback on client cases. Imagine having a monthly group where you can do just that.
Provide mental health care to some of the most resilient and vulnerable folks. This work brings up a lot of questions about spirituality, existence of god, meaning and worthiness in life, etc. Imagine having a space to learn practical ways to work through the existential crises of your clients.
Grow your practice with individual and group clients needing this specific support. Some of us are just starting in this work and we'd like to grow our practice to help religious and cult trauma survivors. Imagine having a space to ask questions of practitioners that are further along in their journey.
What if I don't have religious or cult trauma clients right now?
You're ahead of the game! It's so important to have some basic knowledge and support before treating this population. You've made the right step by being here.
Is there a private group page for members?
We have a monthly consultation group where you can bring your cases to discuss with the group. We'll stay connected through the consultation group and reach out to each other when we need extra help.
If it's not a good fit, can I leave?
Heck yes! We will never hold you captive like culty groups do. So come and stay as long as you'd like, learn as much as you can, and leave when you're ready. You can even restart the membership at a later date if you need to take a bit of a break.
I don't live in California. Can I still participate?
Absolutely. We've created a virtual space for our consultation groups. This means that it's open to anyone and everyone who is looking to learn more about religious trauma with a supportive community.
How do I know this is for me?
This membership is for anyone who wants to treat religious and cult trauma clinically and wants a straight-forward approach to education and consultation. Come join us if that's you!
I'm a survivor of religious trauma. Is this for me?
Absolutely. So many of us treat this kind of trauma because we experienced it personally. It's a great space to feel supported in your own journey while learning how to clinically support your clients.
I searched for years trying to find religious and cult trauma training with a consultation group. I couldn't find one.
So I made this membership and I'd love for you to join me.
Big Joan Didion fan here! When I read her powerful book My Year of Magical Thinking as she grieves the sudden loss of her husband and the harrowing medical experiences of her daughter, I was moved by how often her brain was attempting to help her make sense of her trauma through magical thinking. This is exactly what happens in rigid and cult-like groups: we have to use magical thinking in order to make sense of our confusing, traumatic, and upsetting experiences within these communities.
A Year of Non-Magical Thinking: For Therapists will help you understand the magical thinking your clients had to use to survive their high-control and high-demand groups. We will provide the educational materials and further resources to continue education around religious trauma. Meet with me and other therapists once per month to discuss cases and problem solve how to best help your clients.
Are you ready?
Healing starts now.
Take the Complication Out of Religious + Cult Trauma and Enroll Now
The Education Only option contains 15 hours of self-guided learning. According to the California Board of Psychology, psychologists can count up to six hours of self-learning activity towards their CE requirements.
The Education + Consultation option contains 15 hours of self-guided learning and 24 hour of peer consultation. According to the California Board of Psychology, psychologists can count up to six hours of self-guided learning and 18 hours of peer consultation towards their CE requirements. That's 24 hours of CE credit.
Monthly payments of $59
No consultation included
Monthly Payments of $99
1.5 hours of consultation each month