We found therapists who specialize in cult and religious trauma.
We have spent hours and hours researching resources that will aid you in your journey of reprogramming your mind and soul.
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Deciding to leave your faith is an incredibly difficult process. While it can feel freeing, it can leave you feeling confused, depressed, guilty, angry… the list goes on. When you’ve been a part of a religious group (i.e. a church, a gathering, a community) for most of your life, leaving is not just a life transitions - it is a decision that shakes the foundation of who you are and who you’ve always believed you were supposed to be. You may lose friends, family, and others in your community. In many ways, it can feel like starting over. People transitioning out of their faith usually feel overwhelmed and unsure of what is next. Therapy can help untangle some of these confusing feelings.
Trauma-informed care is an approach to therapy that asks “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” This shifts the tone from victim-blaming to recognizing the person as a survivor. Trauma-informed care is not a specific or technique-heavy modality, rather it is a set of guiding principles that recognizes that trauma has significant effects on people and is often underrecognized and underreported.
A trauma-informed therapist will assume that you have had experiences that may have deeply affected you, and they recognize and respond to you in a way that emphasizes safety, collaboration, and empowerment.
Leaving one’s religion is a huge life transition, requiring a lot of adjustment and adaptation. Often people have intense feelings of confusion, grief, anxiety, and anger along with feelings of relief and liberation. Full recovery from Religious Trauma Syndrome can be difficult if the issues are not clear and you feel alone in the struggle.
At Journey Free we offer individual religious recovery sessions to help you navigate your changes and growth experiences. Recovering from a religious background is facilitated in large part by understanding what you have been through, gaining new information, working through issues, and going through important developmental tasks.
Are the stresses of life bringing challenges that are sometimes difficult to manage? Are there times when you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling wit h relationships, dealing with loss or grief, or trying to rebound from a traumatic experience? Do you want to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem?
These are some of the issues that can be addressed in therapy. Therapy and counseling can help people from all walks of life feel better about themselves, discover personal strengths, and find more peace and enjoyment in life.
I provide a safe, supportive environment and work interactively with clients to address current challenges or long-standing issues, build strengths, achieve life goals, and develop a true sense of self-trust.
Consultation, Psychotherapy & Cult Recovery
I am Rosanne Henry, a professional counselor licensed in the state of Colorado. I help people evaluate harm in cultic relationships, groups, and exploitative and abusive organizations, especially those disguised as legitimate churches.
Understanding how destructive cults gradually and deceptively evolve helps create viable strategies for protection, departure, and recovery.
I will help you define the term “cult” and provide tools so that you can more realistically evaluate your experience within the cult context.
Then I will direct you to trusted resources. Cult recovery is my specialty. I have worked with hundreds of cult survivors over the last thirty years.