Spirituality/Religious Concerns

Spirituality and religion are deeply personal matters that can underlie all aspects of life. Therapy can hold both the psychological and spiritual dimensions equally as you explore your inner life.


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Life’s inevitable losses and disappointments can tear at the fabric of our beliefs. For some, this happens with the loss of a parent or child, in the wake of trauma, or after struggling with feelings of depression and loneliness. For others, troubling and injurious experiences in a religious community or with a religious leader can make us question a spiritual practice that was once fundamental to our lives.

When we are unable to make sense of our suffering, we may be led to explore, either anew or again, our connection to religion or a spiritual practice. A sudden sense of emptiness may activate a yearning to find meaning in relationship to a spiritual dimension that connects us to ourselves, to others, and to something larger and more profound.

Spirituality and religion are deeply personal matters that can underlie all aspects of your life. It is important to work with a therapist who fully appreciates how essential this is to you, and who takes it seriously. Such a therapist can help you put your thoughts and experiences in perspective, help you heal from old religious injuries, hold both the psychological and spiritual dimensions equally as you explore your inner landscape, and support you in whatever choices you may make concerning the role of spirituality in your life.

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