Clients afraid they’re going to hell because they had sex with their boyfriends. Clients burdened by shame and disowned for exploring their sexual identities. Clients abused or shunned when they dared to question the rigid beliefs enforced by their church, family, or partners.
These aren’t the sensational stories of celebrities, cults and abuse garnering widespread focus in the media. These are regular people, lots of them, participating in mainstream religious communities, and carrying the weight of spiritual wounds that so often go unnoticed or unnamed.
Today these clients are recognizing their religious trauma. And more of them than ever before and looking for specialized treatment.
Watch religious trauma experts Dr. Kathryn Keller and Anna Clark Miller LPC-S to get the knowledge, skills, and therapeutic approaches you need to confidently work with individuals who have endured religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and the effects of high-control environments.
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Don’t miss this chance to illuminate the path to recovery and transformation for this rapidly growing clinical population.
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Kathryn Keller, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor – supervisor in Dallas, TX. She co-owns a group counseling practice, Dallas Therapy Collective, where she sees clients for individual therapy. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with her doctorate in counseling psychology and from the University of Virginia with a master’s in mental health counseling. She conducted her doctoral dissertation on the topic of spiritual abuse, resulting in the first known measure of spiritual abuse. Kathryn’s practice is focused on clients who have experienced traumatic stress with an emphasis on spiritual and religious trauma and often intersecting marginalized identities. She works particularly well with people who have experienced high levels of control in fundamentalist and evangelical Christian traditions. In addition to therapy, she enjoys training, consulting, supervising, and running many of the behind-the-scenes business aspects of her group practice.
Financial: Kathryn Keller is co-owner of Dallas Therapy Collective. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathryn Keller is a member of the International Cult Studies Association.
Anna Clark Miller, LPC-S, grew up on the mission field and spent her early adulthood working and volunteering in churches. As a counseling grad student, however, she became aware of her body’s trauma responses and started connecting them with past experiences in highly controlling religious communities. Today she specializes in treating survivors of religious trauma. Her book Religious Trauma Survival Guide: Education and Recovery for Survivors and Professionals, offers a tangible path to healing from high-control religious experiences. She is also the host of the podcast, Martyr, She Wrote for religious trauma survivors who are looking for education, empathy, and recovery. Each episode features an interview with a survivor or expert on topics including abusive religious leaders, religious OCD, BIPOC and queer experiences, clergy religious trauma, and more.
Financial: Anna Clark Miller has employment relationships with Dallas Therapy Collective , Intrepid Therapy Collective, and Empathy Paradigm. She receives royalties as a published author and is a podcast host for Martyr, She Wrote. Anna Clark Miller receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Anna Clark Miller has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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Religious Trauma: Core Concepts and Characteristics
High Control Dynamics in Religious or Cult Contexts and Their Traumatic Impacts
Signs, Symptoms, Screening, and Assessment
Religious Trauma Treatment Guide: Key Considerations and Approaches
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