It used to be believed that religion did not play an important role in the therapeutic process. In fact, psychologists like Sigmund Freud believed religion to be “comparable to a childhood neurosis,” which is pretty harsh. But he, being a renowned therapist and the father of psychotherapy, had a large influence on the world of mental health, and many people took to the belief that religion played no role in therapy.
Religion Plays an Important Role in Therapy
Those beliefs are changing. As more time passes, people are beginning to realize that religion can and does play an important role in the therapeutic process. Especially for people who are religious, talking about religion in therapy allows for a more complete and efficient treatment. After all, a person’s belief system has a strong influence on how they think, feel, and behave, and many of the psychological issues that people face cannot be properly understood or treated without understanding what they believe.
While we now better understand how and why it is important to talk about religion in a therapy setting, many people still have misconceptions about therapy and its relationship with religion. Those misconceptions can often dissuade them from seeking the help of a therapist, even when such help would greatly benefit their lives.
Religion and Therapy Can Coexist
We understand that everybody has their own belief systems and views on therapy, but we want you to know that it is possible for you to practice religion seriously and get help from a qualified therapist. You can talk to a therapist and to God. Picture therapy not as a replacement of religion, but a supplement to it. Both a therapist and a religion share a common goal: To help you live a better, happier, and more fulfilling life.
We Will Use Religion to Help You
At Trinity Teen, that is what we do. We have dedicated our lives to improving the lives of every girl who participates in our program. And because we understand the value of religion in a therapy setting, we incorporate religion into all we do. We base all of our behavioral treatment modalities on religious principles that are tried, tested, and eternal. We instill in them core values that serve as a foundation not only for their religion but for every aspect of their lives as well. Using a combination of religion and therapy, we help our girls change for the better, for good.