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Welcome

I know first-hand how difficult and overwhelming it can be to "start over" when you've left a group you dedicated your whole life to. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a devout Mormon until early adulthood when my faith crisis began. I've since dedicated my work to helping others through the life changing journey of healing spiritual wounds, rebuilding life, and reconstructing identity. 

If you are currently in or have recently left a high-demand group or religion, you may be experiencing a number of difficult-to-name issues. I encourage you to review the "Religious Trauma Syndrome" section below. You are not alone in your struggles and you don't have to do this alone. Please reach out for a free consultation where we can discuss how therapy may help. 

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Specializing in Post-Mormon Adjustment, Trauma, and Adult ADHD

Post-Mormon Adjustment

Leaving the LDS church isn't easy. The grief and trauma you feel is real. Together we can process the loss of spiritual certainty, the trauma of being betrayed by an institution you trusted, and begin the process of rebuilding your life and identity.

Trauma &
PTSD

When we experience overwhelming, potentially life-threatening events, our brain and body do everything they can to help us survive. Sometimes this process goes haywire and we find ourselves struggling to enjoy the present because of what happened in the past. Therapy can help.

Adult
ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common brain differences, yet it is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. Together we can explore how ADHD effects you and develop a plan to optimize your lifestyle for your unique brain.

Thriving After Mormonism Group

You don't have to do this alone. There are many others like you who are struggling to adjust to life after leaving the church. Whether you read the CES letter last night or removed your name from church records years ago, you are welcome to join as we discover how we can thrive after Mormonism.

 
EMDR

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for trauma-related mental health disturbances. I use EMDR to help clients reprocess disturbing memories so that they can live more fully in the present.

Religious Trauma Syndrome

Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) is a highly useful construct that describes the otherwise confusing constellation of symptoms that occur when a person leaves a high-demand group or fundamentalist faith. RTS explains the emotional, cognitive, somatic, and social problems that arise after leaving.