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The Therapist Project

 

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04/11/2012 02:48 PM

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Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States of America
April 11, 2012

Contact: Dr. Darrel Ray
darrelray@thegodvirus.net

 

The Therapist Project

Connecting Secular Therapists with Secular Clients

 

“Dear Dr. Ray, I am an humanist and atheist in a very religious community. I have struggled with depression since my mother died and I experienced a serious illness. I am physically ok now but my problem is that I want a good therapist to help me deal with depression and anxiety. I have tried two therapists in my community and both eventually told me to go back to church or learn how to become more spiritual. I don’t want to go back the religion that abused me in the first place, can you help me find a secular counselor in this Bible belt community?”

 In our work with RecoveringfromReligion.org, we frequently receive emails like this from secularists as they seek help only to find more religion from those who claim to be therapists. The field of psychology is fraught with religious and new age therapists whose methods are anything but secular and evidence-based. They may or may not have been trained in evidence-based therapeutic methods, but their practices often include a range of methods and ideas that have little to do with evidence and a great deal to do with superstition and fuzzy headed thinking.

What is worse, places like Jerry Falwell’s, Liberty University and Pat Robertson’s, Regents University are turning out Ph.D. clinical psychologists with fundamentalist ideas and training. Some of these schools even require an extra year of fundamentalist theological training for their degree. These religionists, in the guise of psychologists, have infiltrated the world of therapy. They have a clear agenda, to keep people infected with religion. Some even advertise that they use secular methods while calling themselves Christian or spiritual counselors. They have licenses in their state and may practice within secular mental health settings.

We know that there are secular therapists in most communities, however, much of their client base is religious. If a therapist were openly secular or atheist, he or she might stand to lose clients or even their practice. It might hurt their family or bring on other problems. One therapist told us that her husband would lose his job if the community found out she was an atheist. As a result, secular therapists often hide or downplay that they are secular and use evidence based methods. This makes it difficult for secular clients to find them.

We wish to address this critical problem by creating a registry of therapists who commit to use only secular, evidence-based methods with clients from our website. Therapists in the registry may still be religious or spiritual, but they commit to use only evidence -based methods with clients who come to them from The Therapist Project.

The registry is constructed to allow therapist and client to connect with each other anonymously. In this way, the therapist can connect with secular clients without having to openly advertise as secular.

The first step in this process is to register therapists. Once we have a reasonable sized database of therapists, the second step will be to open it up to searches from clients.

 

WE NEED YOU!

If you are a secular therapist, we need you. The registry will only be effective if we have a large database of therapists in many different cities and states. The process is simple AND anonymous. We have designed it like a dating site where both parties remain anonymous until they are ready to connect directly with one another. Clients will be able to search our therapist database to see if there is a therapist in their area. Once they find one or more, they can send an inquiry to the therapist, through our system. Therapists only reveal what they feel comfortable with in their profile and emails. Clients can send emails through our system to ask basic questions and determine if there is a match for their particular concern.

            If there is no therapist in their area, they can also search our database for counselors who will do distance counseling. To register as a therapist, please go to http://www.therapistproject.org/index.php

            If you know of a good therapist, please pass this along. Finally, a big thank you to Han Hills our web developer who made this all possible. Han has worked on this for six months and put hundreds of hours into it for no compensation. He sees this as an important step in delivering a critical service to those free of religion.

 

            This is an iniative of Recovering from Religion and under the direction of Dr. Darrel Ray, chairman of RR. To contact or schedule an interview, email him at darrelray@thegodvirus.net.

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I feel sorry for all of you who are intentionally trying to pull people away from JESUS CHRIST, and preaching this no GOD poison. You all prey on these preachers and followers of CHRIST when the're having a low point in there faith. GOD all mighty has a special place for all who denys him.

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No one is doing any pulling, dear sir. If you know Jerry's story you would know this to be true. I myself came to the conclusion that there is no god, not yours not any, about four years ago on my own. I have to say the atheists in my part are some of the most kind and loving people I have ever known. Do you know any atheist personally? If you did, you would know what I say to be true. Yes we have some that are brash and rude just like I'm sure your particular sect of Christianity does. Instead of threating non-believers with a hell they don't believe, and believe me you are not the first nor will be the last to do so, why don't you get to know some of them? Have a great day sir.
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I respect your views smittdus, please so not disrespect mine.
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I do not respect such views; they are both false and harmful--and 30 years ago I would have agreed completely with smittdus. Here's hoping that reality will seep in through your defenses, smittdus, and that you will one day be free from the false beliefs that now hold your mind. They are comforting, but ultimately destructive.
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I needed a therapist when I was going through a divorce. One person (a licensed therapist in PA) shared her stories of her personal faith and the support she got from her church. She gently pushed me (a life-long non-believer raised as a Unitarian) towards Jesus. I was totally disgusted and ultimately didn't get the help I needed.

I just discovered this organization through an article I read on CNN. My whole life I've been ostracized because I'm a non-believer (including many times while working for a federal agency). While working as a volunteer at a nonprofit hospice home I saw so many other "volunteers" shoving religion down the throats of the dying. They weren't doing such a great job comforting these poor people, and more than once I had to chase away people who were converting these people (and also trying to get them to donate money to the churches only days before they died).

Religion is a business, and a pretty unethical one at that. Faith and beliefs should be a much more personal thing and nothing that affects anyone else. I'm okay with people believing just about anything they want; I just don't want to hear about it. Ever. Not at my doorstep. Not on TV. Not from politicians and leaders.
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Thank you for this service! I am a therapist whose training at a prestigious university taught me to cast demons out of the mentally ill and not to work with homosexual clients unless they were committed to "change". Fortunately, I had recovered enough from 25 years of Christianity to refuse these methods. However, I meet clients every week who are routinely indoctrinated by other therapists and service providers. When my independent license is complete, I intend to register on your project. Thank you for recognizing this dilemma and taking action.
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Smittdus, Recovering from Religion is intended as a safe haven for people who have suffered harm. Don't you think it's kind of rude and insensitive to come into our space and try to inflict more guilt and fear upon those already suffering from it? We would not come into your house of worship and start shouting at you that you are going to hell for worshiping the wrong god; neither should you come into our house with such a lack of tact and respect.
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This project is a such a wonderful and necessary idea, I am currently trying to help a friend struggling with the transition out of religion. I was raised as an atheist and have had limited exposure to religion, so I cannot help her as much as I would like. I'm hoping this community can help her and help me support her as well. It would be an amazing asset to find her a secular therapist! It's been such a painful process for her come through and one and one support seems to be a key piece. Keep up the good work.
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