Aperson’s view of G-d is often a reflection of early relationships to authority figures, as well as unconscious reactions to the religious legacy they received from their family, school and community they grew up in.
Some people still hold on to a childhood interpretation of G-d that is failing them as an adult, causing them distress.
Some people struggle with finding their individuality within religion, and feeling like their practice comes from guilt, fear or pressure to conform, rather than choice.
Some people didn’t have the appropriate outlets for their questions and hardships over the years, and were made to see themselves as defective or wrong.
Many of these people have expressed they felt understood, supported and free to be themselves in therapy with me. My open, interested, non-judgmental stance helped their exploration, development and healing. Making the connection between their religious concerns and mental/ emotional state was very helpful to them.
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