Become a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist


Introducing... Unindoctrinate 

Learn the 4-steps to treating religious & cult trauma in your clinical practice in 90 days.


*Earn 12 CE Credits*



Does this feel familiar? You want to:

  • Have clinically viable options for responding in treatment to your client's horrifying stories of religious trauma.
  • Manage your own religious trauma while also treating similar issues in your patients.
  • Be informed on new groups forming and how we can be a part of a collective that helps this community. 
  • Help clients stop asking themselves “how did I get here?” And start staying “I’ll never have to go back here again”

You just need a full training program  

that teaches you how to treat religious & cult trauma cases.


Everything changed for me when I got access to helpful resources to support my own growth as a religious trauma therapist. 

Therapists aren't often taught how to be trauma-informed.  

And we definitely aren't taught how to deal with specific trauma like religious trauma and cult abuse. 

The therapists I know have a hard time finding good trainings for religious trauma and cult recovery. 

And even when we find a good training, they don't get ongoing support and monthly consultation


We need help but we don't know where to find it...until now.


A Year of Non-Magical Thinking for Therapists

A 12-month certification program to teach you how to intervene in religious trauma and spiritual abuse cases from a robust clinical perspective

Perfect for:

Therapists, clinicians, counselors, nurses, physicians, clinical students, coaches, and other helping professionals. 

You'll get hands-on feedback like no other program...

Program Highlight:

Unlimited Case Reviews

You'll get unlimited Case Reviews by a licensed clinician throughout the certification program.  Simply submit your Case Review questions and we will give you thorough, curated, and clinically helpful feedback to get you unstuck in your religious trauma & cult cases. 

We believe that therapists who get feedback about their clinical work are safe, thoughtful and caring professionals.

The problem? Just ONE Case Review or Consultation might cost you $300/hour in the community. And what if you need more clarification or feedback? You've got to pay for more supervision or consultation.

Case Reviews are included in our Religious Trauma Certification Program. 

Educational videos

Do you find yourself looking for courses from multiple providers and then feel like they end up repeating themselves? Our information-packed and digestible modules are the equivalent of taking 14 separate courses all-in-one. Learn about religious trauma and self-help, doomsday, and "empowerment "cult groups all in one program.

Client Tools

Are you tired of scouring the internet trying to find the appropriate tools for your clients? No need for that any longer. Get access to a full library of downloadable tools, reading lists, & other valuable resources. You can start using our assessments as soon as you begin the program. Access to our Client Tools is included in our program.

Get Certified

You are going to leave this program a certified professional at supporting religious trauma and cult abuse recovery in your practice. Your clients no longer have to stress about finding a practitioner that understands their trauma.  They'll know they've found a great fit when they see you are a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist. 

I'm Ready to Get Started

Here's what you get inside the program



Step One: Deconstruct and Untangle

These modules will help you guide your clients in the difficult and emotional process of examining and untangling their experiences. 

Module 1

Basics of Religious Trauma 

Learn how no one joins a cult, but are indoctrinated with very specific strategies employed by leaders or the group at large. Learn how to assess your client for specific mental health symptoms related to religious trauma. Get my specific assessments that I use with clients, including spiritual abuse and harm scales. 

Module 2

Walking Clients Through Deconstruction

Learn different theories of deconstruction and how you can understand your client's nuanced journey of separating from the negative impacts of their religious or cult experience. There are downloadable tools for safety planning and taking care of your clients' mental health while deconstructing

Module 3

The Problem With Magical Thinking

Differentiate between logical fallacies, cognitive biases, and learn how magical thinking emotionally manipulates clients experiencing religious trauma. Learn skills for spotting magical thinking in culty groups, in order to create safety and self-trust when joining future groups.

Step Two: Spotting Coercive Control 

These modules will help you guide your clients in spotting coercive control and protecting themselves in future groups.  

Module 3

How Indoctrination & Thought Reform Work

Learn the different ways we describe a high-control group and the methodical tactics for indoctrination within these high-demand, high-control, high-stress groups. Learn how to protect your clients from the scare tactics that were used against them to keep them well-managed.

Module 4

Understanding Narcissistic Leadership

Get tools for inspecting leader dynamics that show up in unhealthy religious environments. Learn how narcissistic leaders manipulate power and scriptures for their own ends through science-backed research on narcissistic personalities.

Module 5

Untangling Emotional Manipulation

Learn the six tactics of emotional manipulation and how you can spot these happening in your clients' relationships. Learn to create a safety plan for helping a client remove themselves from a culty group. Learn how I teach my clients to protect themselves from this.

Step Three: Treating Posttraumatic Stress

These modules will help you guide your clients through the important and necessary parts of posttraumatic stress recover.  

Module 6

4 Trauma Responses

Learn the particulars of how our brain and bodies respond to trauma. Learn specific ways these trauma responses are used in culty and traumatizing groups to keep people engaged and scared to leave. Help your clients identify their trauma responses and create a safety plan for the future. 

Module 7

Skills for Nervous System Regulation

Learn tips and tools for nervous system regulation. Most religious trauma survivors have been living in a trauma response for decades and need to feel calm and in control again. Get all my tools from over 10 years of clinical education. This is my favorite skill to teach survivors.  

Module 8

The Traumatic Nature of Purity Culture

Many culty groups will insist on purity of body, mind and spirit. This can cause havoc on sexual development and healthy relationships in adulthood. Learn the history of purity culture in fundamentalist religions and how to support your clients reclaiming their bodies.

Module 9

Complex & Relational PTSD

Learn different theories of recovering from complex PTSD, a diagnosis common in cult and rigid religious trauma survivors. Learn how self-compassion and understanding can change your clients' relationships with themselves and others.

Module 10

Religious OCD &. Scrupulousness

Finish your education on posttraumatic stress by unpacking how religious trauma can result in scrupulousness and anxiety with imperfection. Learn how to manage triggers and challenge the ways your clients were taught to feel unsafe in the world around them.

Step Four: Addressing Vulnerabilities for Future Groups

These modules will help you how to guide your clients through the important and necessary parts of understanding how to notice their future vulnerabilities and protect themselves in new groups 

Module 12

Unlearning Conspiratorial Thinking

Many religious trauma and cult survivors struggle with conspiratorial thinking in their recovery. After all, they've been in groups teaching them that everyone is out to get them. Learn how to combat this thinking and start to feel grounded again.

Module 12b

Green Flags in Future Groups

We end our year of education with a bang by teaching the green flags that you can teach your clients for participating in new groups. This helps empower them and you in how your spot new problematic groups in the future. 

Program Results

This is how the program can work to answer your toughest clinical questions: 


Here's what our students say about the certification program

Carey, Licensed Therapist

I know that I can competently treat religious trauma in therapy because of this program. I feel empowered with knowledge, tools, and having my cases reviewed by a specialist has been icing on the cake. 

Erin, Licensed Social Worker

I'm learning a lot and I appreciate all the work you are doing :) I've been needing a program like this for so long. I've noticed a shift in my clients because we've been able to do the meaningful cult recovery work that they needed all along.

You might say "I don't know if this is for me. I don't have religious trauma clients yet"

Other therapists felt the same, but discovered that they needed training first before they felt like they could grow their practice. 

Stephanie, Licensed Therapist

I've found that I needed to feel competent in treating religious trauma before I felt like I could advertise that as my specialty.  I've gotten referrals from Dr. Quincee and feel like my training has been exceptional.  It has totally changed my confidence in sitting with my clients. 

Aaron, Therapist in Training

I have not received enough trauma specific training in my program.  I was so relieved to see this training included a specialization in religious trauma & cult abuse and also focused on the practical ways to treat posttraumatic symptoms.  I cannot recommend this enough.  I'm already creating a specialty while working on my license. 

Kiera, Licensed Therapist

I cannot recommend this certification program enough.  It walked me through everything that I've always wondered about religious trauma, but never really knew how to articulate it. I've used the lessons on indoctrination over and over again with my clients. This is course work that you won't regret doing.

You might be asking "How is religious trauma different than other kinds of trauma?"

Our students discovered that understanding group dynamics from a cult education lens was a game-changer in how they clinically intervened. 

Emma, Therapist

If you are a therapist that joins the chorus of people that say "How do people get involved in groups like that?" then this training is for you.  You'll learn how indoctrination works and how it's very different from other kinds of trauma.  It's helpful to have a foundation in trauma training, but it's not necessary.  Dr. Quincee includes a whole bonus course on trauma basics and I was shocked at how much I learned in just the bonus course alone. 

Lauren, Licensed Therapist

I was unsure how this course was going to different from the rest of my trauma training, but boy was I wrong.  I learned so many important lessons about coercive control, emotional manipulation, thought reform, and so much more.  If you feel like you've already learned a lot in other trauma trainings, this one will take it to the next level with very specific theory, research and lessons on cult and religious trauma recovery

You might be wondering "What is the most helpful part of this program?"

Each student has taken different lessons away, and here are some of the highlights. 

Erin, Licensed Therapist

I'm happy to see an emphasis for nervous system regulation. Our nervous systems can get caught in flight, fight, freeze, or fawn response. My biggest take away was hearing about fawn response. I feel like this one isn't talked about a lot. Fawn is also a form of people pleasing. A way to stay safe in your family unit or religion is to make sure the needs of the people around you are taken care of.

Denise, Licensed Therapist

I have learned so much about assessing each of my clients for the severity and impact of their religious trauma or cult group experience.  I have personally reached out to Dr. Quincee for extra resources or consultation on difficult cases that feel confusing and overwhelming.  I have loved being a part of this program and continue to show up to the monthly consultation group with excitement. 


"I cannot describe the relief I've felt in the knowledge of how to support my religious trauma clients in powerful ways."

Megan, licensed clinicians in A Year of Non-Magical Thinking for Therapists

Get certified to support your religious trauma & cult survivor clients


Choose your payment plan:

4 Payments of


  • Curated content focusing on our unique 4-step process of Unindoctrinating® your clients
  • Unlimited Case Reviews with a licensed and certified religious trauma/cult specialist for 12 months
  • Get client tools for your professional toolbox including assessments, reading lists, and evaluations
  • Referral network opportunities to connect with other therapists and get referrals
  • Become a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist in as little as 90 days but with ongoing support for 12 months.
  • Earn 12 Continuing Education Credits. We are an NBCC-accredited CE provider. 

One Payment of


  • Curated content focusing on our unique 4-step process of Unindoctrinating® your clients
  • Unlimited Case Reviews with a licensed and certified religious trauma/cult specialist for 12 months
  • Get client tools for your professional toolbox including assessments, reading lists, and evaluations
  • Referral network opportunities to connect with other therapists and get referrals 
  • Become a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist in as little as 90 days but with ongoing support for 12 months.
  • Earn 12 Continuing Education Credits. We are an NBCC-accredited CE provider.  


Our beloved & booked out consultation group opens again in January 2025

Join our waitlist for the monthly consultation group with other religious trauma specialists.  We host special trainings, case feedback & reviews with Dr. Quincee, and in-depth coaching on the curriculum.


What does it mean to be certified as a Religious Trauma Specialist?

Become an expert

Your clients have been to other therapists that just don't get it and they need someone that can understand the nuances of their religious trauma now. This training program creates expertise with clinical feedback, robust education, and support along the way. 

Case Reviews

It means you truly know what you're doing with religious trauma cases (and we'll teach you everything we know!) You get hands-on feedback throughout the program with our Case Reviews. By the end of this program, you are going to feel competent and confident in handling religious trauma and cult cases. 

How long does it take to complete the program? 

One year of support

We've created a program that provides one year of support through Case Reviews and access to our expert feedback.  But you can easily complete the curriculum of the program in 90 days and then spend the rest of year implementing, getting feedback, practicing the skills, and doing deep-dives into the extra material we post. 

Do you need religious trauma clients to begin the program?

Become an expert before clients come

We believe that creating an expertise before clients show up for your support is a great idea! In fact, 33% of the U.S. population has experienced religious trauma, so we need people like you in the field. We can still certify you. If you do not currently have religious trauma clients, we have case studies throughout the program.  You'll do an analysis on these cases for feedback from our licensed professionals in order to receive certification. 

What makes this training different from others? 

Clinical Feedback and 12 Modules of Training

I have never seen another religious trauma training program as robust as this one.  We walk you through a very thorough 4-step process of helping your client Unindoctrinate® from their traumatic religious or group experiences. We also give you something else we've never seen anywhere else (but desperately needed when taking other trainings): unlimited case reviews throughout the program.  You'll have ample support and help with cases where you feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost. 

Meet your teacher

Hi, I'm Dr. Quincee

I am a clinical psychologist that specializes in religious trauma. I've helped my clients understand their experiences and leave their culty groups with dignity and self-understanding. I've taught over 200 clinicians, therapists and coaches how to support religious trauma clients and I can't wait to support you in doing the same!

But before I specialized in helping others get out of these toxic environments and communities, I was surviving my own religious trauma.



I grew up in a really toxic religious group...

I lived through fear-mongering and unending messages about hell.

I was guilt-tripped for having normal human experiences.

I was terrified to lose every relationship that was important to me.

I felt like something was wrong with me for having questions.

I was isolated from the outside world.

When I broke free of the guilt, shame, and fear, I needed support from people who knew what it was like to be a part of a group like this.

That's why this program means so much to me.


You are needed.

I cannot tell you the number of clients that have tried to find a religious trauma specialist for YEARS. We need more specialists out there helping survivors get their lives back. Here's why you're needed. 


Did you know 33% of U.S. adults have experienced religious trauma at some point in their lives? 

3 Million

Some experts estimate that at least 3 million people living right now have been a part of a cult. 


Think about it this way...

What happens when you start to feel informed about religious trauma?

  • Imagine walking into therapy sessions feeling knowledgeable, supported, and excited to help your religious and cult trauma clients work through their incredibly abusive experiences.
  • Imagine your practice growing client by client, and feeling fully capable of actually helping those with religious trauma


  • Imagine getting to know therapists from all over the U.S. and Canada that want to help trauma survivors in the same way as you. You can start to lean on them, learn from them, and create a powerful therapeutic community. 
  • Imagine having a curated experience where someone else is doing all the hard work of organizing all of the materials you need to learn to feel competent in this work.
  • Imagine pouring yourself a cup of coffee and cozying up with our virtual consultation group and just feeling the support that you've been needing this whole time.  

Here's what our students say about the tools they learned


Ellen saw this happen after joining YONMT for Therapists:

"I finally have all of the clients tools I've been longing for this whole time.  I use these tools at least once a week in my clinical practice."


Lauren said this after joining YONMT for Therapists: 

"I feel like I can reach out to Dr. Quincee at any time and just ask questions.  I've never been in a course with a more accessible teacher."

And there is more!

When you enroll, you'll also get these awesome bonuses:

Bonus #1

Church Vs. Cult

Let's get clear on the difference between a cult and a church. Not sure when a church crosses over the line into cult behavior? This masterclass will walk you through how we assess the health of religious communities using a helpful model. 

Bonus #2

Basics of Trauma Mini-Course

Learn the basics of trauma from a trauma expert. This mini-course covers safety (which is the most important part of trauma recovery), emotional states after trauma, avoidance systems in the brain, and how trauma impacts your relationships.

Bonus #3

Notorious Narcissistic Leaders

Are you wondering why a lot of cult leaders seem to show some similar features? We teach you how to spot narcissistic features and behaviors using the examples of previous notorious cult leaders


Plus this bonus that you can immediately use to feel calm

meditation library

Regulate your nervous system in order to cope with the stressors you have been through (because you're listening to a lot of trauma narratives). You can also use this meditation library in your client work.  Help your clients feel a little more regulated. .


Our therapists/students are getting a well-rounded experience

Marissa said this after joining YONMT for Therapists:

"My ability to hold my clients' experiences has grown so much since gaining the knowledge I so desperately needed about religious trauma recovery. I'm so glad I did this training because it's changed how I show up as a clinician."

Henry learned this during their time in YONMT for Therapists: 

"I learned so much about nervous system responses, regulation, and really great trauma care.  I think I would have benefitted from this training even if I didn't want to treat religious trauma specifically."

Are you ready to help your clients in profound ways?

No more white-knuckling it through. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Get certified to support your religious trauma & cult survivor clients


Choose your payment plan:

4 Payments of


  • Immediate access to all content about religious and cult trauma
  • Unlimited Case Reviews with a licensed and certified religious trauma/cult specialist
  • Get client tools for your professional toolbox including assessments, reading lists, and evaluations
  • Referral network opportunities to connect with other therapists and get referrals
  • Become a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist 
  • Earn 12 Continuing Education Credits. We are an NBCC-accredited CE provider.  

One Payment of


  • Immediate access to all curated content about religious & cult trauma
  • Unlimited Case Reviews with a licensed and certified religious trauma/cult specialist
  • Get client tools for your professional toolbox including assessments, reading lists, and evaluations
  • Referral network opportunities to connect with other therapists and get referrals 
  • Become a Certified Religious Trauma Specialist
  • Earn 12 Continuing Education Credits. We are an NBCC-accredited CE provider.  

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