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 place to get education & support with other therapists that are trauma-informed and committed to helping survivors.
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 supportive educational membership to help you understand your client's religious trauma and spiritual abuse from a clinical perspective
Therapists, clinicians, counselors, nurses, physicians, clinical students, and other helping professionals.
Information-packed and digestible videos about topics relating to religious trauma & cult recovery. You learn realistic coping strategies you can use immediately with your clients.
I've included all of the client tools I personally use when treating religious trauma. Get access to a full library of downloadable tools, reading lists, & other valuable resources. Get access to assessments to use in your practice.
Members have access to a private community forum where you can connect, share resources, get announcements of bonus courses and ask your specific questions. Dr. Quincee also answers questions
Receive personalized feedback and virtual consultation with Dr. Quincee. We meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Get to know other therapists and grow your clinical network.
Your clients need help understanding their cult experience...
Here's everything you'll learn inside the membership
Step One: Deconstruct and Untangle
These modules will help you guide your clients in the difficult and emotional process of examining and untangling their experience.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"I cannot describe the relief I've felt in the knowledge of how to support my religious trauma clients in powerful ways."
Megan, student of A Year of Non-Magical Thinking for Therapists
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.
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 membership 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?
Some experts estimate that at least 3 million people living right now have been a part of a cult.
Here's the problem...
Cult groups do a real number on your clients.
- The amount of emotional manipulation and coercive mind control that happens is unbelievable.
- Their religious trauma is working against us in the therapy room because they've been taught not to trust mental health practitioners.
- Their rigid religions taught them to distrust themselves, their feelings and outsiders.
- Most are coming to therapy because they have nowhere else to go, but they still aren't convinced that you can help them.
I'm here to change that.
Here's the thing:
Cult and religious groups manipulate your clients and scare them away from getting the support they need.
I'm here to teach you how to address this in therapy.
Support your clients in refreshing and knowledgable ways.
Save yourself hours from scouring Instagram or Tiktok trying to piece together ways to help your clients.I'm saying "yes" to education
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:
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.
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.
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
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. .ENROLL NOW →
Still not sure?
Here's what our students say about the membership
Kari, Licensed Therapist
I'm really grateful to have a community of therapists passionate about religious trauma recovery! I thought I was alone for so long.
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.
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 Therapists
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 training 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 have asked the same question and they discovered that understanding group dynamics from a cult education lens was a gamechanger.
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.
You don't have to white-knuckle it through trauma cases any longer.
Here's how you get started
1. Join A Year of Non-Magical Thinking
Click the enrollment button and follow the checkout steps. In minutes, you'll get an email will your login details. You can get started immediately or move at a pace you feel great about.
2. Dive in and take action
Dive into the content and take action. Can’t start right away? It's okay, you have a year's access to the course. You'll get prompts to continue each part of the course so you get the most out of the experience.
3. Start feeling more knowledgable
Finally feel like you understand what happened to your clients. You'll learn how culty and religious groups emotionally manipulate so you can support your client's recovery and teach them skills for overcoming trauma.
Our money-back guarantee
Try our program for 7 days, risk-free
Our 7-day Traumastery test drive means you can try our education program and if you aren't digging it, you can get a refund with no questions asked.
This is for you if:
- You are treating anyone that has grown up in a fundamental, rigid or strict religious group
- You have clients that joined a cult later in life and don't understand how they were indoctrinated
- You have clients trying to figure out how to have relationships with family members that are still in their groups
This is not for you if:
- You aren't a therapist interested in specializing in trauma and trauma treatment.
- You are totally comfortable with your experience in support religious trauma clients.
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."