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When they do offer to pay for therapy, many denominations want it to be with someone within the denomination.

Why is that a BAD idea?

Why is it important that therapists be independent?

Therapist Independence

For a year or so I went to a VERY nice, Catholic therapist. Who WAS trauma-trained. And who, when I stopped being able to pay her, worked with me for free.

The problem was her trouble believing what I told her about her own ArchStL turned into Gaslighting.

She simply couldn't believe that the people she had revered her entire life had done what they did to me.

"Oh, he's a good man."

No, he did this.

"He just didn't understand."

Then why did he lie to me and fail to help me?