Here’s some good news: The Secular Therapist Project has helped its 2000th client!
It is easy to find Christian counselors around the country, but many secular therapists cannot openly advertise as secular for fear of losing clients or other negative social and professional consequences. A lay person cannot always tell who does and does not use evidence-based therapy methods and cannot always be open about their need for secular therapy when they need help. This makes the process of finding a therapist challenging, frightening and potentially harmful.
“While we are extremely happy with our stunning growth thus far, we need more therapists,” says project director Dr. Darrel Ray. “The number of people seeking help is much larger than we can meet with our current therapists and many of these individuals have special needs beyond the training of those in our current registry. Ideally, we will eventually have a secular therapist in every community. Our goal is to register 200 therapists by the end of 2013 to meet this growing need.”
If you’re looking for help or would like to register as a secular therapist, go to their site to learn more.