In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Counseling For Spiritual Trauma

What is Spiritual Trauma?

Spiritual trauma refers to the psychological and emotional distress that arises from experiences that have violated or disrupted an individual’s spiritual beliefs, values, or practices. This can occur due to various factors, such as religious or spiritual abuse, loss of faith, or conflicts with personal beliefs. Spiritual trauma can deeply impact an individual’s sense of self, purpose, and connection to others and the world around them. These experiences can leave lasting effects on a person’s sense of self, trust, and overall well-being. Fortunately, there are several therapeutic approaches that can help individuals heal from spiritual trauma.

Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves. — Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Our Approach

At Evolve Therapy Group, we take a holistic approach to healing spiritual trauma, recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. Our therapists are trained in evidence-based modalities and integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to everyone’s unique needs. Some of the approaches we utilize include:

  1. Trauma-Informed Therapy:

Our therapists are trained in trauma-focused modalities, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Somatic Experiencing. These approaches help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences, including spiritual trauma.

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation:

We incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices into therapy to help individuals cultivate self-awareness, develop a deeper connection to their inner selves, and find peace and grounding amidst spiritual distress.

  1.  Existential Therapy:

Existential therapy explores the deeper questions of life, meaning, and purpose. Our therapists provide a supportive space for individuals to explore their beliefs, values, and existential concerns, helping them find a renewed sense of meaning and direction.

  1. Culturally Sensitive Approach:

We recognize and respect the diversity of spiritual and religious beliefs. Our therapists create a culturally sensitive and inclusive environment, honoring each individual’s unique spiritual journey and providing a safe space for exploration and healing.

  1. EMDR Therapy:

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a well-established approach that has shown effectiveness in treating various forms of trauma, including spiritual trauma. EMDR therapy helps individuals process distressing memories and beliefs by utilizing bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping. This approach can help individuals reprocess traumatic experiences related to their spirituality, leading to a reduction in distress and the development of more adaptive beliefs and coping strategies.

  1. Psychodynamic Therapy:

Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach that explores the unconscious influences on a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can be particularly helpful in addressing spiritual trauma by delving into the underlying dynamics and conflicts that contribute to the distress. Through the therapeutic relationship, individuals can gain insight into the impact of their spiritual trauma, explore unresolved issues, and develop healthier ways of relating to their spirituality.

  1. Narrative Therapy:

Narrative therapy focuses on the stories we tell ourselves about our lives and experiences. This approach can be effective in healing spiritual trauma by helping individuals reconstruct their narratives in a way that acknowledges the pain and trauma they have experienced while also emphasizing their resilience and capacity for growth. By reframing their spiritual trauma as part of a larger narrative, individuals can find meaning and purpose in their journey towards healing.

Why Choose Evolve Therapy Group?

– Specialized Expertise: Our therapists have specialized training and experience in working with spiritual trauma, providing a depth of knowledge, and understanding in this area.

– Compassionate and Supportive Environment: We offer a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to share their experiences, process their emotions, and embark on a journey of healing and growth.

– Personalized Treatment: We tailor our therapeutic approach to meet each individual’s unique needs, ensuring that therapy is a collaborative and empowering experience.

– Holistic Approach: We believe in addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological aspects of trauma, offering a comprehensive approach to healing.

Healing from spiritual trauma is a deeply personal and unique process. EMDR therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Narrative Therapy are just a few of the therapeutic approaches that can provide support and guidance along this journey. It is important to remember that everyone’s healing process is different, and finding the right approach may require some exploration and experimentation. Consulting with a qualified mental health professional can help individuals navigate their healing journey and find the approach that works best for them.

Contact us today!

If you have experienced spiritual trauma and are seeking support, we invite you to reach out to Evolve Therapy Group. Our compassionate team of therapists is here to help you navigate your healing journey, restore your sense of self, and find renewed meaning and purpose. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your path towards healing spiritual trauma.


We believe that every individual has the capacity to evolve and thrive through life's challenges. Let us support you on your journey of growth and healing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more fulfilling and resilient life.

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