You’ve heard of Dr. Darrel Ray, right? Author, speaker, psychologist, and founder of “Recovering from Religion” (R|R), an organization that helps people transition from a religious lifestyle into a secular one.
Well, Darrel has begun another project with R|R and it’s something that many of us will find an invaluable resource.
This new endeavor, called the Therapist Project, will be a registry of secular mental health professionals; it aims to provide people with resources that use proven, state of the art, therapeutic methods — not supernatural bunk.
“Dear Dr. Ray, I am an humanist and atheist in a very religious community. … I have tried two therapists in my community and both eventually told me to go back to church or learn how to become more spiritual. … Can you help me find a secular counselor in this Bible belt community?” – Anonymous email to Dr. Ray
If you’re an evidence-based, secular therapist and you would like to be able to reach out to non-theists in need, please register as a Recovering From Religion therapist today! Registering is simple; they don’t want to know the color of your underwear — just your contact details, qualifications, specialty areas, and licensing information — pretty standard stuff. Once you register, spread the word to your peers.