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November 8, 2023

Religious Trauma Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
the outline of a woman holding up her hands facing a praise band in church; religious trauma quiz
November 8, 2023
5 min to read
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Faith provides many people with strength and solace, but for some, religion can leave deep emotional wounds. If you're not sure whether or not you're experiencing religious trauma, our religious trauma quiz can help you assess.

The quiz will help you explore the complex realm of religious trauma and offer insights into individuals who struggle with it. This journey is not just a personal one; it's a shared experience of many. Let's navigate this challenging but transformative terrain together, using our quiz as a starting point to understand and heal from the effects of religious trauma.

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At Best Therapists, we believe that online mental health quizzes can be an excellent first step towards improving our mental health. Quizzes like this one can educate you and provide opportunities for self-reflection, but note that they are not a substitute for professional assessments and diagnoses.

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Frequently asked questions

What is religious trauma?

Religious trauma is the emotional and psychological distress resulting from harmful experiences within a religious context. Religious trauma can contribute to mental health issues and disorders, so seeking support from professionals experienced in trauma is essential for healing.

How do you know if you have religious trauma?

One of the best ways to know if you have religious trauma is to speak with a licensed therapist. There are many possible symptoms. Some of your symptoms could indicate religious trauma, while others could point to another mental health condition.

What causes religious trauma?

Religious trauma can be caused by a range of factors, including abusive practices within religious communities, strict and judgmental beliefs, or experiences of discrimination and exclusion based on religious differences. Additionally, personal conflicts with one's faith or the teachings of a religion can contribute to religious trauma.

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Written by
Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

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Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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