Religious Trauma Support

You are not broken. You are not a sinner cast from grace. Your journey of self-discovery can continue. Together we can move forward with an appreciation for exploring ethics, building healthy relationships, and discover what it means to be you.

About David Teachout

I lived and found purpose/meaning within religious fundamentalism for half my life. Questions and a deep love of our shared humanity brought me out of it, yet I am aware that the scars and old ideas still exist. With twenty years of mental health experience, I hope to help you on your journey of identifying your Values, actively take ownership of your Story, and gain a greater flexibility in your Behavior.



Evidence-based, philosophically informed dialogue on living a humanistic life, with practical skills that you can build into your journey.


A consistently updated page of worksheets, websites, and books that are helpful for personal exploration.

Blog and Podcast

Explore the blog on topics related to religious trauma, ethics, social issues, and navigating human psychology.

Listen to “Humanity’s Values” on topics related to psychology, religion, and spirituality.

Get the Support You Need

Your past does not have to define you. Break free from the chains of ideology that told you that meaning and purpose, ethics and doing good, only come from a deity. In the end, you’ll find that all of it came from you anyway.

Why Choose Coaching

You are More than a Diagnosis

Therapy, especially insurance, requires pathologizing normal human responses to difficulty through a diagnosis. You’re not definable by a single label, and your future shouldn’t be either. 

Talking with Someone Who’s Been There

I’m on this journey too, and I know what it’s like to doubt every thought and feel disgusted by myself because of the doctrine of sin. I’m here to tell you that yes, it can and does get better.

Personalized Attention for Your Whole Self

Relationships, finding and developing meaning/purpose, exploring ethics. There is no single thought, emotion, or action that defines all of you or should be used to judge the whole of who you are.

Empowering You, Not Providing a Guru

I am actively seeking, through teaching psychological principles, that you take ownership of your own life and rely on me less and less.

"And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence." - Bertrand Russell

Values Are at the Center of Your Humanity

“Values are the triggers that inspire us to action, both in outward behavior and inner emotional responses. To effect change in our lives, we want to align behavior to the Value we want to serve.”

Say Goodbye to Shame and the Fear of Doubt & Hello to Self-Discovery