Faith Crises, Awakenings, Transitions, and Expansions


At Progressive Paths Therapy we specialize in helping people who are going through some type of faith crisis, faith awakening, difficult faith transition, or faith expansion, and here in Utah particularly with those who are or were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We understand that faith crises, transitions, and expansions can be both deeply liberating as well as profoundly disorienting, disturbing, and lead to feeling misunderstood and alone. We also understand that spouses, family members, friends, and loved ones often may be afraid and/or may not know how to understand or help. Therapy for individuals, couples, and families can be tremendously helpful to you as you go through these experiences on your own and/or with your loved ones.

Dr. Marty Erickson has worked with persons going through Mormon faith crises, transitions, expansions, and with post-Mormon persons, along with their partners and loved ones since 2010. He specializes also in helping couples navigate this critical developmental transition together in their partnership/marriage when one or both are going through a faith crisis/transition/expansion. He is past president (2019-2022) of the Mormon Mental Health Association (a secular organization which provides training, education, networking, and outreach to mental health professionals and allied professionals who work with people across the Mormon faith spectrum. Providing culturally sensitive, competent, and evidence-based, best-practice approaches consistent with professional ethics).

All of our therapists have had their own various training, clinical experience, and life experience with understanding and helping people going through Mormon and other religious faith crises/ transitions/ expansions, as well as navigating post-Mormon or post-religious life. They were each vetted before hire for interest and ability to do this work, and they each receive ongoing guidance, training, and supervision around working with Mormon/religious faith crises/transitions/expansions through group supervision, supervison offered by Dr. Erickson, and various Continuing Education trainings.

We welcome you to talk as openly, genuinely, and vulnerably as you want to in therapy regarding your own experiences with Mormonism or other faith tradition—all the bad and all the good in any way you want/need. Your therapist will have no specific agenda for your own faith/beliefs. Except that your therapist will want to help you find a way forward that is meaningful, healthy, and in line with your own deepest values, meaning, and purpose for your life and relationships.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a faith crisis, transition, expansion of some kind, or if you’re struggling in negotiating a post-Mormon or post-religion life or marriage & family, and would like therapy help in navigating this complex road, please contact us today.

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Progressive Paths Therapy logo | Counseling Services | Orem, UT 84097

1175 South 800 East
Orem, UT 84097

124 S 400 E, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


We specialize in working with diverse and multicultural individuals, couples, and families. All of us specialize in working with issues of social justice and systemic oppression facing minorities.

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