If I’m going to take a hit professionally 99.9% of the time it has something to do with being a Christian.
Here are some the populations I have worked successfully with;
pregnant drug addicts
young, unwed mothers
single by choice mothers
parents who are accused of child abuse or neglect
victims of abuse
perpetrators of abuse
Here are some of the faiths I have worked successfully with;
Here are the people who knew I am a Christian;
People who read the “about” page on my website.
People who met me at church.
People who were referred to me by someone at their church.
People who asked me.
Here are the people who didn’t know I am a Christian;
People who sat in my waiting room (I have nothing of faith in my waiting room).
People who sat in my office (I have no crosses on the wall or other expressions of Christianity).
People who didn’t ask me.
Here are the people with whom faith was a part of their psychotherapy;
People who entered therapy expressing that their faith is important to them.
People who during therapy expressed that they wanted to learn more about the Christian faith.
Here are the people with whom faith was NOT a part of their psychotherapy session;
People who did not express an interest to make faith part of their psychotherapy process. It’s a question in every qualified therapist’s assessment process, “Do you have a faith that provides you with comfort and direction?”
Is Tracy Lamperti a Christian?
YES, Tracy Lamperti is a Christian! I make no apologies for being a Christian.
If you are anti-Christian, we may be a good match because you may never find out I am a Christian. Yes, I realize there are Christians who would take issue with this and cite verses like Matthew 5:14-16.
If you are anti-Christianity and know that I am a Christian, it is unlikely that you will choose me as a therapist. There are many therapists to choose from!
If you are anti-Christian or pro-Christian and don’t like something I say (whether it’s about faith or not), I am likely to read about myself on social media that I judged you and beat you over the head with a Bible.
When reviewing material on my website, of which I am the author of it all, you will most likely understand that I am pro-family, pro-marriage, pro-relying on something bigger than myself. You should also understand from reading my writings that I am pro-compassion, humility and kindness. You will also learn in my “about” section that I attend church and which church I most often attend. If it matters to you, I did not have a perfect Christian upbringing and did not always follow Chrisitan principles. I have made significant mistakes in my life.
I’ve never heard of a therapist saying, “Hey, before you meet with me, I just want you to know that I am a lesbian (or a spiritist, or an empath, or a (fill in the blank).” Likewise, it is not appropriate for me to say, “Hey, before you meet with me, I just want you to know that I am a Christian.”
Prospective clients can ask me anything they want before our first meeting. If you find yourself in my office and discover that I am a Christian, when you haven’t researched anything about me through reading the work I have authored on my website, please think twice before attacking me or posting insulting, untrue comments on social media or review sites like Yelp about how I tried to force my Christianity on you, because that will never be true.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.Romans 12:18, NIV