Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 622–630 | Cite as

Psychotherapy and the Mormon Faith

  • Stephanie J. LyonEmail author
Psychological Exploration


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, is a Christian faith with a large presence across the globe. Although Mormon doctrine suggests that faith in Jesus allows people to overcome weakness and heal from pain, Mormon people are not immune from experiencing periods of mental and emotional suffering. The deeply held religious beliefs of Mormons can influence the nature of the psychological difficulties a Mormon individual is prone to experiencing, how and when they choose to seek treatment, as well as the types of treatment that may be most beneficial.


Mormon Latter-day Saints Religion Psychotherapy Psychodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityNew YorkUSA

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