Religion & Spirituality

The Clinical Psychology Practice of Dr. Zeiders specializes in treating religious patients who seek a psychologist to respect the importance of their religious faith in relation to their mental well-being.

“The Medical Model recognizes the reality of the religious or spiritual problem that the patient carries. Since treatment follows diagnosis, my practice considers recovery interventions consistent with the patient’s religious or spiritual beliefs and needs. The patient’s religious or spiritual state is as important to acknowledge, address, and redress as their blood type. Both the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization offer religious or spiritual problems as a diagnostic code (V62.89). Best practices dictate that the psychologist understand the specific and nuanced nature of the patient’s religious commitments. From the psychologist’s viewpoint, God is literally in the details.”  Dr. Zeiders