17 – #MenBeyondBelief – Brian Peck – Therapist and Coach at Room To Thrive, Director of Social Media for Life After God

#MenBeyondBelief – Brian Peck – Therapist and Coach at Room To Thrive, Director of Social Media for Life After God

#MenBeyondBelief- Brian PeckClinical Social Worker

Brian Peck is a licensed clinical social worker in Boise, Idaho, who specializes in faith transitions and religious-based trauma. His practice, Room to Thrive PLLC grew out of a desire to reduce the suffering unique to faith transitions and to trauma experienced within a religious context.

In addition to providing clinical services, Brian offers online coaching for individuals navigating faith transitions. While distinct from therapy in its focus and approach, Brian’s coaching is informed by evidence-based principles and practices.

The Faith Transitions Project

For the past several years, Brian has collaborated with fellow clinicians, researchers, and members of various post-theist communities on a new online venture that adapts evidence-based resources to the unique challenges of faith transitions. The Faith Transitions Project is about the whole person and infuses flexibility into a process where it’s often easy to get stuck. Learn more here https://www.roomtothrive.com/welcome/

Brian grew up in the Conservative Holiness movement and was deeply committed to his faith, traveling to China, the Philippines, and Honduras on missions trips. It was during a year of Bible college that Brian began to discover the many ways his religious faith no longer worked for him.

Director for Social Media for Life After God

Over the past 12+ years, Brian has done a lot of personal work related to the experience of leaving the church. His curiosity, openness, and desire to reduce human suffering are guiding principles for a life committed to human wellbeing sans supernatural beliefs. You may already be familiar with some of Brian’s work as the director of social media for Life After God (https://www.facebook.com/ourlifeaftergod) or have seen him around one of the many post-theist communities.

Brian earned his Master’s of Social Work degree from Boise State University and completed the required post-graduate supervision and training to gain clinical licensure. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and serves on the steering committee for the Social Work and ACT Special Interest Group. Brian is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), has served on the board of directors for the Idaho Chapter (NASW Idaho) for several terms as a branch chair, and has served as the chair for NASW Idaho’s Political Action for Candidate Election (IDA PACE) committee.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian now lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two boys where he enjoys spending time outdoors, sharing in conversations around the fire pit, enjoying a cup of home-roasted coffee, and living life as fully as possible.

Further Discussion

This episode covers a lot of ground yet barely scratches the surface of concepts that may feel counterintuitive at first. If you would like to continue the conversation, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyondBelief/ where Brian welcomes further discussion.

You can also contact Brian here…

e-mail: brian@roomtothrive.com

website: https://www.roomtothrive.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoomToThrive/

Twitter: @RoomToThrive

For more information about the Faith Transitions Project be sure to sign up for updates herehttps://www.roomtothrive.com/early-access

Brian’s recent interview on Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast

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