This event is part of our Critical Minds series to be held June 16, 6:30-8 pm ET on Zoom (americanhumanist.org/CriticalMinds), and Facebook Live (facebook.com/americanhumanist/live), and will be recorded to share on Critical Minds video page.
A look into American fundamentalist religious experiences and the impact on mental health.
Suandria Hall is a secular client-centered Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach. Her practice is exclusively virtual serving clients across the globe. She focuses on life transitions and religious trauma.
A preacher’s kid from the Bible belt south, Suandria faced the diﬃculties in leaving a dogmatic religious foundation to learning how to stand in one’s own truth. It was during this personal journey that she realized there was a lack of support available to those questioning or leaving religious beliefs.
From religion, relationships, health and ﬁtness, education, and career endeavors she has hit the restart button and found joy. Fueled by curiosity she chooses to explore, learn, and be transformed by knowledge and experience. Understanding the purpose and framework of transitions is the foundation of her counseling and coaching work. She partners with her clients as they experience their own life transitions and search for a renewed sense of purpose and connection. It is her goal to be a resource and safe place for others.
She has spent over 20 years in the healthcare arena including public health, ﬁnance, IT, clinical research, and project management. She now counsels and coaches individuals and groups, and speaks to further provide insight to the impact of harmful religious experiences. In addition to her work, her most passionate role is being a mom, nurturing her daughter’s unbridled curiosity and freedom to think.
The Critical Minds series explores diverse perspectives to expand your knowledge. The content of this series provides information and an opportunity for dialogue on topics that may be of interest to the humanist community. Speakers are engaged for their knowledge and expertise on the topics covered in the series. The speakers’ views are not necessarily aligned with the AHA, its members, or the humanist community.