Join Dr. SaraHoefler to learn about Kenneth Garrett’s first-hand experiences with spiritual abuse along with input from leading mental health professionals. Garrett is the author of “In the House of Friends: Understanding and Healing from Spiritual Abuse in Christian Churches” and a contributing member to the International Cultic Studies Association. …
Join Dr. SaraHoefler to learn about Kenneth Garrett's first-hand experiences with spiritual abuse along with input from leading mental health professionals. Garrett is the author of "In the House of Friends: Understanding and Healing from Spiritual Abuse in Christian Churches" and a contributing member to the International Cultic Studies Association. Abuse takes many forms. One form less spoken about, yet established in our society is spiritual abuse. It can be easily mislabelled as spiritual zeal or even spiritual maturity and is devastating to its victims. It can appear in all faiths and in various forms - as interpersonal violence between a couple, from a leader of any faith inflicting abuse upon one single member, or a religious organization inflicting abuse upon an entire group.
Dr. Sara Hoefler currently engages in private practice for child and adolescent behavior, parent coaching, and life skills coaching. With 25 years of experience in the field, she is an expert in special education.
Her years as a principal of a K-12 school serving exclusively special needs students has given her expertise and insight into how to best work with parents to find the most appropriate options for their children socially, academically, and developmentally.
She holds current certifications in education (K-12) and brings hands-on experience. Dr. Hoefler also co-authored and organized training events in Special Education meditations for teachers, mediators, and lawyers through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Academy.