Hi, my name is Brian Peck and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Boise, Idaho, specializing in religious-based trauma and deconversions. My practice, Room to Thrive PLLC grew out of a desire to reduce the suffering unique to the deconversion experience and trauma experienced within a religious context.
In addition to providing clinical services, I offer online coaching for individuals navigating deconversions. While distinct from therapy in its focus and approach, my online coaching is informed by evidence-based principles and practices.
For the past several years, I’ve 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 deconversion. The Healthy Deconversion Project is about the whole person and infuses flexibility into a process where it's often easy to get stuck.
I grew up in the Conservative Holiness movement and was deeply committed to my faith, traveling to China, the Philippines, and Honduras on missions trips. It was during a year of Bible college that I began to discover the many ways my religious faith no longer worked for me.
Over the past 12+ years, I’ve done a lot of personal work related to the experience of leaving the church. My 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 my work as the director of social media for Life After God or have seen me around one of the many post-theist communities.
I earned my Master’s of Social Work degree from Boise State University and completed the required post-graduate supervision and training to gain clinical licensure. I am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and I serve on the steering committee for the Social Work and ACT Special Interest Group. I’m an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), have served on the board of directors for the Idaho Chapter (NASW Idaho) for several terms as a branch chair, and have served as the chair for NASW Idaho’s Political Action for Candidate Election (IDA PACE) committee.
Originally from Pennsylvania, I now live in Boise, Idaho, with my wife and two boys, where I enjoy spending time outdoors, sharing in conversations around the fire pit, enjoying a cup of home-roasted coffee, and living life as fully as possible.
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