Many human beings are preoccupied with two big questions:
How can I make myself (and the extended self of family, tribe, people) safe
How can I make myself feel good about my self? (Strategies can include everything from liposuction to philanthropy)
To the extent that faith traditions effectively address these two questions, and provide partially effective answers to them, they remain relevant.
The therapist as parent...yes, but also sometimes the therapist as witness, modelling for the client how it is to be with what arises, without acting out or suppressing, just gently meeting, being with, seeing - "the seeing is the doing" (Krishnamurti)