Everyone has some system of values or beliefs. They may not be clearly defined. These beliefs may or may not have a religious basis; however, they always have a spiritual side. One may think they can be ignored, but they impact every action. When belief and behavior are in conflict, there is discord in relationships and lead to behaviors that are destructive.
One of the tasks of the therapist is to help the client clarify what his/her values are and to bring their behavior into alignment as best they can.
Dr. Bob Cornelius