What I can do.
I have helped thousands of individuals and families recover from undue influence (mind control). With over 40 years of experience, I am sought after as one of the foremost authorities on undue influence and controlling groups and individuals.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Consultant
I provide consulting services including intervention, recovery and litigation consulting.
I created the Strategic Interactive Approach which is team-based intervention method for families helping a loved one leave controlling people, cult groups, and beliefs.
I developed the Freedom of Mind Approach to Recovery & Healing to help people to recover after they leave an undue influence situation.
I provide Litigation Consulting for lawyers with court cases involving undue influence.
Speaker, Trainer, Course & Program Developer
I provide education and training services including including webinars, on-line courses, workshops, plenary talks, and professional training. My audiences include higher education, professional, law enforcement, governmental, non-governmental and advocacy group audiences. My foundational online course helps people to understand the problem of undue influence.
I conduct research to improve how undue influence is understood and program development to improve access to services that address the problem of undue influence. I created the BITE Model of Authoritarian Control and Influence Continuum Model to help people identify undue influence tactics and assess where an influencer falls on a continuum from not harmful to extremely harmful. These models are used around the world.
Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Media Guest
I have written 4 different books about undue influence, freedom of mind, and strategies for protection, rescue and recovery from undue influence. I also contribute chapters to academic texts, author academic journal articles, write op-eds for media, and have two blogs and a podcast. I am a translated author with books in 10 languages. I am a frequently requested media guest.
A few of my skills
I’m a mental health professional and expert in undue influence tactics used by authoritarian leaders and destructive cults.
- Expert Witness
- Public Speaking
- Family Counseling
- Communication Skills
- Help People Heal
- Help Coach Family & Friends
- I am trained in clinical hypnosis
Areas of expertise
My expertise includes harmful influence in cases of
- Destructive religious and political cults
- Human trafficking
- Extremist and terrorist groups
- One-on-one relationships
- Parental alienation
- Therapy and self-improvement groups
- Professional and institutional abuse
- Corporate and multi-level marketing programs
- Harmful belief systems
My Books & Courses
I develop unique books, courses, curricula and other educational content to meet the needs of a wide variety of audiences.
My latest project is developing a program to teach mental health professionals how to help survivors of undue influence as well as concerned family and friends.
Lets work together
Let’s combat undue influence together. I’m always happy and excited to consider new consultation requests and projects.
Freedom of Mind Blog
- Freeing People From Indoctrination With Rachel Bernstein, LMFT
- Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten History Of The Christian Front With Charles R. Gallagher
- How Online Spaces And Communities Are Indoctrinating Gen Z And Gen A With Chloe Combi
- Born Into And Married In The Moon Cult With Elgen Strait
- Professor Alan Scheflin’s Social Influence Model (SIM)
- Autism, Extremism, And Protecting The Vulnerable With Dr. Tony Attwood
- Shadow Network: Media, Money, And The Secret Hub Of The Radical Right With Anne Nelson
- Mormonism, Mental Health, And Whistleblowing With Dr. John Dehlin
- Recruited at Sarah Lawrence College Into The Larry Ray Cult With Daniel Barban Levin
- The Perils Of Extreme Religious Liberty And Protecting Children With Marci Hamilton
- Training Therapists To Work In Post-Cult Counseling With Dr. Gillie Jenkinson
- Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life with Jeffrey Rediger, MD
- January 6 Violent Coup Attempt: Two Years Later
- Unveiled: Discovering the Truth Behind Islamic Extremism with Yasmine Mohammed
- Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen on His Experience in The Cult of Trump