Steven Alan Hassan, cult counselor and mind control expert, is a Nationally Certified Counselor and licensed Mental Health Counselor who has developed the "Strategic Interactive Approach." Unlike deprogramming or exit-counseling, it is a breakthrough approach to help loved ones leave controlling people, cults and destructive beliefs. His office is in Newton, Massachusetts. and people come to work with him from all over the world. People come for counseling, consulting and coaching. Many of them have left a destructive group or relationship years earlier, but have not had the benefit of specialized assistance.
Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc. now has two consultants working with Steve. Debra Clarke and Rachel Bernstein. Rachel Bernstein is based in Los Angeles, California and is a licensed therapist. Debra is a consultant who has been working with Steve for over ten years.
Steve Hassan has been at the forefront of cult awareness activism since 1976 and have authored critically acclaimed books – Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults (1988) and Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves (2000) and e-book and paperback book in July 2012, Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs.