GSR Healing Arts
Recovery Through Creativity
In 2011, I left a secret, Boston-based, "esoteric school". After five-years of "teachers" promising vague "enlightenment" & delivering cognitive shredding, I stumbled out confused, depressed, anxious and mentally debilitated.
I started researching cults. "School" checked every box. I talked to other ex-students, who exposed "school's" seedy, hidden, history of bilking and damaging members, in the shadows, for decades, from coast to coast.
So, I decided No More Secrets. My mission became warning as many people as I could. I wrote, talked, read, listened, presented and researched. The more I did, the better I felt. The mission reintegrated my mind.
I recovered, by happy accident, because I honored my anger, took the narrative back & saw truth contradicting cult doctrine. Clarity replaced confusion. Mental freedom ousted the prison of false belief. I awoke from the cult coma & restored my authentic mind and life through rejecting indoctrination & reconnecting to authentic community. You can too:
Reject Silence & Recover Voice: Destructive groups impose control by dictating a narrative, lording over what members can and cannot say. When you refuse the imposed silence and the social control you take back your voice and begin the journey back to full agency.
Discard Cult Role & Embrace Authentic Identity: Cults control voice and hijack minds through language and story. Each member morphs into a caricature of whatever qualities the cult amplifies. I call this cultic identity theft. When you reclaim your voice, you reconnect to authentic self.
Reject Isolation and Reconnect to Community: Cults require secrets. Secrets require silence. Secrecy plus silence isolates members from non-members. The us. verses them strategy, paints non-members as inferior, suspect and even evil, wedging between members and non-members. Isolation makes people vulnerable and more easily manipulated. The level of isolation doesn't become clear until you reject it. When you begin to reconnect, those people will help you return to the reality of your life and yourself.
These tools restored my sanity. Now the vulnerabilities targeted by the cult, are my core values, strengths and moral compass. As a therapist, I work in collaboration with you to facilitate your process to turn confusion into clarity, uncertainty into confidence, and isolation into community.
Rates & Insurance:
Insurances: I am credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna; Cigna; UnitedHealthcare.
Private Rate: the out of pocket fee for cult recovery counseling is currently $100/ hour.
As of January 1st, 2023, I'm raising it to $130/ hour