Steven Hassan, MEd, LMHC, NCC, Counselor in Newton
As a former cult member I help people and their families who have been "unduly influenced." I am committed to helping people reclaim their personal power. Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs (2013) and a 25th anniversary edition of Combating Cult Mind Control (2015). I help people from all over the world who have found that mental health professionals, unless they are specialized in treating cult members, are at best a waste of time and resources, and worse, do further harm. A large part of my practice is short term work with former members.
I have been licensed since 1991 and taken training programs in cognitive-behavioral techniques, strategic and structural family therapy, couples therapy, Internal Family Systems, Secure Attachment therapeutic approaches, hypnotherapy (I am member of and ISH) Short term, solution focused, positive psychology oriented.
I am based in Newton, Massachusetts, but do consultations via the telephone and skype (not therapy). I travel to see clients who can afford to bring me to them, but most people come to Boston for a week or two to work intensively with me. For fastest response, call the office directly.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Steven Hassan now - (617) 396-4638


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Cambridge College
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: 820 Massachusetts


  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Wire


  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Coaching


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • cults, brainwashing, mind control, hypno

Mental Health

  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Brainwashing/mind control
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cults
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Undue influence


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016
Steven Hassan, MEd, LMHC, NCC, Counselor in Newton

Steven Hassan

Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC