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    Hey everyone. I thought it would be appropriate to post this here.

    Rachel Bernstein ((http://rachelbernsteintherapy.COM) is one of the few trained therapists who has taken the time to find out what destructive cults are all about and has spent the last 20+ years working as not only a family therapist but a cult recovery specialist as well. She is based in Los Angeles, CA and is starting a support group for ex-Scientologists and former members of other destructive cults.

    I have interviewed Rachel on my channel (part 1 of our video is below) and she is the real deal. She was also stalked by Scientology herself shortly after she started getting going back in the early 1990s so she understands this group particularly. Her next support group is starting soon but there will likely be ones in the future if people cannot sign up for this one. I highly encourage anyone who is recovering from Scientology to be part of this. I know from personal experience that talking about our time in this destructive group with others who understand the experience is invaluable to our recovery.
    Rachel is not paying me to endorse her. I have met her in person and know she is a good person who wants to help and that is why I support her. For anyone who lives outside of Los Angeles, she also does online consulting and can be contacted via her website or at rbpsychology@gmail.com.

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    I would haz her babys

    'Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactic Patrol View Post
    I think the .org domain may be incorrect. I keep getting the message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

    Instead, I find her webpage at:

    http://rachelbernsteintherapy.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunicatorIC View Post
    I think the .org domain may be incorrect. I keep getting the message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

    Instead, I find her webpage at:

    http://rachelbernsteintherapy.com/
    Oh FFS. I have no idea where that .org came from. Thank you. Yes, it is definitely http://rachelbernsteintherapy.com.

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    Default Los Angeles counselor Rachel Bernstein wants to help.

    Los Angeles counselor Rachel Bernstein wants to help.

    Tony Ortega: Los Angeles counselor Rachel Bernstein wants to help (2nd item)

    http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/19/ron...-familiar-one/

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *



    Los Angeles counselor Rachel Bernstein wants to help

    We asked Chris Shelton, who interviewed Rachel Bernstein at his video channel, to tell us about the services she’s offering in the Los Angeles area…

    There are many victims of cults out there, especially Scientology, who don’t know what to do or where to go for help. Scientology paints anything having to do with psychiatry or psychology as inherently evil but these are exactly the kinds of services many people need when they come out of a cult group. Feelings of introversion, confusion, loss, guilt and even fear or anger can be difficult or nearly impossible to deal with alone. Participating in a group can be a great first step to help pierce the isolation caused by a cult experience, since friends and family often don’t understand what a former cult member is experiencing.

    Rachel Bernstein has been helping people with cult recovery for literally decades. She’s a family and couples therapist but she also specializes in cult recovery, which is uncommonly rare for those in the therapy field. She’s run many group therapy sessions as well as one-on-one counseling. She provides a safe environment to talk about what people have experienced and what they are going through now. She gives the group members an opportunity to learn what destructive cults are all about and how to undo the manipulative influences they lived under. A group setting gives a unique experience because the members learn from each other and are not just lectured at or told what to think or do. Everyone has an opportunity to help each other.

    Rachel’s services are not given for free but are affordable and the scheduling is generally flexible. She offers not only in-person services but also has done online consultations individually and with groups.

    — Chris Shelton

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    PODCAST: Chris C [@MiamiSixthMan] of Come Get Sum [@CGSHere] interview with cult recovery therapist Rachel Bernstein, LMFT [@RBernsteinLMFT].

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cgshere...l-bernstein-p1

    Audio at link.

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    In this first part of our 2 part conversation, Rachel Bernstein addresses how and why she became a Therapist, Claims of the CCHR ( A Scientologist Co Founded Org to fight and end Psychiatry) and the way children are seen by L Ron Hubbard and in Scientology.

    Is Psychiatry "The Industry Of Death"? Are AntiDepressants causing people to murder large groups of innocent people? Is the text in Dianetics Pedophilic?

    Find out the answer to these questions and more on this edition of Come Get Sum!!

    Plus a tribute my fallen friend: Mark Chambers

    http://www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/

    Follow on Twitter @RBernsteinLMFT

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *

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    PART 2 OF PODCAST: Chris C [@MiamiSixthMan] of Come Get Sum [@CGSHere] interview with cult recovery therapist Rachel Bernstein, LMFT [@RBernsteinLMFT].

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cgshere...l-bernstein-p2

    Audio at link.

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    In Part 2 of my conversation with Rachel, she addresses the contradictions of a Cult follower, sympathizers, Bible based cults and more plus10 Questions!!

    Do Therapists handle politics better? Can David Miscavage be counseled? Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Am I Crazy??? Find out the answers to these questions and more on P2 of my special Scientology Extra Friday edition with Rachel Bernstein!!!

    http://www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/

    Follow on Twitter @RBernsteinLMFT

    Email: rbpsychology@gmail.com

    Phone: 818-907-0036

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *

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    I wanted to endorse Rachel as well. The first year I was out, I had a really tough time. There weren't any therapists that specialized, or even knew about dangerous groups like Scientology at that time, and when I heard about Rachel, she was still living in NYC. I waited close to another year before I was able to start seeing her on a regular basis -- after she moved to the LA area. I saw her regularly for a long time and soon after attended her group support meetings which were absolutely key in my recovery. It broke through the shackles that were keeping my mind linked in the cult think, and to Hubbard having the right answers. Because there were people from other types of religions, philosophies, political views in the group. They all once thought that their ideas were THE Truth too. That made me see that Scientology really was just a cult like any other. All the common denominators were exactly the same.

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    I heard that she does not take insurance, that is to say that even if you have health insurance through your employer, you have to pay cash and not just a co-pay, but upward of $100.00 per hour.

    Is this true?

    I'm sorry, but this rubs me the wrong way (on many levels).

    I’m not saying that everyone who is in Scientology is stupid, but I will say that I was purposefully blind for a long time. Paul Haggis

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