Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network

409 Nottingham Road
Newark, DE 19711

(302) 368-9136 & (866) 538-9048 fax

113 E. Greenwood Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050

(610) 622-3109

70 Merthyr Road
Pontypridd, Wales CF37 4DD
1 Ladyman Street, Preston, Lancashire, England PR1 8PF
United Kingdom

+44 (0)7973-310599

For those who question...

Since 1983, the Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network (RETIRN) has been providing counseling, forensic (legal), consultation, information and referral services to individuals and families adversely affected by high demand groups, manipulative and totalistic social, political, transformational and/or religious movements, such as:

  • destructive cults (e.g., religious, political, therapy, marketing cults).
  • mass therapies (e.g., large group awareness trainings).
  • Satanism/Occultism ("black" magic).
  • certain "New Age" groups that engage in harmful and/or deceptive practices.

RETIRN Associates are consultants, psychotherapists, and counselors, many of whom themselves are former cultists or have been exposed to destructive cults or other coercive influence techniques. They have specialized training and/or experience working with people who have been harmed by individuals and groups that utilize powerful manipulative techniques to coerce sudden and rapid changes in personality, behavior and/or beliefs (usually without informed consent). RETIRN assists cultists and their families make the sometimes difficult transition from coercion to renewed individual choice.

RETIRN Affiliated Consultants include: Steven Eisenberg, Patrick Ryan, Joe Kelly, Carol Giambalvo, and David Clark.

We are proud of our association with the International Cultic Studies Association (formerly American Family Foundation), the premier cult research and education organization.

RETIRN services include:

  • Family counseling: help in deciding what action to take when a loved one is involved with a cult.
  • Re-entry therapy: individual, family, and group psychotherapy for former cultists and their families.
  • Forensic examinations on issues related to destructive cultism (including child custody, competency, and infliction of psychological distress).
  • Consultation and training to mental health professionals and agencies, educational and religious organizations.
  • Public speaking: highly experienced and stimulating speakers for civic groups, clubs, and other organizations.
  • Cult-sensitive psychological testing & diagnostic evaluations: for assistance in treatment planning.
  • Information and referral to additional sources of support and help, including legal referrals.

Exit counseling: noncoercive, voluntary information and counseling sessions for current members of totalistic groups. We are proud of our relationships with recognized, competent, and ethical cult consultants and exit-counselors.

RETIRN Associates are:

Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D.

  • Currently heads RETIRN/U.K. with Rod Dubrow-Marshall
  • Accredited Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Licensed Psychologist (Pennsylvania).
  • Has conducted research on group pressure and coercion, including psychotherapy cults, and on traumatic stress.
  • Numerous appearances on local and national television.
  • Certified and Approved Consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).
  • Certified, Treatment of Addictions (American Psych Assoc)
  • Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner
  • Author (with Steve K. D. Eichel, Roberta Eisenberg, and Rod Dubrow-Marshall) of numerous papers on cults.

Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP

  • Licensed Psychologist (Pennsylvania and Delaware).
  • Listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
  • 1990 recipient of AFF's John G. Clark Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Cultic Studies.
  • Certified & Approved Consultant in clinical hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Certified in group psychotherapy by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology.

Professor Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D.

  • Social Psychologist (Member of British Psychological Society), research speciality influence and identity
  • Author of Totalistic Identity Theory (T.I.T.)
  • 2006 recipient of International Cultic Studies Association's (ICSA) Herbert Rosedale Award for Leadership in Preserving and Protecting Individual Freedom.
  • Member of Executive Advisory Board of ICSA.
  • Member of General Assembly of European Federation of Centres for Research and Information on Sects (FECRIS).
  • Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
  • Former member of High-Demand Group.

Roberta Cobrin Eisenberg, L.C.S.W.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Pennsylvania).
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.
  • Coordinated the Cult Service of the Jewish Family and Children's Agency of Philadelphia until 1984.
  • Certified in group psychotherapy by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.
  • Extensive experience working with ex-cultists and their families.

External Consultants

RETIRN Clinical Associates engage a wide range of expert consultants on an as-needed basis. We strive to be involved only with consultants who are established, experienced, and objective and who enjoy reputations of the highest integrity and ethical conduct.


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