Coercive Control and Gender-based Violence Services

Professional Consultations

Dr. Tamara MC is available for consultations related to cults and other high-control or coercive situations with survivors, families, and professionals. These may be by phone, Zoom, or Skype and are billed by the hour. Dr. Tamara MC is not a psychotherapist; she is a social scientist and educator and has been working in this field for more than 30 years.

Dr. Tamara MC does not do interventions.


For journalists, social media outlets, radio, films, documentaries, podcasts, and others: Dr. Tamara MC is available for interviews on a variety of subjects, including cults, coercive and high-control situations, extremist ideologies, charismatic and narcissistic leaders, post-cult trauma and recovery, the negative impacts of homeschooling, and gender-based violence including child/ forced marriage, polygamy, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.

Speaking Engagements

For in-person or virtual appearances, Dr. Tamara MC is available to present at domestic and international conferences; educational, governmental, health-related, religious, and civic institutions; and clubs and organizations.

Legal Consultations/Expert Witness

Dr. Tamara MC is an excellent resource for cases involving cult- or multi-level-marketing-related issues, divorce and custody cases, individual and organizational situations of coercive influence/control, and so on. 


Dr. Tamara MC is available to lead psychoeducational learning courses on Zoom for survivors of cults and abusive relationships on topics related to their recovery. These are typically set up as a series but may at times be one session. Courses focus on deepening the participants’ understanding of their experiences from a cult- and trauma-informed perspective. Sessions address relevant and explanatory theories, trauma and the brain, anxiety and panic attacks, triggers, and haunting memories while providing opportunities for participation, plus homework, tools, and skills to enhance recovery.

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