Becoming Free, LLC

Authentic recovery from harmful religious experience is possible!

Offering support & recovery through support/recovery groups, Educational Conferences, workshops & Life-Coaching.

Pat Knapp, PhD, Life-coach, facilitator & Heidi Knapp, Life-coach, facilitator, co-director

We seek to facilitate compassionate safe relational havens and provide educational support for those who have been spiritually abused; Assisting people to process harmful spiritual experiences for improved insight and emotional healing.

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About Becoming Free,  LLC

© 2011 Becoming Free - Involved in the field since 1984

We provide professionally facilitated support/recovery groups, consultation services for clinicians and educators, workshops, educational conferences & life-coaching (both in person & HIPPA compliant on-line video services).

Spiritual or religious abuse consists of actions and beliefs that damage, pervert or hinder one’s understanding of and relationship with God.   It is fundamental to our nature that we are created in God’s image and designed to get our meaning from Him. 


The spiritual abuser encourages one to replace God by something or someone as the source of ultimate personal fulfillment.  This misrepresents what it means to be made in the image of God.  It strikes to the core of who we are.

Becoming Free provides professionally facilitated support/recovery groups and Life-Coaching options, that offer psycho-social education in the context of safe relational support.  Our support groups are for adults who have suffered previous involvement in harmful/abusive religious or spiritual environments.


Additionally, we offer a friends and family one day educational seminar. This seminar is for friends and family that have loved ones involved in religiously abusive environments or who have just recently exited.

The date and time of the next Friends and Family Seminar, is to be announced. 

Patrick and Heidi Knapp
Life-Recovery Coaching
Support Groups
  • Provides a safe place to discuss past harmful relational experiences.

  • Improve insight and understanding of one's religious abuse.

  • Gain recovery strategies to find healing, hope and perspective.

  • Information to encourage a better understanding of oneself/identity.

  • Outline healthy strategies for re-approaching future social or religious group involvement.   

  • Flexible Coaching options, in-person,  online or phone.    

We strongly encourage those who wish to begin the recovery process to consider Life-Recovery Coaching.  Life Coaching can be beneficial way to move forward in the recovery process with a one on one personalized program.


Please visit our Life-Coaching page for more information.


Support Groups now only run on an as needed basis, such groups can

be formed from those exiting a particular Group/Church or Organization or come from a wide variety of groups. For a group to be formed; at least 6 adult group members willing to participate will be required.  Also, see the above tag Support/Recovery Groups for current groups being offered.

Support and Recovery Group Format:

  • Meetings are 1.5 hr duration, held once a week for 12 weeks.

  • Meets currently online on which is HIPAA compliant

  • Consist of 6-10 adults, no additional members after 3rd week.

  • Promote confidentiality within it's membership.

  • Initial intake fee of $75.00 which includes a one hour interview for the protection of our members and appropriate disposition. 

  • Current deadline for the next group is August 10, 2021

  • Call or email us for more information: 



  One-on-one & couples

  Life-Recovery Coaching


Providing Client/Coach relational support with the aim of helping clients determine & achieve personal goals in their course of recovery. It is our desire to provide a safe relational environment. We use a variety of strategic relational tools, combined with one on one or couple support providing education to help clients set and reach their desired goals.

    How  Can We Help You ?


     Support & Recovery 


Provides a safe place to discuss  past harmful spiritual     experiences, improve insight & understanding of one's religious abuse, provide a support system with those of similar background, offer information to encourage better spiritual decision making, meet once a week, consist of 5-10 adults of similar backgrounds & needs



  Seminars, Educational                Workshops  


We provide both half day & full day educational seminars, workshops and conferences. These are specifically on the subject of religious abuse & recovery. They are designed for either ex-members or friends & family members currently in, or recently out of religiously abusive environments.


      Special Events 


Periodically we coordinate special events (ie. picnics, lectures, informal gatherings). These are conducted throughout the year & are typically free to those





Pat & Heidi Knapp

720-227-8695 cell

303-362-9025 fax

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