About Blunt Therapy


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About Us

Blunt Therapy is a blog about the things that people go to therapy for, edited by a licensed therapist who’s been there. With professional articles and personal essays about Therapy, Mental Health, Addictions, Relationships, and Parenting, Blunt Therapy wants to some day be the best mental health blog on the internet.

What sets it apart from many other mental health blogs is that Blunt Therapy is edited by a man who is not only a licensed mental health professional, but who has had his own decades-long struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Professionally, our editor is well-trained and experienced in these subject areas. Unfortunately, he has a great deal of personal experience as well.

There’s a lot of bad, overly simplified information out there. But if it’s on Blunt Therapy, you can rest assured that it’s quality information.

Blunt Therapy was established in 2018 by Randy Withers, who is a Board-Certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina who specializes in the trauma-informed treatment of co-occurring disorders, depression, relationship issues, and anxiety.

Our goal is to educate and inform our readers about the types of things that professional counselors and psychotherapists deal with professionally on a daily basis – things like mental illness, dysfunctional families, toxic relationships, and substance abuse. We believe that frank talk about mental health is crucial. 

To produce a blog about mental health in order to promote awareness, education, and frank discussions on these and others topics, including counseling, substance abuse, relationships, and parenting. In short, we hope that you learn a thing or two. 


To provide personal essays and professionally written and well-researched articles about human behavior, counseling, mental health, substance abuse treatment, relationships, and parenting.

We want to create a Blog about mental health that you’ll come back to again and again and again.

Topics related to the following categories: Mental Health, Addiction, Counseling, Relationships, and Parenting.

Practical application. Professional Experience. Evidenced-Based Practices. Pragmatic Interventions. Realistic Expectations. Well-Placed Humor. Original Thought. Frank discussions. A Blog about mental health that educates and entertains.

Our professional values are informed by The Twelve Step Model, Motivational Interviewing, and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy. We believe that change in our life happens when we change our thoughts. Many of us hang on to negative, outdated, or otherwise self-defeating belief systems that must be challenged and defeated before recovery is possible.

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About The Editor

Randy Withers, LCMHC is the managing editor of Blunt Therapy, a blog about Mental Health.
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Blunt Therapy is edited by Randy Withers, LCMHC, a Board-Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. He is a full time therapist, author, speaker, writer, and web designer. 

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