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Randy Withers, LCMHC, LCAS
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Randy Withers is a Board-Certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina where he specializes in anxiety, depressive, and co-occurring disorders A graduate of Florida State University and Lenoir-Rhyne University, he is a therapist, educator, writer, and speaker. To schedule a consultation, go here.

Contributing Writers

Kate Haldeman, LPC, Ed.S., NCC

Kate Haldeman, LPC, Ed.S., NCC

Kate Haldeman is a licensed professional counselor, mental health advocate, and writer. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including inpatient mental health, non-profit organizations, and university mental health services. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and sexual trauma.

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Dr. Kev Patel

Dr. Kev Patel

Dr Kev Patel is the Clinical Director, Practice Principal and a dentist in Baker Street at Bond Dental with a degree from Kings College London Dental Institute. Kev is a big believer in preventative dentistry and educates patients with calm and friendly approach. He enjoys spending time in the gym, playing tennis and salsa dancing, when not in the surgery.

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Dr. Krysti Vo, M.D.

Dr. Krysti Vo, M.D.

Dr. Lan Chi “Krysti” Vo, M.D. is the Medical Director of Telehealth for the Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an advisor for Orchid, a telemental health platform that connects mental health professionals and clients.

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Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS

Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS

Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ICCS, DRCC, is the Executive Director of Advanced Health & Education, a Sprout Health Group facility. Passionate about substance abuse recovery, she has been in the field for 15 years.

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 Stacey Weisberg, LPC

Stacey Weisberg, LPC

Stacey Weisberg, Licensed Professional Counselor, has nearly 30 years of clinical experience and directs Mental Health Services at Jewish Family Service, including Mental Health Specialists, Refugee Mental Health, and KidSuccess/International KidSuccess.

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 Michelle Conti, PsyD

Michelle Conti, PsyD

Dr. Michelle Conti is a clinical child psychologist in private practice in Long Island, New York. She works with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 3-25 who are dealing with a range of issues including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorder, school refusal, divorce, and trauma. She works closely with families and provides behavior management strategies and parenting support.

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 Kasia Ciszewski, LPC

Kasia Ciszewski, LPC

Mental health specialist Kasia Ciszewski, LPC, of My Charleston Therapist in South Carolina, as well as a Brainspotting practitioner, serves the Charleston and Mount Pleasant area. Over 6 years in mental health counseling, with thousands of hours of experience, Kasia specializes in anxiety, stress, grief and depression issues. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and is licensed in the state of South Carolina.

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Dr. Kim Rosenthal, M.D.

Dr. Kim Rosenthal, M.D.

Dr. Kim Rosenthal, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist at a state hospital in North Carolina. She works with the severely mentally ill and criminally insane — and believes there’s hope for everyone. Rosenthal has been practicing medicine for 19 years. She wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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Rita Richards, LCSW

Rita Richards, LCSW

Rita Richards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. She is a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill. In her 20 years as a psychotherapist, she has worked with diverse populations in trauma and abuse; anxiety and depressive disorders; and Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.

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 Melissa Goodmon

Melissa Goodmon

Melissa Holmes Goodmon is the founder and CEO of Casa Capri Recovery, an Orange County addiction treatment center for women by women. Melissa’s struggles with addiction and passion for helping people led her to begin working in addiction recovery, culminating in the founding of Casa Capri Recovery in 2011.

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 Tess Dinapoli

Tess Dinapoli

Tess DiNapoli is a former yoga instructor, she has over 600 hours of yoga teacher training, which included studying the psychology of trauma and how it manifests in the body. Her training on psychology and trauma as it pertains to yoga was under the guidance of the Connected Warriors (for PTSD and veterans) and a certification on trauma-informed teaching from the Purple Dot Yoga Project.

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 Cristin Howard

Cristin Howard

Cristin Howard runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Cristin writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase.

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 Shruti Iyer

Shruti Iyer

Shruti Iyer is a 4th year medical student studying in the South of India who is passionate about holistic healthcare. As someone who has benefited from paying attention to her mental health, she is also an ardent advocate for the same. She is at the top of her class with numerous awards for academics, debate and writing, and volunteers for Udayan Care and Ullas Trust, a mentoring program for underprivileged kids in India. She has published two research papers – one on alcohol addiction and another on eating disorders in reputed medical journals.

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Joseph Kertis

Joseph Kertis

Joseph Kertis is an experienced healthcare professional turned journalist. He started his journey in the medical field ten years ago as a Certified Nursing Assistant for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. His career blossomed, and within a decade, he became the Clinical Director. His experience in the field of substance abuse and addiction recovery provides a unique insight into one of our Nation’s most challenging epidemics. He utilizes this knowledge in his writing to give an expert viewpoint that spreads awareness through education. He is a featured author of the healthcare website ECDOL.org.

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 Jaymie E. Thomas

Jaymie E. Thomas

Jaymie E. Thomas has spent the last ten years volunteering as a suicide prevention advocate and mental health writer. She publishes articles about mental health, parenting, and relationships on a blog entitled DeskRaven. She has also pursued professional roles in psychology as a former Registered Behavioral Therapist. She currently works as a Research Coordinator at a Litigation Support Firm and is a Paralegal Studies undergraduate with an emphasis in Forensic Science.

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Marcel Gemme

Marcel Gemme

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with substance abuse for over 20 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many people get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate.

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Dale Vernor

Dale Vernor

Dale Vernor is a writer and researcher in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. After a battle with addiction Dale was able to find sobriety and become the first in his family to earn a Bachelor’s degree. Dale enjoys writing about mental health and addiction so that more people can understand these highly stigmatized issues. When not working you can look for Dale at your local basketball court.

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Beau Peters

Beau Peters

Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he’s learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work.

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Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle is the Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Outpatient Services, a new psychiatric and clinical practice that provides services for mental health in Louisville, KY. Matthew graduated from Duke University in 2011 and has worked in the healthcare industry ever since.

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James Black, BA (Hons), MSc

James Black, BA (Hons), MSc

James Black runs an outdoor research website – Wilderness Redefined. He is an academic based in the United Kingdom, with a Master of Science degree in Statistics and Economics. He aims to better understand the impact of outdoor activity through research and to promote engagement with nature in the general population.

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 Saguren Redyrs

Saguren Redyrs

Saguren Redyrs is a personal trainer from South Africa who focuses on how small everyday changes impact overall quality of life. You can read more of his work on his site, SA Spotters

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Elizabeth Haste

Elizabeth Haste

Elizabeth Haste is a freelance writer from Raleigh. NC. Having suffered from anxiety and depression in college, she is super passionate about mental health awareness and education.

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 Bruce Gerencser

Bruce Gerencser

Bruce Gerencser, 62, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 41 years. He and his wife have six grown children and twelve grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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Alexander Burgemeester

Alexander Burgemeester

Alexander Burgemeester is the owner and main writer of TheNarcissisticLife.com. His website is full of articles that help you understand who the Narcissist is and why Narcissists are how they are. Alexander studied Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam and worked in different settings. He started reading and writing about Narcissism 10 years ago and never stopped doing what he loves, writing.

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Robert Baker

Robert Baker

Robert Baker had the good fortune to be born in a first-world country at a time when fast international travel became possible for average people. Having shared meals with families in huts with no electricity and dirt floors, he appreciates the “little” things that his fellow Englishmen take for granted. Over the years he's worked in many different fields. He's been an archaeologist in the Scottish Hebrides, an accountant in London, and taught English in China.

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Michael Muldoon

Michael Muldoon

Michael Muldoon is a content creator and outreach specialist for Recovery Worldwide LLC, an addiction and recovery, web-based company. He writes for all four of the company’s sites, providing information for those in need on their journey towards recovery. He finds participating in that journey very rewarding, and in his free time, he enjoys bouldering with friends to keep fit and have fun.

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Elliot Figueira

Elliot Figueira

Elliot Figueira is an experienced analyst and journalist with over seven years of experience in digital content creation. Elliot has written for major tech blogs, news and wound care sites. In his mind, one of the best things about writing for a living is the chance to learn new things every single day. Outside of writing, Elliot enjoys science-fiction literature and cultivating various types of cacti.

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Andy Boyd

Andy Boyd

Andy earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and is a storyteller who loves good books and good jokes. In the rare moments he isn’t writing, you can find him jogging in the park or perfecting bbq ribs. He is a contributing author at GoDates, and several other online magazines.

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Winston Peki

Winston Peki

Winston Peki is a cannabis and CBD expert, he's the founder of Herbonaut.com, an informative website where you can find reviews of scientific articles about cannabis and CBD.

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