For Counselors

For Counselors and Therapists

This a collection of links and resources that I like to keep handy. Some of these are specific to the mental health counseling profession. Others are useful tools I have found online that either simplify my life, increase my earning potential, or promote my brand. All are useful.

License and Certifications

National Board of Certified Counselors

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) is the premier credentialing body for counselors, ensuring that counselors who become board certified have achieved the highest standard of practice through education, examination, supervision, experience, and ethical guidelines.

NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

The mission of the Board under NC GS Article 24 section 90-329 states that, it is declared to be the public policy of this State that the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public be regulated to insure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfa

NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB)

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board became a duly chartered corporation in August 1984. In 2005, it became mandatory to hold a substance abuse credential in order to practice substance abuse services.

Counselor Resources

Online Counseling Programs

Offers a collection of helpful resources, from toolboxes for school counselors to salary information by State. 

Therapist Aid

Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. Their resources are created with clients in mind, which means avoiding jargon, and creating tools that are not only useful in theory, but in practice.

Psychology Tools

Psychology Tools’ mission is twofold: to ensure that therapists worldwide have access to the high-quality evidence-based tools they need to conduct effective therapy, and to be a reliable source of psychological self-help for the public.

 

About The Editor

Randy Withers, LCMHC

Randy Withers, LCMHC

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. A native Floridian, he graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a degree in English and a Minor in Psychology and again in 1999 with a Masters of Science in Education. In 2014, he earned Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. He has been in recovery from co-occurring disorders since 2005 and is active in both Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.

Randy Withers, LCMHC

Randy Withers, LCMHC

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. A native Floridian, he graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a degree in English and a Minor in Psychology and again in 1999 with a Masters of Science in Education. In 2014, he earned Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. He has been in recovery from co-occurring disorders since 2005 and is active in both Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.

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