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Hi there! My name is Randy. I'm the Founder and Managing Editor of Blunt Therapy. It's great to have you here. Let's start with a brief tour.

Welcome To Blunt Therapy!

Randy Withers, LCMHC
Randy Withers, LCMHC
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Blunt Therapy is a professional mental health blog. By that, I mean that I’m a licensed therapist with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. That’s important because it means that you can trust the information on this site. If you’d like to learn more about my qualifications, visit the “about the editor” page.

There are lots of personal mental health bloggers who write about their own experiences. That’s fine. It’s just not what we do here on Blunt Therapy.

On Blunt Therapy, you’ll find well-researched and helpful articles on topics related to mental health, addictions, therapy, relationships, and parenting. We have more than two dozen contributing writers, many of them with advanced degrees and impressive credentials.

If you’ll keep following me down, I’ll give you a brief tour of the site and highlight some pages and posts that I think you might want to visit.

Randy Withers, LCMHC

Why I Started Blunt Therapy

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve never felt quite comfortable in my own skin. I’m much better now, but for decades I struggled with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and substance abuse issues.

Things came to a head in 2005 when I got in trouble at work for drug use. I went to rehab, started attending 12-Step meetings, and eventually began a journey of recovery that led me back to school, where I earned a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I’m now a practicing therapist in North Carolina where I specialize in co-occurring disorders, depression, and relationship issues.

The point is, I have both professional and personal experience in mental health matters. I also like to write, so here we are.

I believe that a well-informed client is an empowered client. So, if there’s any way I can help you learn more about mental health, it follows that you’ll be more successful at maintaining it.

My Favorite Posts

Here are some of the best articles on this blog. I think they are really informative and will help you to get a sense of what we write about on Blunt Therapy.

Some of these posts have been written by me, others by contributing writers. Which of these piques your curiosity?

  • How To Stop Cutting: 7 Ways To Quit Self-Harm For Good

    How To Stop Cutting: 7 Ways To Quit Self-Harm For Good

    Cutting is a form of self-harm that can become a habit. With the right support, many people who cut learn how to stop.

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  • A Therapist’s Guide To Online Therapy With BetterHelp in 2022

    A Therapist’s Guide To Online Therapy With BetterHelp in 2022

    This is a BetterHelp counseling review written by a licensed therapist who is also a client. If you want to know if BetterHelp is legit, this review is for you.

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  • 5 Essential Resources For Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Recovery

    5 Essential Resources For Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Recovery

    To help you get familiar with the different treatments available, here are 5 resources for alcohol abuse that can help reduce problematic drinking.

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  • 5 Steps To Affordable Online Mental Health Care With Sesame

    5 Steps To Affordable Online Mental Health Care With Sesame

    Sesame is a direct-to-patient care marketplace that makes affordable online mental health care a reality for millions of Americans.

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  • How To Make $100,000 As An Online Therapist with BetterHelp (Updated for 2022)

    How To Make $100,000 As An Online Therapist with BetterHelp (Updated for 2022)

    Would you like to become an online therapist with BetterHelp? Here’s our guide on how to apply, qualifications, and pay for online therapy jobs with BetterHelp.

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  • A Therapist’s 2021 Review of TalkSpace: Effective and Affordable Online Therapy

    A Therapist’s 2021 Review of TalkSpace: Effective and Affordable Online Therapy

    This TalkSpace review is meant to guide you towards a great therapist who is tailored to address and treat your unique mental health needs.

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  • 48 Mental Health Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of That Totally Nail It in 2021

    48 Mental Health Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of That Totally Nail It in 2021

    Giant health-related websites are excellent resources, but don’t discount the personal mental health blogs on this list. They are the best in the world.

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  • The Four Horsemen of Relationships: How To Overcome Toxic Communication Habits, According to Experts

    The Four Horsemen of Relationships: How To Overcome Toxic Communication Habits, According to Experts

    Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling – what Dr. John Gottman calls “The Four Horsemen of Relationships.” We’ll talk about what they are and how to avoid them.

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Why Should You Read Blunt Therapy?

There are basically two types of mental health blogs on the internet. Personal mental health blogs that are written by amateurs and professional mental health blogs that are written by experts. Blunt Therapy is a professional mental health blog. 

That means you can trust what you read on Blunt Therapy. All of our articles are evidence-based and well-researched. 

My blog is not for everyone. That’s okay. I’m cool with that. But if any of the following describes you, I think we’d be a good fit.

  • You struggle with mental health, addictions, or relationship issues, and you want to do something about it.
  • You’ve got a passion for mental health, psychology, therapy, and similar types of content.
  • You’d like to get more out of therapy so you can stop hurting.
  • You’ve got a curious mind and you’re always wanting to learn more.
  • You like having your ideas challenged.
  • You prefer quality, trustworthy information.
  • You’re willing to try new things.
I tested BetterHelp for several months and had an outstanding experience. Get started today and get 10% off your subscription. Read my review.

Are you interested in coaching?

I offer quality life coaching and consultations to select clients. Coaching is similar to mental health counseling, but it’s more about setting goals, clarifying values, and making positive life changes. I offer email and video/phone coaching sessions at an affordable price.

If you’re interested in learning more, go to my coaching page.

Here Are Some Great Resources

You’ll find a large assortment of websites, blogs, free resources, and paid services. I’ve collected a ton of them for you to easily reference. My suggestions:

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Coach Training Alliance is an excellent resource if you’ve ever thought about becoming a certified life coach. In fact, they’ve got a free quiz you can take to see if you’ve got what it takes. You can read my review of their service her, too.

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