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About The Editor of Blunt Therapy, Randy Withers, LCMHC

Welcome To Blunt Therapy!

Hi there! My name is Randy. I’ll be your guide today. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Blunt Therapy is a professional mental health blog. By that, I mean that I’m a professional therapist. That’s important because it means that you can trust the information on this site.

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

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
and Managing Editor of Blunt Therapy

Welcome to Blunt Therapy! My name is Randy Withers and I’m a licensed mental health professional. Blunt Therapy is a mental health blog about the kind of things that people go to therapy for. My goal is to help you get smart about mental health, addictions, therapy, parenting, and relationships. If you’d like to learn more about me, go to this page

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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.

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Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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?

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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.

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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:

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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