Randy Withers, LPC

Welcome to Blunt Therapy: A Blog About Mental Health! I’m glad you’re here, My name is Randy Withers, LPC. I’ll be your host today.

My Mission is to promote awareness, education, and frank discussions about Mental Health, Addiction, Counseling, Relationships, and Parenting. I hope you enjoy your time here.

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therapist platitudes

The 10 Most Annoying Things Therapists Say

A platitude is cheap. It’s a throwaway statement, one well-meaning people use when they don’t know what else to say. But platitudes have a way of angering those on the receiving end.

beware of christian counselors

Beware of Christian Counselors

When Christian Counselors believe the Bible is an authoritative text, and the standard for moral and ethical conduct, it’s impossible for them to be objective.

therapist platitudes

The 10 Most Annoying Things Therapists Say

A platitude is cheap. It’s a throwaway statement, one well-meaning people use when they don’t know what else to say. But platitudes have a way of angering those on the receiving end.

beware of christian counselors

Beware of Christian Counselors

When Christian Counselors believe the Bible is an authoritative text, and the standard for moral and ethical conduct, it’s impossible for them to be objective.

Personal Essays and Stories

couple in a relationship

I am Afraid of Women

I’ve been afraid of women since I was thirteen. That was when I began to notice differences between boys and girls that I found appealing.

couple in a relationship

I am Afraid of Women

I’ve been afraid of women since I was thirteen. That was when I began to notice differences between boys and girls that I found appealing.

Relationships & Parenting

About The Editor

Randy Withers, Managing Editor of Blunt Therapy, A Blog about Mental Health
Randy Withers, LPC
Managine Editor, Blunt Therapy

Randy Withers is a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions Specialist who lives and works in North Carolina. He has been in recovery from co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders since February of 2005. 

A former Educator, Randy is currently in charge of substance abuse counseling services at a state psychiatric hospital. He also sees clients in private practice. In his free time, he is the Managing Editor of Blunt Therapy and writes for several different publications, including:

Randy has more than 21,000 followers on various social media platforms. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Medium.

So, What Else Is There?

Do you have a passion for mental health, addictions, counseling, parenting, or relationships? Or do you have a personal essay that relates to those topics? 

Writing not your thing? Perhaps you would be interested in all the mental health resources we have collected? This is good stuff, particularly for counselors, therapists, and anyone who might need assistance or information about topics related to mental health.

 

If you are in crisis, please stop reading this and contact your local emergency services. You can click the link below for a list of emergency services.

Suggested Products

As a participant in several affiliate programs and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, please see my disclaimer and disclosure pages. 

BetterHelp - Online Counseling

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Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).

Readers of Blunt Therapy enjoy a 10% discount, so if you want to try it out, make sure you click that link.

If you’d like to take their famous “Depression Quiz,” go here. (affiliate link)

Here is a list of Counselors in your area. (affiliate link)

Online-Therapy - Online Counseling

Their program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Since the therapy is web-based, you may access their program from throughout the world.

Online-Therapy is a dedicated online-based team of consultant therapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, practitioners and support staff who collaboratively work to help people in need of emotional support.

Their whole operation is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is one of the most commonly used therapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. CBT helps you to identify, challenge and overcome your dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors and emotions.

They offer a 20% discount to new members, so now is the time to get started. Online-Therapy, as its name suggests, is therapy that actually works.

We wrote a review about the, If you’d like to read it, here goes:

Coaching Training Alliance

Coach Training Alliance believes education does not take place in a box like a classroom or in a hotel conference room.

Their students establish mastery through practice rather than in a seminar/workshop stressing theories and mechanics.

After all, you wouldn’t become a professional tennis player by watching the game on television or a world renowned piano player by just playing the piano. It takes practice. Coaching is no different.

The program is structured to consistently and methodically improve your coaching ability through regular practice and continual improvement.

Typically, the program is conducted via live conference call. However, on-site presentations may be coordinated with your organization. 

Participants will use class time to solve real work challenges. Discussion and practice sessions support the work that needs to be done to inspire personal growth and strengthen their co-creative leadership skills.

As participants apply what they learn, they will create opportunities for the organization, employees and themselves individually.

Classes are taught in an intimate setting, with a maximum of 12 students, to allow for individual attention, connection with class peers and an environment of focused learning. However, classes can be scaled to meet your organization’s needs.

I wrote a review about this program, too:

Informed Therapy Resources

Anxiety disorders are on the rise and affect up to 20% of kids. Turnaround was developed as a way to directly treat children quickly, creatively and effectively. It is a 10-part audio program with accompanying workbook that is  based on years of research and experience including the rigorous standards of a random controlled study. It will teach your child what anxiety is, how it works, and how to overcome it.

Turnaround is truly a unique program because it speaks directly to your child, it can be used at home, is available immediately and proven effective.

This really is a terrific product. I don’t know of anything else like it on the market. If you’re interested in learning more, go here:

Ebooks and Audio Programs

These are pretty cool, too. There’s tons of good stuff on the Web. Here are some things we think you might want to check out:

The Truth of Addiction

The Truth of Addiction has the answer to some of the toughest questions about addiction. There are many reasons why some people become addicted, but whatever the reason may be, the Truth Of Addiction program uses evidence-based ways to help anyone overcome their urges, cravings and some of the toughest addiction problems.

The majority of people do not understand why an addict will do almost anything to obtain their drug of choice. Modern science has allowed researchers to understand addiction in a whole new light. It reveals biochemical and neurological explanations of addiction. This contradicts some aspects of most rehabs using a purely psychological or moral model of treatment.

The Truth Of Addiction program is based on evidence-driven practices and gives the reader and in-depth look at how addiction affects the brain and evidence-based ways to address these issues including mindful techniques and behavioral therapy.

If you’d like to check out this product, go here:

Alcohol Free Forever

Millions of others struggle with Alcoholism. There are hundreds of programs and cures out there, ones you may have tried, that don’t work very well–or don’t work at all.

Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and is generally used to mean compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker’s health, personal relationships, and social standing. It is medically considered a disease, specifically an addictive illness. In psychiatry several other terms have been used, specifically “alcohol abuse”, “alcohol dependence”, and “alcohol use disorder”.

Do You Want To Understand Why You Really Drink The Way You Do?

Panic Away!

Many of the people who come to me have gone through years of unsuccessful treatments for ending anxiety. They have tried everything available from traditional talk therapy and medications to alternative treatments like hypnotherapy and NLP.

Take for example the common problem of panic attacks. Why is it that most therapies do not achieve lasting results?

The reason these treatments do not get the desired lasting results is because they do not teach the person to short-circuit the panic loop and end the fear of fear. Instead they teach coping strategies that fail to address the core problem.

Excellent resource to invest in if you struggle with panic or anxiety.

Here is a FREE eBook called “Eliminate Panic Attacks and Anxiety For Good.” It’s yours to download and enjoy.

Destroy Depression

This simple e-book will take you through the 7 step process designed to eliminate depression from your life forever.

The Destroy Depression™ treatment plan works regardless of your symptoms and whatever your age. It is a straight-forward plan that explains everything you need to know about eliminating depression… step-by-step. 

Here’s a FREE eBook Titled “5 Simple Tips To Deal With Depression” that is yours to download and enjoy.

Manifestation Magic

Miracle Magic promotes the use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP to affect positive change and to promote abundance. There are two points about NLP to consider:

First, it is a way of thinking. It’s a framework for how to approach your life to be more effective. It’s like a philosophy of life based on understanding how your brain functions.

Second, it is a psycho-therapy tool. It’s used to treat phobias and to change beliefs in patients. Some consider it as effective as CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy).

I published a review of Manifestation Magic. It’s all about using The Law of Attraction in a unique way that they to into great detail about.

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