Welcome To Blunt Therapy!
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.
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.
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
Some of these posts have been written by me, others by contributing writers. Which of these piques your curiosity?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Amazing Mental Health Benefits of Owning A Dog, According To Science
The mental health benefits of dogs are clear. Owning a dog helps you better regulate your emotions, improves your social life, and gives you purpose.
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.
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:
- Online Mental Health Resources
- Online Products and Services
- BetterHelp Depression Screener (BetterHelp)
- Online Therapist Directory (BetterHelp)
- Product Reviews
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Are you a mental health or addictions professional with a flair for writing and a desire to have your voice heard? If so, you might be a perfect fit for Blunt Therapy. Visit this page to review our editorial submission guidelines.