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It may seem exaggerated, but recent studies report that roughly 45 million Americans and hundreds of millions more around the world, are living with some form of mental health disorder. What’s even more astounding, is that many of these individuals don’t have access to professional help. There is a severe shortage of mental health experts all over the world, including in the United States. Well over 50% of U.S. districts do not have a practicing mental health professional. 

Treating mental health conditions can include more than just traditional in-person therapy. Information on wellness, local support groups, and online therapy services are all helpful tools in helping to improve one’s mental health.

E-Counseling.com - Your Mental Health Resource

E-Counseling.com is widely considered the ‘go-to’ resource for information on mental health, wellness and therapy, and for good reason. Our team consists of writers that pride themselves on staying on top of the latest news and trends in wellness, psychology and mental health. They include psychologists, social workers, life coaches and other professional writers with a passion for mental health.

Our editorial team at E-Counseling.com goes to great lengths to provide the most useful and relevant content to keep our visitors informed, with the hope that we can raise awareness of mental health issues, help people access therapy services and eliminate the outdated stigmas around this subject.

Thanks and we hope you enjoy.

Featured Authors

Tracy Smith, LPC, NCC, ACS

Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a clinical supervisor for the Community YMCA, Counseling & Social Services branch. Tracy has over 12 years of experience working in many settings including partial care hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, community agencies, group practice, and school-based programs. Tracy works with clients of all ages, but especially enjoys working with the adolescents. Tracy  facilitates groups using art therapy, sand play and psychodrama.

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Kristen Frescoe, MSc
Kristen Frescoe, MSc

Kristen has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology, she worked as a rape crisis counselor, inmate counselor. The research focus was on collecting data to assess the effectiveness of treatments for inmates living with PTSD. She founded a company specializing in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, applying clinical psychological practices in the business world. She is currently the Clinical Program Manager at Resility Health and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Rowan College.

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Stacey Leibowitz-Levy, Ph.D.
Stacey Leibowitz-Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Stacey Leibowitz-Levy is a highly experienced psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude) and a PhD in the area of stress and its relation to goals and emotion. She works with adults, teens and children within her areas of expertise.

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M.S. Broudy, Ph.D

MS Broudy is a psychologist, writer, and consultant. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Psychology. He has spent over 20 years providing therapy and assessment services for a diverse set of clients. MS specializes in writing about mental health, parenting, and wellness. He has his own blog, mentalspokes.com, where he writes about psychological issues.

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Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD

Dr. Shannon McHugh is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who have developmental and social delays, behavioral difficulties, and those who have experienced traumatic events.

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Katie Tyrrell MS, LPCC

Katie is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). She has a passion for healing trauma using body-based somatic therapy. Katie believes that healing trauma and restoring physical and emotional health comes from healing the body and nervous system.

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Alexander Draghici

Alexander Draghici is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, CBT practitioner, and content. His work focuses mainly on strategies designed to help people manage and prevent two of the most common emotional problems – anxiety and depression.

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Adebolanle Ade, MSW, RBT

Adebolanle Ade is a Mental Health Social Worker and Registered Behavioral Technician. She has many years of experience writing and advocating for mental health awareness. She runs a mental health and lifestyle website, where she shares tools to help individuals work through daily life challenges.

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Shirley Amy

Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who's published 4 books. Her interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.

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Lisa Batten, PhD, CPT, PN1

Dr. Lisa Batten is a psychologist, writer, and personal trainer. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology. She specializes in writing about mental health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness.

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Eric Silver

Eric Silver is a writer and advocate for mental health awareness. Eric developed a personal passion for spreading mental health awareness in his adolescence when he became caretaker for a close family member battling depression. He's researched and written extensively on mental health, depression and therapy.

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Amanda Caswell

Amanda is a wellness writer & enthusiast with over 12 years writing in the industry. She has a bachelors degree in Creative Writing from NYU. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American School of Nutrition & Personal Training. Amanda is also a celebrity publicist.

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Michelle Overman, LMFT
Michelle Overman, LMFT

Michelle Overman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working as a counselor for students, faculty, and staff at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She works with athletes, bridging the gap between athletics and mental health at ACU. She is becoming a Certified Mental Performance Consultant in sports psychology. Michelle ran her own private practice in Austin, Texas where she worked with a diverse population, including couples and families. Michelle earned a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and has been working in the field for 6 years.

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Alyssa Greene, LPCC
Alyssa Greene, LPCC

Alyssa Greene, LPCC, has a Masters degree from University of Wisconsin in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a licensed therapist practicing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alyssa has experience in working with various populations, but most experience working with eating disorders and body image.

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Alexi Peters, MA, LPC
Alexi Peters, MA, LPC

Alexi has a BA in Psychology, MA in Counseling Psychology, and is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois, she uses her experience and education to empower her clients. Alexi was previously a substance abuse counselor and an eating disorder therapist.

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Karen Doll, Psy.D., L.P
Karen Doll, Psy.D., L.P

Karen Doll has been a Licensed Psychologist in the Twin Cities for 20 years, working in organizational consulting. She leverages her education in Clinical Psychology with her leadership assessment expertise in her practice. She is an executive coach focusing on helping people maximize their potential.

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Jennie Lannette, MSW, LCSW
Jennie Lannette, MSW, LCSW

Jennie Lannette is a licensed therapist who specializes in trauma, PTSD, and related issues. She has trained extensively in multiple evidence-based treatments. She has a decade of experience in inpatient, community, and private practice settings.

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Dawn Ferrara LPC, LMFT

Dawn Ferrara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with additional certification in the telemental health. She is passionate about helping people find solutions that work and believes that every person has the power to successful. Her practice is in South Louisiana.

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