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Randy Withers
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Professional Counselor. Addictions Specialist. Amateur Superhero.
Professional Counselor. Addictions Specialist. Amateur Superhero.

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So near to grandeured is our dust, So near to God is man; That when duty calls to youth ‘thou must”! The youth replied, “I can”. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Voluntaries.”* *This stanza from the poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson was inscribed in the Forward of…
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The heart is a tender organ, fragile and soft. There are those who would argue this point, claiming they have learned how to love without fear, but they are few and we are many.
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17 million people died on the battlefields of World War One, with another 20 million succumbing to disease and starvation. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Instead, the world ignored the lessons on history.
The War to End All Wars
The War to End All Wars
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Family work is decidedly different from traditional counseling. If individual therapy is simple addition, family therapy is calculus. Each person in the home carries their own unique strengths and challenges, and the nature and complexity of each…
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Listening is a skill. In any relationship, healthy communication is the foundation upon which everything else rests. In professional counseling, for example, it is arguably the most important way to build a strong therapeutic relationship in a short…
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Many studies have demonstrated that a variety of hereditary and environmental factors show a causal relationship with juvenile delinquency. Personality disorders, physical abuse, substance dependence, and environment are just some of the many different…
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Why does one event drive you insane with anger, and the other merely “breaks your heart?” Selective outrage is the answer to that question. It’s a form of moral hypocrisy that the Fox News crowd uses the way Millennials use SnapChat filters.
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If concepts like “Contentment” or “Happiness” or “Healthiness” or “Respect” make you dry heave, then here are 8 sure-fire steps to ensure that you drive the good ones away, and continue to attract the self-important, vacuous dumpster fires you’re more…
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While the DSM-5 provides a checklist of criteria, it is important to note that people are more than the sum of their symptoms. So much more can and should be part of a mental health diagnosis, which is why I plead with my clients to never self-diagnose.…
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