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by Natalie Engel

For those people with great relationships, Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful opportunity to show the one you love just how much you really love them by getting them a huge stuffed animal and box or chocolates.

by Sarah Fader

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories.

by Katherine Bengan

Katherine Bengan, RN MSN finished her bachelor of science in nursing Cum Laude and started to work as a Medical-Surgical Nurse at Philippine General Hospital.

by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D is the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami.

by Katherine Bengan

Katherine Bengan, RN MSN finished her bachelor of science in nursing Cum Laude and started to work as a Medical-Surgical Nurse at Philippine General Hospital.

by Nina Rifkind, LCSW

Nina Rifkind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, ADAA Clinical Fellow and Graduate of the BTTI of the International OCD Foundation.  Owner of Wellspring Counseling in NJ, she brings over 20 years of experience to her specialty, treating anxiety disorders and OCD, in children, a

by Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD

Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD Holistic Medicine Physician. Dr. Gilbert is a speaker and author of “The Listening Cure: Healing Secrets of an Unconventional Doctor” (SelectBooks 2017) and “The French Stethoscope” (a memoir) Iuniverse 2010, and is an active member of Doctors Without Borders.

by Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

Dr. Debra Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago.  

by Lauren Smolar, MA

Lauren Smolar is the Director of Programs at the National Eating Disorders Association. Ms. Smolar has been with the organization for five years, and formerly directed the NEDA Helpline services team.

by Allison Dea

Allison Dea has been with BetterHelp since January 2017. She is currently the Support Team Lead, and  enjoys helping the members and counselors on the platform with any questions or feedback they may have.