Writers ✒

Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk, MSPC
Writer, Everyday Therapy

MandiTurkAs a native to Pennsylvania, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.  As a clinician, I have worked with a variety of populations including adolescent, adult, geriatric, and LGBT populations. I volunteer for a Critical Incident Stress Management Team that assists public safety personnel after the experience of a critical incident. I enjoy working with this population immensely.

I spend much of my free time with family, enjoying the social aspects of city life, and spending time outdoors. I am passionate about assisting others and feel strongly that human-beings benefit from the experiences of learning, growth and development throughout each stage of life; which assists in the capacities of giving to and nurturing future generations.  As a contributor, I write about a variety of topics related to mental health, behavioral health, stress, anxiety, aging, grieving, self-care, therapy, and improving one’s overall quality of life. Follow my blog Everyday Therapy on eTalkTherapy.


Christy Gualtieri
ChristyGualtieriWriter, Peace, Love & Anxiety

I am a freelance writer specializing in pop culture, religion, and motherhood. I live in Pittsburgh with my husband and children, blog at asinglehour.wordpress.com, and tweet @agapeflower117. Follow my blog Peace, Love & Anxiety on eTalkTherapy for inspirational articles and different perspectives as they relate to good mental health.


Don Laird
Writer, Existential GPS

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Distance Certified Counselor with more than 15 years experience helping adults and couples who have struggled with a wide range of life and mental health issues. In addition to providing psychotherapy and couples counseling, I offer consultation services for those wanting to explore the meaning and language of their dreams. As an adjunct professor at Carlow University, I have led classes in existential psychotherapy, psychology of film, and counseling theory. Through an existential lens, I write about subjects related to good mental health. Among my upcoming projects, I will be hosting the podcast, Existential GPS, on this site.


Aurora Starr
AuroraStarrWriter, Hello Universe

I am a freelance writer and connoisseur of all things dipped in love and deep fried in soul. I live in Northern California, but hail from the heartland of Ohio. I write on topics ranging from love to pop culture to psychology and sex, with the occasional soapbox diatribe.