Christy Gualtieri
Christy GualtieriWriter, 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

Don Laird

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Distance Certified Counselor with more than 15 years of experience helping adults and couples who have struggled with a wide range of life and mental health issues. In addition to online therapy and counseling, I offer consultation services for therapists and private practices, wellness seminars for businesses, and LPC supervision.  As an adjunct professor at Carlow University, I teach classes in existential psychotherapy, psychology of film, and counseling theory. I write about topics related to good mental health from an existential perspective. Among my upcoming projects, I will be hosting the webcast, Carpooling with Counselors, on this site.

Christina Pettinato
Christina PettinatoWriter, Life Lessons

I am a mental health professional with more than seven years experience serving children, adolescents, and adults with chronic mental illnesses. In addition, I co-host a podcast on psychology and blog about theories connected to the human experience.


Aurora Starr
Aurora StarrWriter, 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.

Please note: The opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily the views of eTalkTherapy. Aurora Starr is a freelance writer, NOT a therapist, and her views, thoughts and opinions are her own. However, if you are easily offended then Aurora’s blog may not be for you. 

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


Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk is a professional counselor who works with a variety of populations including adult, geriatric, and adolescent populations. She is an adjunct professor who teaches organizational psychology, research methods, human development, leadership, motivation, and stress. She also volunteers for a Stress Management Team that assists public safety personnel after the experience of a critical incident. Dalicandro-Turk earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology summa cum laude and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She is passionate about assisting others and feels strongly that human-beings benefit from the experiences of learning, growing, and developing throughout each stage of life.

Dalicandro-Turk writes about a variety of topics related to mental health, behavioral health, relationships, stress, anxiety, aging, grieving, self-care, therapy, and improving one’s overall quality of life. Follow her blog Everyday Therapy on eTalkTherapy.