Editorial Team

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Deborah Horton
Deborah Horton has been an editor and writer for over 20 years covering a wide variety of subjects from sports, relationships, life coaching, and mental health counseling. She is currently contributing to the expanding growth of the free online mental health advice website BetterHelp.com/advice focusing on anxiety, depression, and complex trauma and hoping to reduce the stigmas associated with mental health.
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Natalie Feinblatt
Dr. Feinblatt has been working in the field of psychology for over 15 years. She is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Her main areas of focus & expertise are addiction and trauma. She also has experience working with creative individuals, the LGBTQIA+ community, and recovering cult members.
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April Brewer - DBH, LPC
Dr. April Brewer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She gained direct research, writing, and editorial experience while conducting dissertation research at Arizona State University, providing direct clinical care to a population diagnosed with either Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 or Type 2 and comorbid alcohol use in a medical setting.
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Melinda Santa
In 2014 Melinda Santa began working at the JCCA Edenwald Residential Treatment Program. The focus of treatment was utilizing a team approach in reuniting troubled teens that come from families that have been separated through child protective services. Her role was to provide support for the families, provide mental health services to the teens, and reunite the family along with preventive services in the community.
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Merlena James Leger - LPC
Merlena James Leger currently has 11 years of knowledge and experience within the mental health field and the Department of Aging and Disability. She is the proud owner of Ramir’s Counseling Center of Hope, PLLC, that’s main focus is to serve the working families and those unable to receive traditional office-based counseling. Ramir’s Counseling Center of Hope, PLLC, provides counseling center in the home, community and through live chat/video and messaging.
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Stephanie Chupein
It is Stephanie's sincere belief that we all grow and change within the context of our relationships. Giving and experiencing love is our highest purpose in life and relationships give us the opportunity to grow as a person. Due to our busy lifestyles, family history and lack of relationship skills, it is easy to fall into patterns that do not lift our relationships to the level we desire.
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Dawn Brown
Dawn Brown is a Board Certified Nationally Certified Counselor who has been a counselor for 20 years. Her counseling work includes private practice (both face to face and online), psychiatric treatment programs to include inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. She is particularly interested in researching, writing, and working with depression, anxiety and trauma patients.
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Stephanie Haywood
For more than twenty years, Stephanie Haywood has held various positions in the Social Services industry including Individual and Group Counselor, Supervisor, Trainer, Employee Assistant Program Account Manager and Focus Group Leader. Stephanie also was part of a private practice team where she provided individual, marital, and family counseling. Stephanie’s passion is to use her God-given skills, gifts, and talents with a focus on Christian Counseling, Training and Seminar Speaking.
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Melissa Guarnaccia - LCSW
Melissa Guarnaccia has been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist since 2009. She has spent the past nine years providing outpatient therapy to individuals, couples, and families in both a hospital/clinical setting, as well as through her private practice.
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Heather Cashell
Post master's degree Heather Cashell worked in the mental health field, providing intervention and support to individuals, families, and adolescents receiving services through a Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program.
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