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Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, LPC

Eric Patterson, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor working to improve the mental health of western Pennsylvanians since 2006. Along the way, he began offering clinical supervision to other therapists, hoping to develop their skills. In 2014, Eric started writing mental health and addiction content in hopes of reaching a wider audience with accurate and actionable information. Contributors

Our medical and health writers and editors research each topic thoroughly and fact-check all data to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is presented to our readers.

Gemma Davison, author

Gemma Davison

Gemma is an experienced medical and health writer with a degree in Applied Biology and a background in epigenetics. She has a keen interest in new discoveries within the health world which has led to projects writing about mental health, sexual health, and DNA testing.

Margot Rittenhouse

Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC

Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC, has worked with clients with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, domestic violence victims and offenders, and severely mentally ill youth. She is a passionate eating disorder advocate, committed to de-stigmatizing these illnesses while showing support for those struggling through mentoring, writing, and volunteering. Margot has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

Danielle Mauldin

Danielle Mauldin

Danielle is a spirited mental health advocate, writer, and aspiring clinical counselor who loves guiding others through their healing journey. 

With over five years of experience as a content writer, Danielle is happiest when writing helpful content through an empathetic lens. 

Bridget Clerkin

Bridget Clerkin

Bridget has more than 10 years of professional writing experience with a background in health and wellness-related topics. Her work has been published by well-regarded sites, including WebMD, Princeton University, and Duquesne School of Nursing. She has also written research pieces for several medical and nursing magazines on topics spanning addiction recovery, mental health, holistic nursing, and prenatal health.