Who this Course Is For

I'm so glad you're here, and I'm excited for all that you can learn from this course.

With all things related to health, I have to include some disclaimers.

The information in this course can benefit most people, however, in some situations like emotional abuse, physical abuse, or when interacting with people with severe, persistent mental illness, or personality disorders, you may need skills that are specifically tailored to your situation. This course should not be considered a substitute for individual or couples counseling. And if you are in an abusive relationship or dangerous environment, then I strongly advise working to create physical and emotional safety first, before working through the skills in this course.

I am including links in this section to websites where you can identify signs of abuse, and reach out for help. I have attached an example of The Power and Control Wheel from the National Domestic Violence Hotline website. *Although this Power & Control Wheel uses she/her pronouns for the victim and assumes a male perpetrator, abuse can happen to people of any gender in any type of relationship. If you are in an abusive situation, please reach out to your local resources to get the support you need to take the action that is best for you.

Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.


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The National Domestic Abuse Hotline: a resource for identifying abuse, learning about what you can do about it, and accessing local resources, plus a free confidential chat.

https://www.thehotline.org/