Rai Cornell, MA

Rai ("Ray") Cornell is a freelance health, psychology, and science writer. She has worked as a substance abuse and mental health counselor in a drug rehabilitation center and at a community counseling clinic. She has worked with adolescents, adults, and couples on issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. Rai also developed curriculum for a sexual assault survivors group and worked with a team of counselors to create personalized treatment plans for individual clients.

  • Credentials: Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling (Brandman University)
  • Expertise: Addiction recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, sexual assault.

Written By Rai

Resources on How to Prevent Violence

Chronic drug and alcohol abuse may lead to diminished performance at work and school and impacts our ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. It can also contribute to a dramatic decline in mental and physical health. However, one of the most overlooked risks surrounding long-term ... [Read More]

What is Sex Addicts Anonymous?

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is an organization made up of support groups with the mutual goal of helping people overcome sex addiction. It is modeled after the traditions and steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and based on the principle that sex addiction is an illness.1 The view is, although it can... [Read More]

What to Expect at an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting

Following the success and popularity of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), many other “anonymous” groups have formed to help people suffering from a wide variety of addictions. Founded in 1960 by Rozanne S., Overeaters Anonymous (OA) has helped people cope with disorders such as compulsive eating, bin... [Read More]

What to Expect at a Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Gamblers Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program and support group in which men and women share their experiences, struggles, wisdom, and support about problem gambling.1 There are no dues or paperwork to join Gamblers Anonymous; the only requirement is that you want to end your gambling problem.1... [Read More]

Exercise Addiction

While exercise addiction is not currently included in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there is a growing body of anecdotal, professional, and scientific evidence to show that it is a real and serious condition. What is Exerci... [Read More]

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