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

Violence Prevention

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]

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]

Overeaters Anonymous

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]

Gamblers Anonymous

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]

Treatment for Internet Addiction

The world is beginning to see problems with an overreliance on the internet. Texting, emailing, social media, and search engines are becoming more important in the daily lives of all American citizens. And while most people can easily unplug themselves from the internet and spend quality time with... [Read More]