Eddie. has been a counselor educator at North Carolina Central University since 1995. He is a professor of counselor education and associate dean of the school of education. He also serves as pastor at Tippett's Chapel (www.Tippetts-Chapel.com). He has a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in counselor education, an M.A. from Middle Tennessee State University in clinical psychology, and a B.A. from Welch College in pastoral training. He is a licensed professional counselor supervisor as well as a licensed health services provider-psychological associate. The Licensed Professor Counselor Association of North Carolina honored him as their Counselor of the Year in 2016. Eddie has been actively involved in training laypeople to administer emotional first aid in many places including Cuba. He and his wife, Lynne, live in North Carolina, along with their two children. His unique experience as a pastor, psychological consultant, and counselor educator uniquely prepared him to write this book. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.