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 Therapy in a Nutshell

Are you crippled by anxiety? Numb with depression? Or struggling with another mental health concern?

A mental health issue doesn’t have to be a life sentence. You can heal and change your brain. 

Therapy in a Nutshell's courses teach you the skills you need to change painful thoughts, work through difficult emotions, and lay the foundation for mental health.

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Introducing Therapy In A Nutshell Membership

Feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed?
You can learn the skills to take back control of your life

**Limited Time Offer: Gain access to all of Emma's courses**

Transform Your Mental Health Today For $27

Which course is right for me?

Check out this video. Emma will help you choose the right course for you.

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If no one taught you the skills to work through depression and anxiety, you're in the right place.

  • I have seen thousands of people change their lives to be healthier and happier.
  • I've seen people heal their relationships and find joy and purpose again.
  • Most people just don’t know the skills that can absolutely change your life. 
  • You can learn them here!
  • Each of my courses uses simple, 10-15 minute videos to teach you essential, life-changing mental health skills.

Therapy in a Nutshell's Courses have helped thousands of people

  • Out of 18,000+ students 94% say these courses helped them improve their mental health
  •  Thousands of 5-star ratings and 9.5/10 rating on CourseMarks (Top 3% of all courses)
  •  Over 1 Million subscribers on Therapy in a Nutshell's YouTube Channel
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Sarah had Crippling Anxiety

"I would just like to thank you for your amazing content and online courses. I have done the “Change Your Brain” Course and “Grounding Skills”. My next course will be managing emotions (How to Process Emotions). Thanks to your help I am no longer homebound by crippling panic and anxiety. I went out today into a busy town and was happy, I feel safe and liberated. I have shared all my progress with my doctor and she is ecstatic about my progress and will be recommending your courses to other patients struggling with mental health. I am medication free and happy for the first time in my life. The changes are permanent, long lasting and I now can get myself out of a low without going further down the rabbit hole."

The Emotion Processing Course Changed Doris' Life:

"Your (course) on Processing Emotions is having a profound effect on my life. Quick examples: This morning I caught myself singing- it’s been years. I have been laughing again! My thoughts are less likely to be dark and sad when using the information you teach. No longer trying to live on just “Hope”. I have added “Action,” and what a difference it has made. Thank you for making these videos available to me. I sing their praises to all family or friends who could benefit from watching them!!"

A Psychologist Says:

"I’m a psychologist and I have been begging everyone I know for a resource like this for 10 years, TRUE STORY!! First, I’ve searched high and low for a FREE CREDIBLE AUDIO resource to improve my own clinical skills and knowledge. These videos are 1) academically and empirically sound, 2) truly effective life skills when applied, and 3) so delightfully accessible and comprehensible to my brain (such as the WONDERFUL real life examples she gives for each clinical concept)...Just the two videos on motivation and avoidance have changed my life…just imagine what the hours and hours of other videos have done for me. My heart is bursting with gratitude. -Real review from student “Freud-ita”

Mental Health Fundamentals

Hi there, I'm Emma McAdam!


I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. And I have walked with thousands of people as they go through the process of changing their lives. Because I’ve seen so many people do it, I am absolutely confident that your brain is wired to change and deep healing is possible for you. 

I know that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful. Most people have never been taught the essential skills to work through emotions and all the resources that you can access to start healing. 

My mission is to make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and online courses. Therapy in a Nutshell is built around the idea that small and simple steps can turn into massive change and growth. I don’t just help people get feeling better, I help people get better at feeling. 

I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University, and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah.

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