Dominica Applegate

Dominica Applegate
Dominica Applegate 



University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Psychology

Liberty University, M.A. Pastoral Counseling




Addiction Recovery

Emotional Well-Being



  • Dominica has been working in the mental health field since 2008.
  • Has been writing about religion, counseling, addiction recovery, emotional health, relationships, and more, since 2010.
  • Her books include ​Recycle Your Pain: It Has a Purpose, Into The Wild Shadow Work Journal, and The Pain, It Shapes Her World, a collection of poetry.


Dominica has experience as a case manager for a mental health agency, life coach, addiction recovery forum moderator, and emotional health workshop facilitator.

She has written for a variety of publications including Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, Sober Recovery, Thought Catalog, among others. Dominica is passionate about writing content that inspires and encourages readers in every area of life and covers topics like emotional health, relationships, and more.

Other work:

How Keeping Secrets Can Harm Your Recovery, SoberRecovery

6 Ways to Recover From a Bad Counseling Session, AllAboutCounseling

5 Toxic Behaviors We Should Never Tolerate, Elephant Journal


Dominica has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Liberty University.  

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