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Welcome to the Website of Thom Rutledge where you can learn about the many facets of this innovative psychotherapist, writer and humorist. Thom's approach to his work, in all its forms, is always informal, conversational and collaborative. Here you will find information about Thom's books, about his work as a psychotherapist, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and about Start Right Here, the weekly podcast Thom co-hosts with Dr. Allen Berger. The FREE Download page has many handouts, articles and excerpts that you are welcome to access and share with others who might benefit. If you are interested in consulting with Thom privately, have a comment/question about the podcast or are interested in hiring him for a speaking engagement, send us an email from the Contact Page. Thank you for your interest in Thom's work.



Psychotherapist FOR 40+ YEARS



. . . AND A KILLER Card Trick 


About Thom Rutledge


Best-selling author, Thom, is the inspirational, motivational and constantly entertaining speaker for your next event. He has been featured on NBC's Today Show, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360º, Australia's Channel 10 and has consulted for The Dr. Phil Show. Always practical and down-to-earth, Thom will teach your audience something they can put to work in their lives immediately.

Thom's Personal Mission Statement

At 68, having been in intimate conversation with people about most every subject imaginable for the past 40+ years, having written several books about fear, forgiveness, self-respect, addiction, eating disorders, relationships, love, success and even meditation, having spent years on the road facilitating professional training seminars and personal growth workshops, I am just looking for opportunities to talk with people about what I consider the most fascinating things I have learned. If you have a group of people -- employees, friends, clients, patients, Congress, whatever -- please consider inviting me to speak and/or facilitate a program for you. Thank you. And peace be with you. TR

The International Involuntary Covid Retreat has changed the world in many ways. For one, most every one is at least reasonably fluent with online video conferencing (Zoom, FaceTime, etc). I am seeing clients in my Nashville office again, which is a pleasure. But I remain available for remote individual and group consultations. Contact me to set a time to meet.


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Back in the Saddle Again.

Also, the past two years have included a lot more collaboration with my colleague and friend, Allen Berger. We produced a 12-Episode Video Series for extra support during the pandemic and I believe that series remains relevant for our ongoing recovery practices. Plus, we did a 40 Episode Podcast called Start Right Here: Conversations about What Matters Most that remains available, and we are hip deep into an ongoing weekly podcast called Emotional Sobriety: Recovery's Next Frontier. Look for both of those wherever you get your podcasts. Allen and I are now making plans to do some in person workshops and we are also available to come to your organization/city to present our latest work with emotional sobriety. If you have an interest, just let me know. 





with "Thom Speaking" in the subject line.

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