Author and mental health counselor Mollie Player has one goal: to help people accomplish feats of great strength. These feats include: managing depression and anxiety, maintaining healthy relationships, increasing self-acceptance, achieving personal goals and, ultimately, finding inner peace. Her self-help books include Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby, The Naked House, The Power of Acceptance and We Get Better. Her upcoming book, Thirty Cures in Thirty Years, is coming soon. Player is also the sole author of an educational book series called School in a Book: A K-12 Review.

Player earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Divine Mercy University and practices individual and couple therapy at Steffen Counseling Services in Washington state. Specializing in treating chronic depression and anxiety, she takes a practical, solution-focused, whole-person approach to mental health. She also has degrees in English, history and religion.


Mollie Player, LMHC
Olympia, Washington

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Reader Testimonials

“Mollie Player has penned a fantastic insight into the mind and heart of new mothers, the sudden shifts in thinking and feeling … and most importantly, what to actually DO about it that can make the difference in a relationship. This is a great read for mothers AND fathers … And, do yourself a favor: read it BEFORE you have kids!” –Jeremy Roadruck

“As a partner who experienced change in my relationship after my first baby was born, I can attest that this is a MUCH needed book in the marketplace as many may not realize just how impactful a baby can be on a relationship.” –Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

“Finally, someone wrote this book! … This is a realistic yet optimistic portrayal of the ways marriage is affected as the family grows. A must-read.” –Carrie Coello

“Mollie has this ability to see into things and make them clear to you. She also has a wonderful way of phrasing ideas and thoughts in her books. This one is no exception. Read it …You’ll see.” –Scott Vannatter

“[Mollie Player] has a relentless way with the presentation of truth. She persistently goes at it, this trying to get it, this trying to understand how to make it all flow … It’s like breathing rare air. You get it as Mollie gets it. Understanding comes squealing out of you like you imagine it comes reeling out of Mollie.” –Evan Griffeth

“This self-help book offers humor, wisdom, and lots of personal experience … This book makes the grade.” –Anonymous

“Honest, sometimes raw, and always down to earth, throughout the entire book I felt as if Mollie Player was the one friend who would truly understand: the struggle, the wonderment, the confusion, and the joy of finally touching the subtle but profound shift in approach to…everything … Pull up a cozy mug, curl deeper under that blanket, and join Mollie in an applicable, spiritual conversation that helps you level up your life …” –Gina Drellak

“[Player is] a very honest, warm and compassionate writer.” –Mary Lou

“This is the kind of writing that makes me feel as if I’d sat down with the author on the sofa with cups of tea and we were talking together for hours. The style is so vulnerable …” – Heather

“I don’t know what to say other than it is the most beautiful book that I have ever read.” – Ashley

“Really, I am rather speechless.” – Sarah

“I loved the book!! I couldn’t stop reading it!! It touched me so very much … I love how you described every moment.” – Haydee

“You have given a beautiful gift to your readers. I was very touched.” – Celia

“My life has changed after reading this book. I felt so many emotions and to be honest I wish it did not end. This writing is so profound.” – Patty