Integrating You into Private Practice : Interview with Renee Beck, LMFT

I had met Renee online and just had an instant resonance with what she would share. She was kind enough to offer to meet for this interview where we talk about what it means to be out of the box as a therapist, how to integrate spirituality and be true to who you are while remaining ethical and impactful in your work.

Thank you Renee for sharing your wisdom. I am grateful. To learn from Renee or to book a consult with her - visit her site here. 


Why you can't or don't want to select your niche

Why you can't or don't want to select your niche

You are an amazing, inclusive therapist! We get it! However, you cannot be everything to everyone. I would guess that 90% of people who attend our free niche webinar come out the other side inspired about niching. Yes, even the ones that were VERY skeptical on the outset. 

Why is niching so important? 

Ultimately, niching is really about getting clear about connecting and empathizing with your client! Therapists are great at that, and during the 1 hour training we are going to help you tap into this amazing skill and allow yourself to step into your confidence as a clinician. And no, we won't ask you to pigeon-hole yourself! This is ALL about great clinical work- and ALL about the clients, and ALL about self-care. 

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My Journey From Therapist to Consultant

My Journey From Therapist to Consultant

The truth is, I will always be a therapist. I never set out to be a consultant. It is interesting sometimes the journey that life takes. Sometimes, there is a higher purpose and path to each of our lives, something bigger guiding us. 

My Path To Being a Consultant

My journey to becoming a consultant started by failing a licensing exam by 1 point. It was heart wrenching and mortifying. I couldn't have imagined how many amazing things could've come out of that experience

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join Bootcamp

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Bootcamp

You may have thought about joining our bootcamp or this might be the first time you have heard of it. You can learn more about it here.

So I wanted to breakdown the top 5 reason why you should consider bootcamp.

5. Start Now. We give immediate access to an initial consult script and jumpstart modules so you can start working on your practice immediately. 

4. Current Training. Every round of bootcamp (twice a year) parts of the trainings are up dated to stay current and relevant with what is going on in the business and marketing world. 

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Podcast: Tools to Help you Succeed

Growing a practice isn't always easy but we all start somewhere. I was elated to be invited by Matt Bierd at Virtual LPC to be his first podcast interview.

We talked about tools to use to overcome obstacles and make the process of growth easier. Thank you Matt for the opportunity to meet with you. You are an upstanding human and I had a blast.

Click here to listen to our podcast.

Therapists: Be a Visionary

Therapists: Be a Visionary

You are a visionary. How do I know? Because you are a therapist. When I told people what I did for a living, I would often get responses like "I could never sit and listen to people's problems all day!" The truth is, we know that good therapy isn't about just listening to people's problems- it is about sitting in truth with another human and holding the vision of what can be. 

You have a vision for every client who walks through your door. No- this doesn't mean you are trying to fit your client into your box of how they should be. But, you know what it looks like when someone is unfettered, when they make that shift to owning their life, being intentional, and enjoying it. When you see them shift from being a victim of experiences, circumstances, or limitations to an empowered person who is going to live their life in the best way they know how. 

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Podcast: Mud Runs, Spartan Races, and Private Practice Inspiration

Podcast: Mud Runs, Spartan Races, and Private Practice Inspiration

I was so honored to be on this podcast with Matt Bierds, LPC. We had a great, real conversation about what it takes to be successful, where people get stuck, and what inspires me. I even shared my thoughts on how physical training and outside experiences can mirror what we do in building our businesses. I even share how and why "shouting expletives" might be added to one of our Business School Bootcamp checklists. 

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How to Eliminate the Competition in Your Therapy Practice

How to Eliminate the Competition in Your Therapy Practice

When any new  business opens up shop, they take stock and observe who is around them. By my office we have what is called, Furniture Row. Every single store for several blocks, sells furniture. You see this with car dealerships as well. So how do those businesses survive when they are all in close proximity?

Therapists are no different.  There are some areas with buildings that are saturated with therapists. Whenever I hear “there is a lot of competition in my area” I get excited because 

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Online case consultation in private practice

Online case consultation in private practice

Therapists of the world you need clinical consultation. You want clinical consultation. You crave clinical consultation. We have this wonderful online community- so how might you use online groups to get case consultation? 

Therapists We Are Judged by our Peers

The truth is, we are judged by our peers. If there is ever any question about whether we are providing appropriate services and treatment to our clients, courts of law use other therapists as the litmus test as to whether what we are doing is consistent with the standard of care. This makes asking for, and receiving clinical consultation from other therapists both scary, and necessary. 

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Love Your Writing Style - Guest Interview with Nikki Elledge Brown

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There are people you admire and then there are people who make you go gah gah crazy when you learn from them. For me, that person is Nikki Elledge Brown, Communication Stylist and all out amazing human being. In this interview she shares a wealth of information about finding your style, overcoming your writers' block and learning to enjoy the creative process.

Take notes - this girl is on fire!

Nikki Elledge Brown spent seven years as a part-time college professor (and three years serving as a park ranger at Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial) before launching her own business as The Communication Stylist® in April 2013.

Through the launch of her flagship program A Course About Copy™ in 2014, she’s been able to grow a purpose-driven, multi-six-figure business by helping entrepreneurs communicate with clarity, purpose, and good ol’ authenticity.

Nikki's a proud Texan currently living in sunny Honolulu with her Navy man and their Ninja-Turtle-loving three-year-old - and that's where she joins us from today.

ACAC is open now, and you can visit acourseaboutcopy.com (or nikkielledgebrown.com) to check out the free video training + get some of her best writing tips in one spot !