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 !

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

This is the fourth article in Rob Reinhardt's special traveling blog series on crowdfunding. At the end of this article, you'll find a link to the next article in this series, located on another blog I find valuable for mental health professionals. Continue to follow the links to read all four articles and get introduced to valuable authors and content!

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project 

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Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Namrata Rindani McMahill, MFT Intern

I met Nam online. This is one of those examples of how social media can turn into real, meaningful relationships. As an intern in private practice, Nam shares her thoughts on marketing, being an intern and the process of finding her voice. She is so articulate and wise to speak. This is a must watch interview. 

You can join her online facebook group TIPP, therapists in private practice by clicking here and you can reach out to Nam at her website here.

Apps 101 for Therapists

Apps 101 for Therapists

What is an app?

App simply stands for the term application. Each app is a piece of software that can be downloaded to your smart phone to be used for a specific purpose. For example, if you are looking for events in your area, there's an app for that. If you want to make hotel reservations, there is an app for that. The options are quite endless. 

What are the benefits of a business having an app? 

For the person with the smartphone, apps make life easier. Did you know mobile users spend 88% of their time on apps? 

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Counselling jobs in 2015: Can (or should) you get a job?

The mental health field is in a time of transition. Like so many things in this world, the way we look at, and solve problems tend to go through cycles. Just talk to anyone who has been in ANY field for over a decade- and they will happily complain to you, I mean tell you about it! 

I truly believe that if you take the steps to become known- you can get paid as a mental health professional in 2015. Whether that means going the traditional job route, or developing your own position through private practice- you can do this. Our world is in desperate need of more qualified healers like you! 

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Building a Private Practice in Russia: with Maksim Goncharov, MD, PhD

Building a Private Practice in Russia: with Maksim Goncharov, MD, PhD

At the American Counseling Association Conference I was able to sit down with an amazing speaker, trainer, psychotherapist, and psychoanalysis from Russia. He was speaking about Positive Psychotherapy, not to be confused with Positive Psychology. 

I was able to interview him about starting a Psychotherapy clinical in Russia as a Psychiatrist. Check it out! 

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