At some point, we may find ourselves moving out of the role of child, parent, spouse, friend, or family member and into the role of caregiver. It maybe a role we embrace and it can also be a role that consumes. Today Karen Whitehead, shares her journey through caregiving for her mother, while still having kids at home and building a private practice. She specializes in working with caregivers in her practice here.Read More
It's an issue that we often face when coaching our clients. Spending, debt, and money shame is something many private practice owners face. Adding this topic to the series may seem a little counter-intuitive. But losing grasp on your financial management can happen to any of us whether it be from a crisis that arose or from sticking our head in the sand about the financial decisions we need to face in our daily lives. Mallory Grimste, LCSW shares her experience with debt, spending and variable income in private practice.Read More
While we consider ourselves fortunate to have had a partnership work out, we also know the challenges that come with a business marriage. That's right, forming a business with a partner is like getting married! Gina Aguayo, PhD founder of Bay State Counseling and Wellness Center shares her experience of starting a practice with a business partner and the process of coming to terms with separating from her partner.Read More
This week we are talking about something you would think would be exciting for everyone, but truth is, getting married can also be stressful and it can impact your private practice. Whether it's time being taken away from your business focus or processing the reaction of your clients, sometimes the best of things in life can also be hard. Check out what Kayce Hodos, LPC has to say about getting married while in private practice and how her own experience have led her to her niche in private practice.
This week we are looking at what happens when life hands you stressor after stressor. What do you do when it's more than just one thing you are facing? Kate Pieper, LMFT, Founder of Selah Counseling and owner of her own private practice in Auburn, CA, has been in practice for over 18 years and shares her wisdom as she has faced many challenges that have impacted her personally and professionally. This is one for all of us to listen to and learn from.
Lanie Smith is a registered art therapist and vitality coach who knows what it means to burn out when you are in private practice. She also knows what it takes to turn it around. We encourage you to listen with an open heart and look inward, to find your own needs for space and rest. Check out Lanie here.Read More
Today's topic is a heavy one, but a common one. 1 out of 4 pregnancies end in loss and chances are you know someone who has gone through this or you have experienced it yourself. We invited Dr. Kris Boksman, a psychologist and owner of Limestone Clinic to share her experience of going through multiple losses while in her practice.Read More
Many people start their private practices but they are in a two-income household. The income from their partner can provide a bit of cushion or a sense of safety when starting a new business. But what happens when that cushion is gone and you become the safety net for your partner?Read More
As therapists, when we show up to session, we show up fully. We physically, emotionally, and spiritually are present. But what happens when we face struggles with any aspect of our health, chronically, day in and day out?
Dr. Jennifer Blackledge is a psychologist in Texas and is the creator of Thera365.com She shares how her journey through chronic illness has shaped her private practice.Read More
Some of you have watched Gary Brown, PhD a therapist in Los Angeles in our Private Practice Success Stories video. Today, I was working on sending out an email and stumbled upon this standalone video that Gary recorded just 6 weeks after bootcamp after his first round of bootcamp. He got me to tear up and he has a real conversation about what it means to take a look at your practice when you are established as a therapist.Read More
So many therapists work for months, years, or even decades making a wage that doesn't really allow them to survive. When they start to look at opening up a private practice, it becomes impossible to imagine being valued financially, or otherwise.
Many therapists have had these doubts. Listen to stories below of moving through that fear, making the changes, and creating a business plan that truly worked.Read More