A Practice In A Barn - The Second Career of Charlotte

A Practice In A Barn - The Second Career of Charlotte

Before joining bootcamp, Charlotte had a lot of questions. Honestly, it was more that she had a lot of guilt. She had been serving clients at an agency and loved her work there, but knew all along she wanted to be in private practice. She simply needed permission to build the practice that was right for her.

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3 Ways and Whys to Practice Gratitude in Private Practice

3 Ways and Whys to Practice Gratitude in Private Practice

Sitting down with someone who trusts you enough to share their hearts, hopes, truths, and be vulnerable is quite the honor. Whether you work as a therapist, psychologist, counselor, coach, or what particular modality you use- you know that this work is different... it is special. 

And yet, there are some days in the midst of late cancellations, billing nightmares, too empty calendars, suicidal clients, etc. that it is easy to lose focus. So today we are going to talk about 7 gratitude practices you can use in your private practice, and how each can be transformative clinically and personally. 

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Building a Counseling Practice: Real Life Stories with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW

Mercedes Samudio is on of those clinicians that has a clear niche and is clear about how she helps. She has a coaching practice as well as a psychotherapy practice and she does a great job of explaining the difference. She also shares a fascinating story about using twitter for her practice.  Check out Mercedes at The Parenting Skill.

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The "M" Word: Talking to Therapists about Money

So this weekend Kelly and I presented at the 2013 Annual California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) conference. We go to present for 1 hour on Top Tips for Going Paperless. And while we did our best to pack as much in as we could in such a small amount of time- it wasn't enough! (We had sent in a 4 or 6 hour proposal for this topic and they gave us a 1-hour slot! (Which we are SO glad we got to talk and meet some awesome therapists!) 

So... as we were agonizing about what we include on our slides, I noticed how uncomfortable I was with the idea of putting any words up that related to money or profits. Why? Because I knew that it would set off alarm bells in our audience. 

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