Learn from others as they have journeyed down the path of building a private practice. Click on the stories below to get inspired!
Rebecca Wong, LCSW: Rebecca is the founder of Connectfulness where she works with individuals, couples and therapists. This is a real down to earth interview if you want to hear what it is really like to do private practice - the ups and the downs, Rebecca is totally honest.
Kim Ottinger, LPC: Still working at an agency and finding space for a vibrant private practice - Kim shares her experience of growth as a part time private practice owner.
Laura Kurek, LMFT: Introverts unite! Laura shares her experiences of building a private practice as an introvert and navigating her best practices for marketing and growth.
Renee Beck, LMFT: Renee shares her experience of building a practice and how it is influenced through metaphor, spirituality and dreamwork - she also does some stellar clinical supervision if you are looking for support.
Peg Shippert, LPC: Peg is a career changer and while she has her practice, she still is in her other career full time. Listen in on how Peg has worked in both careers at the same time, while creating the perfect opportunity to eventually go full time private practice.
Jared DeFife, Ph.D.: Jared left academia for private practice and now has a growing podcast! Jared shares his experience of the importance of language and speaking to your client when marketing your practice.
Robyn D'Angelo LMFT: A heartfelt interview about building a private practice from internship to specializing in working with couples.
Katie Gurwell, LMHC: Listen to how her story shares that thoughtful, introverted people can be successful in private practice. We appreciate her transparency about the perils of not having support when building a private practice.
Dr. Gretchen Kubacky: As a health psychologist she shares her thoughts on building a niche practice and moving beyond one on one sessions to discovering other ways of helping people.
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C: Learn how one therapist moved from non-profit and government work and into private practice. She shares great insights into bridging the gap from employment to self employment and getting off of insurance panels.
Jennifer Todd, LCSW: Find out what inspired her, what she finds is the single most powerful aspect of building a full-time private practice, and how she had paying clients from Day 1 of opening her private practice as a hypnotherapist.
Mercedes Samudio, LCSW: A clinician who had a clear niche before licensure, she shares how she has leveraged social media to serve others and build her private practice. If you have any curiosity about coaching, this is an interview to watch.
Kimberly Slagle, LMFT: She has a beautiful story to share about how to shift from being underpaid, overworked and uninspired to being fired up, getting lots of referrals, and doing inspired work!
Colleen King, LMFT: Sharing her story of becoming a clinician as a second career and integrating her love of art and journalism, Colleen gives a wealth of information about being yourself in your practice and building something you love.
Nyshia Johnson, LCSW: A story about building a practice in a year that is built on faith and knowing who you are and what you want in life.
Namrata Rindani McMahill, MFT Intern: A story about perseverance and growth from the amazing Namrata, found of Therapists in Private Practice on Facebook. We have gotten so many rave reviews on this interview. This is a must listen!
Krista Kilbane, LCSW: A story about following open doors and unexpected paths leading to where you need to be right now. A former teacher and now therapist, this is an amazing story with tons of wisdom.
Dr. Maelisa Hall: Dr. Hall shares her story of building an online business and then transitioning to adding a brick and mortar private practice.
Mia Quaglia, LCSW: Check out Mia's story about how she has used the pain of her divorce to help others and what it has been like to build a private practice a single woman.
Dr. Abi Weissman: Dr. Abi Weissman shares her journey of building a private practice in an unlikely area of town for her speciality. She shares her struggles and successes of building her practice and learning to pace her growth.
Rickie Palmer, LPCC: Hear how Rickie Palmer formed a partnership and opened up a practice in the past year, left her full time job and is thriving in a cash pay practice.