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The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

This podcast is here for therapists, counselors, social workers, psychotherapists, and mental health clinicians in their practice journeys. I'm Gordon Brewer and the person behind The Practice of Therapy Blog and Website that provides tools, resources and advice for people starting, growing or expanding their private practices. The podcast will help you learn from other experts in the field to move your private practice forward to success. The Practice of Therapy Podcast is part of the PsychCraft Network of Podcasts; PsychCraft, LLC

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Kasey Compton | Journey to Self-Understanding: Insights for Private Practice Success | TPOT 326
Kasey Compton is on a mission to help business owners find their entrepreneurial confidence. She went from bankrupt to Boss Babe when she took her first company from zero to three million in less than three years without ditching her life to do it. She owns three other businesses that have accumulated assets of over two million and are growing by the day.  Her superpowers include cutting through the clutter to identify a strategic starting point, increasing efficiency through systems, and tapping into a person’s highest potential. She helps others by designing maps for their entrepreneurial journeys while she stands confidently as their guide. On The Practice of Therapy Podcast, Kasey Compton dives into her transformative journey outlined in her book, "In Search of You: How to Find Joy When Doing More Isn't Doing It Anymore." She candidly shares her experiences of over-functioning, driven by a quest for success and financial independence, which ultimately left her feeling unfulfilled. Through introspection and a deep dive into her past, Kasey discovered the importance of reconnecting with her inner self and reassessing her priorities. Her book serves as a guide for others seeking balance and fulfillment, offering insights into the therapeutic power of writing and reflection and strategies for navigating personal and professional challenges. Kasey's story is not just one of self-discovery, but also resilience and growth. Tune in as we chat about 'Meet You in Kentucky.’ Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get two months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Be A Podcast Guest Kasey's Website Kasey on Facebook Kasey on Instagram In Search of You: How To Find Joy When Doing More Isn't Doing It Anymore Meet You In Kentucky 2024 Back Porch Bestie Podcast
37:11 4/15/24
Dr. Jan Carney | Empowering Professionals: The Importance of Public Health Education | TPOT 325
Dr. Carney is Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy, and Professor of Medicine, at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM). She is Chief of the Division of Public Health at the Larner College of Medicine and directs graduate public health education.  In this episode, we cover Dr. Carney’s multifaceted approach to addressing various aspects of healthcare and public health. From guiding individuals through the maze of health information to advocating for systemic changes and collaborative efforts, Dr. Carney's insights underscore the complexity of health challenges and the importance of holistic approaches. Her journey from a physician to a public health advocate reflects a deep commitment to improving community health and well-being. By emphasizing the significance of social determinants and the interconnected nature of health issues, Dr. Carney encourages a comprehensive understanding of health and resilience in navigating these challenges. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear UVM Public Health Dr. Carney on LinkedIn
33:36 4/8/24
Dr. Connor McClenahan | Crafting Client-Centered Profiles: An Approach to Authentic Engagement | TPOT 324
Dr. Connor McClenahan founded Here Counseling, which provides a membership model for private practice so therapists can run their own private practices independently while benefiting from group resources. Dr. McClenahan runs a private practice in Los Angeles and Pasadena and has taught, coached, and written on digital marketing for therapists. His new 100-page workbook helps therapists build a strategic marketing plan and grow their practices. In this episode, Dr. McClenahan dives into the delicate balance private practice owners face between self-doubt and sincere empathy. Advocating for a mindful approach, he underscores the significance of reconnecting with the empathetic core to foster effective client engagement. Dr. McClenahan champions authenticity and resonance by emphasizing empathy in marketing endeavors and encouraging private practice owners to visualize and connect with clients on a profound level. Tune in as Dr. McClenahan presents a methodical strategy for composing client-centered profile pages, emphasizing understanding clients' desires and obstacles, showcasing the practitioner's ability to help, and concluding with a message of hope to foster empowerment and motivation. Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network Mental Health Wear Be A Podcast Guest The Practice of Therapy Community A Therapist's Guide to Digital Marketing Here Counseling
35:55 4/1/24
Cameron Schober | Therapeutic Frontiers: Healing Innovation in Private Practice | TPOT 323
Cameron Schober is an LPC-S and LMFT-S in the State of Texas, primarily practicing at The Hope Place in Mansfield, TX. Cameron’s main areas of clinical focus is treating trauma using a combination of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, psychedelic-assisted integration, and postmodern therapy approaches in conjunction with psychoeducation related to trauma and it’s effects on our nervous systems as well as our lives. In this episode, we talk about Cameron's journey through the realm of therapeutic practices, navigating challenges, and embracing novel approaches to healing. From grappling with stagnation in traditional models to pioneering psychedelic therapy, he illuminates the evolving landscape of mental health care. Through his experiences, Cameron underscores the importance of human connection, adaptation, and empowerment in facilitating profound healing transformations. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The Practice of Therapy Collaborative The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Mental Health Wear Cameron’s Website Cameron on Instagram Cameron on Facebook How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen
39:25 3/25/24
Carla Titus | Financial Foundations for Private Practice | TPOT 322
Carla Titus is a finance expert with over 15 years of combined corporate financial planning, analysis, strategy, and online businesses experience. She provides fractional CFO services and financial consulting to business owners looking to grow their business profitably. Her priorities for her clients are to help them grow profits, have cash in the bank, and pay themselves well so they can build personal wealth. The journey to financial success in any business requires a solid foundation and forward-thinking strategies. Carla, a seasoned financial advisor, emphasizes the critical role of robust bookkeeping and accounting practices as the cornerstone of this foundation. With expertise honed through years of guiding businesses, she underscores the necessity of having competent professionals on board to ensure financial integrity and develop effective tax strategies. Carla highlights the proactive nature of financial planning, advocating for clear goals and actionable plans. She emphasizes the importance of setting realistic benchmarks, monitoring key performance indicators, and optimizing cost structures to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. Tune in as Carla dives into the intricacies of strategic financial planning, profit optimization, operational efficiency, and clinician compensation; her insights serve as a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complexities of business finance and securing long-term success. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The Practice of Therapy Collaborative The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Carla's Website Carla on Facebook Carla on Instagram Carla on LinkedIn Carla on TikTok
30:24 3/18/24
Dr. Liz Lasky | Adapting Private Practice for Modern Needs | TPOT 321
This episode covers Dr. Liz Lasky's transformative shift from traditional therapy to coaching, driven by her quest for personal fulfillment and financial success. Embracing skepticism, she champions that therapists can thrive financially while providing valuable services, inspiring others to pursue their dreams. We speak about diverse opportunities for therapists, stressing the need for innovation in the evolving landscape of mental health care. She advocates for balancing roles as a business owner and entrepreneur, believing it's safe to have it all. Dr. Lasky reframes success, encouraging therapists to pursue tangible financial goals aligned with personal values. Tune in as we chat about the demand for diversification and changing client needs, urging therapists to evolve their practices to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced world. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The Practice of Therapy Collaborative (use code “collab24”) The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community The 2024 Therapist Virtual Summit Dr. Lasky's Website Dr. Lasky on Facebook Dr. Lasky on Instagram Dr. Lasky on LinkedIn  
45:05 3/11/24
Kristie Plantinga | A Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Tactics in Private Practice | TPOT 320
Kristie Plantinga is a mental health nerd, writer, and marketer living in Colorado. She is the founder of TherapieSEO—a marketing agency serving therapists and coaches—and Best Therapists—a therapist directory that vets therapists so therapy-seekers can focus on fit, not quality. When she’s not writing about mental health and dreaming up creative content strategies, Kristie can be found snuggling her multiple terriers, sipping a homemade dirty chai, and half-helping her husband cook Lebanese food. This episode is all about navigating the evolving landscape of digital marketing. Kristie emphasizes the impact of AI integration, the importance of adapting strategies to meet changing user behaviors, and the shift towards quality content and ethical practices. She outlines a strategic change toward enhancing therapists' individual reputations and introduces the Experience, Expertise, Authority, and Trust (EEAT) framework as a roadmap for digital presence optimization. Kristie also discusses the significance of resilience in facing marketing challenges and the role of Google ads, SEO, and directories in achieving visibility. Kristie advocates for staying informed, auditing services, and embracing innovative approaches to stay ahead in the dynamic digital marketing realm. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Practice of Therapy Collaborative (use code “collab24”) Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) TherapieSEO Best Therapists Kristie on LinkedIn
37:14 3/4/24
Malka Shaw | Combating Anti-Semitism: Strategies for Therapists in Private Practice | TPOT 319
Malka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. She has been in the mental health field for over 25 years and has successfully run her private practice for the last 15 years. In response to the events of October 7th and the ongoing situation, Malka Shaw, LCSW and Stacey Shapiro, LCSW, have co-founded the Kesher Shalom Project. This initiative, led by seasoned trauma specialists, has trained over 2000 therapists globally. Their training equips therapists with vital tools to aid Jewish clients during the conflict, covering trauma assessments, practical techniques, and understanding Jewish competency through a trauma-focused lens, as well as addressing intergenerational trauma and the pervasive impact of anti-Semitism. Kesher Shalom plans to extend its impact by offering specialized workshops and groups for non-clinical audiences. We cover various aspects of Jewish identity, misconceptions about Zionism, advocacy for Jewish rights and diversity, supporting Jewish clients through trauma, navigating anti-Semitism in therapy, and cultivating empathy in therapy. Malka eloquently discusses the correlation between anti-Semitism and racism, clarifies the meaning of Zionism, criticizes misconceptions about anti-Zionism, and emphasizes the importance of combating all forms of anti-Semitism. She also reflects on the role of therapists in providing a safe space for clients, discusses the impact of prejudice on therapy, and advocates for cultural sensitivity and compassion in therapeutic practices. Overall, we chat about the complexities of Jewish identity and the importance of empathy, validation, and understanding in addressing the unique experiences of Jewish individuals. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Kesher Shalom Kesher Shalom Newsletter Malka Shaw Follow Malka on LinkedIn  
44:55 2/26/24
Jason Frishman | Presence and Mindfulness: Balancing Work and Family | TPOT 318
Jason has been working for over 20 years to support individuals, groups, families, organizations, and businesses. Jason is excited to bring over two decades of work in offices, institutions, kitchens, farmers’ markets, woodlots, and boardrooms to wild new environments. Whether as a psychotherapist, the creator and founder of JourneyMen, public speaker, thought leader, or narrative consultant, Jason believes that our lives are adventurous, and we can and should be active, engaged authors of our own adventure stories! In this episode, Jason critiques the societal norms that suppress male sensitivity and emotions, advocating for a broader range of narratives that reflect diverse human experiences. Jason emphasizes the importance of presence and mindfulness in navigating societal expectations, particularly for men balancing work and family life. He calls for a reimagining of masculinity and fatherhood within broader social narratives and encourages individuals to craft their own stories. Ultimately, Jason highlights the power of storytelling and agency in shaping our lives and invites others to engage with his work. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Start Consulting with Gordon The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Jason’s Website Jason on LinkedIn Jason on Facebook Jason on Instagram
40:56 2/19/24
Ashley Darnall | Digital Marketing Success in Private Practice | TPOT 317
Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health copywriter for therapists. In her professional work as a clinician, Ashley has experience with in-patient counseling and case management, outpatient counseling, and medical and insurance practice. In the realm of SEO and private practice, the importance of user experience is often overlooked, leading therapists to rush into website setup without addressing essential business aspects. This mistake stems from a lack of business education during clinical training. To enhance online visibility, therapists must define their ideal client, avoiding generic content that fails to connect. The transition from academic writing to a conversational tone is crucial, with Ashley emphasizing simplicity and clarity. In the SEO landscape, she advocates for a basic level of optimization, simplifying the process by breaking it into keywords, strategic copywriting, and technical precision. Ashley empowers therapists to navigate SEO's overwhelming nature, encouraging them to focus on foundational principles for a well-performing website. Through one-on-one interactions, she dispels the intimidation surrounding SEO, fostering a belief that, with basic knowledge, therapists can independently implement strategies, eliminating the need for recurring expenses. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Ashley’s Website Ashley’s Instagram
39:10 2/12/24
Jennifer McGurk | Pursuing Private Practice: Insights From a Dietician | TPOT 316
Jennifer McGurk RDN, CDN, CEDS-S is the founder and CEO of Pursuing Private Practice. She began her career in business as a dietitian in private practice. She grew her private practice into a group practice and eventually expanded into speaking, offering workshops, and supervising other professionals. In this episode, Jennifer guides us in overcoming imposter syndrome and navigating the complexities of private practice, promoting diversified offerings beyond one-on-one sessions for a broader impact in the field. Her career in dietetics has undergone a significant transformation from a weight-centric approach to becoming a passionate advocate for anti-diets and holistic well-being. Her journey, shaped by continuous learning and client interactions, highlights the limitations of traditional diets and champions a weight-inclusive perspective. As a committed advocate for eating disorder treatment and recovery, Jennifer emphasizes the interconnected elements of mental health, genetics, environment, and brain function. Transitioning from a clinician to the business world, she stresses the multifaceted nature of recovery, challenging linear progressions, and advocating for a comprehensive treatment team. Jennifer addresses the need for early exposure to business concepts in dietetics education, encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset from the outset of one's career. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Consulting With Gordon Pursuing Private Practice Jennifer on Instagram Jennifer on Facebook Pursuing Private Practice Podcast Jennifer on LinkedIn
32:17 2/5/24
Jamal Jones | Shifting Mindsets: Value-Based Pricing in Private Practice | TPOT 315
In this episode, Jamal Jones chats about navigating the hurdles of partnering with a tech company and transitioning to a sustainable private pay model. We explore his growth, financial transformation, and improved relationship with his work. Beyond his personal journey, Jamal dives into profound topics like faith, abundance, and financial wellness, providing insights into mental health entrepreneurship and the adoption of value-based pricing. Join Jamal in recognizing the worth of mental health professionals, navigating industry challenges, and embracing a mindset that transforms setbacks into success. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Peer Network The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Jamal’s Website Jamal on YouTube Jamal on LinkedIn Jamal on Facebook
34:56 1/29/24
Stefani Cohen | Getting Really Niche Specific: A Tale of Overcoming Fears | TPOT 314
EmBARK on a transformative journey with Stefani Cohen as we chat about “Overcoming Your Child's Fear of Dogs." Stefani shares the heartfelt story of her daughter Becky's unexpected fear of dogs, navigating a landscape void of resources. Through the prism of exposure therapy, Stefani witnessed Becky's remarkable transformation, sparking a commitment to extend her expertise to a wider audience. Stefani authored a comprehensive guide aimed at parents, therapists, dog trainers, grandparents, and dog enthusiasts.  We dive into the book's core components, emphasizing education about dog behavior and the empowering journey of reclaiming control over fears. Join Stefani in uncovering the importance of educating children on safe dog interactions, cultivating curiosity, and practicing mindfulness. Discover her holistic approach to exposure therapy, encouraging individuals to become "detectives" in understanding canine behavior. From practical tips on meeting dogs for the first time to advocating for good manners in both dogs and children, Stefani's insights resonate with anyone seeking harmonious relationships between children and our beloved canine companions. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Stefani’s Website Stefani on Facebook Stefani on Instagram Stefani on LinkedIn Overcoming Your Child's Fear of Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
30:45 1/22/24
Susanne Mariga | Strategies for Long-Term Prosperity in Private Practice | TPOT 313
Susanne Mariga is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Tax Coach specializing in business and personal tax planning.  In the realm of private practice, Susanne brings a wealth of insight to the table, emphasizing the significance of Mindful Money Mastery. Reflecting on her own transformative journey as a profit-first professional and coach, Susanne underscores the need for business owners, particularly in service-driven fields, to redefine success individually. Passionate about service, she champions aligning thoughts, behaviors, and feelings with financial goals, asserting that building wealth can harmoniously coexist with a sense of purpose. Susanne advocates for a mindful approach, urging practitioners to visualize their desired outcomes and craft a roadmap toward financial success while staying faithful to their calling. As we navigate Susanne's narratives—from the impactful lessons learned through shoebox receipts to the intricacies of tax optimization and retirement planning—it becomes evident that her insights are about financial acumen and cultivating a resilient and purpose-driven financial mindset for long-term prosperity. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Full Focus Planner YouTube Series: Love & Loss Profit First: Target Allocation Percentages (TAPs) Susanne’s Website Susanne on Instagram Susanne on X Susanne on Facebook Susanne on LinkedIn Susanne’s Podcast Profit First For Minority Business Enterprises Profit First Profit First for Therapists
39:25 1/15/24
Liane Wood | Mastering Your Schedule: Lessons for Private Practice | TPOT 312
Liane Wood is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who has combined her education in the mental health field with her own experiences to pursue her passion for helping others. In this episode, we chat about the nature of saying "no" externally and internally, acknowledging the need for self-care and well-being. Liane's proactive approach shines through as she emphasizes the significance of designated admin blocks, strategic vacation planning, and the immediate implementation of boundaries for a healthier and more balanced professional and personal life. Her insights on burnout provide a comprehensive understanding of its insidious effects and the necessity of setting boundaries as a proactive measure. Liane's wisdom culminates in a call to immediate action, urging listeners to reflect on and implement small yet intentional changes that can positively impact work-life harmony. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Full Focus Planner YouTube Series: Love & Loss Build Your Private Practice Build Your Private Practice on Facebook Liane Wood on LinkedIn
35:27 1/8/24
A New Year, New Directions and Building Community | TPOT 311
In this episode, Gordon opens up about the challenges he faced in 2023, reflecting on the loss of his wife to breast cancer. Despite the difficulties, Gordon shares his experiences of grief, emphasizing the power of community and connection. As he navigates through personal struggles, Gordon also looks ahead to the future, setting intentions for the coming year. Gordon reflects on the interconnectedness of personal and professional growth. Through vulnerability, shared experiences, and intentional goal-setting, he envisions a year of community building, genuine connections, and continuous support within the therapy community. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Full Focus Planner YouTube Series: Love & Loss Full Focus Goal Setting
35:58 1/1/24
Dr. Brian Dixon | Lessons in Private Practice Resilience | TPOT 310
Dr. Brian Dixon, a seasoned mental health professional, candidly shares the highs and lows that shaped his path in the realm of private practice. From the humorous anecdotes of early administrative struggles to the transformative lessons learned through business coaching, Dr. Dixon's narrative is a tapestry of mistakes turned triumphs. With an emphasis on empowerment, he unravels the story behind founding SimplyPsych during the pandemic, a venture aimed at liberating mental health professionals from the burdens of administrative complexities. Delve into the world of entrepreneurial solitude, the reshaping of mental health perceptions through fair pricing, and the invaluable insights that propelled Dr. Dixon to build a thriving practice. This episode is a compass for mental health practitioners navigating the maze of private practice, offering a blend of wisdom, humor, and resilience. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform Love and Loss Series The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear SimplyPsych Psychiatry, Naked Podcast SimplyPsych on Instagram SimplyPsych on Facebook SimplyPsych on LinkedIn SimplyPsych on YouTube
37:32 12/18/23
Jim LaPierre | Navigating Imposter Syndrome in Private Practice | TPOT 309
Jim LaPierre LCSW, CCS is a seasoned mental health clinician who specializes in recovery from trauma and substance use disorder. Jim identifies as a wounded healer and a work in progress. He spends his days with fellow social misfits, helping them transform their lives. Jim & his wife Brigitte own and operate an outpatient client in Brewer, Maine. In this episode of The Practice of Therapy, we navigate the intricate terrain of imposter syndrome, delve into the raw reflections on authenticity and compassion in mental health training, and uncover the often-neglected reality of self-care in the profession. Jim, a seasoned therapist, shares his invaluable insights on imposter syndrome, emphasizing its roots in the multifaceted journey of overcoming challenges. The narrative challenges misconceptions surrounding this phenomenon, shedding light on its universal nature that can manifest at various career stages. Jim's candid reflections on authenticity and compassion expose the pitfalls of conventional professional training, urging a shift towards a more genuine and compassionate approach for clinicians. As we conclude, Jim calls for fostering vulnerability within the mental health profession, emphasizing the pivotal role of supportive networks and honest dialogues in navigating the challenges of toxic work environments. This episode provides a holistic perspective, encouraging clinicians to embrace their identity, overcome challenges, and prioritize self-care for a fulfilling and resilient career in mental health. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: for Healers & Helpers A Guide for Wounded Healers Jim’s Website Email Jim: counseling@roadrunner.com
36:49 12/11/23
Morgan Zionz | Jotform: Simplifying Private Practice, Streamlining Workflows, & Enhancing Efficiency | TPOT 308
Morgan has over a decade of experience helping people do their best work. As Jotform’s Product Education Manager, she shares best practices for taking full advantage of Jotform’s suite of products. Jotform is a powerful form-building tool for all your data collection and management needs. In this episode, we explore the multifaceted capabilities of Jotform, a versatile form-building solution that transcends its fundamental purpose. With a repository of over 10,000 templates, including specialized options for therapy and counseling, Jotform emerges as a robust workflow management tool. Dive into the world of seamless form creation, data access, and approval flows that cater to the unique needs of therapy practices. Join us as we explore how Jotform's commitment to automating tasks, customizable templates, and efficient workflows aligns with the mission of simplifying and enhancing therapy practices. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Google Workspace for Therapists (formerly G-Suite for Therapists)
30:08 12/4/23
Sarah Almendariz Rivera | The Transformative Power of Community Support: Private Practice Lessons | TPOT 307
Sarah Almendariz Rivera is a San Antonio, Texas native, born and raised. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. She spent the next eight years working in non-profits and larger community mental health agencies. She launched into a solo private practice in 2017 and did tons of things wrong! After getting a little wind under her sails, she transitioned into a self-pay group private practice, La Luz Counseling, in 2020 to help keep up with the mental health needs during COVID-19.  In this episode, Sarah speaks about the defining traits that set mental health professionals apart, emphasizing their innate love for learning and unyielding independence. Join us as we explore the collective enthusiasm within the profession for continuous education, from reading and documentaries to podcasts. Sarah dives into her personal journey of reflection, mistakes, and second chances in business ownership, offering valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs. She also shares her experiences in seeking guidance, community support's transformative power, and mentorship's vital role in navigating the complexities of business ownership. Resources Mentioned In This Episode Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Sarah's Website Sarah on LinkedIn
37:05 11/28/23
Kurt Schmidt | Breaking Down Barriers: The Power of Peer Support Services | TPOT 306
Episode 306 brings to light the transformative influence of certified peer support services in mental health and recovery. Kurt Schmidt, a visionary in this field, unravels the profound impact of peer support and emphasizes its distinction from traditional sponsorship models. Certified peer support specialists, equipped with personal experiences and specialized training, play a pivotal role in breaking down barriers and establishing connections beyond conventional support structures. This episode sets the stage for exploring the nuanced path of peer support specialization, guided by Kurt's insights. From the rigorous standards upheld by his organization to the essence of becoming a peer support specialist, we dive into the intricacies of a career that demands profound self-reflection and a genuine commitment to the well-being of others. Kurt's emphasis on collaborative growth, soul-searching, and the revolutionary approach of The Peer Network underscores the evolving landscape of mental health services through peer support. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Read the show notes Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Kurt's Website Email Kurt: KurtSchmidt@thepeernetwork.com The Peer Network on Instagram The Peer Network on Facebook The Peer Network on LinkedIn
39:28 11/20/23
Julia Nepini | A Journey from Private Practice to Collaborative Leadership | TPOT 305
Julia Nepini's journey from a private practitioner to a collaborative leader is a testament to the transformative potential of self-discovery and growth within the mental health field. In the quest to build a thriving practice, Julia emphasizes the critical distinction between treating the profession solely as a job and cultivating an environment beyond clinical work. Her approach reflects a commitment to nurturing a values-driven team that prioritizes support, collaboration, and individualized care. Julia's insights into the challenges of the mental health profession, her dedication to financial stability, and her innovative use of the Enneagram as a tool for team cohesion all contribute to her unique approach to creating a professional environment that values personal growth and work-life balance. In this episode, we delve into the multifaceted facets of Julia's journey, offering valuable insights and lessons for therapists, business owners, and anyone seeking to create a fulfilling and supportive work environment. Resources Mentioned In This Episode Learn More About This Episode Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Try Jotform The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Compassionate Consulting Company Compassionate Climb Podcast Compassionate Consulting Company on Instagram Compassionate Consulting Company on Facebook Compassionate Counseling Company CompassionateCounselingCompany on Instagram
37:51 11/13/23
Omar Ruiz | Google Business Strategies for Private Practice | TPOT 304
In today's digital age, online marketing has evolved into an indispensable component of establishing a prosperous private therapy practice. With the rapid advancement of technology and the increasing ubiquity of the internet, therapists now possess the means to reach a broader and more diverse client base. Join us in this episode as Omar Ruiz, a marriage and family therapist and a seasoned business coach for therapists, shares his wealth of insights on harnessing the power of online marketing strategies to attract clients in your local area. We'll delve into various key elements of online marketing, with a primary focus on Google Business Profiles, SEO strategies, and the art of optimizing your digital footprint. We'll explore the ins and outs of leveraging Google Business Profile as a valuable marketing tool. Omar's expertise in this area will guide us through the steps to ensure your Google Business Profile is a beacon for local clients in need of your therapeutic services. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: More About This Episode  Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Google Workspace for Therapists (formerly G-Suite for Therapists) Omar’s Website Omar on Instagram Omar on YouTube
40:57 11/6/23
Andrea Liebross | Finding Direction and Purpose in Your Private Practice | TPOT 303
In this episode, Andrea Liebross takes center stage to illuminate the transformative power of having a clear vision in driving action and achieving unprecedented success. As a seasoned business consultant, Andrea acknowledges the common struggle among business owners, including therapists and coaches, in defining their vision and purpose. She unfolds her unique process, guiding clients through the creation of a visionary business plan, encouraging them to wield a metaphorical magic wand to envision their business a decade into the future. This imaginative exercise, though challenging, is pivotal in breaking free from constraints and allowing dreams to flourish. Andrea Liebross's insights resonate as a comprehensive guide for private practice owners seeking not just success but extraordinary success. Through the lenses of clear vision, strategic goal-setting, outsourcing, task selection, and financial acumen, Andrea provides a holistic blueprint for businesses to thrive and achieve remarkable results. The journey unfolds as a dynamic interplay of imagination, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence, guided by Andrea's expertise and visionary approach. Resources Mentioned In This Episode Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Full Focus Planner Focus Group The PsychCraft Network Launch Club The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Be A Podcast Guest Mental Health Wear Website Time To Level Up Podcast She Thinks Big Andrea on Facebook Andrea on Instagram Andrea on YouTube
36:12 10/30/23
Jeff Russell | Fire Yourself First in Private Practice | TPOT 302
In this insightful episode of "The Practice of Therapy," Gordon engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Jeff Russell about the transformative concept of "Think 'Who, Not You'" and its profound implications for optimal productivity. Russell, a seasoned professional, advocates for a mindset shift that prioritizes delegation over the assumption that one can manage every aspect of a business independently. The art of delegation in therapeutic private practices means letting go of certain responsibilities for overall business growth. The episode also addresses the misconception of affordability when it comes to hiring help and introduces a valuable exercise for professionals to determine the actual worth of their time. Tune in for a comprehensive guide for therapists seeking to optimize their practices by embracing a strategic and intentional approach to delegation. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Kindness and Compassion The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Fire Yourself First Fire Yourself First on Facebook Jeff on Twitter Fire Yourself First on Instagram Jeff on LinkedIn IAPAM
37:13 10/23/23
Christy Pennison | Connections That Count: The Power of Like-Minded Networks | TPOT 301
In this episode, we're diving deep into the essence of personal and professional growth with Christy Pennison. Imagine breaking free from limiting beliefs and unlocking a world of new opportunities that were once thought impossible. Our exploration begins with the profound impact of mentors who guide, support, and inspire us to challenge conventional wisdom and expand our perspectives. Join us as we navigate growth through diverse experiences and fearless exploration, discovering fresh insights and uncovering hidden talents.  But that's not all – we'll delve into the crucial role of reflection in personal and professional development, where we share insights on creating space for clarity, goal setting, and envisioning future possibilities. Then, we'll explore the power of like-minded connections, revealing the potential of surrounding oneself with individuals who encourage growth and challenge limited mindsets. And don't miss our exploration of the importance of embracing slowness for self-care and professional impact. Christy reminds us to step back, reflect, and prioritize self-care in today's fast-paced world, offering a compelling perspective on preventing burnout.  Get ready to embark on a journey of growth, reflection, and self-discovery that promises to reshape your personal and professional landscape. Tune in and embrace the possibilities! Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Focus Group Launch Club Website Christy on Facebook Christy on Instagram Christy on LinkedIn Inspiring Possible Podcast The Practice Collab
41:24 10/16/23
Mike Michalowicz | Revolutionizing Hiring Practices in Private Practice | TPOT 300
In episode 300 of the Practice of Therapy Podcast, we delve into a transformative approach to the hiring process: recruiting workshops. Traditional interviews, as it turns out, have proven to be less effective than anticipated, with a mere 10% of candidates hired through this method turning out to be great performers within organizations. This often results in mishires and mismatches that hinder a company's growth.  Entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz, known for his groundbreaking book "Profit First," is on a mission to change the hiring game. Drawing inspiration from his focus on prioritizing profit, Michalowicz advocates for the adoption of recruiting workshops as the future of effective hiring. These workshops, which have seen success in the sports industry, offer a hands-on approach to evaluating candidates. They allow employers to witness potential hires in action, assessing their skills, problem-solving abilities, and collaborative aptitude. By immersing candidates in real-world scenarios and tasks, employers can gain a deeper insight into their capabilities and suitability for the organization.  In this episode, we explore how recruiting workshops can revolutionize talent acquisition, elevate organizational success, and foster a paradigm shift in hiring, emphasizing unproven abilities and task-centric talent matching. Join us for an eye-opening discussion on the future of effective hiring practices. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear Mike’s Website Mike on Instagram Mike on Facebook Profit First
42:44 10/9/23
Teva Johnstone | Navigating the Children's Mental Health Crisis in Private Practice | TPOT 299
Teva Johnstone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who specializes in supporting the parents of autistic, spirited and highly sensitive kids. She creates online courses for parents interested in homeschooling for children's mental health and social development. In this episode, Teva Johnstone sheds light on the children's mental health crisis, which has been brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therapists like Teva Johnstone have had to adapt and pivot their practices to address the challenges faced by children and parents. The conversation highlights the need for alternative approaches, such as online education and coaching with parents, to create long-lasting change. The pandemic has increased awareness and conversations about children's mental health, but it is crucial to recognize that the crisis existed before the pandemic and requires ongoing attention and support. Tune in as we chat about how to unlock creativity in the classroom, homeschooling, and supporting children with autism. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Launch Club The Practice of Therapy Community Teva’s Website Teva on Instagram Teva on LinkedIn Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear
41:54 10/2/23
Ryan Derousseau | Securing Your Financial Well-Being in Private Practice | TPOT 298
Meet Ryan Derousseau, the financial advisor with a knack for helping therapists navigate the wild terrain of money. He's here to reveal that your therapy practice isn't just a job; it's a golden goose that can lay those financial security eggs! From therapists struggling to see their practice as anything more than a room with a comfy chair to the importance of professional wills and contingency plans, we've got you covered. And if you're wondering how to pass the therapy torch gracefully, Ryan's got the scoop on finding a partner or successor. We'll also tackle the thrilling world of retirement savings and why it's the real MVP for your financial future. Get ready to learn how to secure your therapeutic legacy!  Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Kindness and Compassion Launch Club (use code: PLCFALL2023) The Practice of Therapy Community Ryan's Website United Financial Planning Group You can find Ryan on LinkedIn Ryan on Twitter Ryan on YouTube
36:30 9/25/23
LaDonna Carey | Exploring the Layers of Betrayal Trauma in Private Practice | TPOT 297
LaDonna Carey is a Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee. LaDonna created a group for women who are healing from betrayal trauma called Gathering Our Hearts, has continuing education programs for therapists related to betrayal trauma, and is hosting a retreat for therapists in Hilton SC this October called Navigating the Storm: A Healers Role in Betrayal Trauma Recovery. Join us in a deep dive with LaDonna Carey as we explore the profound impact of betrayal trauma in therapy sessions. Discover how betrayal can shatter trust, disrupt attachment, and leave individuals grappling with profound loss and confusion. Gain insights into the urgent need for therapists to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to address this often-overlooked form of trauma. Uncover the complexities of healing from betrayal trauma, from navigating the aftermath to rebuilding trust, and the crucial role of empathy, understanding attachment styles, and open dialogue in the process. Don't miss this eye-opening journey into the world of betrayal trauma and its significance in the therapy room. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Launch Club (use code: PLCFALL2023) The Practice of Therapy Community LaDonna's Website Betrayal Recovery Center Email LaDonna: Contact@LaDonnaCarey.com Book Club LaDonna on Facebook Join LaDonna at the oceanside retreat in Hilton Head, SC, where you can 'Earn CEUs by the Sea!'
35:06 9/18/23

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