Therapist Blog Challenge #15: Parenting Tips
It's been a few weeks since our last Therapist Blog Challenge, but I'm ready to hit the ground running again if you are!
Therapist blog challenge #15 focuses on parenting defiant young children. This is something that every parent has experienced, and you as a professional may be able to provide some insight on this topic.
The Power of Online Presence: Viral Blog Post Brings Book Deal for Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW could never have guess that one viral blog post could lead to a national book deal!
Today, we continue with our series "The Power of Online Presence." Amy Morin is an LSCW specializing in adolescent depression, anxiety, and behavior disorders. Her now famous article "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" has been viewed millions of times and recently was made into a book. Learn more about what Amy does to build her online presence.
The Power of Online Presence: Social Media Tips from Top Podcaster Joseph R. Sanock, LPC
Discover how some very successful mental health professionals use blogging, social media, and other technologies as powerful tools for their therapy practices.
This is the second post in our new series "The Power of Online Presence." Today's featured therapist is Joseph R. Sanock, an MA, LLP, LPC, NCC who owns "Mental Wellness Counseling" and also works as a private practice consultant with "Practice of the Practice."
8 Steps to Launching or Relaunching a Psychotherapy Practice In this guest post, Miranda Palmer LMFT and Kelly Higdon share eight ways to thrive in the current private practice climate.
The process of building a successful private practice has changed considerably over the last twenty years. Most therapists we speak with who have been in practice for a few decades started by getting their credentials from an insurance companies. Reimbursement rates were relatively high for the cost of living from the 80s into the early 90s. Things flowed. Maybe they had a listing in the phone book, but back then there was no need for websites, Facebook pages, or Twitter accounts!
Fast forward to now: the financial picture for therapists in private practice has drastically changed, as we are in a time of low or stagnate reimbursement rates combined with an increase in cost of doing business and living.
The old model is simply that, old. It doesn’t work for today, and thus we find experienced therapists with a full practice that isn’t profitable enough to prepare for retirement, and new therapists often feel lost when they ask their mentors for direction and get answers that don’t resonate with the current economy.
The Power of Online Presence: Mari A. Lee, LMFT Overcame ‘Technophobia’ to Become Best-Selling Author Discover how some very successful mental health professionals use blogging, social media, and other technologies as powerful tools for their therapy practices.
I've discussed in great length ways that my online presence has benefited my private practice. But don't just take my word for it. Many therapists have utilized the power of social media and blogging to get the word out about their practice, establish rapport, and build trust with those in their community. I've asked a few of my colleagues some questions about their experiences (the good and the bad) building their online presence. This is the first of several interviews where you can learn from the professionals. My hope is for you to read these and understand even more just how valuable an online presence can be, not just for attracting clients, but for opening up other professional opportunities.
How Your Therapy Skills Can Help Build Your Online Presence (Part 1)
This is the first post of a 2 part series of how to best utilize social media to engage your readers.
Developing and maintaining a strong online presence to engage readers employs the same skills you use as a therapist: the ability to foster trust, build rapport, and serve your community.
The internet allows you to expand your therapy outreach in a way that exceeds the bounds of what you could do from a traditional office setting. Here are some specific points to consider when building an online presence.
Adventures In Private Practice: Child Therapist April Forella, LMHC
Tell me about your practice...
I am a solo practitioner with an office in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I opened my private practice a year ago. As an experienced child, adolescent and family therapist, I understand how difficult it can be to find resources and help for children and adolescents who are suffering from emotional and behavioral issues. In my private practice I specialize in working with children 6+ and adolescents who are experiencing difficulty in their functioning and ability to navigate life’s challenges and relationships. I enjoy seeing children and families learn how to respectfully express their emotions and improve communication. Children and adolescent’s unique situations are addressed with a deep understanding of today’s youth and their specific challenges.
I am an Accredited Standard Triple P Provider (Level 4 & 5). Triple P is an evidence-based multi-level family intervention and parenting support strategy which is designed to reduce the prevalence of behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents.
Adventures In Private Practice: Psychotherapist and Art Therapist Amy Tatsumi, LPC Tell me a little about your practice...
I am a board certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist in Washington, DC. I see clients across the lifespan and specialize in working with Women Who Do Too Much. I also see therapists in training and provide post graduate and post license supervision. Through the creative process and talking, clients learn to connect their hearts and minds to live more wholeheartedly.
Why did you decide to open a private practice?
I had a small private practice for a number of years while also working a full time job in public mental health. After having my daughter and living in Japan for some time last year, I new that I needed a better work life balance. In the summer of 2012, I decided to take the leap and step into the arena. My mantra continues to be that things are happening in the right time and right way for my business.
Adventures In Private Practice: Trauma Specialist Leticia Reed, LCSW
Less than one year ago Leticia Reed, LCSW opened her private practice in Long Beach, CA. Find out what resources and tools have helped Ms. Reed muster the courage to open her own practice, what she's learned from clients, and how she manages her roles as "therapist" and "business owner".
Tell me about your private practice...
I opened Reed Behavioral Solution in March of 2012. My practice mission is: "Helping individuals, couples and families achieve hope, healing, wellness and freedom. Empowering my clients to leave better than they arrived is what drives me to provide the best and most effective services. I specialize in women's empowerment and trauma, although I provide a wide range of services to other populations in my practice. I also offer Christian counseling for those seeking spiritual connectedness as a means of coping and regaining a sense of purpose and hope.
Adventures In Private Practice: Family Counselor Barbara Flor, LPC [caption id="attachment_4732" align="alignright" width="150"] Barbara Flor, LPC[/caption]
Just six months ago Pennsylvania licensed professional counselor Barbara Flor opened her private practice. What inspired Barbara to take the leap into being her own boss? What challenges and joys has she experienced in the process? Read on.
Tell me a little about your practice…
I am a sole practitioner with an office in my home, in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. I live on several acres surrounded by tranquil farms and tree-lined properties, so it’s a very peaceful, private setting. I provide individual, family and group counseling for children, teens and adults with an emphasis on improving interpersonal relationships and family dynamics. My years of experience as a school counselor, educator and victim’s rights advocate, gives me strong insight into issues affecting women, children and families as a whole.