The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

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

Episodes

January 30, 2023 48 min

In this episode, Ryan Schwartz, the founder of Mental Health Match, joins the show. First, we discuss the client-therapist relationship and how it starts before your therapy sessions. He explains why therapists must ensure their online profiles are putting their best foot forward. Ryan dives into the problems with insurance provider directories and how they are often misleading. Tune in as we chat all about Mental Health Match and ...

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Raffi Bilek, the creator of WorkspaceEHR.com, joins the show. You shouldn’t have to pay a fortune for EHR features you never use; that’s where Google Workspace can come into play. Raffi is passionate about teaching people how to use Google Workspace for their private practice. He explains how and why he uses Google Workspace as his EHR system. Plus, Raffi gives all sorts of tips and tricks around using Google Workspace, how to set ...

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In this episode, Steve Bisson, host of Finding Your Way Through Therapy, joins the show. First, Steve speaks about his niches and how he found himself working with people who have substance use issues, people with trauma, and first responders. Then, Steve dives into his work as an emotional management coach. We touch on the differences between mental health therapy and coaching. Tune in as we chat about why you need both a therapis...

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In this episode, graduate student Samantha Cimo joins the show. First, Samantha speaks about the importance of destigmatizing mental health counseling, especially for teenagers. The COVID pandemic allowed people to become more open to mental health counseling and social media platforms like TikTok gave teenagers an outlet for discussing their mental health concerns. Later, Samantha explains why every therapist needs a therapist of ...

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This episode is about goal-setting and how you can achieve your resolutions for 2023. First, consider the why behind your goals and nail down the motivation for your 2023 plans. If you are new to goal-setting, using the SMART Goals Worksheet is an easy way to write goals. Remember, you want your goals to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-specific. Later, Gordon speaks about how to stay organized when it comes ...

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In this episode, Gordon does something he usually does with his guests. He asks the questions, “What is your story? And how did you land where you have landed? Gordon shares his own private practice story and how he got started with the Practice of Therapy. And with this being the last episode of 2022, Gordon reflects back on the year and some of the changes and new things happening in his practice and with the Practice of Therapy....

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In this episode Gordon talks with Dr. Amy Fortney Parks about the new supervision directory she started, clinicalsupervisiondirectory.com some of her motivation around starting this new directory.  Amy and Gordon delve into how supervision can help you grow your practice plus help in "paying it forward" in our professions as counselors, therapists and social workers. Amy and Gordon talk about some of the struggles of licens...

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Dr. Reda is a global trauma expert, the author of several books, and a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker.

In this episode, psychiatrist Dr. Omar Reda shares insight from his book, The Wounded Healer. By framing work and self-care with a compassionate mindset, The Wounded Healer aims to educate mental health professionals on measures to prevent burnout, damage to family relationships, and inner turmoil they may experience ...

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Dr. Karen Dyck & Dr. Melissa Tiessen are two mid-career(ish!) psychologists working in private practice. They started Intentional Therapist out of recognizing that self-care is so incredibly important for the work we do as mental health clinicians, yet we get little to no training in this area.

In this episode, Melissa Tiessen and Karen Dyck discuss female therapists' unique challenges in their personal and professional env...

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Chris McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holistic provider with a group online practice, “Path to Hope Counseling,” in North Carolina.

In this episode, Chris McDonald shares her holistic approach to telehealth sessions. Her methods integrate yoga, meditation, and spirituality to create more beneficial digital therapy spaces for clients. Although it may seem daunting to transform a traditional office into a holistic v...

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Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., is an international clinical trainer and keynote speaker with love for teaching and over 30 years of training experience.

Engaging empathetically with clients is a big part of therapy, but it is essential to incorporate targeted strategies to achieve maximum improvement. In this episode, retired professor Clifton Mitchell continues his discussion on maximizing the benefits of therapy sessions by targeting t...

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Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., is an international clinical trainer and keynote speaker with love for teaching and over 30 years of training experience.

In this episode, retired professor Clifton Mitchell explains how he uses Dominant Thought Theory to incorporate the practice of priming into his sessions with clients. Mitchell aims to reprogram his clients' minds by investigating the subconscious origins behind the thoughts precedin...

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Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP of By The Well Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping clients with trauma, anxiety, and OCD get to a deeper level of healing through EMDR via online counseling across Tennessee and in-person intensive therapy sessions.

In this episode, Carrie Bock shares her experience with telehealth and the structures she has implemented to successfully drive traffic to her website, prior...

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Lisa Mustard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in South Carolina.

In this episode, Lisa Mustard shares the story of how she started her podcast and the importance of connecting with an audience through different channels. Tune in to hear her discuss educator certification, burnout, networking, and staying grounded as she expands the reach of her podcast.

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    Kym Tolson is an LCSW and CSAC licensed in the state of Virginia. She has an online insurance-based therapy practice.

    Virtual therapy offers many growth options for therapists interested in expanding their businesses while simultaneously enhancing their lifestyles. In this episode, Kym Tolson discusses the benefits of private practice as a licensed therapist, managing multiple income streams, and the importance of work-life balance...

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    James Marland is the founder of Course Creation Studio. He has a master’s degree in Ministry from Lancaster Bible College and a Master's of Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

    In this episode, James Marland joins the show to speak about diversifying your private practice income through course creation. An online course is a great way to build your income; plus, you can relaunch it throughout the year and autom...

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    Brandy Mabra is the CEO of Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and a CEO Coach for Private Practice Owners.

    Brandy went from bankrupt single mom of a toddler to the breadwinner and CEO of her own company. She knows what it takes to build a 7-figure company and beyond – and helps her clients to stand in their own CEO roles with confidence. She is the CEO of Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and is a Business and Leadership C...

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    Dr. Jenny Hughes received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.

    In this episode, Dr. Jenny Hughes joins the show to discuss vicarious trauma. She defines vicarious trauma and reveals the signs and symptoms that may mean you are suffering from vicarious trauma as a...

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    Rosemary Scheppske is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor accepting new clients in Davie, Florida. She enjoys working with couples and individuals to offer hope while helping them achieve their goals.

    In this episode, Rosemary Scheppske explains why she decided to join a group practice instead of diving into the world of private practice. Then, Rosemary digs deep into her passion for couples counseling and why she's such a big f...

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    Amanda Landry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, National Certified Counselor, and private practice consultant.

    In this episode, Amanda Landry opens the show by speaking about the importance of community in her life and group practice work. If you're looking for a community in private practice, joining a group practice could be right for you. Amanda explains why group practice work can be ...

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