I’ve worked in the helping profession since 2008, and, like many therapists, I started my career in a community mental health job where instead of feeling fulfilled, I felt overworked, burnt out, taken for granted, and underappreciated.
I knew I wanted out but feared the uncertainty of private practice, because, at the time, I had no fucking clue how to start a business. After all, most people who go into the helping profession don’t have a lot of business training, if any at all.
After a lot of work, some struggles, and trial-and-error, I successfully launched my private practice. Then a couple of years after that, I launched a thriving group practice.
I am truly passionate about empowering therapists to take the steps they need to create more successful lives and careers while working flexible hours, taking more vacations, and using their precious clinical skills effectively.
When it comes to being a successful private practice and small business owner, I’ve already been there and done that, so now I help other therapists all over the United States save time, skip the guesswork, and start seeing clients sooner with their own private practices.
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME IS REAL
On my last day in community mental health, my manager took me out to lunch for an exit interview and promptly told me that I would be back within 30 days and that no one is ever successful on their own. I left feeling angry, hopeless, and defeated.
When I did get clients, I felt a false sense of confidence, always believing that the calls would stop, that I just lucked into them. My impostor syndrome was through the FUCKING roof.
Starting a private practice isn’t always going to be easy. Self-employment is not all coffee shops and 4-day weekends, and it can feel like a roller coaster. Highs and lows.
The lows hurt, but they also teach and create growth, not just professionally but personally as well. When the phone isn’t ringing, that’s typically when impostor syndrome sets in.
However, the highs are unparalleled.
Taking the leap and creating a thriving private practice is one of the best feelings in the world.
I can help guide you, and together we can create a lifestyle full of freedom, flexibility, and professional success.
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