34 episodes

This podcast is for all the therapists out there, the healers and holders of space, who are hoping to build or grow a modern private practice. Dr. Cassidy Freitas and her guests hold your hand as you navigate owning a business as a clinician and support you in building a profitable, sustainable, and meaningful private practice, all with a modern twist!

Holding Space For Therapists Dr. Cassidy Freitas

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings

This podcast is for all the therapists out there, the healers and holders of space, who are hoping to build or grow a modern private practice. Dr. Cassidy Freitas and her guests hold your hand as you navigate owning a business as a clinician and support you in building a profitable, sustainable, and meaningful private practice, all with a modern twist!

    How to Make Private Pay Therapy an Easy Choice (For You and Clients) with Christine Li of Mentaya

    How to Make Private Pay Therapy an Easy Choice (For You and Clients) with Christine Li of Mentaya

    In this episode I sit down with Christine Li, founder of Mentaya, an incredible resource for private pay therapists and their clients!

    We unpack the superbill out-of-network benefits process and discuss the challenges that both clinicians and their clients can face. Christine provides an answer to all of our problems with Mentaya, an affordable option for therapists to support their clients in instantly checking their benefits and an option that allows clients to rest easy when it comes to reimbursement. 

    Curious?! I was too, and once I learned how easy it was, this outsourcing was a no-brainer for my business.

    If you're interested in trying Mentaya for your private practice 30 days risk free, use the code CASSIDY!

    • 30 min
    Future Proofing your Private Practice Marketing Plan with Kristie Plantinga

    Future Proofing your Private Practice Marketing Plan with Kristie Plantinga

    In this episode I sit down with Kristie Plantinga, founder of TherapieSEO and Best Therapists Directory to explore the future of marketing for therapists. 

    With AI becoming more mainstream, I've had a lot of questions about how the marketing landscape for therapists is changing. In this episode Kristie answers our questions about how to future-proof your marketing plan, and when it's time to QUIT marketing your practice! 

    You can learn more about Kristie's SEO services at www.therapieseo.com and her Best Therapists directory by clicking here!

    Looking for a self-paced roadmap to building or growing your own modern private practice? Check out my recently re-recorded and updated Crafted Practice course here, or if you're already established and just interested in the modern marketing and diversifying your income lessons check out The Established Therapist Toolkit here or by visiting www.courses.drcassidymft.com!

    • 57 min
    Pursuing a Career in Mental Health with Dr. Ann Garland

    Pursuing a Career in Mental Health with Dr. Ann Garland

    Today I am so excited to welcome Ann Garland, Ph.D. on to the podcast to talk about pursuing a career in mental health.

    Dr. Ann Garland is a professor at both USD and UCSD and has taught across disciplines to support students in all areas of mental health. Dr. Garland is also the author of Pursuing a Career in Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring Professionals - this book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in any area of mental health care!

    We're talking about the different paths to becoming a mental health professional, choosing the right training program, practical considerations for aspiring mental health professionals, job opportunities for mental health providers and how this might shift in the future, surprises reported by therapists and what they wish they had known before they started their career path, and more fantastic insights from Dr. Garland's new book.

    You can find Dr. Garland's book here!

    Follow Dr. Garland over on Instagram here!

    Connect with Dr. Cassidy at www.drcassidymft.com

    • 50 min
    How to Co-Write a Book with Dr. Rebecca Williams

    How to Co-Write a Book with Dr. Rebecca Williams

    Is there a book brewing in your heart, and yet you find yourself staring at a blank page with that dreaded blinking cursor...

    Sound familiar? You're not alone!

    The process of writing a book is overwhelming! Today, we're talking all about how to co-write a book with published author, psychologist, and my former professor, Dr. Rebecca Williams!

    In this episode, we're discussing everything from taking your ideas from your brain to the page, publishing with a publisher vs. self-publishing, building an effective working relationship with collaborators, marketing a book, and so much more. If you've ever considered writing a book, you don't want to miss this episode.

    Dr. Rebecca Williams is an award-winning author and psychologist. For the past 25 years, her work has focused on building resilience and embracing well-being across the lifespan. Rebecca has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, a program director at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, and adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego. Along with Marriage and Family Therapist, Julie Kraft, Rebecca is co-author of two popular books that integrate mindfulness with healthy recovery from addiction. The first is, The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors, 2nd Edition. Their workbook has been translated into Japanese, Hungarian, and Korean! Rebecca and Julie’s second book is a skills-based companion book called The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction. You can continue to follow her work at mindfulnessworkbook.com.

    Connect with Dr. Cassidy at www.drcassidymft.com

    • 48 min
    SEO for Therapists with Kristie Plantinga

    SEO for Therapists with Kristie Plantinga

    SEO-what?!

    Let's demystify SEO (search engine optimization) together and find out how you can start utilizing this mysterious (but not so mysterious after this episode) SEO stuff to rank high on your ideal client's google search!

    My guest, Kristie Plantinga, is the founder of TherapieSEO, an SEO agency that helps therapists, coaches, and content creators reach more of their ideal clients on Google.

    You'll walk away from our episode with a clear understanding of how SEO can support your business as a therapist and with 3 tangible tips for integrating intentional SEO into your business marketing plan today!

    Links:


    Join Kristi'es email list!
    Kristie's Google My Business Bootcamp course

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    To learn more about Dr. Cassidy's step-by-step private courses for therapists including The Crafted Practice, Established Therapist Toolkit, and Podcasting for Therapists click here. For free resources such as the Private Practice Start-Up Guide and to learn more about working one-on-one with Dr. Cassidy, click here!

    Connect with Dr. Cassidy at www.drcassidymft.com

    • 39 min
    Adding Coaching to Your Business with Chasity Holcomb

    Adding Coaching to Your Business with Chasity Holcomb

    The doors to my digital courses for therapists are officially open! This includes The Crafted Practice, The Established Therapist Toolkit and Podcasting for Therapists. You can learn more and join here. The doors only open 3 times a year, so if you're ready, let's do this!

    Ok fellow coaching dreamers, welcome to the Cassidy and Chasity show! Have you ever wondered if you, as a licensed therapist, could integrate coaching offerings into your business? Well, if the answer is YES you're in the right place!

    Chasity is a fellow Therapist, wife, mom of two girls, and lover of community building. Quickly after hearing about coaching in a 1:many model, she created a coaching community, Momfully You Academy, where she served over 200 coaching clients in nine months. Decreasing her time seeing 1:1 therapy clients allowed her to experience true time freedom. Now, she is on a mission to pass her expertise on to other Therapists to help them turn their private practice niche into a profitable community by creating and launching a high ticket group coaching program.

    In this episode we discuss the HOW (how do I offer coaching while keeping it separate from my license), the WHY (why is this a beneficial way to diversify and expand your income), and WHAT (what are the different models of coaching you may consider offering!)

    Connect with Chasity on Instagram at @chasity.holcomb and learn more about her Therapist coaching program Evolve here.

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    To learn more about Dr. Cassidy's step-by-step private courses for therapists including The Crafted Practice, Established Therapist Toolkit, and Podcasting for Therapists click here. For free resources such as the Private Practice Start-Up Guide and to learn more about working one-on-one with Dr. Cassidy, click here!

    Connect with Dr. Cassidy at www.drcassidymft.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Spinydancer ,

One of the most useful and supportive podcast for a therapist at any stage

It’s only something like this existed when I first completed graduate school! Nothing in our work, actually prepares you for the business of running a private practice in the modern world. Dr. Cassidy’s podcast is warm and friendly, but breaks down some of the challenging and intimidating aspects of starting, managing, and running a private practice. her guests talk about everything from nitty-gritty finances and marketing to aspects of clinical work that can be personal and challenging for us. It’s honestly what every therapist truly needs. I learned so much from listening to her podcast, and I am an established clinical psychologist, but it has helped me expand and grow what I do. i’ve recommended her to some of my former students who are studying to be therapists, and to establish clinicians, and I’ve heard nothing but good things. Recommend highly.

Xrias ,

It’s like sitting with your colleagues

This podcast rocks. Good info, conversation, all with some tips. I found this podcast as I transitioned into being licensed and it has been great along with other spaces in supporting in cultivating my voice.

Nicole Gx2 ,

Validating & Hopeful

Thank you so much! Being in private practice is so rewarding and scary. And coupling that with motherhood and managing maternity leave is even more amazing and scary. Listening to you and Marybeth talkAbout navigating maternity leave, preparing for it, and planning for your return back is incredibly helpful! Thank you both so much for sharing your stories!

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