This podcast is for prelicensed and newly licensed mental health professionals who have so many questions about starting their therapy career. As you submit your questions, I will do my best to find the right people to answer them. I want you to have a tailor-made experience through this podcast and through the website. My hope is that every episode and every answer will get you motivated for action and doing what you love!
017: How Do I Succeed On Social Media?
Today we are going to be talking about social media again! Nearly all your clients are on social media for hours every day. How do you leverage this and give them helpful content, plus get more visibility for your practice?
We’re going to talk more about this today with Dr. Marie Fang, she is a licensed psychologist practicing in San Jose, CA. She is the host of Private Practice Skills, a popular youtube channel for therapists in private practice, and she is going to help me answer the frequently asked question: How do I succeed on social media?
Dr. Marie will be sharing personally like she always does, and I hope you find great value in this episode. Plus, towards the end of this episode, I’ll be sharing a special offer for anyone who is thinking about creating your own therapy practice website.
Some talking points:
Focusing on one social media platform Repurposing content across platforms How did Marie choose YouTube? Let your unique personality show up, and be consistent in sharing your voice. Don't copy others! Develop your brand story
Marie's YouTube channel: Private Practice Skills
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016: How Can Child Therapists Adjust During the Pandemic?
Everyone has had to make sweeping adjustments to account for doing therapy exclusively online. Perhaps no one more than child therapists. Child therapists can no longer use their wondrous magical office space to allow their kid clients to do non directive play therapy.
Vanessa Longnecker has helped me to reimagine what is possible and impossible. She has adjusted not only the way she conducts child therapy, but also her mindset. This is important because it helps stave off the constant disappointment and frustration that the pandemic isn't over yet, and instead allows her to be grateful in other ways.
You can learn more about Vanessa by going to www.soulrestorationproject.org, or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
015: How Do I Become More Culturally Competent?
The person who submitted this question added the phrase "as a White therapist," and I'd just like to add that I as a Korean-American therapist would ALSO like to know how to become more culturally competent!
Helping me answer this question is Dr. Shawan Worsley. I am SO glad she agreed to be on this episode. She teaches cultural sensitivity to clinicians with wisdom and warmth, and I think you will really love listening to her speak on this subject.
If you'd like to find out more about Dr. Worsley's services, please go to www.ccrct.org
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014: How & Where Can I Gain Hours?
How do I gain hours for licensure when I have little to no experience? I've only done waitressing! I've only done babysitting! Would a potential employer think I am qualified?
Believe it or not, you probably have transferrable skills that you are not aware of. And there is is ALWAYS something else you can do to further make yourself an attractive hire.
Dr. Lynn Raine joins me today to share her insights and help answer this frequently asked question. Please share with a colleague or friend!
013: Therapy for Pastors
Today's episode is all about getting into the minds of pastors. Pastors are extremely under-represented as far as therapy clients go. This is troubling considering the amount of stress pastors experience.
Joining me today is Dr. Ben Shin. He is an associate professor at Talbot School of Theology, teaching in both the masters and doctoral programs. He is the teaching pastor at New Life Vision church, and a dear friend.
Some of the questions I ask him:
What percentage of pastors do you think are open to receiving therapy? How can we get this percentage to increase? What qualities do you think they seek in a therapist? Hope you enjoy the episode, and please share with a friend!
012: What Should I Consider When Starting a Professional Social Media Account?
Joining me again is Hatty Lee, the founder of Oak and Stone Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc. in Los Angeles. She has a thriving Instagram account with active engagement with her followers. She provides great perspective today for any of you considering starting a professional social media account!
Some talking points:
Is social media important for therapists? How do potential clients find you? And if they find you, how do they decide to work with you? How do I overcome my fear of being an impostor? Should I be social media friends with my clients? Follow Hatty on Instagram: @hattyjlee
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A great place for all clinicians (new and veteran) to gain and glean from other well respected clinicians in the community! Great podcast!
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This is an excellent podcast hosted by an experienced professional who is clearly passionate about helping others succeed in his field. Highly recommended!