54 episodes

All mental health practitioners know that compliance is one of those things they need to know, but let's be honest, it can be really scary! Attorney Dan Mayer and Melissa Wesner, a group practice owner, are here to help!

In this high-energy podcast, Melissa & Dan will cover all the things you wish you had learned in grad school. Combining humor with personal anecdotes, Dan and Melissa draw upon their experience to talk about all the nitty-gritty legal, ethical, clinical, and business-related issues that you need to know about.

Melissa & Dan invite you to hang out with them and their guests each week when they release new episodes. For more information, check out the Protecting Your Practice website. https://www.protectingyourpractice.com/

Protecting Your Practice Melissa Wesner & Dan Mayer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

All mental health practitioners know that compliance is one of those things they need to know, but let's be honest, it can be really scary! Attorney Dan Mayer and Melissa Wesner, a group practice owner, are here to help!

In this high-energy podcast, Melissa & Dan will cover all the things you wish you had learned in grad school. Combining humor with personal anecdotes, Dan and Melissa draw upon their experience to talk about all the nitty-gritty legal, ethical, clinical, and business-related issues that you need to know about.

Melissa & Dan invite you to hang out with them and their guests each week when they release new episodes. For more information, check out the Protecting Your Practice website. https://www.protectingyourpractice.com/

    The Book-Writing Journey to Making Nice with Naughty with Dr. Tom Murray

    The Book-Writing Journey to Making Nice with Naughty with Dr. Tom Murray

    Plenty of people dream about writing a book, but not everybody actually does it! In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Tom Murray talk about his experience moving from book idea to actual book launch. He'll be talking about his personal process, challenges he faced, and tips and tricks he learned along the way. Consider this episode your book writing inspiration paired with your daily dose of sex education.
    About Dr. Murray:
    Dr. Tom Murray, author, international trainer, educator, and couples and sex therapist-supervisor, is a widely sought-after expert in sexuality and intimate relationships. He is the author of the the book, Making Nice with Naughty: An Intimacy Guide for the Rule-Following, Organized, Perfectionist, Practical, and Color-Within-the-Line Type
    Connect with Dr. Murray:
    A Path to Wellness
    Instagram: @drtommurray


    Connect with Melissa & Dan!
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services & Brainspotting for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 46 min
    Lessons Learned from Broken Trust and Lack of Transparency at the Office with Whitney Owens

    Lessons Learned from Broken Trust and Lack of Transparency at the Office with Whitney Owens

    Being a group practice owner is not an easy job! In this episode, you'll get to hear Whitney Owens talk about an unfortunate situation she experienced with someone who was working at her office, the steps she took to address that situation, and changes she made to her practice. We know there are many group practice owners will can relate to situations in which trust is broken and full transparency is lacking. For those who work at group practices, we hope this conversation will introduce best practices and encourage honest and up-front conversations.
    Connect with Whitney:
    Waters Edge Counseling
    Whitney Owens Consulting
    Wise Practice Podcast
    Connect with Melissa & Dan!
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services & Brainspotting for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 57 min
    The Challenges of Becoming a Therapist in a Different Country and Language with Si Meng, LGPC

    The Challenges of Becoming a Therapist in a Different Country and Language with Si Meng, LGPC

    Becoming a licensed mental health provider comes with its own set of challenges, so imagine becoming a therapist in a different country where you are providing therapy services in a 2nd language! This is exactly what you'll be hearing about today in our interview with Si Meng, LGPC who made the transition from journalism to therapy!
    You'll hear her talk about:
    Making a career change as part of her life's journeyFollowing your curiosity and living into your purposeThe decision to attend school in a different country to become a therapistProviding therapy in a different country and language
    Connect with Si at LifeSpring Counseling Services:
    https://lifespringcounseling.net/si-meng
    How to Cope with Foreign Language Anxiety as a Non-Native English Speaker--blog written by Si Meng, LGPC
    Connect with Melissa & Dan!
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services & Brainspotting for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 41 min
    The Challenge of Moving from Therapy to Coaching with Biz Cush

    The Challenge of Moving from Therapy to Coaching with Biz Cush

    In recent years, we've heard about mental health providers transitioning into coaching. In this interview, you'll get to hear from Biz Cush, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and podcaster who made that pivot. You'll hear her talk about:
    Reasons for making this transitionLessons she's learnedSteps she has taken to educate herself and be mindful of legal and ethical issues while making this transition
    Connect with Biz!
    Progression Counseling
    Elizabeth Cush Coaching
    Awaken Your Wise Woman Podcast


    Connect with Melissa and Dan!
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services & Brainspotting for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 33 min
    Navigating a School Shooting While Taking Care Of Yourself & Your Team with Kristen Boice

    Navigating a School Shooting While Taking Care Of Yourself & Your Team with Kristen Boice

    In this heart pounding episode, Kristen Boice talks with us about her team's response to a local school shooting. You'll hear Kristen talk about:
    how to lead a team while navigating your own emotionsanniversary dates and their impact on the communitynavigating multiple groups (teachers, students, first responders, etc.) at the same time in the middle of a crisis.
    While we hope other mental health therapists are never in this position, there is plenty to learn from Kristen's experience.
    Connect with Kristen:
    Pathways to Healing Counseling
    Close the Chapter podcast
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 55 min
    The Challenges of Navigating Your Own Grief While Working with Clients with Reina Lombardi

    The Challenges of Navigating Your Own Grief While Working with Clients with Reina Lombardi

    In this very personal interview, Reina Lombardi talks with us about navigating grief while working with clients in both an agency setting and a private practice setting. In this episode, you'll get to hear about her experiences and the steps she took to navigate her own losses in two different work contexts. She shares relevant considerations for other mental health providers such as:
    self-disclosure with clientsgetting supportmaking decisions about time offdecisions related to fee setting
    Connect with Reina at the Creative Clinicians Corner: https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/
    Purchase forms for your private practice at: Protectingyourpractice.com

    Legal services for Maryland mental health providers with Dan at: https://danielmayerlaw.com/

    Online Counseling Services for Marylanders at: lifespringcounseling.net

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

LauraVCoaching ,

Feels like they’re on my team

I LOVE listening to Dan and Melissa. They have a way of making complex and sometimes scary information… dare I say…. playful and fun! They have a down-to-earth communication style that feels like they are in the room with you and have your back. I super appreciate this podcast as a group practice owner!

RLLombardi ,

Excellent Info!

This podcast is incredibly valuable for practitioners creating their own private practice. Both Melissa and Dan offer solid and thorough information on how to ensure that therapists are protecting their clients, themselves and their businesses. This is a MUST LISTEN show for folks new to the world of running their own private practice.

Elizabeth Cush, LCPC ,

A great team!

Melissa and Dan offer so much amazing information and guidance in their podcast! They each bring their own perspectives to the challenges of owning a private practice. It’s a must listen for new and seasoned therapists !

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