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You're on a mission to make a difference.
We're on a mission to help you reach your goals. . . without burning out.
Recognizing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Therapists
As a therapist, do you feel at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout? If so, then what should you be doing to protect yourself?
On this episode of PsychBiz, we’re talking about all things compassion fatigue and burnout, including:
What compassion fatigue and burnout are
How to tell the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout
How compassion fatigue and burnout affect therapists and the symptoms to look out for
Why the work of being a therapist may put you at greater risk
What therapists can do to protect themselves from compassion fatigue and burnout
To get your free copy of Howard’s compassion management survey:
Write a review of PsychBiz wherever you get your podcasts
Take a screenshot of your review
Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Compassion Fatigue Awareness”
Tune in next time for our final episode of season one, where we’ll continue with our discussion about burnout prevention and compassion fatigue awareness, theory, intervention, and self-care.
Success with Therapist Directory Listings
Episode 5: Therapy Directories: Everything You Need To Know! (Show Notes)
As a therapist, should you be listed on therapy directories? If so, then which one is right for you, and how do you make the most of that investment?
On this episode of PsychBiz we answer all your questions about Therapy Directories, and give you some really practical suggestions about how to use them to stand out from the crowd online.
1) The different types of therapy directories
2) How to choose the right one(s) for you and your therapy business
3) The main elements you should include on your directory listing and why
4) How to write a bio that will attract your ideal clients
5) How to use directories to generate traffic to your therapy website, and why directory listings can’t replace your therapy website
6) Why you should never link to a therapy directory profile from your website
Therapist Websites: Everything You Need to Know!
As a therapist, should you have a website? If so, then what should go on it, how should you get one, and what pitfalls should you be sure to avoid?
On this episode of PsychBiz we answer all your questions about Therapist Websites, and give you some really practical suggestions about how to make your website shine!
1) Why should you have a website?
2) What are the main elements you should include on your website and why?
3) Should you put pictures of your self on there or not? What if you're super uncomfortable with having your picture there?
4) What about the text on the website - what should it say?
5) A lot providers wonder whether they should put their rates on the site…Sarah and Howard share opinions about that.
6) What are some of the do’s and don’ts of a good therapist website?
Personalized Therapist Videos to Attract Clients
Videos can be an extremely effective way to connect with potential clients!
In Episode 3 of the Psychbiz Podcast, we discuss why videos are a great tool, and how to use them effectively for your own practice!
-Why videos are so powerful.
-What to do if you find the idea of making a video overwhelming or intimidating.
-How Howard used videos on his private practice website, and what the response has been.
-How to use the videos you create on multiple platforms!
- Practical suggestions for making your videos a success.
Music for this podcast was created by Eli Baumgarten - learn more about his music https://soundcloud.com/user-945970282 (here)!
Private Practice Marketing: How & Why
Marketing your private practice can feel overwhelming and also uncomfortable!
In Episode 2 of the Psychbiz Podcast, Howard and Sarah break down the how and why of marketing your therapy practice in ways that are practical, ethical and effective.
-What the term Smart Marketing means and how it applies to your practice.
-The #1 Mistake Therapists make in online marketing and how to avoid that mistake for yourself.
-Actionable Online Marketing Tips you can use today!
-How branding relates to Marketing
- The importance of Taglines and Mission Statements.
-How to get started when you feel overwhelmed and don't know what to do.
-How to track whether marketing strategies are paying off?
- How much should you plan on budgeting for marketing?
New Podcast For Therapists - Meet Your Hosts
PsychBiz is a podcast for therapists - and our goal is to help you be as confident running your practice as you are running your sessions! Our first episode is a chance to get to know our two hosts, Howard Baumgarten and Sarah Gershone
Howard is an experienced licensed professional counselor, the author of PRIVATE PRACTICE ESSENTIALS, an international speaker and a small business consultant.
Sarah Web designer and digital marketer specializing in therapist private practice growth. She is the owner of Strong Roots Web Design.
Really Valuable Podcast
Howard and Sarah offer such valuable information in each episode. I appreciate their relatable and down-to-earth approach to material that can seem “all business” on the outside. The most helpful thing about what they share is that they offer specific, practical suggestions, not just generalities. I’ve already recommended this podcast and Howard and Sarah's services to my fellow private practice therapist friends. Love being able to listen while on the go!
Great marketing advice!
This podcast is a hidden gem! The marketing advice is really helpful and I like the concept of adding conversational videos to websites along with educational content. I also appreciate that you mentioned adding captions to videos. That’s very helpful to those of us who need it and can make content available to a wider audience. Thank you as well for the transcripts of the episodes! I have already subscribed and I’m looking forward to future episodes.