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Rebel Therapist is the podcast where you'll get support in being a therapist entrepreneur. I'm Annie Schuessler, therapist and business coach and strategist for therapists. I'll support you in taking your work beyond the therapy room to make an even bigger impact. I interview Rebel Therapists who are already doing work beyond the therapy room, from running workshops to writing books to creating online courses. You'll hear about how they created their unique businesses, the mindset work they've done, and the mistakes they've made along the way. Get the inspiration and information you need to be a Rebel Therapist, starting now.

Rebel Therapist Annie Schuessler

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Rebel Therapist is the podcast where you'll get support in being a therapist entrepreneur. I'm Annie Schuessler, therapist and business coach and strategist for therapists. I'll support you in taking your work beyond the therapy room to make an even bigger impact. I interview Rebel Therapists who are already doing work beyond the therapy room, from running workshops to writing books to creating online courses. You'll hear about how they created their unique businesses, the mindset work they've done, and the mistakes they've made along the way. Get the inspiration and information you need to be a Rebel Therapist, starting now.

    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 4

    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 4

    This week on the podcast, we're hearing from four entrepreneurs who have created phenomenal programs beyond private practice. This is part four in a pod mini series featuring cameo appearances (or a-hear-ances?) from folks who have been through Rebel Therapist programs this year. You’ll hear what they created and the biggest lesson they each learned in the process.
    Here are the rebellious entrepreneurs in this week's episode:
    Mara Gutierrez is a highly sensitive and inquisitive human. She’s also a therapist, a guide, and a coach working with highly sensitive folks. Her work explores the use of entheogenic and somatic practices for personal growth and collective liberation.
    https://thehealingexhale.com/program/
    Danika Maddocks is a parent coach who's passionate about supporting parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids. She's been partnering with bright kids and their families for over a dozen years as a teacher and therapist. She lives in Minneapolis, where she spends a lot of time exploring parks and libraries with her partner and toddler.
    https://www.giftedlearninglab.com
    Nick Venegoni is a holistic psychotherapist and spiritual coach based in San Francisco, CA. He primarily supports the LGBTQ+ communities to overcome the wounds of trauma and homophobia to live more joyful and authentic lives. Nick is also the host of The Queer Spirit podcast, where he has conversations with other queer artists, healers and activists who support their communities to thrive.
    https://queerhealingjourneys.com/
    Katie Nasherson is a licensed clinical social worker and coach based out of the Hudson Valley in New York. Outside of running her private therapy practice, she has developed Rebuild & Grow- a coaching program for folks who's worlds have flipped upside down following a sudden catastrophe or trauma. When not working, she is most likely outside- gardening, hiking, kayaking, running, or just hanging out in her backyard with her two dogs.
    https://www.rebuildandgrow.com
    Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/182

    • 18 min
    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 3

    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 3

    Here's part three in a series within Rebel Therapist Podcast sharing the voices of people who have been through Rebel Therapist programs recently. They have created some phenomenal offerings.
    I want you to hear from them because
    It will inspire you to realize you can create something amazing too. You will get to hear a bit about what they learned in creating these programs and that will help normalize the process entrepreneurs go through. You may fall in love with them. I know I have. They're sharing all about the programs they've created and the lessons they've learned so far in leveling up beyond private practice.
    Here are the rebellious entrepreneurs in this week's episode:
    Staci Boden is a somatic energy healer, facilitator, ceremonialist and author who teaches people to turn dead ends into doorways through following energy. After 20 years of designing and leading countless groups, retreats and trainings in-person and online, Staci currently sees clients, coaches online, holds ceremony and mentors leaders and change makers to realize potential in life and work.
    https://dancing-tree.com
    Sonya Brewer is a trauma specialist and relationship expert who specializes in creative life and relationship design for overachieving trauma survivors and their partners. She loves helping trauma survivors feel more alive, connected and authentic so they can create the lives and relationships they truly want.
    https://becomingunstoppable.net
    Sarah Dobkin is a therapist and parenting consultant. After working with parents of young children aged 0-5 for over a decade, she has created a program designed to support high-achieving parents of toddlers and preschoolers feel more confident, even when they feel like they're failing.
    https://www.parenthoodpuzzle.com
    Samantha Fox is a Sexuality Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York City. She has been in private practice since 2012, working with individuals and couples struggling with sexuality, sexual issues, coming out later in life and intimacy. Samantha is sought out by women coming out later in life who need help processing feelings of internalized homophobia, guilt and shame, and struggling to embrace and embody their authentic selves. To give women a safe space to explore, find and live their truth, and to create an embracing community for women around the globe that are questioning their sexuality or coming out later in life, she has built the Curious, Questioning and Coming Out Programs.
    www.curiousquestioningandcomingout.com
    Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/181

    • 20 min
    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 2

    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 2

    This is part 2 in a series sharing the voices of people who have been through Rebel Therapist programs recently. They have created some phenomenal offerings.
    I want you to hear from them because
    It will inspire you to realize you can create something amazing too. You will get to hear a bit about what they learned in creating these programs and that will help normalize the process entrepreneurs go through. You may fall in love with them. I know I have. So for this series, you’ll be hearing from these incredible folks.
    Introducing:
    Heidi Savell, (she/her) is a therapist, coach, and educator who has been working with polyamorous people for almost a decade. She believes that polyamory can be a satisfying and empowering relationship model, and is passionate about helping folks find confidence and joy in their relationships.
    https://www.shelovesradically.com/
    J Carlin has over 32 years of experience providing training, workshops, and coaching for leaders of all levels in diverse organizations; been a psychotherapist for over 29 years specializing in trauma recovery; and over 20 years as a tenured college psychology professor and now serves as the department chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department.
    https://www.jennifercarlinmft.com/leading-with-insight
    Jesse Kauffman is a therapist in private practice helping adults with ADHD find integration and alignment in their life. He is also the owner and host of See a Therapist, a video marketing service empowering therapists in private practice to prioritize authenticity over perfection in marketing.
    seeatherapist.me
    Valerie DiLuggo is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Dating and Relationship coach. She is passionate about helping people love and be loved. She helps women date in the patriarchy and helps couples learn practical & actionable relationship skills so their relationships flourish. She describes herself as the ‘dating doula’ or the ‘fairy godmother you meet along the and Valerie’s talks and teachings are all colored with humor and vulnerability. She is the founder of the “So this is love” Club, an online community which features Valerie’s “Find Love Programs” such as “Reset yourself for love” and “mastering the dating game.”
    https://www.sothisislove.club
    Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/180

    • 21 min
    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 1

    Lessons From Rebellious Entrepreneurs, Part 1

    Show Notes:
    I briefly mentioned some really incredible entrepreneurs in episode 164: The Best Niches Beyond Private Practice. My friend Podge listened and then said something like: Are we going to have a chance to hear more about all of these people? I want to hire ALL of them!
    That is a fantastic idea. Even better, I want you to get to hear FROM a lot of these people.
    This is a series sharing the voices of people who have been through Rebel Therapist programs recently. They have created some phenomenal programs.
    I want you to hear from them because
    It will inspire you to realize you can create something amazing too. You will get to hear a bit about what they learned in creating these programs and that will help normalize the process entrepreneurs go through. You may fall in love with them. I know I have. So for this series, you’ll be hearing from these incredible folks.
    They are giving us such a gift and I can’t thank them enough.
    Hear about the programs each of these entrepreneurs has created and the lessons they’ve learned so far in leveling up.
    Judy Hu is a trauma informed therapist in Cambridge, MA. She does not want to help you just cope in this dysfunctional world, but to thrive in it by actively unlearning toxic belief systems that you learned in your childhood. She created Boundaries For BIPOC: Breaking Free From Oppression.
    https://judyhucounseling.com/
    Dr. Jen Blanchette is the host of the TBI Therapist podcast. She is a licensed psychologist and coach for people who have experienced a concussion or TBI.
    https://www.tbitherapist.com
    Liz Dube, a Certified Sex Therapist, Coach and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, loves working with people who want to better understand themselves sexually and feel sexually empowered. She's helped thousands of men, women, and couples feeling stuck sexually and is working her ass off to save the world one bedroom at a time.
    https://talksexwithliz.com/
    Kelly Guthrie, Ph.D. is a therapist and coach who has been helping people strengthen their partner relationships for the past 20 years. Her specialty is working with couples who feel more like roommates than soulmates since children came into their lives; she is especially fond of working with these couples because she vividly remembers just how tough those early years of parenting were on her own marriage.
    https://www.childproofyourrelationship.com/program
    Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/179

    • 20 min
    Do You Want To Take A Sabbatical?

    Do You Want To Take A Sabbatical?

    I’ve craved this sabbatical for years. My sister is a public school teacher and sometimes she takes several weeks off during the summer.
    I’ve always envied her weeks off. As my sister went on long road trips with her family or just slowed down at home, I’d find myself thinking…”must be nice.”
    Then immediately I’d feel ashamed about my envy.
    My sis overworks all year long. As educators, she and her colleagues are expected to pick up the slack of a ridiculously underfunded educational system. They've clearly gone beyond earning many many weeks off. And often they spend some of those weeks cleaning their classrooms and prepping for the next year.
    I just heard that about 60% of teachers are thinking about or wishing they could leave the classroom.
    And then there’s everyone I know who’s an overworked therapist. I know a lot of therapists working too many hours for not enough pay, either in private practice or in agencies.
    Me on the other hand...
    I make good money. As a micro business owner I create my own hours, wages and working conditions. Regardless of my envy, I never thought I should or even could take two months off.
    Of course sometimes I’m stressed. Of course sometimes I create ridiculous working conditions for myself...but I also have the freedom to get back out of those situations.
    I’m taking these two months off because I want to, not because I need to.
    Are you thinking “must be nice”?
    Yes, I believe it will be.
    Let’s plan your sabbatical too, whether you are overworked or burned out or just because you want one.
    In this episode I share what I’ve done well in prepping for this time off as well as what I’ve messed up so far.
    Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/178

    • 13 min
    An Honest Launch Story With Bari Tessler

    An Honest Launch Story With Bari Tessler

    We’re gonna take a very honest look at what it’s like to run a robust, successful online program. Bari Tessler has been running the Art Of Money for over 10 years now. It’s a fabulous program, which I’ve been through myself.
    Here’s a little more about her:
    Bari Tessler, M.A., is a Financial Therapist and the Founder of The Art of Money, a year-long money school. She’s a pioneer in the Financial Therapy field and the Author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness.
    In this episode, she shares the journey she’s been through with the marketing of this course over the last two years, including some really tough moments. You’ll hear about the financial decisions, the marketing strategy, and the emotional side of this journey.
    Here's some of what we talked about:
    Why her program is one-year long Realizing she hated the intensity of launching Changing her overall launch strategy to evergreen in 2020 Running Facebook ads that worked remarkably well...until they didn’t because of IOS 14 Going through perimenopause while her business was in a transition When she opens up private sessions Returning to a deadline launch strategy this year Running a simple, less stressful, very successful launch Show notes at http://rebeltherapist.me/podcast/177

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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122 Ratings

122 Ratings

JudyQCk ,

Merging clinical and business skills

I enjoyed the podcast it was relaxing and provided helpful tips breaking down steps to navigate uncharted business areas. Also she understands the issues therapist face and provides insight to tackle the business aspect I have not been trained in. I highly recommend this podcast if you are thinking about setting up private practice. I am confident in my clinical skills, but have a lot to learn as an entrepreneur, thankful this podcast provides a path to merge both!

annaliseoatman ,

Nourishing, Supportive and Inspirational

This is a nourishing, supportive podcast for anyone trained as a therapist who feels called to beyond the traditional therapy office, chalk-full of incredibly useful information, inspirational stories, and wisdom. If you are on that journey, it feels like circling up with some really good, smart people who are right there with you and who know you can do It.

JennyBlanchy ,

So Awesome!

I have probably listened to every episode of this podcast, if your are a healer or therapist, it's essential. It led me to work with Annie and I get so much out of these discussions. :)

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