249 episodes

This podcast is here for therapists, counselors, social workers, psychotherapists, and mental health clinicians in their practice journeys. I'm Gordon Brewer and the person behind The Practice of Therapy Blog and Website that provides tools, resources and advice for people starting, growing or expanding their private practices. The podcast will help you learn from other experts in the field to move your private practice forward to success.

The Practice of Therapy Podcast is part of the PsychCraft Network of Podcasts; PsychCraft, LLC

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    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

This podcast is here for therapists, counselors, social workers, psychotherapists, and mental health clinicians in their practice journeys. I'm Gordon Brewer and the person behind The Practice of Therapy Blog and Website that provides tools, resources and advice for people starting, growing or expanding their private practices. The podcast will help you learn from other experts in the field to move your private practice forward to success.

The Practice of Therapy Podcast is part of the PsychCraft Network of Podcasts; PsychCraft, LLC

    James Marland | Diversifying Income Streams Through Course Creation | TPOT 249

    James Marland | Diversifying Income Streams Through Course Creation | TPOT 249

    James Marland is the founder of Course Creation Studio. He has a master’s degree in Ministry from Lancaster Bible College and a Master's of Business Administration from Shippensburg University.
    In this episode, James Marland joins the show to speak about diversifying your private practice income through course creation. An online course is a great way to build your income; plus, you can relaunch it throughout the year and automate your income stream even more. James talks about using online courses to charge clients for one-on-one sessions; just another way to diversify your private practice income! Tune in as we chat about how to create a course, the importance of marketing your courses, and navigating imposter syndrome.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    How to Validate Your Profitable Course Topic in Four Steps Course Creation Studio 30 Minute Meeting With James The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard Free Webinars Launch Club Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Practice of Therapy Community Money Matters In Private Practice Google Workspace for Therapists

    • 45 min
    Brandy Mabra | How To Create A CEO Mindset In Private Practice | TPOT 248

    Brandy Mabra | How To Create A CEO Mindset In Private Practice | TPOT 248

    Brandy Mabra is the CEO of Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and a CEO Coach for Private Practice Owners.
    Brandy went from bankrupt single mom of a toddler to the breadwinner and CEO of her own company. She knows what it takes to build a 7-figure company and beyond – and helps her clients to stand in their own CEO roles with confidence. She is the CEO of Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and is a Business and Leadership Coach with over 15 years of business management and leadership experience. She runs a successful online coaching business empowering her clients to own their role as a bold, confident, and savvy CEO.
    In this episode, Brandy Mabra speaks about how to think like a CEO in private practice. We dive into the importance of leadership roles as your practice grows. Learning to offload and outsource some of your essential activities will be critical for avoiding burnout and increasing profits. As the private practice owner, you need to own your role as CEO and be strategic regarding hiring. Tune in as we chat about hiring the best-fit employees, W-2 workers vs. 1099, and the importance of systems and processes for new employees. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Free Webinars The Practice of Therapy Community Launch Club Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Brandy's Website Brandy on Facebook Brandy on Instagram Brandy's LinkedIn

    • 35 min
    Dr. Jenny Hughes | Managing Vicarious Trauma In Private Practice | TPOT 247

    Dr. Jenny Hughes | Managing Vicarious Trauma In Private Practice | TPOT 247

    Dr. Jenny Hughes received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.
    In this episode, Dr. Jenny Hughes joins the show to discuss vicarious trauma. She defines vicarious trauma and reveals the signs and symptoms that may mean you are suffering from vicarious trauma as a clinician. Then, Dr. Hughes explains what next steps you can take to cope with vicarious trauma. Plus, we dive into preparing for challenging sessions with clients to avoid vicarious trauma and how to make empowered decisions about combating this type of trauma. Download the FREE Vicarious Trauma Tracker HERE.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Download the FREE Vicarious Trauma Tracker Brave Providers Dr. Jenny's Website LinkedIn Dr. Jenny's Instagram Brave Providers on Instagram Dr. Jenny's Facebook Brave Providers on TikTok Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Practice of Therapy Community

    • 32 min
    Rosemary Scheppske | Finding Your Passion and Niche in Private Practice | TPOT 246

    Rosemary Scheppske | Finding Your Passion and Niche in Private Practice | TPOT 246

    Rosemary Scheppske is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor accepting new clients in Davie, Florida. She enjoys working with couples and individuals to offer hope while helping them achieve their goals.
    In this episode, Rosemary Scheppske explains why she decided to join a group practice instead of diving into the world of private practice. Then, Rosemary digs deep into her passion for couples counseling and why she's such a big fan of the Gottman Method. Plus, we discuss using the Enneagram and the Gottman Method for couples counseling. Tune in as we chat about the importance of community, faith-based counseling as a niche, and how our relationships can impact our physical health. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Free Webinars Launch Club Be A Podcast Guest The Practice of Therapy Community Rosemary on Instagram Caring Therapists Whitney Owens

    • 33 min
    Amanda Landry | Building A Private Practice Community | TPOT 245

    Amanda Landry | Building A Private Practice Community | TPOT 245

    Amanda Landry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, National Certified Counselor, and private practice consultant.
    In this episode, Amanda Landry opens the show by speaking about the importance of community in her life and group practice work. If you're looking for a community in private practice, joining a group practice could be right for you. Amanda explains why group practice work can be fulfilling for the private practice owner looking for autonomy without the headache of business administration work. Tune in as we chat about ensuring your private practice work aligns with your values, beliefs, and priorities. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Practice of Therapy Community Free Webinars Launch Club Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Amanda's Facebook Caring Therapists of Broward Guided Journal for Women with Anxiety: Prompts and Practices to Release Worry, Manage Stress and Embrace Calm My Private Practice Collective Facebook Group My Private Practice Collective TPOT 62

    • 41 min
    Lily Dawson | Private Practice Branding To Attract More Clients | TPOT 244

    Lily Dawson | Private Practice Branding To Attract More Clients | TPOT 244

    Lily Dawson is a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
    In this episode, Lily Dawson joins the show to talk about making the right business choices to attract clients to your private practice. One of private practice owners' biggest mistakes is wanting to get extra training done to attract more clients to their practice. Instead of training, private practice owners must invest in their marketing and branding. Lily speaks about the importance of your niche and why you need to know precisely how you stand out from other therapists. Tune in as we chat about improving your private practice website and putting yourself on social media.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Lily on Instagram Lily’s Website TherapyCorps TherapyCorps on Instagram Therapy Corps on Facebook The Practice of Therapy Launch Club Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Free Webinars

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Avivitka ,

Everything you needed to know

Listening to this podcast is a must if you want to build and grow your private practice. Gordon brings a diverse group of experts to teach his audience about the business and marketing side of therapy. And the conversation is always friendly and pleasant to listen to.

W&P2017 ,

Comprehensive practice-building advice, made delightfully accessible

Growing a therapy practice can be daunting, and the mounting pile of (often conflicting) advice out there can lead to overwhelm. Gordon’s podcast is a welcome beacon of clarity and encouragement. I’ve enjoyed learning from his thoughtful conversations on all aspects of practice-building, and I’m now honored to have joined him as a guest. Thank you for cheering us all on, Gordon!

Uriah Guilford ,

Must listen podcast!

Brand new listener! I really enjoy Gordon’s interviewing style

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