235 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 with Gordon Brewer PsychCraft Network

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    • 4.8 • 50 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.

    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: Shrink Think with Aaron and Nathan | TPOT 235

    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: Shrink Think with Aaron and Nathan | TPOT 235

    Shrink Think is an online platform that provides digital resources to cultivate successful therapeutic relationships. With courses geared towards educating and empowering clients, as well as effective training and onboarding new clinicians, Shrink Think supports private practices to achieve better outcomes across the board.
    In this episode, Aaron Potratz and Nathan Hawkins join for the last podcast takeover with Whitney Owens. First, they chat about Shrink Think and the importance of pre-session onboarding for your private practice clients. At Shrink Think, Nathan and Aaron aim to demystify therapy for those starting their mental health journey. Tune in as Aaron and Nathan dive into the resources they provide at Shrink Think, including their courses on how clients can get the most out of therapy and achieve breakthroughs. Plus, they talk about their upcoming courses on orienting new clinicians to your group practice. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Launch Club Shrink Think Shrink Think Podcast Shrink Think on Instagram Whitney's Website Whitney on Instagram

    • 34 min
    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: From Inquirer to Paying Clients in Private Practice | TPOT 234

    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: From Inquirer to Paying Clients in Private Practice | TPOT 234

    Whitney Owens is a licensed professional counselor, group practice owner, and faith-based private practice consultant.
    It’s incredible how much money private practice owners can spend on their marketing. However, if you don’t have someone answering the phone, you are throwing away a lot of that money. In this podcast takeover with Whitney Owens, she speaks about how to take new inquiries and turn them into new clients. Whitney gives tips on getting your phones answered and why it’s one of the most critical pieces of your practice. Tune in as Whitney speaks about having an online booking option, making your systems and processes as smooth as possible, and why you should never offer free fifteen-minute consultations over the phone. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Practice of Therapy Launch Club Whitney's Website Whitney's Instagram

    • 37 min
    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: The Ebb and Flow of Private Practice | TPOT 233

    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: The Ebb and Flow of Private Practice | TPOT 233

    Whitney Owens is a licensed professional counselor, group practice owner, and faith-based private practice consultant.
    In this episode, Whitney Owens takes over the show to talk about changes in private practice. Change is routine in any business; it shouldn't be anxiety-provoking or scary. When changes happen, use it as a chance to slow down, contemplate, and find opportunities. Whitney explains why worrying too much about the future of your practice could actually be making you overwhelmed. Tune in as she talks about listening to God in your faith-based practice, finding time for reflection, and staying focused on your private practice journey. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Whitney's Website Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Whitney on Instagram Practice Launch Club

    • 28 min
    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: The Private Practice Journey | TPOT 232

    Whitney Owens | Podcast Takeover: The Private Practice Journey | TPOT 232

    Whitney Owens is a licensed professional counselor, group practice owner, and faith-based private practice consultant.
    In this episode, Whitney speaks about her private practice journey, which eventually led to starting her own faith-based group practice. First, she explains why it’s critical to do your own work as a therapist, whether through self-care, personal development, or your relationship with God. Then, Whitney reminisces about her first client and how looking back on her journey is truly humbling. Tune in as Whitney describes the process behind starting her group practice and navigating challenges along the way. 
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Whitney Owens | Consulting, The Enneagram, & Religion in Private Practice | TPOT 178 Whitney's Website Using the Enneagram to Improve Your Practice Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free. The Practice of Therapy Launch Club

    • 34 min
    Roy Huggins | Throwback: Technology, HIPAA, & The Financial Side of Private Practice | TPOT 231

    Roy Huggins | Throwback: Technology, HIPAA, & The Financial Side of Private Practice | TPOT 231

    As both a tech expert and mental health counselor, Roy Huggins is the bridge from the digital world to real-world client care. His clear translation of legal and technical jargon into clear and actionable information will help you apply tech and security information directly to your business and your clients’ care.
    You’ll hear episode 7 of The Practice of Therapy podcast with Roy Huggins in this throwback. He talks about tech, HIPAA, self-care, and the business side of private practice. First, Roy reveals details about his private practice journey and how he was able to use his business and technology background to start Person-Centered Tech. Roy also discusses the ethics of using technology and doing it in a way that protects clients and keeps their information secure. Later, we chat about the differences between being “HIPAA compliant” vs. “HIPAA secure.” Tune in for the importance of financial self-care in private practice and why clinicians must prepare for the constant technology changes in running a private practice.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Person-Centered Tech Remembering Roy Easy Safe Harbor From HIPAA Breach Notification Signal and HIPAA Compliance Free Articles on Technology in Mental Health  HIPAA Staff Training for Group Practices Group Practice Tech Podcast Take The Practice of Therapy Survey Free Webinars Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free

    • 45 min
    Shaelene Kite | When Your Clinical Passion Takes You In New Directions | TPOT 230

    Shaelene Kite | When Your Clinical Passion Takes You In New Directions | TPOT 230

    Shaelene Lauriano Kite, LPC, DBT-LBC, RYT, ACS received her Master’s in Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey and has continued to immerse herself on the path of learning and teaching.
    In this episode, Shaelene Kite joins the show to talk about the different ways her clinical passion has taken her. First, we discuss the inspiration behind her brand name “Rebelmente.” Then, Shaelene dives into her DBT group practice consulting and the importance of putting yourself out there when it comes to your knowledge and passions. Tune in as we chat about navigating impostor syndrome, overcoming self-doubt, and Shaelene’s podcast T-Talk.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 
    Shaelene's Instagram Shaelene's Website Shaelene's Podcast: T-Talk Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free. Kindness and Compassion Free Webinars Be A Podcast Guest

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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

lisa mustard ,

Thank you!

Thank you for providing amazing information and such wonderful value! I appreciate the time you take to ask insightful questions and offer your wisdom and knowledge. Fabulous content and podcast!!

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