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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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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

    Jason Frishman | Presence and Mindfulness: Balancing Work and Family | TPOT 318

    Jason Frishman | Presence and Mindfulness: Balancing Work and Family | TPOT 318

    Jason has been working for over 20 years to support individuals, groups, families, organizations, and businesses. Jason is excited to bring over two decades of work in offices, institutions, kitchens, farmers’ markets, woodlots, and boardrooms to wild new environments. Whether as a psychotherapist, the creator and founder of JourneyMen, public speaker, thought leader, or narrative consultant, Jason believes that our lives are adventurous, and we can and should be active, engaged authors of our own adventure stories!
    In this episode, Jason critiques the societal norms that suppress male sensitivity and emotions, advocating for a broader range of narratives that reflect diverse human experiences. Jason emphasizes the importance of presence and mindfulness in navigating societal expectations, particularly for men balancing work and family life. He calls for a reimagining of masculinity and fatherhood within broader social narratives and encourages individuals to craft their own stories. Ultimately, Jason highlights the power of storytelling and agency in shaping our lives and invites others to engage with his work.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network Start Consulting with Gordon The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Jason’s Website Jason on LinkedIn Jason on Facebook Jason on Instagram

    • 40 min
    Ashley Darnall | Digital Marketing Success in Private Practice | TPOT 317

    Ashley Darnall | Digital Marketing Success in Private Practice | TPOT 317

    Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health copywriter for therapists. In her
    professional work as a clinician, Ashley has experience with in-patient counseling and case
    management, outpatient counseling, and medical and insurance practice.
    In the realm of SEO and private practice, the importance of user experience is often overlooked, leading therapists to rush into website setup without addressing essential business aspects. This mistake stems from a lack of business education during clinical training. To enhance online visibility, therapists must define their ideal client, avoiding generic content that fails to connect. The transition from academic writing to a conversational tone is crucial, with Ashley emphasizing simplicity and clarity. In the SEO landscape, she advocates for a basic level of optimization, simplifying the process by breaking it into keywords, strategic copywriting, and technical precision. Ashley empowers therapists to navigate SEO's overwhelming nature, encouraging them to focus on foundational principles for a well-performing website. Through one-on-one interactions, she dispels the intimidation surrounding SEO, fostering a belief that, with basic knowledge, therapists can independently implement strategies, eliminating the need for recurring expenses.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free Start Consulting with Gordon The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Ashley’s Website Ashley’s Instagram

    • 39 min
    Jennifer McGurk | Pursuing Private Practice: Insights From a Dietician | TPOT 316

    Jennifer McGurk | Pursuing Private Practice: Insights From a Dietician | TPOT 316

    Jennifer McGurk RDN, CDN, CEDS-S is the founder and CEO of Pursuing Private Practice. She began her career in business as a dietitian in private practice. She grew her private practice into a group practice and eventually expanded into speaking, offering workshops, and supervising other professionals.
    In this episode, Jennifer guides us in overcoming imposter syndrome and navigating the complexities of private practice, promoting diversified offerings beyond one-on-one sessions for a broader impact in the field. Her career in dietetics has undergone a significant transformation from a weight-centric approach to becoming a passionate advocate for anti-diets and holistic well-being. Her journey, shaped by continuous learning and client interactions, highlights the limitations of traditional diets and champions a weight-inclusive perspective. As a committed advocate for eating disorder treatment and recovery, Jennifer emphasizes the interconnected elements of mental health, genetics, environment, and brain function. Transitioning from a clinician to the business world, she stresses the multifaceted nature of recovery, challenging linear progressions, and advocating for a comprehensive treatment team. Jennifer addresses the need for early exposure to business concepts in dietetics education, encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset from the outset of one's career.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Consulting With Gordon Pursuing Private Practice Jennifer on Instagram Jennifer on Facebook Pursuing Private Practice Podcast Jennifer on LinkedIn

    • 32 min
    Jamal Jones | Shifting Mindsets: Value-Based Pricing in Private Practice | TPOT 315

    Jamal Jones | Shifting Mindsets: Value-Based Pricing in Private Practice | TPOT 315

    In this episode, Jamal Jones chats about navigating the hurdles of partnering with a tech company and transitioning to a sustainable private pay model. We explore his growth, financial transformation, and improved relationship with his work. Beyond his personal journey, Jamal dives into profound topics like faith, abundance, and financial wellness, providing insights into mental health entrepreneurship and the adoption of value-based pricing. Join Jamal in recognizing the worth of mental health professionals, navigating industry challenges, and embracing a mindset that transforms setbacks into success.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The Peer Network The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Jamal’s Website Jamal on YouTube Jamal on LinkedIn Jamal on Facebook

    • 34 min
    Stefani Cohen | Getting Really Niche Specific: A Tale of Overcoming Fears | TPOT 314

    Stefani Cohen | Getting Really Niche Specific: A Tale of Overcoming Fears | TPOT 314

    EmBARK on a transformative journey with Stefani Cohen as we chat about “Overcoming Your Child's Fear of Dogs." Stefani shares the heartfelt story of her daughter Becky's unexpected fear of dogs, navigating a landscape void of resources. Through the prism of exposure therapy, Stefani witnessed Becky's remarkable transformation, sparking a commitment to extend her expertise to a wider audience. Stefani authored a comprehensive guide aimed at parents, therapists, dog trainers, grandparents, and dog enthusiasts. 
    We dive into the book's core components, emphasizing education about dog behavior and the empowering journey of reclaiming control over fears. Join Stefani in uncovering the importance of educating children on safe dog interactions, cultivating curiosity, and practicing mindfulness. Discover her holistic approach to exposure therapy, encouraging individuals to become "detectives" in understanding canine behavior. From practical tips on meeting dogs for the first time to advocating for good manners in both dogs and children, Stefani's insights resonate with anyone seeking harmonious relationships between children and our beloved canine companions.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Stefani’s Website Stefani on Facebook Stefani on Instagram Stefani on LinkedIn Overcoming Your Child's Fear of Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

    • 30 min
    Susanne Mariga | Strategies for Long-Term Prosperity in Private Practice | TPOT 313

    Susanne Mariga | Strategies for Long-Term Prosperity in Private Practice | TPOT 313

    Susanne Mariga is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Tax Coach specializing in business and personal tax planning. 
    In the realm of private practice, Susanne brings a wealth of insight to the table, emphasizing the significance of Mindful Money Mastery. Reflecting on her own transformative journey as a profit-first professional and coach, Susanne underscores the need for business owners, particularly in service-driven fields, to redefine success individually. Passionate about service, she champions aligning thoughts, behaviors, and feelings with financial goals, asserting that building wealth can harmoniously coexist with a sense of purpose. Susanne advocates for a mindful approach, urging practitioners to visualize their desired outcomes and craft a roadmap toward financial success while staying faithful to their calling. As we navigate Susanne's narratives—from the impactful lessons learned through shoebox receipts to the intricacies of tax optimization and retirement planning—it becomes evident that her insights are about financial acumen and cultivating a resilient and purpose-driven financial mindset for long-term prosperity.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free The PsychCraft Network The Practice of Therapy Community Instagram Mental Health Templates Mental Health Wear (use code POT24) Full Focus Planner YouTube Series: Love & Loss Profit First: Target Allocation Percentages (TAPs) Susanne’s Website Susanne on Instagram Susanne on X Susanne on Facebook Susanne on LinkedIn Susanne’s Podcast Profit First For Minority Business Enterprises Profit First Profit First for Therapists

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Counselor Janeen ,

Gordon is the real deal!

If you’re starting a private practice or want to stay informed on all thing in the private practice world, Gordon is your go-to guy. I’ve learned a ton from his podcast and what I love most about him is his peaceful energy. There’s no pretense or “salesy” tactics with Gordon. He’s just easy to listen to, authentic and real. Thanks Gordon for supporting our private practice community with such knowledge, grace and compassion.

Christian Counseling Services ,

Title: A Must-Listen for Therapists in Private Practice!

I can't recommend Gordon Brewer's podcast enough for therapists in private practice. As someone who has experienced the challenges of navigating the complexities of this field, Gordon's insights and expertise have been invaluable.

Gordon's passion for helping others shines through in every episode. He leverages his experiences to make things easier for those of us following in his footsteps. I always come away from his podcast feeling encouraged, inspired, and equipped to take my private practice to the next level.

If you're a therapist looking for guidance, support, and a community of like-minded professionals, this podcast is a must-listen. Thank you, Gordon, for your dedication to helping therapists thrive in their private practices. Keep up the amazing work!

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Best Therapy Podcast

If you’re in private practice you need to listen to this show! It’s edited very nicely and easy to listen to. I really appreciate Gordon and his insights. I love his instagram content too. Follow @practiceoftherapy

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