loader from loading.io

LaRonda Starling | Self-Care During Times Of Crisis | TPOT 131

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

Release Date: 06/01/2020

Embracing Changes In Your Private Practice | TPOT 155 show art Embracing Changes In Your Private Practice | TPOT 155

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

This episode is all about embracing the changes that 2020 has thrown at us. As we adjust to the new normal, it's time to think about what opportunities we can find. For instance, if you haven't already, maybe it's time to ditch your physical office and go full-time into telehealth. Also, it's time to start thinking about diversifying your income through or . Tune in as I speak about all sorts of ways you can embrace the curveball that is 2020.  Start With Your Why What are your priorities? Why do you want to be in practice? Why do you want to do the things that you do? This year we...

info_outline
Faith Dulin | Setting Boundaries And Working With Difficult Clients | TPOT 154 show art Faith Dulin | Setting Boundaries And Working With Difficult Clients | TPOT 154

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Faith Dulin and I talk about her experiences as a new therapist and working on boundaries with people. As therapists, we like to be accommodating. However, people-pleasing will take a toll over an extended period of time. One way that Faith works on her boundaries is by seeing her own therapist. Plus, we talk about working with clients who are challenging to engage with, and we give tips on building rapport with clients upfront. Meet Faith Dulin I moved to Charlotte from the West Coast 20+ years ago. I have a military background and worked uptown in corporate America before...

info_outline
Kathryn Esquer | Connecting With Other Therapists During The Pandemic | TPOT 153 show art Kathryn Esquer | Connecting With Other Therapists During The Pandemic | TPOT 153

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

As a telehealth therapist, do you ever feel alone? My guest, Kathryn Esquer, knows exactly what this feels like. She misses the daily interactions with fellow mental health professionals. That’s why Kathryn created the , an organization for the next generation of therapists in private practice. Tune in as Kathryn speaks about how she created a community, politics in the therapy room, and the benefits of finding your network.  Meet Kathryn Esquer Kathryn Esquer is a Clinical Psychologist and MBA graduate. She currently works in her rural hometown in central Pennsylvania providing...

info_outline
How Great Clinicians Fail; Reverse Interview with Julie Herres | TPOT 152 show art How Great Clinicians Fail; Reverse Interview with Julie Herres | TPOT 152

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Julie Herres interviews Gordon about how great clinicians can fail. First, clinicians can fail when they don’t know their numbers. It’s critical to understand the profit and loss of your business. Another significant mistake clinicians make is not charging enough for their sessions. A therapist must understand how their money mindset is holding them back from making enough money to run a private practice. Plus, we talk about the importance of having six months of income saved for emergencies, how to avoid debt, and why you need to stop bootstrapping. Meet Julie Herres...

info_outline
Danielle Branche | Navigating Perfectionistic Beliefs in Private Practice | TPOT 151 show art Danielle Branche | Navigating Perfectionistic Beliefs in Private Practice | TPOT 151

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Danielle Branche joins the show. She talks about navigating perfectionistic beliefs when it came time to create her private practice. After loads of therapy, Danielle finally came to terms with the idea that a perfect private practice simply isn’t possible. Also, Danielle speaks about the transition from private practice to group practice. Plus, we talk about overcoming shame, the black lives matter movement, and the importance of boundaries. Meet Danielle Branche If you ask any therapist why they were drawn to this profession, most of them would answer with, "I wanted...

info_outline
Danielle Branche | Navigating Perfectionistic Beliefs in Private Practice | TPOT 151 show art Danielle Branche | Navigating Perfectionistic Beliefs in Private Practice | TPOT 151

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Danielle Branche joins the show. She talks about navigating perfectionistic beliefs when it came time to create her private practice. After loads of therapy, Danielle finally came to terms with the idea that a perfect private practice simply isn’t possible. Also, Danielle speaks about the transition from private practice to group practice. Plus, we talk about overcoming shame, the black lives matter movement, and the importance of boundaries. Meet Danielle Branche If you ask any therapist why they were drawn to this profession, most of them would answer with, "I wanted...

info_outline
Linda Sanderville | Liberating Your Identity In Private Practice | TPOT 150 show art Linda Sanderville | Liberating Your Identity In Private Practice | TPOT 150

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Linda Sanderville explains how she wants to shift generational poverty – it’s all about a money mindset shift. We talk about navigating our mindset blocks when it comes to having a thriving private practice. Also, Linda reveals what it takes to create a practice that fits your lifestyle, including why you should never feel guilty for raising your fees. Lastly, Linda speaks about how she found her liberated identity and gives her thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Meet Linda Sanderville Ready to receive greater abundance in your private practice? Without guilt,...

info_outline
Elizabeth Broyhill Morris | Creating Hope And Resilience | TPOT 149 show art Elizabeth Broyhill Morris | Creating Hope And Resilience | TPOT 149

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Elizabeth Broyhill Morris, the Founder of Living Hope, joins the show. We talk about the difference between hope and expectation. When we expect something to happen, we are relying on external factors. When we hope, we understand that our life is in our own control. Then, Elizabeth reveals the eight practices you can utilize to sustain hope - Surrender, Stillness, Grief, Honesty, Curiosity, Forgiveness, Resilience, and Joy. Stay tuned as Elizabeth dives into how to put these actions into place to start your journey to joy. Meet Elizabeth Broyhill Morris Elizabeth Broyhill...

info_outline
Veronica Cisneros | Unapologetic Self-Care In Private Practice | TPOT 148 show art Veronica Cisneros | Unapologetic Self-Care In Private Practice | TPOT 148

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

Veronica Cisneros joins the show to talk about how therapists can start empowering their personal and professional lives. Most likely, you lack vulnerability. Veronica says it’s time you started taking care of yourself and engage in the hobbies that spark your joy and fire your passions. Think about the life that you want to live in. How are you currently pursuing it? Well, it’s time to start permitting yourself to do the things that you want to do. Plus, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need

info_outline
Alison Pidgeon | Being A Group Practice Boss | TPOT 147 show art Alison Pidgeon | Being A Group Practice Boss | TPOT 147

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

In this episode, Alison explains what it is like to run a group practice, like a boss! Alison is into tracking data; she likes to make her decisions based on numbers. You’ll hear loads of tips about having a group practice. For instance, don’t wait to delegate for when you’re stressed out and on the verge of burn out – it’s probably time to delegate today! Stay tuned as Alison explains how she finds the best clinicians for her practice and the ways that she compensates her staff.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Dr. LaRonda Starling joins the show and speaks about self-care. Private practice owners need to practice self-care because it’s too easy for business owners to work 24/7. We need to allow ourselves to be real people and take care of ourselves in the ways that we take care of others. LaRonda says we need to learn how to say no, practice prayer throughout the day, and be still. Tune in for more of LaRonda’s self-care advice!

Meet LaRonda Starling

Dr. LaRonda Starling is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, a National Certified Counselor, an adjunct professor at a Christian university, and the author of Be Still: Spiritual Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Counseling, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. As a clinician, Dr. Starling provides therapeutic services (psychological assessment and counseling) in a private practice setting. Along with her clinical experience as a mental health professional, Dr. Starling has over fifteen years of experience working in academic environments; first as a staff member and then as adjunct faculty in both classroom and online settings. In all that she does (working or volunteering), she hopes that God receives the glory as she uses the gifts He has so graciously given her.

Why Private Practice Owners Need to Practice Self-Care

Private practice owners need to take time for themselves. When you work for yourself, you have so many roles to take on. There is always a time where you could be doing some work. One of the things that LaRonda suggests is to be still. Sometimes that means to physically be still – stop being so busy during the day. Also, you need to spiritually be still.

Find the Good in Your Day

Who is God as a person? If you know that God is everywhere, then we can lean on God. Also, be intentional about prayer. Sometimes we only pray when something terrible happens. We need to take the time throughout the day to pray. Throughout the day, think about what is good. What’s the silver-lining of quarantine? Maybe you learned how to use teletherapy, that’s a fantastic silver-lining during this time.

Saying No and Other Self-Care Techniques

One way to practice self-care is by being able to say no in a loving way to other people. Also, make sure you can say no to yourself. You have time to do loads of extra work during the day, but you need to say no. Staying at home with the family, you may not have time to get up early and be still. Parents can set boundaries with their children, this is a great way to practice saying no. We still have to sleep, eat, and exercise. Plus, we need to surround ourselves with good people and good friends.

There’s so much to do during the day, make sure you are taking care of your body and spirit. Plus, LaRonda says to take an hour by yourself and reflect on what’s going on with you. Being outside is a refreshing difference. When COVID-19 is over, we should be able to go out and get some fresh air and exercise. Lastly, don’t forget that every therapist needs a therapist.

Being transparent… Some of the resources below use affiliate links which simply means we receive a commission if you purchase using the links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for using the links!

LaRonda’s Resources

Grace Psychological Health Services, PLLC

Be Still: Spiritual Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals

Other Resources

TherapyNotes.com

Healing the Shame that Binds You

The Session Note Helper System

If you want to be kept in the loop about things as they develop, >>click here<< and I’ll add you to list.  

Free Google G-Suite Hacks Sheet you can get here.

Join the G-Suite for Therapists Users Group

Money Matters in Private Practice | The Course

G Suite for Therapists | The E-Course

Cool Resources

Be a Podcast Guest

Follow @TPOTpodcast on Instagram

Meet Gordon Brewer, MEd, LMFT