Best Licensedprofessionalcounselor podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Selling the Couch is the podcast for aspiring and current mental health private practitioners. Psychologist Melvin Varghese interviews successful therapists about the business side of private practice (e.g., how they get referrals, their best advice for other practitioners, their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts to help you become a better business owner. What you get are bite sized, practical and no nonsense tips and advice to guid ...
 
Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also ...
 
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I never thought I’d have to do an episode like this one, but unfortunate events have brought me face-to-face with reality. One of my team members, Karen, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer earlier this year. Although she was undergoing chemo and radiation, she passed away a few weeks ago. Karen was an important part of the STC team ...…
 
Today’s topic is one that I’m very passionate about, and I’m finding more and more clinicians who are making lifestyle changes and getting on board with self-care. Specifically, today’s show covers how we make self-care a regular and necessary part of our lifestyle. Lanie Smith is an integrative art therapist who is the perfect person with whom ...…
 
Today’s show covers a topic that is very important to clinicians, but it’s one that we don’t often talk about. We’re focusing on how we survive the day-to-day grind of private practice both as clinicians and business owners. I think the best way to face these struggles is to talk about them with colleagues and realize that we aren’t alone in wh ...…
 
Meredith and Jill explore the difficult subject of terminating a client. Jill and Meredith discuss how they have handled terminating a client in the earlier parts of their career and how they handle making the decision to continue working with a client (or not) now that they are more seasoned "wise" clinicians. What if a client needs a higher l ...…
 
Today’s show is a little different than normal. We’re highlighting the first online marketplace exclusively for mental health professionals to buy and sell their original products. We’re talking to one of the founders of Practikat about her journey--and how this platform might be just what you’re looking for! Katie Englert has a group practice ...…
 
In today’s solo episode, I’m sharing a book that has stood out in my life and might be helpful to you. Reading books about leadership and business is a cost-effective way to expand my knowledge and improve myself. I’ve set monthly reading goals for myself, and my Audible subscription has been a huge help in reaching those goals. See the Resourc ...…
 
The concept of “niching down” in your private practice is one we frequently discuss on STC. With that discussion come the questions about being specific enough---or maybe too specific. Is there such a thing? Today’s conversation is with someone who has wisdom to share from her own practice journey, which includes building a practice focused on ...…
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss the similarities and differences of those clients with Anorexia Nervosa and OCD. Why? Because clients can sometimes present with both mental illnesses. Review episode 8 again if you do not understand the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. Meredith discusses what you typically see in the diagnosis ...…
 
It’s always interesting to learn how clinicians bring themselves into alignment with their deeper purpose and values. When this happens, the clinician will feel greater satisfaction and fulfillment in the work they do. Today’s show is another that focuses on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) as we talk to today’s guest about his experien ...…
 
Often the diagnosing process of eating disorders can feel like clients are being labeled or judged. Meredith and Jill discuss the importance of diagnosing a client, what criteria (basic) to look for specifically for those with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder (atypical anorexia nervosa for e ...…
 
Being a private practice owner and running your own business can be a daunting process with many things to learn. We are diving into the nuances of entrepreneurship today with someone willing to take the risk of failure and learn the lessons there. Lee-Chaix McDonough, LCSW, is here to discuss the mindset required to be a private practice owner ...…
 
Often the diagnosing process of eating disorders can feel like clients are being labeled or judged. Meredith and Jill discuss the importance of diagnosing a client, what criteria (basic) to look for specifically for those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Properly diagnosing a client allows the clinician to know ...…
 
It’s a new season for Selling the Couch, and I’m excited to be back after a few weeks off! We have a cool topic to discuss today, and it’s one we see frequent questions about in the STC Community. We’re discussing how to use G Suite as a tool for managing a private practice. Join us to learn more! Gordon Brewer, LMFT, is based in Kingsport, TN. ...…
 
In Episode 7, Meredith and Jill discuss how eating disorders affect intimacy. Intimacy may be in the form of physical or emotional intimacy. Intimacy can be defined as actual physical sex but also how one might be able to be vulnerable with someone or even open and honest in a therapist's session. Often in the dietitian's session intimacy may o ...…
 
This episode features . . . .you! Nineteen of our listeners took the time to record their tips for getting referrals, which just happens to be the most-asked question for clinicians. This episode is bittersweet for me because it’s the last one of this season. I’m taking some time off to focus on being a husband and daddy and to take some much-n ...…
 
Welcome to episode 6. In this podcast Meredith and Jill explore what to expect when working with a client with an eating disorder who also struggles with anxiety, depression or both. Meredith discusses basics of anxiety and depression, what to look for and general ways you might treat a client from a therapy perspective. Jill discusses what a d ...…
 
Have you ever been called a perfectionist? It’s admirable to have high standards and be highly motivated, but perfectionism is a trap that many clinicians fall into. In today’s show, we’ll talk about how perfectionism impacts us in private practice and as business owners. Sharon Martin, LCSW, was a previous guest on the show, but that was WAY b ...…
 
Today’s topic is one that you’ve probably not considered, but it’s immensely relevant in many areas of the US today. I’m excited to explore with you the ins and outs of establishing a bilingual practice, and we’ll consider what goes into that process with someone who has successfully navigated through it. Dr. Carmen Roman is a psychologist in S ...…
 
Welcome to episode 5. Jill and Meredith explore "being fired" from a client. We discuss the natural reactions and experiences a clinician might feel with good ol' validation. We also explore the "signs" you might receive from a client that is about to escort you to the firing range. Do you offer a "closure session?" What if you have just starte ...…
 
Chances are you’ve thought about today’s topic at least once, or you may have your own similar experience. Many clinicians have gone through the transition from a full-time job into private practice. Today’s show is all about navigating the ups and downs of this important move. Tricia Miller is a LIcensed Professional Counselor in Houston, Texa ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Meredith dive deep into body image and even divide into three different parts. They both discuss body image when working with clients, their own body image, and what the treatment provider roles are and how to address them. Meredith and Jill both go into the attitudes and emotions around body image; when to address bod ...…
 
Today’s solo episode is an honest look at my journey as a business owner, especially concerning finances and business expenses. I always try to be transparent with you about my successes, and I think it’s equally important to be honest about the struggles, too. As we take a look back at how I structured my business to pay myself and track my ex ...…
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill talk about their second half of the Ten Commandments for Collaboration. They continue to go into what each commandment means, , how to apply, and how to avoid "disobeying" each commandment. If you missed the first half of the Ten Commandments of Collaboration Meredith and Jill talked about those in Episode 2. ...…
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill talk about their first five commandments of collaboration. If you are thinking about implementing a more collaborative approach in your practice, this is a great episode to listen to. They talk about five different "commandments" that they live by in their private practices in order to maintain a healthy relat ...…
 
“Team communication and collaboration are essential to prevent confusion and misunderstandings and to reinforce a unified message (Alexander & Treasure, 2012, p.146)." In episode 1, therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi dive into their take on a collaborative approach and why it is important to promote a unified message. They talk ...…
 
Today’s topic is one we haven’t covered before---building a sex therapy practice. Believe it or not, there aren’t that many clinicians who are specializing in this field. My guest today is an expert who has built a practice focused on this important niche. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Torrance, CA. She’s here to share wha ...…
 
It’s a challenge to open up and be vulnerable about what you’ve learned along your journey. Often, it’s that authenticity that is most effective in helping others learn from what YOU have learned. Today’s guest is an example of openness and vulnerability. Katie Leikam, LCSW, has a private practice in Decatur, GA. She is sharing with transparenc ...…
 
What have you heard about brainspotting? Is it something you’ve been curious about or may be considered for additional training? We’re on a mission today to learn more about this technique and how we can use it. Beth Medina, LMHC, also does coaching in her practice in Florida. She shares with us today what brainspotting is and how she got to th ...…
 
What techniques have you found that help you stay on task each day? Maybe you have some tried and true habits, or maybe you recognize the need to put in place a little more structure. Either way, there is inspiration waiting for you in today’s show! Solo episodes are always fun for me because I love getting to share with you what I’m learning. ...…
 
As a clinician, do you have a social media policy? Is it something you’ve ever considered? If not, then this show may open your eyes to this topic. How can we as clinicians create a sound social media policy while navigating the intersection of our personal and professional lives? Dr. Keely Kolmes is a psychologist, speaker, consultant, writer, ...…
 
In this episode (episode 0), we introduce therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, certified eating disorders specialist supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. Meredith and Jill share their story of when they first met and began collaborating together in the field of eating disorders. Meredith introduces Jill and Jill introduces ...…
 
Balance sheet, profit/loss statements, cash flow, business expense----do these terms send you into a sudden state of anxiety and panic? If so, then this is the perfect show for you! The entire topic of keeping accurate records for your business can be ultra-intimidating for any clinician. Let’s try to make sense of it all together! Greg Higdon ...…
 
Wounded healer---it’s a term used frequently in our field, and one that resonates deeply with so many therapists. Time and time again, we hear of those drawn to the therapy field because of a desire to help others, which comes as an outgrowth of dealing with our personal pain. Today’s show is about the “wounded healer” in private practice and h ...…
 
Welcome to the first episode of 2019! This show is a little different, as I’m being interviewed by Patricia Young, whom you may remember as a previous STC guest. She’s been here before, discussing highly sensitive people and how she built her niche as an LCSW. Today’s show is an open and honest look at the life events of the past year and the l ...…
 
Where do your ideal clients hang out? Who are the people and organizations that are serving them? These are questions you should answer as you consider narrowing your focus and attracting your ideal clients. Today’s show dives into the practical steps you can take to accomplish these important goals. Keri Nola is a dear friend who has been on t ...…
 
If you heard Episode 175, then you know that we are continuing the discussion about peer supervision groups. We discussed how to structure the group, who should be included, and what you should cover when you meet. Today’s discussion goes a step further, and we discuss the pros and cons for charging for the group, how often your group should me ...…
 
Have you thought about starting a peer supervision group? It’s a great way to get feedback from colleagues, combat the isolation of a private practice, and even gain cross-referrals. Where do you start? How do you structure the group? What do you cover in the group? Who needs to be in the group? You can see that this topic gives way to many que ...…
 
As business owners, we want freedom and flexibility, but as we evolve, we encounter the difficulties of life. Sometimes we find ourselves out of balance with what’s really important and we are obligated and overextended in ways we didn’t envision. Today’s show is all about respecting the life seasons in which we find ourselves and giving oursel ...…
 
How do the worlds of immigration and LCSW intersect? It may not be a connection that you think of, but the need is there for immigration evaluations to be done, and this is where my guest today has stepped in and found her niche. Cecilia Racine, LCSW, has a private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Even though she didn’t start out in the immigrati ...…
 
With the growth of the telemedicine industry in recent years, have you considered using this technology in your private practice? If your curiosity is piqued, then you might wonder about the differences in marketing online counseling vs. a traditional private practice. Join us to learn more about this intriguing concept. Shelly Smith, LMFT, sha ...…
 
How do you succeed in marketing your practice when you tend toward introversion? So many clinicians are not extroverts and don’t feel comfortable with the traditional networking that is required in marketing. There are challenges to face, and fortunately, there are non-traditional forms of marketing that can be done. This show will give you som ...…
 
No doubt you’ve heard questions---and experienced some confusion about how to get credentialed and get on insurance panels. We have had many questions about this topic in the STC community, so today’s show seeks to dispel some of the mystery surrounding this process. Jeremy Zug, from Practice Solutions, works with clinicians with insurance bill ...…
 
Grief, mourning, and loss---they aren’t topics we usually enjoy discussing, but whether we like it or not, they are processes that we all have to go through at some point in life. For a therapist, how do you build your private practice while dealing with these intense feelings, and what would prompt you to find your niche within this realm? Tod ...…
 
When it comes to your business, how much is ENOUGH? How do you even know what enough is? These are questions we can all use some clarity about, along with evaluating the success of our business. Today’s show is a solo episode and the last one before I take the month of August off for a time of self-care and refreshment before returning with new ...…
 
Have you ever neglected your own needs to work with your clients? Have you sacrificed time for personal self-care to squeeze in “one more client”? Most clinicians are probably guilty of this behavior, called Sacrificial Helping Syndrome. I know what it is because I have lived it, as most other clinicians have done also. Let’s address this commo ...…
 
How can a clinician deal with chronic illness? Is it possible to continue running your business and furthering your career? This is a topic I’ve wanted to dive into because I know many of my private practice colleagues are dealing with some form of chronic illness or chronic pain. We all know that life and your business don’t stop when illness ...…
 
What are your “money stories”? This is a topic many of us struggle with related to the stories we tell ourselves about money. Our money beliefs affect everything about our practice, our work as business owners, and how we view and work with our clients. Let’s dig in and address the issues around our money beliefs so that we can better serve our ...…
 
When you’ve talked with as many people as I have, you tend to learn a lot of lessons and gain great insights into what it takes to build a successful private practice. Today’s show is a solo episode inspired by a presentation I did recently. We are focusing on three lessons I’ve learned, along with key takeaways and the biggest mistake for each ...…
 
Every once in a while, you’ll hear the success story of someone who breaks the mold and goes against the norms. Today’s show highlights the story of a therapist who bucks the trend of everything we normally learn on the podcast and is the direct opposite of what the experts say about building a private practice. Katie Zimmerman, LMFT, practices ...…
 
What safety measures do you have in place? As clinicians, we may not think about personal safety as a concern, and we certainly hope it’s never an issue, but we should be proactive and prepared. We’ve never had safety issues as a podcast topic before, but there have been many conversations about this in the STC Facebook Community. Adriana Aleja ...…
 
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