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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 ...
 
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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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a millionaire? Most of us have probably spent some time dreaming about how we would use that kind of wealth, but you might be surprised to learn that millionaires don’t live and spend the way we think they do. The show will take a short break for the month of April. This is because I like to pr ...…
 
Niching, SEO, blog and website design----these are concepts we need to be familiar with as clinicians, but don’t they tend to be confusing? How do they fit together—or do they? Today’s show will break down the terminology and answer your questions about how these aspects of your practice can work in your favor. We’re talking all about niching a ...…
 
What are the essential elements in creating a successful private practice? We all know the list of things to consider and plan goes on and on and on! Everywhere we turn, there are new challenges to meet and new details to handle. Today’s show features a clinician who has navigated this journey, faced the ups and downs, and created a beautiful p ...…
 
How are you at thinking outside the box? As private practitioners, that kind of creative thinking is vital, but we know that any journey has its bumps in the road. This episode is perfect for everyone who has thought about creating, marketing and selling a product. What is the process like? How do you take care of all the little details? What a ...…
 
What if your clients did their homework? Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep your clients engaged in- between sessions? These questions are behind the development of Therachat, a HIPAA-compliant, encrypted app that helps with the process of therapy homework. Join us to learn more! Kouris Kalligas is the founder and CEO of Therachat. When I h ...…
 
Have you ever thought about starting your own online community? You’ve heard me talk often about the STC Facebook Community and the many questions and show topics that spring from that group. In fact, the idea for today’s show comes from emails I recently received about our online community. I hope this show gives you the information you need i ...…
 
How do you build a successful private pay practice in an area heavily dominated by insurance pay practices? It’s a question that many clinicians either struggle with, or think about, and this is our topic for today’s show. This topic has been frequently discussed in the STC community, so I know it will be impactful for you, regardless of which ...…
 
Today’s show highlights a common problem for clinicians, especially those in a private pay practice. How do we get clients’ out-of-network claims paid? Rachael Norman is here from Better; their mission is to help providers not lose patients because of not accepting insurance. Better is an app for filing out-of-network insurance claims. They are ...…
 
My guest today is Dr. David Craig, from Spruce Health, which is a great resource for HIPAA compliance. Today’s conversation will give clinicians something to think about staying HIPAA compliant when we communicate with clients over cell phones. Join us! www.sellingthecouch.com/session147
 
Today’s solo episode topic may be one you’ve thought a lot about, or it may be something that hasn’t crossed your mind. We are discussing the ins and outs of creating a membership site, something that comes up frequently in discussions in the STC Facebook community. It’s something I’ve been trying to figure out over the past 13 months. We are t ...…
 
I’m excited to share with you my conversation with Amy Van Slambrook, who is a clinician in Florida and a member of the STC community. We are talking about how she’s accomplishing good in the world that is much bigger than private practice. She shares her journey, some lessons learned, the intention behind her website design, and how she narrow ...…
 
The topic for today’s show is one I have thought a lot about. It’s about having a bigger vision for your practice and building a business that isn’t just for income, but for doing MORE in the world. We sometimes refer to this idea as “social entrepreneurship,” which is about using your business profits to do more social good in the world. If yo ...…
 
Welcome to a new year and a new season of STC! I was thankful to have a couple of weeks in India over the break, seeing many family members that I haven’t seen in a while. Now we are back and looking forward to what 2018 holds! My guest today is Ilona Naroditsky, LPC, of Spectrum of Solutions, which is located here in the Philly area. Ilona’s p ...…
 
Today’s episode is a bittersweet one since it’s the final one of 2017. I always take a break from the podcast from Thanksgiving through the end of December, to focus on self-care and give myself some rest. Usually, these final episodes are different in some way; as an example, listen to Episode 100 if you haven’t already. Today’s show, however, ...…
 
My guests today are Dr. Kate Campbell and Katie Lemieux, from The Private Practice Startup Podcast. Our topic is this: How do you create a positive culture in private practice? I’ll admit that I’ve been fascinated by the unspoken aspects of creating culture. So, what are my big values? How do we make hires that align with that culture? Let’s ge ...…
 
My guest today is Maureen Werrbach, an active member of the STC community and owner of a group practice in Chicago. Maureen manages around 20 clinicians and staff members who work for her at Urban Wellness. She is also the owner of The Group Practice Exchange, which supports clinicians who want to build and grow their group practices. Maureen s ...…
 
Today’s podcast is a solo episode about My Struggle with Chasing the Shiny Objects in Business. I’ve experienced this struggle as I’ve built STC and gone through the challenges of entrepreneurship. My desire is to encourage all of you by being transparent about this issue. You can read the full show notes at www.sellingthecouch.com/session139…
 
Today’s guest is Debra Roberts, LCSW, who is in private practice specializing in relationship therapy. Our topic today is one that many clinicians have probably pondered at one time or another. We’re discussing how to take our clinical expertise and turn it into some kind of digital product that extends far beyond the therapy room. Over 20+ yea ...…
 
Michelle Richardson, LCSW, started her group practice in Audubon, NJ in 2015. Her practice, the Mindful Soul Center for Well Being, focuses on women’s issues. Michelle shares how she had a vision for the practice and kept moving forward to make it happen. We’re discussing what the naming process entails when you begin a new practice, the market ...…
 
In today's episode, Nicole shares the changing of the podcast and future of Sacred Sisterhood. To stay informed please go to www.LaunchingYourDaughter.com and sign up for the newsletter. Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and feedback along this journey. Moving forward in bringing women together and how they are impacting our future ...…
 
Elizabeth Cush, aka “Biz,” is in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Her practice focuses on those with anxiety. Elizabeth is an active member of the STC Facebook Community, and she went back to school in her 50’s to get her master’s degree before plunging into private practice. We’ll discuss how she made the leap into private practice and ...…
 
Today's guest is Stuart Fensterheim, a licensed clinical social worker, blogger, author and podcast host. He is located in Scottsdale, AZ. Stuart is a couples expert which means he works with couples having difficulty feeling close and connected to one another. He assist them in finding ways to deepen their relationship by understanding and sha ...…
 
Today’s episode is a solo session in which I discuss Smart Ways to Repurpose Blog Content. I tried doing a Facebook Live recently on this topic, but there were technical difficulties. I knew it would be a great topic for the STC podcast, so we’re talking about taking existing content and presenting it in different ways. Join me! You can read th ...…
 
In today’s episode I discuss the difference between praise and encouragement, discouraging statements and self-reflection. Being a teenager can be challenging because they are wanting to feel accepted, step into their own identity but are still trying out new behaviors or beliefs, and wanting to feel successful and that they are enough. Parents ...…
 
My guest today is Nicol Stolar-Peterson. She spent 12 years working in the child protective services field, so she has the experience to tell us about prepping for court and the challenges it brings. We all know that making a court appearance can be anxiety-provoking for anyone. Nicol answers common questions about the subject and shares how he ...…
 
My guest today is Lisa Marchiano, is a licensed clinical social worker and Jungian Analyst. She has a private practice located in Philadelphia, PA and works with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships issues, past traumas and grief and loss. She likes to work with myth, dreams and fairytales in her practice. If you need paren ...…
 
Today’s guest is Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a psychologist in private practice in Decatur, GA. She is the creator of the website, blog, and podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her practice mainly focuses on African-American women who have gone through breakups. Dr. Joy and I are discussing how she has built this therapy and brand, and how she devel ...…
 
In today’s episode I am going to discuss family roles and how your teenagers can challenge them. Before I get into this I want to share a movie I watched recently called Tommy’s Honour. It is based on true facts regarding a father (Tom Morris) and his son (Tommy Morris) in the late 1800’s in Scotland. These two men are credited with being pione ...…
 
My guest today is Molly Papp, a therapist who works with couples and individuals in California. As the mother of a three-month old son, Molly has personal experience with today’s topic. We’re discussing how to return to private practice after having a baby. We’re covering what it looks like to plan for this leave, how to transition to and from ...…
 
My guests today is Susan Sweet PhD and Brenda Miles PhD. Susan is a clinical psychologist and mother of two.She has worked in hospital, school, and community-based settings and is passionate about children’ mental health and well-being. Susan hopes worries never overshadow anyone’s dreams. Brenda is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked ...…
 
Today’s show is a solo episode with yours truly, and we are discussing Five Ways to Authentically Connect with Referral Sources. We all know that these connections are important for our practices, and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned personally. Join me! Links: www.speakpipe.com www.bonjoro.com You can read the full show notes at www.sell ...…
 
In today’s episode, I am returning to a discussion about transitions in life. If your daughter is graduating high school or college this year, now is a good time begin having conversations around this change. Often we do not acknowledge the joys and sorrows that come with ending a chapter in our lives and creating dialog about this topic is imp ...…
 
Today’s topic is email correspondence with clients, specifically, the parameters to follow in staying secure. My guest is Anabeli Fernandez of Hushmail, and we’re diving deep into the world of email. Anabeli takes terms and concepts that can be confusing and explains them in an easy-to-understand way. Join us to learn more! Links: Find out more ...…
 
In today’s episode, I discuss ways parents and caregivers can either deepen their relationship with their teen daughter or create a bigger divide. Over the years teenagers have shared their frustrations with me about what their parents do or don’t do in building a relationship with them. These suggestions are areas to reflect on, discuss during ...…
 
Today’s guest is Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS, and she’s here to talk about a topic that many find full of panic, anxiety, and struggle. We’re talking about the idea of marketing; how do we market in a way that is kind, authentic, and from a place of service? Allison has a great framework for creating marketing strategies that are kind and grace ...…
 
My guest today is Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in women’s emotional health and relationships. Dr. Hanks is the founder and director of Wasatch Family Therapy, author of The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide for Women, a blogger, a local and national media contribu ...…
 
My guest today is Laura Vaillancourt, LHMC, a geriatric mental health specialist in Olympia, WA. Laura is doing amazing things in serving the elderly, providing a variety of services including case management and assessments. Part of her work includes consulting with other geriatric caregivers and facilities. Our conversation gives an opportuni ...…
 
My guest today is Dr. Maggie Wray. She is a psychologist, mentor and life coach in the Atlanta, GA area. Maggie has Ph.D. in Neurobiology & Behavior from Cornell and is a success coach for teens and young adults. A fun fact about Maggie, she has a Bachelor degree in astrophysics from Princeton. In this episode, you will learn: Getting the “why” ...…
 
My guest today is Sue Marriott, LCSW, in Austin, Texas. She has run multiple therapy groups, even some long-term groups that have run for over a decade! Sue shares her inspiration, marketing techniques, and what it takes to make the switch to group therapy, along with her favorite tips for making group therapy successful! Join us! Today’s Aweso ...…
 
My guest today is Janeen Herskovitz is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida and owner of Puzzle Peace Counseling, LLC. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Rowan University in New Jersey, (1995) and her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University (2010). She is a trained as an ...…
 
I’m going solo today to have an honest conversation about My Struggle with Finding a Niche. It’s been a difficult path that stills feel a little raw and emotional for me as I’ve taken the leap back into private practice this year. Join me now as I share some thoughts and tips I’ve picked up along the way. Resources: Selling The Couch Today’s Aw ...…
 
My guest today is Annie Schuessler, MFT, who coaches clinicians through her private practice in California. Our topic is a fun but important one: Finding and Owning your Superpowers as a private practitioner. We’re each gifted in some ways, but the challenge is often sifting through it all and focusing on what we’re best at. Then we have to kno ...…
 
Welcome. My guest today Karen Rayne who has a PhD is in Educational Psychology. She has been working in education for the past two decades with an expertise in sexuality education. She began working in sexuality education in 2007 by providing comprehensive sexuality education classes for middle school students and human sexuality classes for co ...…
 
Today’s guest is Daniela Tempesta, LCSW, who has a private practice in San Francisco. She has an amazing story to share about starting and re-starting her practice while dealing with the sudden loss of her mother. She’s written a NY Times article about her experience in continuing to build her business when life brings unexpected adversity. Dan ...…
 
Today’s guest is Kim Engstrom, a colleague who practices in my local area, just south of Philadelphia. Our topic is perfect for my return after a break; it’s about practicing mindfulness. As practitioners, we must learn to take time for ourselves, even when we’re battling the daily grind. Mindfulness is a basic idea, but a powerful medium that ...…
 
Today’s episode I discuss how a spiritual practice can improve relationships with others and self, how it can help your daughter, what it is and what it is not and intuition. What is a spiritual practice? Spiritual practice can include religious practices Morality deals with issues of right and wrong Ethical system set of values or beliefs and ...…
 
Today’s episode I discuss why investing in yourself as a parent, caregiver or investing in your adolescent is important. I will also discuss the differences between coaching and psychotherapy. Why investing in yourself or your daughter is necessary Everyone has their blind spots or shadows Investing in yourself is supporting your mind, body, an ...…
 
Today’s episode is for all the dads who are listening and raising adolescent girls. Whether you are the biological dad, step-dad, male figure in her in life this episode is dedicated to you. At the time of this recording, next Sunday is Father’s Day here in the United States. Dad’s I know this stage of development for many teen girls can be cha ...…
 
My guest today is Neil Brown a licensed clinical social worker, author, and podcaster. He is located in the beautiful area of Santa Cruz, CA. Neil has over 40 years of clinical experience, comes from a systemic approach and works with families and couples and kids of every age.In today’s episode, we are going to explore some areas in his recent ...…
 
Today’s episode I discuss why sleep is important for your teen daughters, how it is normal for adolescents to stay up later and want to sleep during the day vs adults and ways to encourage healthier sleep patterns. I enjoy sleep and know this an area of struggle for many families of teenagers. The adolescent brain is going through many neurolog ...…
 
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