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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Selling the Couch is the #1 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 new 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 gui ...
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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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” ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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 ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
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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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Nicole Liloia, LCSW in New Jersey. We’re talking about thinking outside the box when it comes to creating multiple income streams and scaling our businesses. Nicole has the experience to teach us how to NOT be dependent on trading time for income. Want to know more? Join us! Resources: www.nicoleliloia.com (Find out more about ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
My guest today is Mari A. Lee a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified sex addiction therapist, the founder of Growth Counseling Services in Glendora, California, a best-selling author, popular national speaker, and a business coach supporting therapists in developing multiple income streams. Additionally, Mari is the co-founder of ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Welcome to this solo episode! I’m talking today about all the things I thought I knew about podcasting that turned out NOT to be true. I want to help you avoid these mistakes if you’re considering embarking on your own podcasting journey. My podcasting journey spans almost 2-1/2 years now, which is still hard for me to believe. So, here we go; ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Welcome to the Launching Your Daughter Podcast, today’s guest is Lynn Lyons, LICSW who is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. In today’s episode, Lynn talks about how she became involved with this work, why your daughter shouldn’t avoid disappointment and ha ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Opher Ganel, who is the spouse of a mental health practitioner. Although he trained as a physicist, he has a passion for small businesses. In working with his wife in her practice, he has noticed the struggle that many feel around setting rates. That’s our focus for today’s show; we will discuss setting fees in your private pr ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode I discuss Mother’s Day can be a time to celebrate and share how much you appreciate what you mom has done for you over the years. For others, it can be a day of sorrow, remembrance or pain. Whether this day brings you happiness or sorrow or pain, giving yourself permission to be where you and taking care of yourself is important ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest is Cathy Berman, a private practitioner in Oakland, CA. She began her career as a nurse practitioner in the ob-gyn field. It was a natural transition for her to become a marriage and family therapist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. Join us for this real and open conversation about Cathy’s practice and her struggles ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode I return to discussing budgeting, finances and planning with your daughter. At the time of this recording here in the Unites States, many high schools seniors are getting ready to graduate within the next month or so. This is an exciting time for many families and can also create emotions of sadness and worry. Over the last deca ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Melissa Thompson, LMFT, who practices in NYC. Our topic is how to create an e-course, which is something she and two colleagues have done. They began with a blog that they expanded upon to provide the e-course for moms. E-courses can be a great way to expand your authority and reach, and they create additional income streams a ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s guest is Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., is a psychologist specializing maternal mental health and the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast. She was drawn to this specialty after going through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety with her first child. Dr. Kat has a private practice in Claremont, Ca and runs a free pregnancy and postpartum st ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Today’s show is Part 2 of Episode 116 with Katie May, a DBT-certified therapist who works with teens in Philadelphia. Katie has been successful in creating therapy groups for her clients and is eager to share her tips. Today’s conversation focuses on setting fees, advertising, and filling groups. Join us for more from Katie! Today’s Awesome Spo ...…
 
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Today’s guest is Mallory Grimste, Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Woodbridge CT. She specializes in helping anxious, depressed, and emotional teens create a life worth living. Her clients often leave therapy with better self-esteem and improved relationships now that they have the skills needed to be more mindful, cope with life's st ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Today’s conversation is with Katie May, from just outside Philadelphia, whose therapy practice specifically focuses on teens and adolescents. Our topic is one that frequently comes up in the STC Facebook community: starting a group within your private practice. With Katie, I’ve found someone who has successfully navigated the ins and outs of th ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode I return to ways to manage anxiety and share techniques from various medical doctors and therapists. Anxiety can be genetic, but more often it is learned behavior. Mindfulness continues to be shown how it reduces anxiety, depression, ADHD and chronic pain symptoms. In this episode you will learn: Dr. Daniel Siegel’s hand model o ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Jason Weiland, who operates his therapy practice in Florida. He is dedicated to helping clients through wilderness retreats and workshops. Jason shares how he has combined his practice and his love of nature in thinking outside the box. His first large-scale wilderness workshop is coming up in June against the beautiful backdr ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode I share my recent experience at a conference in Washington D.C. where over 4,500 mental health professionals from various parts of the world gathered. I discuss visiting different Smithsonian museums and how the people and our past events impacted me. My invitation to parents and caregiver to seek to understand from your daughte ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Welcome to my conversation with Dr. Dori Gatter. Dori is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and group practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. We’re talking about an important topic for any practitioner: how to move people from interested callers to actual clients. Join us now! Today’s Awesome Sponsor: TheraNest TheraNest help ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode I share how parents can learn to manage their expectations of their daughters, explore their own emotions and how assertive communication skills come into play. Relationships are work whether it is a parent/child or friendship or partnership. When we project our expectations onto the other person, then we create our own frustrat ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Welcome to my conversation with Alison Pidgeon, LPC, in Lancaster, PA. Alison has been successful in expanding her solo practice into a group practice with five clinicians. We’re discussing how she met the challenges, growing pains, and logistical issues of this expansion. She’s done it with courage, resilience, and boldness. Find out more from ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s guest is Daniela Paolone, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in Westlake Village, CA. Daniela specializes in supporting people living with chronic pain, illness, anxiety, and depression. In today’s episode she shares mindfulness and emotional freedom techniques along with the science behind how these techniques can h ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Benjamin Reisterer, LPC, in Grand Rapids, MI. He has successfully accomplished something that is a frequent topic of discussion in the STC Facebook community: he designed and created an app. It’s called MetaFi, and it’s a more efficient way for clients to track emotions on a daily basis. He had to think outside the box and tak ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s guest is Elizabeth Bonet who is a certified Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, an author, podcaster, and yoga teacher. Dr. Bonet helps people feel more emotionally stable, happier and more connected to their partner, friends, and loved ones. Her specialties are hypnosis and anxiety along with doing couples counseling and ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Dr. Katayune (Kat) Kaeni, who is a psychologist in CA specializing in maternal mental health. Our topic is one that comes up frequently in the STC Facebook community. It’s about giving live presentations and workshops. My friend Kat is seen as an authority on this subject because she’s done so many events. She knows the value ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s guest is LaTasha Hudson, Vice President of Development and Public Relations for Girls, Inc here in Indianapolis, IN. She has been the Director of Programs for 5 years and has the most direct program experience within our organization. She has a passion for serving girls in our community. Girls Inc is a national organization empowering g ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Welcome! My guest today is Amanda Petrik, LCPC in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to her counseling work, Amanda is also a registered play therapist. She recently made the transition from part-time private practice to full-time, which may sound easier than it actually is! Our discussion today stems from a post Amanda made in the STC Facebook commun ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about mindfulness and a product I use that helps me meditate called Muse. Studies have shown that mindfulness and meditation can reduce anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and increase gray matter in our brains. The increase in gray matter can improve our brain health, cognitive abilities, and awareness. As ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Dr. Ellis Edmunds, a psychologist in Oakland, CA. Today’s topic is about pursuing your passions and thinking outside the box. Ellis had the idea to create a therapeutic board game based on mindfulness practices. Using his creative talents and great idea for something different and unheard of in his field, Ellis took the leap a ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode is words of encouragements from mother’s of adult daughters to mom’s of teenage daughters. Mothers from around the country shared what they learned when their daughters were teens and how these lessons help them create a strong bond with their adult daughters today. Being a parent of a teenager can be challenging and rewarding. ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
Welcome to a solo episode about a very important topic: Focusing on Your ONE Thing. This episode is an outgrowth of one of my personal goals for 2017, which is to read one business-related book per month. I’ve already read a book that has impacted me greatly and changed the way I approach my business. The book is The One Thing: The Surprisingly ...…
 
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Today's guest is the creator of Talk Sex with Me Tara Spears. In this episode, Tara talks about the difficulties of talking about sex with teenagers, the importance of knowing your own values and reasons why parents themselves may struggle to talk about sex with their teenagers. Ms. Spears graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Robbin Rockett, a psychologist in CA who focuses her practice on working primarily with single moms. Our topic is building a private practice around your calling and passion. A greater “WHY” makes your practice more sustainable and gives a different perspective than if you just “have a job.” I’ve tried to make this my personal ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s guest is Matt Hart who is from southern Indiana. Matt has been a high school Theatre, English, Speech and Debate teacher for just over 20 years and also served as a theater director at Gibson Southern High School. More recently Matt has chosen to pursue an endeavor he is passionate about speaking to people about bullying. He gives a 45 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
My guest today is Nicole Burgess, LMFT, a friend and clinician from Indianapolis. Nicole’s career has included being an accountant, a business analyst, and now---a clinician and podcaster. Her podcast, Launching Your Daughter, is for parents of teen and tween girls. Today, we are discussing her journey to private practice and what she’s learned ...…
 
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Launching Your Daughter|Psychotherapy|Anxiety|Trauma|Mindfulness|Parenting|Depression|Relationships
 
Today’s episode is about teen dating abuse and violence. I know this topic can be difficult to hear, but I am encouraging you to listen because unfortunately this continues to be an all to common issue I see in my practice. In the past I co-facilitated a domestic violence batterer’s intervention group for teen boys. They had been charged with b ...…
 
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