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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 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 ...
 
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Private Practice Journeys
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Four therapists discuss their experiences of what it's like to start and manage a private practice over the course of a year. Each therapist is interviewed once a month to find out what it’s really like to be in private practice – basically the nuts and bolts, highs and lows and lessons learned. By only having four therapists participate on podcast episodes listeners get “depth” of practical information as opposed to “breadth” of information, which is typical of other podcast series in which ...
 
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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 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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Private Practi ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Cindy Norton, a licensed marriage and family therapist associate, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Debby Simmons, a licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Pri ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Amanda Petrik, a licensed clinical professional counselor, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "P ...…
 
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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 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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Private Practi ...…
 
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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 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 ...…
 
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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 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 ...…
 
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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 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 ...…
 
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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. | Weekly conversations to build and grow your counseling private practice
 
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 ...…
 
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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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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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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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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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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Debby Simmons, a licensed marriage and family therapist and Jeff Zimmerman, a licensed psychologist and an expert in private practice development discuss methods of developing Debby’s group private practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on thei ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Cindy Norton, a licensed marriage and family therapist associate and Lynn Grodzki, a licensed clinical social worker and an expert in private practice development discuss methods of developing Cindy’s private practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapi ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, John Clarke, a licensed professional counselor and an expert in private practice development, discusses methods of starting and developing a private practice. Give it a listen and find out how you can take your private practice to the next level! Get the show notes on the "Private Practi ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, and Allison Puryear, an expert in private practice development discuss methods of developing Lisa’s private practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the sh ...…
 
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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; ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Amanda Petrik, a licensed clinical professional counselor, and Joe Sanok, an expert in private practice development discuss methods of developing Amanda’s private practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! G ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Debby Simmons, a licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Pri ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Private Practi ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Amanda Petrik, a licensed clinical professional counselor, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "P ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Cindy Norton, a licensed marriage and family therapist associate, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Debby Simmons, a licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Pri ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses what new and exciting things have happened in her practice since last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Private Practi ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Amanda Petrik, a licensed clinical professional counselor, discusses what new and exciting things have happened since starting her practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Privat ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Cindy Norton, a licensed marriage and family therapist associate, discusses what new and exciting things have happened since starting her practice. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Debby Simmons, a licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses what new and exciting things have happened since starting her practice last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on th ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Lisa Duez, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses what new and exciting things have happened since starting her practice last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on the "Private ...…
 
On this episode of the Private Practice Journeys podcast, Amanda Petrik, a licensed clinical professional counselor, discusses what new and exciting things have happened since starting her practice last month. Give it a listen and find out why you’ll want to follow these therapists on their journeys into private practice! Get the show notes on ...…
 
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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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