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Blissful Practice with Dr. Agnes Wainman, PhD
28 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Episode 16: Sloth vs. Sonic; My Fourth Year in Private Practice
I'm six months into my 4th year of practice! I discuss adding another associate, shifting from maintenance to growth mode and plans for an exciting new project.
25 minutes | Jun 18, 2017
Episode 15: So Many Projects, So Much Growth: My Third Year in Private Practice
In this episode I talk about my third year in private practice; adding an associate, starting a second business and immersing myself in learning.
29 minutes | Jun 11, 2017
Episode 14; Why Don't They Teach Us That In Grad School? Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Today I chat with Sherry Shockey-Pope about; her ability to put people at ease since high school; balancing going to school and working full-time; her jump into private practice following a 17 year career with the county; what she has found most helpful in marketing and growing a successful multi-clinical practice; how she has packaged her private practice knowledge into the Therapist Practice In a Box
33 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
Episode 13: Video Marketing for Private Practice: Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT
Check out my conversation with Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT; We discuss his original (surprising!) career path; his entry into private practice as a way to protect himself from burn out; what he learned about marketing in a room full of real estate agents his expansion from private practice owner to visual artist. Find Ernesto at www.fylmit.com
24 minutes | May 28, 2017
Episode 12: Sink or Swim: My Second Year In Private Practice
How developing an ideal client was the game changer in my private practice, how I transformed my website using Squarespace, developed multiple niches around my ideal client, and how I upped my networking game.
33 minutes | Feb 19, 2017
Episode 11: Blogging Your Way to a Successful Private Practice: Sharon Martin, LCSW
Check out my conversation with Sharon Martin where we discuss; how being of service to others is a family trait the number of options we have as therapists which can be both exciting and overwhelming! Sharon’s blogging journey from writing for her own private practice to writing for platforms like PsychCentral how she helps other therapist find their blogging voice www.livewellwithSharonMartin.com
35 minutes | Feb 12, 2017
Episode 10: If I Can't Be Oprah, I'll Be a Therapist; Laura Long, LMFT
Today I speak with Laura Long, LMFT of Your Bad Ass Therapy Practice. We discuss; how Oprah influenced her career choice why Marriage and Family Therapy was a great fit for her how a talk in graduate school influenced her career path finding her way to private practice and figuring out that she was really good at it how helping other therapists became a new business; Your Bad Ass Therapy Practice Find Laura at http://www.yourbadasstherapypractice.com/
17 minutes | Feb 5, 2017
Debt, Freak Outs and Grit: My First Year in Private Practice
Dr. Agnes Wainman describes how her first year in private practice was a bit of a mess; too few clients, locked into a 5 year lease of a huge office space, and more money going out the door then coming in. Despite the struggles, she persisted (she actually had no choice) and made major changes to change the course of her practice.
29 minutes | Jan 29, 2017
Episode 8: I'm Not Sure What It Is, But I'll Sign up For Sociology! Sarah A. Glibert, LCSW
In this week's episode I talk with Sarah A. Gilbert of Transitions Therapy. We cover; how Sarah accidentally fell into social work how she balanced an agency job while building her own private practice the parallels between being a new mom and a new practice owner shifting from information gathering to taking action the inspiration behind being more vulnerable and open in her own life and how that has influenced how she shows up in private practice You can find Sarah at www.transitionstherapyllc.com
38 minutes | Jan 22, 2017
Episode 7: Can an Only Child Play Well with Others?
Today I chat with Maureen Werrbach, LCPC. Maureen is the owner of Urban Wellness in Chicago and The Group Practice Exchange. We talk about: how being an only child influenced Maureen’s career choice our Eastern European bond and the culture's perception of therapy Maureen’s work with entrepreneurs and why she loves this work her transition from renting a single office on her own to two locations and 17 therapists how she helps other therapists grow their own group practices You can connect with Maureen at The Group Practice Exchange www.thegrouppracticeexchange.com
29 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
My Own Money Story; The Good, The Bad and the So, So Ugly
Inspired by Episode 5, Therapists, Money and Cat Fur, Dr. Agnes Wainman talks about her own money journey in her private practice. From financial ostrich to financial shame slayer, she discussed being an immigrant as a child surrounded by wealth, her destructive beliefs about earning money and how she has reframed her thinking about debt.
27 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
Therapists, Money and Cat Fur: Psychotherapist and Consultant, Tiffany McLain
Episode 5: Therapists, Money & Cat Fur: Psychotherapist and Consultant Tiffany McLain Today I speak with Tiffany McLain, a San Francisco based psychotherapist. Today we talk about; how I bonded with Tiffany over knitting with cat fur her clinical work with people of colour working in technology using her own story to market her practice, despite her psychoanalytic background how she has used her own private practice as a testing ground in private practice development what Tiffany has learned about therapists and money Find Tiffany at www.heytiffany.com.
30 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
Finding Her Way Home: Relationship Therapist and Consultant, Rebecca Wong
Today I chat with Rebecca Wong, Relationship Therapist and Consultant. We discuss; her eclectic path to becoming a therapist the role of play in her clinical work (including playing Jenga!) how she works with couples to tap into their curiosity about each other helping new parents transition to their new roles her amazing private practice website her project “The Practice of Being Seen” her move to a home based practice Find Rebecca at https://www.connectfulness.com https://connectfulness.com/the-practice-of-being-seen www.rebeccawonglcsw.com www.practiceofbeingseen.com
15 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
Why I Became a Therapist
The first question I ask all of my guests is “Why did you become a therapist?” In this episode, I answer this question myself; why my answer now is very different then how I would have answered at the beginning of grad school, my foray into collecting urine samples, what I learned about myself during my graduate training, why I began the Blissful Practice podcast and how I have come full circle to my childhood career dream Visit me over at www.blissfulpractice.com for more of my story.
30 minutes | Dec 11, 2016
Networking guru Allison Puryear of Abundance Practice Building
Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS is a therapist and consultant at Abundance Practice Building. We talk about how her own experiences influenced her career path; her experiences in agency positions; how she started and grew a private practice in 3 different locations; and she shares her tips on networking your way to private practice success. Find Allison at www.abundancepracticebuilding.com and join her Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/440660232762561/
35 minutes | Dec 11, 2016
Therapists Can Change the World; A Discussion with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
Today I chat with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C! Laura talks about how her “aha” moment in a sociology class influenced her career path, her desire to make widespread change in the world, how she overcame the idea that private practice was “selling out,” how her personal growth has influenced her career and why she launched her podcast, Therapy Chat. You can connect with Laura at http://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/
10 minutes | Dec 9, 2016
Welcome to the Blissful Practice Podcast
Dr. Agnes Wainman, a registered psychologist, introduces the Blissful Practice podcast. She will be interviewing mental health professionals who are in private practice; why they became a therapist, their journeys through their careers and their experiences in private practice. She also shares parts of her story of how she took her own private practice from hot mess to Blissful.
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