Marketing Mindset: How to Feel More Comfortable Being Seen

When it comes to marketing, it feels like everyone makes it look so easy.

Self-promotion or having to “sell yourself” makes you feel like a fish out of water – and just as slimy as one, too.

In an ideal world, your work speaks for itself. Continue reading “Marketing Mindset: How to Feel More Comfortable Being Seen”

I Broke Up With My To-Do List

I’m obsessed with to-do lists.  My brain chemistry rewards me for crossing tasks off my list.  Even shit I’ve already done. My brain doesn’t know the difference. 

The calm of a neatly written list. The feel of my pilot pen gliding across the page. The sense of completion when a task is complete.

It’s bliss.

Yet, there’s one area where my to-do list fails me: 

Writing for my business.

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The Paradox of Private Practice for Sensitive Therapists

“What is one thing you wish you had been told before going into private practice?”

This question was asked of me earlier this week by a graduate student in a local counseling program.  She interviewed me about being a therapist and why I decided to go into private practice.  While my story is nothing new to you, the conversation with this student got my wheels turning about what exactly drives sensitive therapists into private practice and the unexpected challenges we face once we are in the thick of it.

The decision for a sensitive therapist to go into private practice is often a mix of logic and emotion.  Continue reading “The Paradox of Private Practice for Sensitive Therapists”

Three Difficult Lessons I Learned From Building a Private Practice

When I started my private practice back in 2016, I had no clue how much this endeavor would challenge me, overwhelm me, and invigorate me.

During the first year of my business, I felt like I was faking it. Even as I got my first several clients, I remember waiting for some imaginary auditor to cite me for the crime of I-have-no-fucking-clue-what-I’m-doing.

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An Open Letter to Sensitive Therapists With Money Shame

I see you.

You are empathic, creative, and intuitive.  You’re known for your keen insight and ability to anticipate other’s needs.  You remember dial-up internet, Myspace, and a time before smartphones.

You feel the world as deeply as an abyss. You experience emotions as bundles.  Joy and grief.  Sadness and bliss. Beauty and loss.  Sometimes you want to explode into a thousand pieces because life feels so exquisite and empty at the same time.

This is your first time in private practice. Or perhaps it’s your second go-around because the first didn’t pan out.  Either way, you feel the crushing importance to make this business work.   Continue reading “An Open Letter to Sensitive Therapists With Money Shame”