Seasoned Therapists Share Their Advice for New Counselors

This week, our blogpost is for new therapists and what our team of seasoned professionals want you to know.  We’ve all been through graduate school, getting our first job, getting our second (third/fourth/etc) job, registering with the State, getting licensed and much, much more.  There are some things we want all new therapists out there to know and it’s all outlined below.   # 1 Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP, NCC My biggest tip for new counselors is to move away from the thought that you aren’t going to make any money.  We are programmed from the beginning to think of… Continue Reading This Article

Our Stories: Why We Became Therapists

Why We Became Therapists! Our team of bloggers and therapists are sharing their authentic story with you this week: Why We Became Therapists?.  No two paths are ever the same and each of our contributors shares why they decided to become a therapist.  This is our most real blogpost yet and we hope it inspires you to follow your dreams and aspirations. # 1 Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP, NCC It’s actually a funny story why I became a therapist.  My sight was set on law school for a long time.  I wanted to be a lawyer after seeing how rich… Continue Reading This Article

Summer Reads

Summer Reads Our latest blogposts is on our top picks for summer reads.  If you go to a therapist, chances are they are going to recommend a book for you to read.  Bibliotherapy, or reading books between sessions, is a common recommendation from therapists.  This week, we decided to ask our team of therapists their favorite self-help books.  This is a perfect summer ready list for you! # 1 Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP, NCC I’ve written blogposts about my favorite book, The Feeling Good Handbook before.  I can’t say enough about how amazing this book is at helping you to… Continue Reading This Article

What to Look for in a Qualified Supervisor for Licensure

Congratulations, it’s time to find a Qualified Supervisor!  You have officially graduated from school and you are ready to take on your first job as a therapist, social market or counselor.  This is a very exciting time in your life and you have another big decisions facing you: “Who should I pick as a supervisor?”.  There are many options for you and some things to consider. Finding a qualified supervisor can be scary but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are some considerations to review when thinking about connecting with a supervisor: 1. Job supervisor versus Independent supervisor Many jobs… Continue Reading This Article

Top Ten Ways to Market Your Private Practice

Last year, I was able to make six figures in private practice and one of the biggest lessons I learned was the importance of marketing and networking. I’ve decided to put down a list of the top ten ways I marketed my practice. If I’ve missed any, please feel free to comment and tell us what methods you use in order to build a practice. 1. Psychology Today a. Hands down the best way to get clients is through Psychology Today. I’ve wrote and rewrote my profile many times. I’ve changed my pictures and added ones of my office. This… Continue Reading This Article