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Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for aspiring, new, 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 tips and strategies, and their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts. What you get are bite sized and highly actionable tips to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey. Start Your Journey at http://sellingthecouch.com/start

Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for aspiring, new, 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 tips and strategies, and their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts. What you get are bite sized and highly actionable tips to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey. Start Your Journey at http://sellingthecouch.com/start
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Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for aspiring, new, 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 tips and strategies, and their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts. What you get are bite sized and highly actionable tips to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey. Start Your Journey at http://sellingthecouch.com/start

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Episodes

201: Creating A Conference To Share Your Message In Private Practice

7/11/2019
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As clinicians, we often think about creative outlets for our messages of hope and healing. One of those that you might not have considered is creating a conference. It may sound like an overwhelming task, but it’s one that can be effective and fulfilling. Let’s discuss it in today’s show! Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, does a lot of good work around all things related to parenting. She’s written Shame-Proof Parenting and has created The Diversity in Parenting Conference, which explores the diverse...

Duration:00:31:51

200: What A Clinician Needs To Have In Place Before Scaling To Multiple Income Streams

7/3/2019
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I can’t believe it’s here----Episode 200! I’m thrilled to have made it this far in my journey and to have so many of you along with me. Podcasting has made me more confident as a person and a speaker, and I’m thankful for the ways I’ve grown on this path. Today’s topic is one I’m very passionate about, and you’ve heard it mentioned many times on the show. We’re discussing what a clinician needs to have in place before scaling to multiple income streams. Nicole Liloia, LCSW, practices in New...

Duration:00:35:18

199: When a Team Member Passes Away: Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.

6/27/2019
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I never thought I’d have to do an episode like this one, but unfortunate events have brought me face-to-face with reality. One of my team members, Karen, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer earlier this year. Although she was undergoing chemo and radiation, she passed away a few weeks ago. Karen was an important part of the STC team who helped me a lot, especially in handling Facebook ads. The challenge for me has been balancing the grieving process while trying to carry on and...

Duration:00:16:35

198: How We Make Self-care A Regular And Necessary Part Of Our Lifestyle

6/20/2019
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Today’s topic is one that I’m very passionate about, and I’m finding more and more clinicians who are making lifestyle changes and getting on board with self-care. Specifically, today’s show covers how we make self-care a regular and necessary part of our lifestyle. Lanie Smith is an integrative art therapist who is the perfect person with whom to have this discussion. It’s so easy for clinicians to think of self-care as an afterthought, especially during stressful times, but how do we go...

Duration:00:20:37

197: How To Survive The Day-To-Day Grind Of Private Practice Both As Clinicians And Business Owners

6/13/2019
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Today’s show covers a topic that is very important to clinicians, but it’s one that we don’t often talk about. We’re focusing on how we survive the day-to-day grind of private practice both as clinicians and business owners. I think the best way to face these struggles is to talk about them with colleagues and realize that we aren’t alone in whatever we face. Chris Griffin, LPC, went from solo to a group practice with five clinicians in the Greater Hartford, CT area. Chris joins me for an...

Duration:00:29:11

196: The First Online Marketplace Exclusively For Mental Health Professionals To Buy And Sell Their Original Products

6/6/2019
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Today’s show is a little different than normal. We’re highlighting the first online marketplace exclusively for mental health professionals to buy and sell their original products. We’re talking to one of the founders of Practikat about her journey--and how this platform might be just what you’re looking for! Katie Englert has a group practice in Paducah, Kentucky, and fills her time with counseling, consulting, and public speaking. Today’s show focuses on her newest endeavor, Practikat,...

Duration:00:29:08

195: Leadership and Private Practice

5/30/2019
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In today’s solo episode, I’m sharing a book that has stood out in my life and might be helpful to you. Reading books about leadership and business is a cost-effective way to expand my knowledge and improve myself. I’ve set monthly reading goals for myself, and my Audible subscription has been a huge help in reaching those goals. See the Resources section for a link to give Audible a try. This book that I’ve read several times and is the topic of today’s discussion is The 21 Irrefutable Laws...

Duration:00:18:18

194: "Niching Down" In Private Practice And Marketing Mistakes That Some Clinicians Make

5/23/2019
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The concept of “niching down” in your private practice is one we frequently discuss on STC. With that discussion come the questions about being specific enough---or maybe too specific. Is there such a thing? Today’s conversation is with someone who has wisdom to share from her own practice journey, which includes building a practice focused on treating self-harm in teens. Bess Child, LICSW, practices in Northborough, Massachusetts. She shares what she has learned on her journey to private...

Duration:00:31:32

193: ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) And How To Incorporate It In Client Conversations

5/16/2019
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It’s always interesting to learn how clinicians bring themselves into alignment with their deeper purpose and values. When this happens, the clinician will feel greater satisfaction and fulfillment in the work they do. Today’s show is another that focuses on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) as we talk to today’s guest about his experience as he transitioned into private practice. David Teachout is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington, although he has branched...

Duration:00:34:24

192: How To Bring Mindfulness Into The Entrepreneurial Journey

5/9/2019
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Being a private practice owner and running your own business can be a daunting process with many things to learn. We are diving into the nuances of entrepreneurship today with someone willing to take the risk of failure and learn the lessons there. Lee-Chaix McDonough, LCSW, is here to discuss the mindset required to be a private practice owner and business owner. Lee’s book, Act on Your Business, is Amazon’s #1 new release in business entrepreneurship. In this episode, she explains the...

Duration:00:31:48

191: How To Use G Suite As a Tool For Managing a Private Practice

5/2/2019
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It’s a new season for Selling the Couch, and I’m excited to be back after a few weeks off! We have a cool topic to discuss today, and it’s one we see frequent questions about in the STC Community. We’re discussing how to use G Suite as a tool for managing a private practice. Join us to learn more! Gordon Brewer, LMFT, is based in Kingsport, TN. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience with G Suite. We are discussing the G Suite tools available, best ways to use them in private practice,...

Duration:00:33:37

190: 19 Colleagues Share "The #1 Way I Get Referrals For My Practice."

3/28/2019
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This episode features . . . .you! Nineteen of our listeners took the time to record their tips for getting referrals, which just happens to be the most-asked question for clinicians. This episode is bittersweet for me because it’s the last one of this season. I’m taking some time off to focus on being a husband and daddy and to take some much-needed time for self-care. But before I say goodbye, for now, let’s listen to these great ideas for getting those coveted referrals! You can read the...

Duration:00:43:39

189: What Perfectionism is And Why So Many in Private Practice Struggle With It

3/21/2019
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Have you ever been called a perfectionist? It’s admirable to have high standards and be highly motivated, but perfectionism is a trap that many clinicians fall into. In today’s show, we’ll talk about how perfectionism impacts us in private practice and as business owners. Sharon Martin, LCSW, was a previous guest on the show, but that was WAY back in August 2015 (Episode 37), where she talked about blogging. Sharon revisits today to talk about her recent book, The CBT Workbook of...

Duration:00:39:19

188: Ins And Outs of Establishing a Bilingual Practice And How To Market It

3/14/2019
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Today’s topic is one that you’ve probably not considered, but it’s immensely relevant in many areas of the US today. I’m excited to explore with you the ins and outs of establishing a bilingual practice, and we’ll consider what goes into that process with someone who has successfully navigated through it. Dr. Carmen Roman is a psychologist in San Jose, CA. She has an amazing story in that she has been a psychologist for over 25 years in an established group practice in Mexico. She then came...

Duration:00:36:58

187: Ups And Downs of Transitioning From a Full-Time job Into Private Practice

3/7/2019
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Chances are you’ve thought about today’s topic at least once, or you may have your own similar experience. Many clinicians have gone through the transition from a full-time job into private practice. Today’s show is all about navigating the ups and downs of this important move. Tricia Miller is a LIcensed Professional Counselor in Houston, Texas. She has a unique background, with an undergrad degree in business, a job as a business analyst, and a stint as a school counselor. It was here...

Duration:00:35:17

186: Being Honest With My Business Finances: Melvin Varghese, Ph.D

2/28/2019
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Today’s solo episode is an honest look at my journey as a business owner, especially concerning finances and business expenses. I always try to be transparent with you about my successes, and I think it’s equally important to be honest about the struggles, too. As we take a look back at how I structured my business to pay myself and track my expenses, you’ll see that I became less cautious with my spending. It was the principles set forth in a popular book that set this personal finance...

Duration:00:19:03

185: Building a Sex Therapy Practice and Marketing it with Nazanin Moali, PhD

2/21/2019
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Today’s topic is one we haven’t covered before---building a sex therapy practice. Believe it or not, there aren’t that many clinicians who are specializing in this field. My guest today is an expert who has built a practice focused on this important niche. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Torrance, CA. She’s here to share what she’s learned along the way, how she opened her private practice, and why she focused on sexuality. We are also discussing unique ways she is...

Duration:00:35:12

184: Sharing the Knowledge of Business Building and Marketing Strategies in Private Practice

2/14/2019
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It’s a challenge to open up and be vulnerable about what you’ve learned along your journey. Often, it’s that authenticity that is most effective in helping others learn from what YOU have learned. Today’s guest is an example of openness and vulnerability. Katie Leikam, LCSW, has a private practice in Decatur, GA. She is sharing with transparency about how she went from zero clients after the first four months to a thriving $100,000 practice. There is wisdom to be found in Katie’s...

Duration:00:27:51

183: What is Brainspotting And How To Use It?

2/7/2019
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What have you heard about brainspotting? Is it something you’ve been curious about or may be considered for additional training? We’re on a mission today to learn more about this technique and how we can use it. Beth Medina, LMHC, also does coaching in her practice in Florida. She shares with us today what brainspotting is and how she got to the point where she knew this technique aligns with what she wants to do. Beth talks about the relationship between EMDR and brainspotting, how she’s...

Duration:00:29:07

182: 5 Subtle Ways I Stay Productive Daily: Melvin Varghese, PhD

1/31/2019
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What techniques have you found that help you stay on task each day? Maybe you have some tried and true habits, or maybe you recognize the need to put in place a little more structure. Either way, there is inspiration waiting for you in today’s show! Solo episodes are always fun for me because I love getting to share with you what I’m learning. Today’s topic is about the habits I’ve incorporated to maximize my productivity on a week-to-week basis. For many of us, our self-worth is measured...

Duration:00:17:39