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Checking Your Ego and Narcissism of Social Media

Checking Your Ego and Narcissism of Social Media

I have yet to meet a therapist who has embraced social media with open arms. If you are one, please step forward and introduce yourself, because right now your existence is on par with magical unicorns.

Most therapists I meet and connect with are deeply plagued by how to use social media effectively and even deeper fears of being seen on these platforms.

The field of psychology is way behind the curve in embracing social media and online platforms as the new norm. We are riddled with messages of narcissism and pseudo-connection, and even scorned if we do choose to step into the current culture and utilize all of the platforms and opportunities available to us.

What It Means to be an Entrepreneur in Private Practice

What It Means to be an Entrepreneur in Private Practice

Entrepreneur is definitely a hot word right now and we are living in a time where more and more people are stepping into and embracing themselves as entrepreneurs, especially with all of the opportunities afforded to us with the internet.

But does going into traditional private practice qualify us to call ourselves entrepreneurs, or are we small business owners?

What It's Like to Make Money In Private Practice

What It's Like to Make Money In Private Practice

I didn’t grow up with money and I don’t come from a wealthy family. In fact, my family wasn’t even middle-class. I grew up with a single mom, who did the best she could, but hit some hard times and often struggled to make rent.

When I considered going back to school to pursue my doctorate, I remember looking at the numbers I was facing in student loans and talking to an accountant friend about whether or not this was realistically something I could take on. At 25 years old, barely earning $1500 a month, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I could ever take on a $200,000 investment such as grad school. The monthly payments on that alone are more than I was used to earning at that point in my life!

5 Personal Practices for Building a Successful Private Practice

5 Personal Practices for Building a Successful Private Practice

When it comes to working in private practice there are so many elements that contribute to your success beyond just your therapeutic skills. In addition to the clinical work you are doing with your clients you are also a business owner and as such there are certain business practices that are highly effective for clinicians to adopt. These are a few that I have found to be highly effective in running my practice as a successful business