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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.

Selling the Couch is the podcast for aspiring 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 advice for other practitioners, their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts to help you become a better business owner. What you get are bite sized, practical and no nonsense tips and advice to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey.
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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

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 junkie on the happy path to saving money, managing profit, and finding peace.

You can read the full show notes at: Session186

 

Feb 21, 2019

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 marketing her niche from a place of service.

You can read the full show notes at: Session185

Feb 14, 2019

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 experience, in the difficulties of building a business and the struggle to get the results you want. Katie opens up today about why and how she opened her private practice--even to zero clients, what she learned, and how she maintained a positive mindset. She also talks about the unique marketing strategies she has used to build relationships along the path to building her practice.

You can read the full show notes at: Session184

Feb 7, 2019

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 created a business centered around brain spotting and the specific niches she’s chosen. We’ll also learn from Beth why brainspotting is an effective tool for clinicians.

You can read the full show notes at: Session183

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