Stephanie Adams, LPC
Stephanie Adams is the creator of MYOB Counselor: Creating In Community Private Practices That Are Purposeful, Profitable and Passionate, and a speaker and writer who has worked with distinguished organizations like the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselor Association. Join the free MYOB community at myobcounselor.com.
Happy Memorial Day! It's important to take some time today to celebrate our military and remember all the men and women that have given their lives for us.
It's always fun to get an opportunity to interview a fellow therapist in the great state of Texas. On a side note, if you are from Texas (or a fan of Texas), check out the new History Channel series that will be starting today (Memorial Day) titled Texas Rising. Pretty cool.
Stephanie operates a private counseling practice, as well as two other sites specifically designed to help counselors. She owns Mind Your Own Business, a site dedicated to helping counselors develop a thriving private practice. She also owns and operates BeginningCounselor.com, a website designed to help new professionals engage with each other and grow a counseling practice.
During the episode, Stephanie talks about her struggles the first couple years in private practice, and how she overcame those obstacles to grow a prosperous business. Stephanie stresses the idea of knowing how to run a business. In graduate school, we learn a ton about theory and the art/science of counseling; BUT, we don't learn anything about business! Stephanie talks about the need to grow your counseling business by learning effective business and marketing strategies.
Stephanie has a FREE ONLINE conference titled "Marketing Your Practice" that will be available very soon. For more details, check out her website here: MYOB
Some helpful resources she offers during the episode:
Wellness: prayer, and making time to prioritize.
Book: "Marketing for the Mental Health Professional" by David P. Diana.
Internet Resource: CounSol.com- practice management software.
Thanks again to Stephanie for joining the show and sharing her expertise. To learn more about her work, click on the links above to go to her websites. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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