Martha Ireland, PhD, RN, CS, CEDS, DCC is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, and a Distance Credentialed Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with the eating disorder community. She successfully owned and operated a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for treatment of disordered eating. She has been a CEO of both profit and nonprofit organizations, been published, led workshops, and lectured around the country.
Dr. Ireland, Co-Founder of Virtual Therapy Connect, is currently active integrating technology with mental health services. Virtual Therapy Connect is a cost effective turn-key secure video teleconferencing platform that is a HIPPA and HITECH compliant solution for clinicians, groups or institutions to connect, with clients, from their virtual office. She is currently located in Ashburn, Virginia.
In this episode I talk with Dr. Ireland about her journey as a therapist. Currently, she has created a virtual therapy site that I amazing. Click the link below for more details:
During the episode, Dr. Ireland discusses the ups and downs of creating a private practice, as well as an online counseling website. I love to hear her excitement and enthusiasm when talking about her work.
Below are some other resources she uses to maintain her life and practice:
Wellness: technology free Sundays (this is great. I need to start implementing this!); meditation, exercise, and remaining connected to her personal life.