Virtual LPC Podcast #16 featuring Dr. Martha Ireland

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.

Books: Conscious Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Online Counseling by Ron Kraus

Internet Resources: Virtual Therapy Connect (Dr. Ireland's site); American Telemedicine Association; Zur Institute; Telemental Health Institute, Therapy Sites, and Influential Therapist.

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