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Virtual LPC Podcast #13 featuring Jamie Stacks, LPC, LADAC

Jamie Stacks, LPC, LADAC
From her website: I am a psychotherapist a self-care coach, a presenter.  I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and an aunt.  I am a friendand so many other things.  Most of all I am real and I am me.  I love what I do and am honored to get to help people navigate life and the things it throws at us.


I was very lucky to be introduced to Jamie.  She is helping therapists with something that is crucial to our success: SELF CARE!  In fact, she even has her own blog, The Whole Self, on Psych Central.  Click HERE to check it out.  I think you will find her insight into self care extremely beneficial, and it's an excellent reminder that we remember to take care of our own needs as well.

In the episode, Jamie highlights some of the projects she is working on:

REAL Self-Care (TM) program

The Whole Self blog on Psych Central

Below are some resources she recommends:

Wellness: exercise, meditation, and yoga

Books: "Self Compassion" by Kristin Neff; "The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice" by Deborah Adele; "The Gift of Therapy" by Irvin Yalom.

Internet Resources: Facebook communities, podcasts, online trainings

Jamie offers free resources and tons of information on her website and blog.  For more information, visit her at one of the following places: (website) (email)
Whole Self Blog

You can also click here to listen to the podcast episode directly from your browser

Virtual LPC Podcast #11 featuring Dr. Deb Legge

Dr. Deb Legge is nationally recognized as the Private Practice Mentor.  Over the past 20 years she has helped thousands of mental health professionals, coaches, and other service professionals get more clients and make more money in private practice.  Contact her at:


Wow!  What a great time I had talking with Dr. Legge.  I am truly humbled when I talk to a person that has accomplished so much in the field of counseling.  Dr. Legge owns a private practice, and operates Influential Therapist.  I highly recommend you check out her site, especially if you own a private practice, or you're interested in running your own practice.

Here are the major takeaways from the show:

  • Making money is a GOOD thing
  • How to define your target market
  • Tony Robbins is awesome

Additional resources shared during the episode:

Wellness practice: gym, meditation, reading

Book: "All In Startup" by Diana Kandor

Internet Resource: Evernote

For more information about Dr. Legge and all her work, go to:


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Virtual LPC Podcast Episode #8 featuring Casey Truffo

Casey Truffo, MS, LMFT

Casey Truffo is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a practice-building coach to psychotherapists on five continents. She is the author of “Be A Wealthy Therapist: Finally, You Can Make a Living While Making a Difference.” She is also the founder of the International Therapist Leadership Institute and  the owner of Be A Wealthy Her mission is to help therapists increase their impact and income. To date, through her conferences, workshops, coaching, and writings, she has helped more than 75,000 therapists to build full and financially rewarding private practices. 


What a great episode!!

Casey is a very busy woman.  Not only does she operate a BIG private practice, but she also consults and coaches other mental health professionals.  In this episode, Casey talks about some of the business aspects to operating a counseling practice, and the need to find a great business coach to help you take your practice to the next level.

Resources she shared during the episode:

Wellness Practice: forgiveness rituals

Book: "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz

Internet Resource: Using an online scheduler such as Full Slate, Cliniko, or Simple Practice.

For more information, you can visit Casey's website at

Also, the first Monday of each month, Casey offers a FREE monthly call at 12:00 PM (PST).  You can learn more here!

You can also listen to the episode by clicking the below link:

Virtual LPC Podcast Episode #8 featuring Casey Truffo


Virtual LPC- Episode #2 with Joe Sanok

Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC

Joe Sanok helps counseling and consulting clients achieve ambitious results. He is the owner of Mental Wellness Counseling and He's making six-figures per year working 10-15 hours per week on his counseling and consulting projects. Joe's newest venture, is a daily podcast with interviews with top consultants like Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, and Julie Hanks, this is launching in mid-2015. Joe's podcast, The Practice of the Practice Podcast launched in 2013 and is one of the longest running consistent private practice podcasts on iTunes.He loves teaching counselors how to increase influence and income, the stuff we didn't learn in grad school. 

Click here to listen to the podcast on iTunes.

If you like the show, please join the podcast and give positive feedback on iTunes.

Joe's a great guy, and doing some amazing things.  What is he up to?  I'm glad you asked...

Joe is making the full time leap into his private practice and consulting business.  He started his private practice in 2009, Mental Wellness Counseling, and has now grown to employing four other therapists!  He also operates a very popular podcast for counselors called The Practice of the Practice.  On top of everything else, he's involved in developing the Most Awesome Conference for counselors.  After clicking on these links, you will quickly see he is doing some really cool work.

In the episode, Joe talks very honestly about his motivation for creating his businesses, and I was truly inspired to hear his story.  Joe is a cancer survivor, and his story is a reminder of the things you can accomplish once you set your mind to achieving a goal.  

Also in the show, Joe talks about finding a Virtual Assistant.  For more information, check out the podcast he did on this topic: Practice of the Practice Episode #54

Here are some resources Joe uses and recommends:

Wellness Practice: aqua therapy 3-4 days per week.

Book: How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead 

Internet Resource: Trello- a free project management software.

To learn more about Joe and his work, click on the links highlighted throughout this post, or you can email him at

You can also listen to the podcast by clicking here:

Virtual LPC Podcast- Episode #2 with Joe Sanok


Virtual LPC- Episode #1- Kelly Higdon

In Episode #1, we meet Kelly Higdon of Zynny Me.  If you never been to her site, go there right now!  It's amazing, and offers A TON of FREE material.

Kelly was gracious enough to be my initial guest on the show, and I am truly honored to have met her.  In the show, you will hear about how she is living up to her goal of leaving the world a little better than she found it.  

Kelly runs a private counseling practice, co-owns Zynny Me, and is putting together the Most Awesome Conference ever!  She also offers a bootcamp for counselors.  She talks about some of the obstacles faced while pursuing her career and counseling, and how she has not just overcome, but crushed it!

During the show, she offers some amazing resources as well:

Book to read: Dr. Irvin Yalom's "Creature of a Day"

Internet Resource: Sumo Me

Plus, much more... Download it on iTunes, or listen by clicking below:

Virtual LPC Podcast- Episode #1 with Kelly Higdon



Update on Virtual LPC Podcast

Hey Guys,

Quick update on the podcast.  It's coming along perfectly!  I have interviewed eight amazing people so far, and have even more scheduled.  My goal is to have the podcast available for download on iTunes, Stitcher, and through the site by mid-April.  From there, we will be launching a new show each monday morning at 6:00 AM (just in time to listen and get you inspired as you begin the new work week)!

As we get this rolled out, if you have any feedback, please let me know.  Also, it means a lot to give a positive review of the show.  If you like what you hear, please let the world know by leaving a positive review in iTunes.  Over the next two weeks, I will be posting blogs about my guests for the month of April.  You will truly appreciate their insight!

More coming soon...