PoP 172 | Tips From The Pros: Kelly Higdon, Miranda Palmer, Clay Cockrell, Allison Puryear, Jeff Guenther, Harrison Tyner, and Alison Pidgeon

Tips From The Pros

Today we’re talking about tips from the pros with some of the leading therapists in America.

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In This Podcast:


  1. Slowing Down
    • Purging
    • Practice
    • Presence
  2. Spark
  3. Innovation


Answering questions on networking.


Speaks about how to rank in Google. Listen to his previous podcast here.


Three tips on how to expand your practice from a solo practice to a group practice:

  1. Map out all your business processes and set standards
  2. When hiring, ask if the person is skilled at both the clinical and administrative requirements
  3. Rethink your strategy of when to hire clinicians


Tips and advice on online counseling.


Kelly and Miranda talk about your value and provide tips and advice on how to create a schedule.


Talks about how to take your practice online with WeCounsel. Visit WeCounsel.com/professional for more info.

Meet Kelly Higdon

life-coach-for-entrepreneurs“My purpose has always been to leave the world a better place. I want my daughter to walk into a legacy of compassion, kindness, standing up for injustice, and creating beauty.

I wanted to be so many things growing up. And now I am. A therapist, a speaker, a coach and an advocate for having a vision for you life and turning that into a reality. This is a culmination my life story and my curiosity. I’m direct. I get deep quickly. I unearth not only the pain but the potential.

This is about internal shifts that make ripples into the universe. That’s how I help the visionaries of the world – transform inside and out .

The other good stuff – I am a wife, a mom, a derby girl (Jelly Slamwich) and a pretty kick ass friend to those that know me well. I love to sing, laugh hard, and sing some more.”

Meet Miranda Palmer

mirandapalmerprivatepracticeexpert“I truly want to help be successful, and have a happy life. Whether that means having a full, traditional private practice, writing the book that’s been simmering, or developing an awesome online program- I’d love to be your definitive guide.

How did I end up helping thousands of therapists from all around the world? I failed a licensing exam, by 1 point… and I lived to tell about it. Isn’t it funny how something that feels horrible and terrible in the moment can turn into a catalyst for something beautiful.”

Meet Clay Cockrell

screen-shot-2016-06-30-at-11-20-23-am-199x300Clay Cockrell, LCSW is the founder of Onlinecounselling.com – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist or life coach that will best meet their needs.  The site also works through their educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner.  This is a site for online therapists developed by an online  therapist.  Originally from Kentucky, Clay moved to New York City with his wife in 1997 and started the concept of Walk and Talk Therapy – he walks with his clients in Central Park instead of meeting in an office.  He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’s The Doctors.  He has also been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and National Pubic Radio.

www.onlinecounselling.com | Take Your Practice to a Global Audience.

Meet Allison Puryear

unnamedAllison Puryear is an LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different cities and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support. You can download a free private practice checklist to make sure you have your ducks in a row, get weekly private practice tips, and join the Abundance Practice-Building Group to gain the confidence and tools you need to succeed.


Meet Jeff Guenther

jeff-guenther-lpc-180x180Jeff Guenther, LPC, is a therapist in Portland, OR. He has been in private practice since 2005 and currently leads workshops on how health and wellness practitioners can build their digital brand and attract more clients online. Jeff is the creator and owner of two highly ranked healthcare directory sites, Portland Therapy Center and Wellpdx. Jeff recently launched a new project, the Practice Academy, to teach therapists and healthcare workers how to ethically and effectively build and grow their private practices or small businesses.

Meet Harrison Tyner

untitledHarrison Tyner is the Founder and CEO of WeCounsel Solutions, LLC, a behavioral telehealth company head-quartered in Chattanooga, TN. He started the company in 2012 after seeing first hand the extreme issue of lack of access to behavioral healthcare in the United States. WeCounsel’s mission is to increase access to behavioral health services through technology enabled engagement tools, like video conference. He has a B.S. in finance and logistics from the University of South Carolina and has five years of experience in SaaS business, healthcare, and telehealth. Above all, Harrison has a passion for entrepreneurship and startups that make a positive difference in the world.

Meet Alison Pidgeon

unnamed-300x200Alison is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. In 18 months she went from starting a solo private practice to building a insurance-based group practice. She now employs 3 clinicians and a virtual assistant. In her spare time she is often seen running after her two small children and her therapy is cooking.


Meet Joe Sanok

consultant headshot JoeJoe Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is one of the world’s leading private practice consultants. He is the owner of the Traverse City counseling practice, Mental Wellness Counseling. Joe helps counselors to start private practices and grow them.


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