PoP 234 | Starting a Practice With Ciji Gamble

Starting a Practice

In this episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Ciji Gamble about starting a practice.

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In This Podcast


Ciji Gamble speaks about her experience of starting a private practice. What she did beforehand to prepare and the process she went through once she started. She shares some valuable tips on how to negotiate rent, budgeting, and more. We’ve also included some resourceful links below to help you get started on the right foot!

Tips For Starting a Private Practice

Listening to podcasts about private practice is very useful. Furthermore, the marketing and connections required before starting a private practice are as important.

Ciji’s Timeline For Starting a Private Practice:

  • Discovered a niche
  • Read e-book about private practice
  • Started a website
  • Received training on specific niche
  • Worked out a budget
  • Found ideal office space to rent on part-time basis
  • Paneled independently (insurance)

For Counselors Who Have Given Birth

There is something called ‘baby blues’. It can affect 50 – 80% of moms. You have symptoms that mimic postpartum depression / anxiety, but there are three things to look for to see if it is:

  1. Severity
  2. Duration
  3. Start

Men are not excluded from this! Postpartum depression isn’t just biological, but social / psychological as well.

Treatment For Postpartum Depression

There are four components:

  1. Self-care, i.e.: sleep, eating, exercise
  2. Peer-support
  3. Counseling
  4. Psychotropic medication

Useful Links:

Meet Ciji Gamble

Ciji C. Gamble, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Kalamazoo/Portage Michigan area, and the owner of Maternal Counseling Services, a counseling private practice that specializes in the mental wellness of pregnant and postpartum moms. As a counselor Ciji helps women, at all stages of life, find peace in their present and hope for their future.





Meet Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.




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