Live Consulting with Joe and Melissa Dohse Series 3 of 5 Five Fierce Females | PoP 280

Five fierce females

Have you ever wondered what consulting with Joe Sanok is like? Do you wonder whether or not it would be beneficial to your business? Are you feeling stuck in your phase of private practice?

In this episode, Joe Sanok speaks consults with Melissa Dohse live to give an example of what consulting with him is like.

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Meet Melissa Dohse

I received my Bachelors of Social Work from NAU and graduated with a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Denver.

I specialize with survivors of trauma, women in the postpartum period, and individuals parenting with PTSD.

I provide individual counseling in my office and walk-and-talk sessions in the community. New mothers are welcome to bring their infants.

Melissa Dohse’s Story

Melissa is an LCSW that has been out of Grad School for five years doing counseling work for non- profits and a consulting job on a native American reservation. She decided in January that she wanted to commit to starting a private practice, a dream she had for many years. Melissa took the next six months (January-June) to wrap up her previous employment and get all her ducks in a row. She listened to so many of Practice of the Practice’s podcasts, followed the 28-step checklist and read many of our blogs in the lead up to her launch. Melissa officially launched four weeks ago and she’s completely full already and has a waitlist. She only wanted to do the private practice part-time, as she has two young children.

In This Podcast


In this episode, Joe provides live consulting to Melissa Dohse. This is a prime example of what it’s like to consult with Joe, but also gives insight into Melissa’s stage of private practice; what she’s struggling with as well as a discussion on how to overcome these challenges. Joe looks at the low-hanging fruit and focuses on why Melissa wants a practice that thrives and how she can go about getting there!

Process of Consulting With Joe

Apply to consult with Joe

Have pre-consulting phone call:

  • Why did you decide to go into counseling?
  • How many clients are you currently seeing?
  • How much are you charging per session?
  • What are your expenses?
  • What is your office set-up like?
  • Are you interested in adding clinicians to your practice?
  • Why do you want a thriving practice?
  • What’s preventing you from attaining a thriving private practice?
  • What low-hanging fruit could you look at outsourcing?
  • How is your website set up?

Phase 1: optimizing practice

Phase 2: scaling practice

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Meet Joe Sanok

private practice consultantJoe 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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