Are you overworking yourself without realizing it? Do you want to change your work schedule so that you can pull back, spend time with your family, plan your future while still making money? What systems can you put in place to decrease burnout?
In this podcast takeover episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo about decreasing burnout while growing a group practice.
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Meet Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo
Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, MA, LPC, NCC, is founder and director of Roots Renewal Counseling. Previously Stephanie has worked at Washington University and Happy Brain Counseling, both in St. Louis. She specializes in working with children, individuals, couples, and families throughout their lifespan.
She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011. Prior to her work in St. Louis, Stephanie was a Staff Counselor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has also counseled young adults at both Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and at the University of Colorado Denver. Stephanie is clinically a generalist and draws upon several different theoretical orientations that include as follows: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, interpersonal process therapy, and EMDR. Stephanie also uses child centered play therapy and Theraplay with her younger clients.
Her professional areas of interest include self-esteem, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, grief, body image and eating disorders, identity development (including multicultural and LGBTQIA identity), and trauma. Stephanie is highly interested in relationship dynamics and enjoys facilitating couples counseling.
In This Podcast
- How often do you actually want to work?
- Dream bigger
How often do you actually want to work?
It is possible for you to create the work lifestyle that you want to live. It is possible to structure your work so that you work less hours but still bring in enough revenue for you to thrive on ad build your business with.
What if you:
- Worked 3 days a week,
- Saw 5 clients a day,
- Spent 2 hours a day on administration.
Then you can reduce and minimize burn-out, still see 15 clients a week and get enough admin out of the way.
We can get stuck in the daily routines we have now instead of making intentional space to plan the future and the life we want to lead.
Sit with your current work schedule and figure out how you would want it to look, in your most successful, wildest dreams, and then take meaningful actions in the forms of small steps and changes to slowly bring that reality to fruition.
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- Hiring assistants,
- Increase your hourly rate,
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Meet Whitney Owens
In addition to running her practice, she offers individual and group consulting through Practice of the Practice. Whitney places a special emphasis on helping clinicians start and grow faith-based practices. She hosts a podcast to help faith-based practice owners called the Faith in Practice Podcast.
Whitney has spoken at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s annual convention as well as Maryland. She has spoken the past two years at Practice of the Practice’s Killin’ It Camp Conference. She has also been interviewed about mental health issues on several media outlets including WSAV in Savannah and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Whitney is a wife and mother of two beautiful girls.
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