Monthly Roundup Of Posts: July 2020

Monthly Roundup Of Posts: June 2020

The summer months are nearing an end and it seems states are beginning to reopen.  Sadly, Slow Down School was canceled, but we hope you are able to slow down a bit to rejuvenate.

In the month of July, we had some great content! We are continuing to produce content and podcasts for the Black Lives Matter movement and also provide resources for those that are working from home.

Top Stories

How to Decorate An Online Office

One thing we do know for sure, the pandemic is not going to be going away anytime soon.  Since it’s not leaving, it the use of telehealth psychotherapy for mental health professionals is here for at least a bit longer.  As a result, you may be deciding whether to give up, renew your lease, or just work from your home.  Whatever your decision, you will want to create a personal touch to your online office.  In other words, what is the feel you want your clients to have via this online space with you?   

Self-Disclosure As A Therapist: Maybe The Best Thing I Never Learned in Grad School Yet

I recall hearing over and over again during my graduate school studies that when it came to therapy, self-disclosure was not allowed. There was definitely no place in therapy for anything other than the patient and their experience.

3 Reasons Why Your Private Practice May Not Be Growing

I remember shortly before I decided to go into private practice full-time. I was lead to take a paid course on how I could grow my business.  My coach asked us the question, “if someone attempted to find you on Google what keywords would they use to search for you.” Instantly I thought that at a minimum, my friends and loved ones would include “social worker” in their search.  I was really surprised at how many random responses I received. For a moment I felt a bit insignificant.  I thought “wow, nobody knows what I’m doing and if my friends don’t know what I’m doing, how in the world will anyone else?.” 

 

Podcasts

HOW TO BUILD A SALES PIPELINE WITH AHMAD MUNAWAR | POP 468

Are you using the right platform for your marketing? How can you optimize your pipeline? Which online marketing tactics do you need to use to reach your target market?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks to Ahmad Munawar about how to build a sales pipeline in a way that is authentic to you.

 

SELL THE WAY YOU BUY WITH DAVID PRIEMER | POP 469

How can listening be a great sales tool? Is your message clear in terms of the clients you want and the product you offer? What does it mean to buy the way you sell?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks to David Priemer about selling the way you buy and how doing so can help you in your business.

Six months of therapy in one week with Dr. Marcus Earle | PoP 470

SIX MONTHS OF THERAPY IN ONE WEEK WITH DR. MARCUS EARLE | POP 470

What is a super-intensive? Is this something that you could implement in your practice? How can working with a team of therapists better your clients’ outcomes?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks to Dr. Marcus Earle about super intensives – getting six months of therapy done in one week.

 

BRIAN GREENBERG WANTS YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR GOOGLE BUSINESS PROFILE | POP 471

What is a Google Business profile and how do you create and maintain one? Is your practice well-represented online? How do you make the most of your online presence?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks to Brian J. Greenberg about using Google Business to rank your business or practice higher on Google, and making the most of your online presence.

 

LET GO OF YOUR PAST AND CREATE THE FUTURE OF YOUR DREAMS WITH KATHRYN ELY: PODCAST TAKEOVER SERIES | POP 472

Is the picture or story that you have of yourself helpful to you? Is it the story you want to tell? How can you let go of the negative stories and rewrite your story to be exactly what you want it to be?

In this podcast takeover episode, Kathryn Ely speaks about letting go of your past and rewriting your story to create the future of your dreams.

GIRL, PUT YOUR BRA ON FIRST WITH VERONICA CISNEROS: PODCAST TAKEOVER SERIES| POP 473

Do you put everyone else first before yourself? Are you stressed and disconnected on most days? Do you want to live a life that’s empowered and unapologetic?

In this podcast takeover episode, Veronica Cisneros shares an introduction to her story and steps to become empowered as a woman, wife, and mother.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO WITH MELISSA VOGEL & HEIDI POWELL: PODCAST TAKEOVER SERIES | POP 474

Are you a mom trying to get back in shape? Where have you been going wrong with past plans? How can Heidi help you transform?

In this podcast takeover episode, Melissa Vogel talks to Heidi Powell about having your cake and eating it too – doing it all as a mom of four.

Billy and Brandy EldridgeINTERVIEW WITH THE BETA – BILLY’S STORY WITH BILLY AND BRANDY ELDRIDGE: PODCAST TAKEOVER SERIES | POP 475

Do you drink alcohol or take medication to numb your feelings? Perhaps you use it to alter who you are? Do you have a form of addiction?

In this podcast takeover episode, Billy and Brandy Eldridge share insight into Billy’s story about addiction to alcohol and medication, and how he used it to escape who he really was.

Andréa JonesANDRÉA JONES ON GROWING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING | POP 476

Do you practice mindfulness when it comes to social media? How can you automate and grow your social media while maintaining a personal touch? What should you do to jumpstart your marketing message?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks to Andréa Jones about simple social media solutions to build your business’ online community.

Before You Go…

  • Top 6 Products In My Office
    Sitting at the office all day can be a challenge for me, so I want to be as comfortable as possible. Not only are the colors in your office important, but also you have to make the place yours but having some comfort items. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tricks to help me through anything the day throws at me. Every office I create has these 6 products, and honestly I think they drastically improve my experience as a therapist. I’m excited to share a few of my essential products with you.
  • What Is Required To Call Myself A Christian Counselor
    “What is required to call myself a Christian counselor?” is one of the most common questions I hear as a consultant. People often wonder if they need a special certification or training to be labeled a “Christian counselor”. Or, therapists wonder if their knowledge of Christianity and the Bible are strong enough to give themselves this title. I am here to say there is no specific training that I have heard of that is required to call yourself a “Christian Counselor”. But, I do think there are some clinical and ethical considerations that one must examine before giving themselves this title.
  • Systems to Create for Your Group Practice
    Before you even hire someone for your group practice, you want to make sure that you have all your systems and processes in place. Why do I have to be so organized, you might ask? Because it will make your life 100 times easier after you hire your first clinician. Having to train someone on a system you haven’t yet created, or doing the training while you’re creating the system, is a recipe for feeling overwhelmed and chaotic.

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