What does it take to manage a practice with over 30 clinicians? Can black-and-white thinking lead someone to God? How does God’s grace empower you to be a better clinician?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks about Opening Doors to a 30+ Clinician Practice with Fred Jacoby.
Meet Fred Jacoby
Fred is the Founder & Director of Foundations Christian Counseling Services, a Christ-centered counseling center based in the Poconos, PA.
He is the author of “The Black & White Thinking Christian.” He also serves as the Pastor of Counseling at Cornerstone Community Church (Kresgeville, PA). He is a husband of 25 years and a father to two sons.
Visit the Foundations Christian Counseling website.
FREEBIE: Listeners receive a free copy of Dealing with Disappointment.
In This Podcast
- Managing a 30+ clinician practice
- “Black and white thinking”
- Fred’s advice to Christian counselors
Managing a 30+ clinician practice
Fred’s practice has about 18 locations across North-East Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and New Jersey as well as providing online services.
The practice is undergoing “growing pains” and their structures are constantly underdoing evaluation to find the best systems to suit the needs of the clinicians and clients.
We’re looking at the overseeing of counselors so we’re actually in the process of looking at that now and probably changing how we do things … a little bit more one-to-one because we don’t want counselors to be off on their own or by themselves. (Fred Jacoby)
“Black and white thinking”
I focus on black-and-white thinkers and black-and-white thinking in turns of being created in God’s image and God’s goal for us is to become more like Christ, so what might be the path for black-and-white thinkers to become more like Christ? (Fred Jacoby)
Black-and-white thinking can be evident in people’s lives when they show symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Fred’s book explores what these people can do to recover from their symptoms and become more like Christ on their journey in therapy to recovery.
Fred’s advice to Christian counselors
The impact and power of God’s grace are working within you as a counselor and within your client’s life. Allow God’s grace to give you the power to move forward to be a better counselor.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Visit the Foundations Christian Counseling website
- Connect with Foundations Christian Counseling on Facebook and subscribe to their Youtube channel
- Listeners receive a free copy of Dealing with Disappointment
- Email Whitney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these additional resources:
- Jeff Guenther’s Inclusive Online Directory, TherapyDen | FP 106
- Faith in Practice Conference | FP Bonus Episode
- Next Level Practice
- Killin It Camp October 2021
- Join the Faith in Practice Mastermind
- Practice of the Practice Podcast Network
- Group Practice Boss
Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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