Open Doors to a 30+ Clinician Practice with Fred Jacoby | FP 107

On this therapist podcast, Fred Jacoby talks about open doors to a 30+ clinician practice.

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

An image of Fred Jacoby is captured. Fred is a Christian counselor, author and director of Foundations Christian Counselling Services. Fred is featured on the Faith in Practice Podcast, a therapist podcast.

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.

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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.

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Meet Whitney Owens

Photo of Christian therapist Whitney Owens. Whitney helps other christian counselors grow faith based private practices!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.

Visit her website and listen to her podcast here. Connect on Instagram or join the Faith in Practice Facebook group. Email her at

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