I am Greek (visit my country!), I have one mobile app under my belt called Addapp (also in the wellness space) which I grew to 100k downloads and 10k daily active users.
I am the Founder & CEO of Therachat, have been doing this one and a half year. My team is my biggest accomplishment. They are all much smarter and more competent than I am on so many fronts. I feel blessed to be working with them.
Fun fact: When I was a kid I was pretty unsocial. I started communicating with people when I started playing the guitar and sing. Music can do miracles!
When I was a little girl I want to change the world. I didn’t know how, I didn't really know why - all I knew was that I wanted to make an impact in a world where people were hurting. I studied Rehabilitation Counselling and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. I didn’t understand that having this undergraduate degree would provide me a foundation for helping people to take back control of their lives following injury, illness and trauma. I’ve been practicing as a clinician for 20 years. I smile as I remember some of the client’s who have overcome insurmountable odds to be alive, to walk again, to return to their families; to manage their pain; to represent their country at the Olympics; who can’t walk but learn to fly a plane….. people are amazing.
I passionately believe that private practice is the change we need in health care. Private Practice is good for the client, its good for the community, it’s good for the clinician.
Every time we as a clinician empower someone – to heal; to accept; to grieve; to build; to trust we are doing so much more than just influencing 1 person. . We are influencing a family. And when we influence families we influence communities. When we influence communities we influence cities. When we influence cites we influence the state – when we influence states we will change NATIONS.
Marla is a lifelong horse lover who had the dream to combine horses and therapy. She is an accomplished presenter in experiential therapies, including art, play, sandtray and equine assisted psychotherapy; speaking at local and national conferences. Her private practice, Berger Counseling Services, seeks to support children, teens and adults dealing with difficult issues through "doing" instead of talking.
The Private Practice Startup is co-owned by Kate Campbell, PhD, LMFT and Katie Lemieux, LMFT. They’re two therapists with entrepreneurial spirits who live, work and play in South Florida. Kate and Katie both built their 6-Figure private practices from the ground up and love inspiring ambitious mental health professionals to brand themselves and grow their dream private practices! They provide free podcasts, webinars, online courses, private practice coaching, and customizable private practice paperwork for therapists across the globe. They look forward to inspiring you from startup to mastery!
Marissa Lawton is a licensed counselor, National Board-Certified COunselor, and a member of the American Counseling Association. She is also an avid content marketer that lights up partnering with female therapists to build on-brand private practices through strategic, tailored online marketing.
Marissa is the creator of Cathartic Marketing, a six-week group exercise that helps clinicians discover the emotional scheduling process of their ideal clients so they can hone their online content and convert potential leads to paid sessions.