Laura Long is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Greenville, South Carolina. She is also the owner and lead badass over at YourBadassTherapyPractice.com, where she helps therapists in private practice organize their business systems, streamline their marketing strategies, and fill their practices with loyal clients who are happy to pay their full fee.
Laura offers free practice-building tools (and hilariously inappropriate emails) through her mailing list. She is best known for her off-the-cuff coaching style that includes colorful language, a sarcastic sense of humor, and an uncanny ability to keep it real.
She shows therapists how to grow their practices...without losing their minds. Because building your private practice should be fun!
Michelle Hardman is somewhat of a "unicorn" as an LPC with an MBA focused on strategic management. She is a certified facilitator for The Daring Way and Rising Strong curricula, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
Michelle is the creator of the recently published "The Primed Planner" - a planner specifically designed for clinicians! Fun fact:Tambourine aficionado!
Deb Lyman, LCSW is a therapist, clinical supervisor and consultant in private practice in Oakland, CA. She loves helping early and mid-career therapists develop more confidence with both the clinical and business sides of their practices, particularly when it comes to issues of fees and the frame.
She'll help you think more deeply about the clinical implications of your business decisions and the business implications of your clinical decisions.
Mike's mission is to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty! He is the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, Surge and Clockwork...and his next book is in the works!
Mike loves helping business owners be wildly successful...and giving his colleagues crazy nicknames!
Sarah Gershone is a web designer who helps therapists have a bigger impact on the world by creating beautiful websites with strategic designs. She supports her clients with custom AND pre-designed websites, as well as digital marketing strategies.
She is a busy mom of four, a nature lover, and a serious Dr. Who fan. She lives with her family in the DC metro area.
Dr. Marni is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in South Florida. She specializes in relationship issues and is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Discernment Counseling.
She is a nationally syndicated freelance writer and the author of the self-help book for women, Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships.
Nicol is an expert witness, child custody evaluator and court performance coach. She helps therapists CYA ! She loves court and accepts that, that makes her odd in a community of healers.
Fun Fact: Nicol's first time testifying she tanked, and then she decided to go back and learn everything she could about court. She is now recruited by top law firms to work as their expert and educate their attorneys and the court about therapy and child abuse.
Nicol is an expert witness, child custody evaluator and court performance coach. She helps therapists CYA ! She loves court and accepts that, that makes her odd in a community of healers. Fun Fact: Nicol's first time testifying she tanked, and then she decided to go back and learn everything she could about court. She is now recruited by top law firms to work as their expert and educate their attorneys and the court about therapy and child abuse.
Michael is a diverse individual with a varied background in music (bass guitar - 23 years), computer programming (IT) and a love for all things Star Wars/Marvel and Milwaukee Brewers. Being a therapist is what he was designed to be, though, but it took him a bit longer to get there...(about 20 years longer than many). He's creative, kind, introverted and a bit off the beaten path. Currently creating and cultivating his Mental Health Professionals Networking group to bring about an agency without walls for referrals, networking and "get to know who's out there" camaraderie in the community.
Mathew Jean is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working out of his South Florida private practice Beach Stone Counseling. He is also the Founder and Owner a Sober Words, a business centered around assisting communities, school and various organizations fight stigma associated with substance use. He was recently recognized by Haitian American Chamber of Commerce as a Top 20 under 40 business professionals. However, his joy accomplishment is being father to four beautiful girls (three of which are triplets), Amelya, Lillyin, Maylin and Robyn.
Sarah is a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered play therapist, group practice owner, wife, and mom to two year old twins. She is passionate about serving the community she works/lives in.
If they existed, Sarah would be an Olympic gold medalist at napping and wranglings toddlers into pajamas.
Ruth Gitau is a VA who is passionate about helping therapists improves productivity, increase profitability and eliminate stress associated with repetitive admin tasks. She is the founder of Admin Work Outsourced (AWO) - an agency of experienced Virtual Assistants.
Ruth was recently appointed as a board member of Online Professional Workers Association of Kenya (OPWAK). She is a CPA and has a BSc Accounting from University of Nairobi.
Ruth loves spending time with her husband Eric cycling and hiking mountains.
Katie and her business partner Kate co-own The Private Practice Startup. Where they inspire ambitious mental health professionals across the globe to brand themselves and grow their dream practices. They provide podcasts, attorney approved private practice paperwork and help therapists work with the clients they love through their marketing e-course and coaching program. They look forward to the opportunity of inspiring you from startup to mastery!
Katie loves entrepreneurship. She geeks out on marketing, leadership, team building and systems (because systems are sexy). Katie has a voracious appetite when it comes to learning about business. She eats, drives, talks about and even showers to business, lol, true story!
Ernesto Segismundo is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Ernesto received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Biola University and received his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. Ernesto has over 10 years of clinical counseling experience working in settings such as group homes, domestic violence shelters, churches, and outpatient programs. Ernesto treats marriage and family relationship problems. Ernesto also treat individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and addiction.
Along with Ernesto’s counseling experience, he has conducted various classes and seminars concerning relationships and mental health related topics such as parenting, substance abuse, maintaining healthy marriages, private practice social media and video marketing and managed care practices.
Ernesto is currently an adjunct professor at Hope International University and owns a group practice called CAV Family Therapy with offices located in Huntington Beach and Fullerton California.
Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the Los Angeles area and co-hosts of The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide Podcast. They are also the creators of the Therapy Reimagined Conference - bringing together #moderntherapists to talk about how to build practices that welcome diversity, integrate technology and business systems, engage in advocacy for our profession, and how to grow yourself as a clinician by incorporating deliberate practice and self-care.
They have both created successful private practices and are actively involved in the profession in many ways. Curt and Katie provide training and consultation to therapists who are entering the profession, starting and growing a therapy practice, and who are ready to step into leadership, all while navigating #moderntherapistproblems. You can learn more about their work at www.therapyreimagined.com.
Lynn Louise Wonders is licensed and certified in the state of Georgia as a professional counselor and supervisor as well as registered play therapist supervisor. With 20+ years under her belt of practicing and teaching meditation, yoga and holistic means of self care Lynn leads self care retreats for helping professionals. She emphasizes the importance of having a plan for self care in her career development courses and consultation with professionals. She is a certified Canfield Success Coach and Trainer.
Elizabeth King, EdD, LCSW, CHt, better known as “The Holistic Psychotherapist” is an internationally recognized wellness expert, motivational speaker, hypnotherapist, radio-TV personality, success coach, author, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. King specializes in PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic attack, and grief and loss.
Dr. King has received numerous awards for her work in the community.
On a personal note, Dr. King loves the color "red", loves adventure and has recently taken up learning how to play the congas. Last year she made her debut playing with a professional band on Fort Lauderdale beach.
Shane Birkel is a certified Relational Life Couples Therapist outside of Boston. He is the host of The Couples Therapist Couch, the podcast that is all about the practice of Couples Therapy.
Kimberly and Justin Slagle are the founders of Practicery—a graphic design company that helps therapists get recognized, evolve, and spread their message in creative ways. They’re a husband and wife team with 15+ years experience in psychology, business, and design, and their services include things like branding, web design, motion graphics, and print and digital marketing. Practicery’s mission is to level up your marketing so that it’s in line with the high-quality services and support clients seek from you.
Sherry is the author of the book Therapist Practice in a Box the ultimate guide to building a private practice and she is co-owner of a busy therapy practice in Riverside, CA. Sherry has been selected twice for Social Worker of the Year by her county. When Sherry is not coaching or seeing clients she enjoys sailing, hiking, and kayaking. Fun fact: Once the fire department had to come to rescue her and three friends from the top of a very tall tree.
As a Youtube strategist, Trena helps small business owners develop a YouTube strategy that allows them to drive more leads to their business by creating the right videos. Being a busy business owner herself, she understands the importance of making video simple and painless but effective and lasting. Her Youtube videos are her sales team and they do the heavy lifting for free!
Authored "My Life, My Story", public motivational speaker, Bach. of Science in Psychology and MA in Clinical Counseling. Accomplishment: went from a homeless single parent of two daughters to undergrad. and graduate school and laying the foundation for private practice. Fun fact I am a dog lover - sorry cat friends!
Dr. Merriman is an avid Camp Gladiator, mom to a farmer and a fireman, and Boombie to Court and Beau. She and her state trooper hubby farm and ranch in the middle of no where Texas. She has been in private practice since 1999 and has started practices in both the big city and in a tiny country town (both insurance based and cash). She is a published author, national speaker, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Counseling, and lover of supervision.
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in assisting the transgender and gender diverse community, along with those with questions or exploring their gender and/or sexual identity. I am an advocate in promoting equality for all, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, or disability.
In addition, I consult with and offer workshops on: diversity, inclusion, and Ally training, for individuals, groups and businesses large and small.
Previously Clinical Supervisor for Children's Mobile Crisis Response Team; Chair of Youth Suicide Prevention Committee for American Association of Suicidology; Certified in EMDR; loves to spend time with my family and my dogs