Maritza Barrera is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, certified hypnotherapist, and qualified supervisor at her private practice Pure Empathy, LLC. She specializes in working with survivors of trauma and abuse. Her passion is helping clients, therapists, and everyone live in alignment with their truest self.
Jennie is a former CPA and a current LMFT in private practice. She runs a Facebook group, Simple Profit, to educate and support other mental health clinicians in the areas of accounting, tax and financial analysis.
I'm the proud owner of my very own PP where I get to wear crazy T-shirts, even crazier socks, and Converse (or Ugg Boots) every day! I've built a private practice in less than a year with all the information available on FB and google. My greatest accomplishment with my business was niching down even though friends & family told me I was crazy to only see a specific clientele. I also have a kick ass office (with soft Kleenex's instead of agency sand paper) that I decorated with furniture NOT from an agency storeroom..LOL .
Diane Webb is a licensed mental health counselor and personal development coach. Diane is owner/operator of Edwards Mental Health, a group private practice located in Clifton Park, NY. In addition to her practice, she coaches other therapists on reducing the negative impact of imposter syndrome of their career trajectories and marketing.
Zoey Holguin is an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist with a Supervisor Designation, a California native and a Cleveland, Ohio transplant operating a small group practice specializing in emotionally focused therapy for couples.
Most of her career has been spent in leadership roles and she has found a real passion for assisting therapists in leading others well. This combined with a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors and the immediate desire to scale her own practice past the one-to-one model lead her to create of a community for therapists — The Therapist Leader — Leadership Coaching & CEO Mindset Training for Psychotherapists. This is a community for psychotherapists to gather resources, training and support to refine their practices, scales their business and work on their leadership skills -- all foundational pillars of business growth.
Zoey loves to spend time with her nieces, is a budding crazy cat lady/mom to Coco and Polly and is pretty much obsessed with all things true crime.
Rebecca Stone, or Becky, as most people call her, provides counseling services to clients, as well as consulting for mental health professionals. Becky presented about Emotional Support Animals at the 9th annual American College Counseling Association national conference, helped create a university's ESA policy, and specializes in ESAs in her private practice. With her consulting, she strives to help mental health professionals go from confused and stressed out by Emotional Support Animal requests to competent and confident with ESA assessments while preparing their practices to welcome ESA requests along the way!
Alison Pidgeon is the CEO of Move Forward Counseling, a 10 provider group practice, and Move Forward Virtual Assistants which provides VA's for therapy practices. In addition, she works as a business consultant for Practice of the Practice. When she is not building businesses and helping other therapists build theirs, she is chasing after her 2 children. This summer the Pidgeon family will be welcoming baby boy #3!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FL, a certified EMDR therapist, and a Certified Brainspotting Therapist as well as a Certified Brainspotting Consultant. By many standards, my private practice, which I opened in 2006, was highly successful from the very beginning, but the reality is that it was slowly affecting my health. Seeing 30+ clients a week in a trauma specialty caught up with me after 7 years of non-stop 8 clients-a-day days. After staying in denial and avoiding the truth, my body forced me to make some drastic changes in my private practice so I could be healthy and continue to provide exceptional therapy to my clients. As a result of my journey through the struggles of creating the practice that works for me, I began doing business consulting with other driven, passionate solopreneurs who are ready to take control of their practices and their lives. As a Brainspotting practitioner, I used Brainspotting to help me work through a ton of my own head trash around getting off of insurance, but it was when I sought the help of a colleague for a Brainspotting session to help me work through my biggest private practice fear that I was able to make the successful leap into a fully self pay practice. I had been coaching business owners for several years to help them make important shifts in their own businesses, and when I could finally come up for air long enough to think and do some vision planning, I knew I wanted to help other solo and small practice professionals work through their blocks with Brainspotting--just as I had done with my colleague. Now, I have both a private therapy practice and a business coaching practice, where I get to witness amazing transformations every day. I've always loved my work, but now that I have balance, clarity, and the bandwidth to be there fully present for each one of my clients, each and every session, the transformations I get to witness are ineffable! As a Brainspotting Consultant, I also get to help other Brainspotting therapists get certified in Brainspotting, and we also explore how their practice structure impacts their ability to be fully present with their clients. To give back to my local and therapy communities, I serve on the Board of two different 501(c)3 non profits that I am happy to talk more about if there is time!
Katie Read helps therapists grow...then OUTgrow their therapy practices. If your personality is bigger than your office...if you're looking for more income and freedom of time...if your creative side is seeking a lucrative outlet...then you're a Therapreneur! Katie helps clinicians overcome scarcity mindset, get clear on their most meaningful work, and create additional income streams in coaching, writing, retreat leadership, course creation, and more!
After a decade of owning a successful private psychotherapy practice in Florida, Keri followed the call to retire her license and transition into full time mentorship of healing entrepreneurs. She now works with therapists all over the world through her programs, coaching, retreats and events helping them activate the confidence, clarity and skills to upgrade their abundance and attract their ideal clients with ease. In her spare time she loves long walks on the beach, meditating and she’s a little obsessed with checking things off her to-do list.
Lisa is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Woz Marketing; a marketing company dedicated to helping private practice owner enroll more clients through online marketing strategies. Lisa is driven by her passion to help practitioners overcome varying marketing challenges private practice owners face. Lisa has been in the marketing arena for over 25 years. Having worked with several big business clients in a corporate setting, she has realigned her niche to focus on private practice owners by helping them develop and implement creative marketing strategies designed to grow their client base.
Jane Carter is a counselor and coach who helps therapists and other solopreneurs have more fun, freedom, and money in their businesses. She helps therapists balance the roles of clinician & entrepreneur by focusing on a combination of strategy and mindset in coaching. Jane lives in Asheville, NC, where she is an outdoorswoman, coffee connoisseur, craft-beer-snob, and adventure traveler. She can be found at www.janecartercoaching.com, where she offers a free consultation.
Michael Diettrich-Chastain is founder and principal of Arc Integrated, a consulting and coaching firm in Asheville, NC. Arc Integrated specializes in assessment, training and coaching for teams and leaders who want to improve emotional intelligence, leadership and communication.
Michael's professional background includes corporate training, executive coaching, psychotherapy, leadership development, sales and account management. Michael still holds a license in NC as a Licensed Professional Counselor but now focuses exclusively on his coaching and consulting practice.
Michael is certified in multiple assessment tools including the Advanced Insights Profile, The Actualized Leadership Profile, The Group Culture Profile and The Actualized Leadership Profile 360. These tools are used for development of teams and leaders within the context of professional coaching and organizational consulting.
As a recipient of the Group Study Exchange scholarship through Rotary International, Michael has presented to various groups in South America on how the fields of training, mental health and coaching exist in the USA. In addition, Michael has published works in various media outlets including Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Money and Time magazine. His first book will be released in March of 2019.
Michael enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, listening to podcasts and has been studying and teaching at a martial arts school for more than 10 years. Michael often incorporates philosophies from martial arts study into his work with individuals and organizations.
For more information, find Michael and his team at www.arcintegrated.com
Hillary Holmes, of hillytree design, grew up partly in Hawaii, mostly in Florida, with a long stint in NJ. From a young age, she was astounded by the colors and textures she found in nature and knew early on that one's surroundings could be a grounding force in life. A self taught artist and designer, she has taken classes in everything from 'Feng Shui for Interiors' at Moore College of Art & Design, to 'Silkscreening' at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Hillary is certified as a color consultant in the 'Confident Color System' ™. She loves to move around furniture when she's feeling stuck, takes dance classes whenever she can, and spends her downtime with her husband, cat and dog at their 70's ranch just outside of Asheville, NC.
Gordon Smith a licensed professional counselor and professional life coach in Asheville, North Carolina. He works with gifted adolescents, adults, and families to grow fully into themselves. Gordon recently completed two terms as an elected member of Asheville City Council. He has been a practicing counselor for 18 years, in private practice for ten of those years, in solo private practice for six of them. He is the founder and host of Notworking Asheville, a social scene for mental health professionals. Gordon also hosts a regular gathering of private pay practitioners. Gordon and his wife just finished up a building project and moved into a new home in Asheville. He loves traveling, disc golf, craft beer, and awkward situations.
Juan Santos is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice, Santos Counseling PLLC, in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Santos has a conducted over 75 immigration evaluations in his years of practice. Mr. Santos was born in the Dominican Republic and experienced the positive impact of transitioning to a life in the United States of America. He is very passionate and focused in this area, writing immigration evaluations. Mr. Santos found his niche in working with individuals and families navigating thorough the immigration process during his first job out of graduate school. He was able to work alongside, Dr. Robin Dock, a psychologist and professor of Winston Salem State University who held years of experience in supporting clients with legal related issues.
Mr. Santos utilizes his years of experience in working with immigration attorneys and writing hardship evaluations to train clinicians interested in the niche or desiring to improve their skills.
Juan is currently a doctorate student at the University of the Cumberland’s where he is a pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Mr. Santos hopes to utilize his doctorate studies to strengthen his skills in writing expert level evaluations and in training aspiring clinicians interested in the field.
Mr. Santos is a father of two, 4-year-old Nola and 2-year-old Alexander. He is married to his wife, Elizabeth Livingston Santos. Together they enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, practicing minimalism, and spending time with family and friends.
In his years of practice, Juan has attained recognition in publishing self-help books aimed to address issues ranging from anxiety to relationship, he was the recipient Winston Salem State University Alumni Achiever 2015, the Winston Salem Under 40 Leadership Achiever, and the 2015 Notable Latino of the Triad Award. Juan has presented his work in immigration hardship evaluations with GoodTherapy and is scheduled to present at the LPCANC fall conference.
Jeb Blount is a sales acceleration specialist and the author of ten books including Fanatical Prospecting, Sales EQ, People Buy You, People Follow You, and Objections. He is among the world's most respected thought leaders on prospecting, sales, leadership, and customer experience Through his global training organization, Sales Gravy, Jeb advices a who's who of the world's leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on customer-facing activities.
Mike mi-KAL-o-wits is the author of Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest release Clockwork. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies – one to private equity and another to a Fortune 500. Today he is running his third multi-million dollar venture, Profit First Professionals. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Over the years, Mike has traveled the globe speaking with thousands of entrepreneurs, and is here today to share the best of what he has learned. Please join me in welcoming Mike mi-KAL-o-wits.
Uriah Guilford is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a group practice owner and the creator of The Productive Therapist, a virtual assistant company that serves private practice therapists. He is a technology nerd, a minimalist travel packer, a rock drummer and business development enthusiast.
Dr. Kate Campbell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Florida Qualified Supervisor with an entrepreneurial spirit. She founded Bayview Therapy - a multidisciplinary group practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is proud co-founder of The Private Practice Startup inspiring mental health professionals to brand themselves and grow their dream practices.
She has been featured as a practice building expert on GoodTherapy.org, Therapy Sites, Your BadAss Therapy Practice, Abundance Practice Building podcast, Selling the Couch podcast, Practice of the Practice podcast, Brighter Vision’s podcast, Taboo Talk Time podcast, Marketing Workshop podcast and Become a Group Guru.
Dr. Kate has been featured as a relationship expert in Reader’s Digest and appeared on WIOD 610 AM Radio with Jimmy Cefalo. She was highlighted as 1 of 11 best relationship therapists by datingadvice.com, awarded 1 of 100 most outstanding women in Broward County, and recognized in the Sun Sentinel as South Florida’s Queen B of the month.
Dr. Kate is past President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Family Therapy Department. She graduated with her Doctorate and Masters in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Her undergraduate degree was awarded by East Carolina University.
When she’s not busy working with clients or inspiring private practitioners across the globe, she spends her time relaxing with family and friends. She’s a self-proclaimed food and wine connoisseur who loves to travel and create new memories with her husband and son. Her hobbies include going to the beach, pilates, riding horses, going to concerts, and of course the occasional “retail therapy”.
Travis used to trade billions in bonds for the world's largest mutual fund firm before he decided he wanted to help people like his wife who had a big negative net worth. He's helped over 1000 clients eliminate debt as a source of stress and lives in St. Louis where he loves going for walks at our free nationally recognized zoo.
Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast and Blog. He is the owner of a group private practice located in Kingsport, Tennessee, Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC. He has been in private practice for 18 years. He is an AAMFT approved supervisor and currently serves on the on the board of the TNAMFT. Gordon also happens to be a clergy person in the Episcopal Church. Gordon also had an interesting previous career as funeral director and embalmer... lots of stories there... Gordon is married to his wife "Sister" and they have one daughter who works as an environmental educator.
If you're ready to breakthrough fear and successfully grow your business and practice, Amy is you're girl! She is a licensed therapist and mindset coach for high-achieving women who are ready to live more bravely and boldly while hitting their goals with a confident, steady stride.
Dr. Kolmes was a pioneer in the field of social media ethics for clinicians, creating a crowd-sourced and widely shared social media policy in 2010, using their 2009 twitter account to first publicize and disseminate it. They are currently Vice-Chair of the California Psychological Association's Ethics Committee and a Fellow of APA due to their work in digital ethics. Dr. Kolmes also specializes in working with sexually diverse populations, including those who engage in consensual kink and consensual non-monogamy.
Dr. Maelisa Hall is a licensed psychologist, wife, nail design enthusiast and co-host of the My Biz Bestie podcast. Through her business QA Prep, she specializes in teaching therapists how to connect with their paperwork so it’s more simple and more meaningful. Find out more at www.qaprep.com.