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
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.