After working in the non-profit world for over 10 years, Misha Conaway set out on her own and launched her own marketing business. She's a graphic designer and content marketer who has been helping psychotherapists and mental health professionals get new clients for over 5 years.
She loves to travel, cook, and snuggle with her cat and dog.
The Private Practice Startup is co-owned by Kate Campbell, PhD, LMFT and Katie Lemieux, LMFT. They’re two therapists with entrepreneurial spirits who are crazy about business. They live, work and play in South Florida.
Kate and Katie both built their 6-Figure private practices in less than 2 years from the ground up and love inspiring ambitious mental health professionals to brand themselves and grow their dream private practices!
They have a hunger for business, branding and marketing. They love sharing their expertise and inspiring private private practitioners across the globe from startup to mastery. They have helped therapists increase working with the clients they love the most, profit more, increase their rates, have more time off and enjoy a true lifestyle business.
Together, they have been featured as guest experts 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, Love Your Practice podcast, and Become a Group Guru.
They provide free podcasts, webinars, online courses, private practice coaching, INSPIRE Networking, and customizable Attorney Approved Private Practice Paperwork for therapists.
Luna Medina-Wolf has been a private practice owner for four years. She grew into a group in the past year. In 2018, Luna received the member of the year award for both professional organizations she's a member in.
Luna is the president of a nonprofit organization, Professional United for Parkland.
She loves dancing and she backpacked for seven months in South America in her 20s. Luna completed the Israeli army service as a second lieutenant.
Tara has been in private practice now longer than working in the field. Outside of the office, you will find her lifting weights, doing yoga, hanging on the beach, or lost in a mosh pit.
Her counseling practice is built on authenticity and just plain old fun.
Damien Adler is a Psychologist and Co-Founder of Power Diary. He and his wife built a large and successful psychology clinic, but along the way, they realized they needed the right systems and processes to really run their practice well. That’s when Damien and his brother, Paul Adler joined forces and began working on Power Diary - a practice management system built by practitioners, for practitioners.
Damien is also known publicly through his 10+ years of regular guest segments on radio, as a public speaker and corporate trainer, and as a contributor for various TV, radio and print outlets.
Damien enjoys mountain biking, traveling, pretending to be a handyman, and exploring near and far with his wife and daughter.
Beth Alford owns and manages Alford Creative, a great little creative agency based in Austin Tx. They love helping therapy practices become the go-to authority in their local market with their simple formula: Authority + Reach = Impact.
Fun Fact: Beth LOVES live music, a great cab, and road trips!
Julie Herres is the owner of GreenOak Accounting. The firm provides full-service accounting to private practice owners throughout the United States. Julie and her team have worked with hundreds of private practice owners, so they are uniquely positioned to be a trusted advisor to clients.
Fun Fact: Julie started her own business to have the flexibility her family needed with small kids. Now she’s proud to offer a flexible and family-friendly workplace to a team of 6!
Barbara has been interviewed by National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.
While she she has a private therapy practice in San Jose, California, her true passion is leading live workshops and webinars, helping therapists understand the mysterious world of insurance and billing, and teaching them how to write better progress notes.
She provides consultations to therapists nationwide on essential business topics they didn't learn in grad school, including insurance, writing quick but thorough progress notes, and building a thriving practice.
Kelly is a wife, mother, therapist,and podcaster who loves Earl Grey iced tea, deep conversations, and encouraging others. Kelly has been practicing Social Work since 2009 and has been in private practice since 2014.
You can usually find Kelly spending time at home with her family, having deep conversations with her friends, or working towards living her best life.
Chris Swenson, LMFT is the author of the recently published book, "Private Practice Warrior." He is the Owner/Founder/solo-operator of Rhino Wellness Center which is Chris' successful full time solo practice in rural Colorado.
Chris is a true Private Practice Warrior who believes that therapists in private practice are in the best position to truly make a difference in the mental health concerns of our world. Fun Fact: Snakes really freak Chris out!
Sid is the Co-founder and President of WizeHire, a bootstrapped recruiting technology startup with over 30 employees and over 4,000 customers.
He LOVES to travel. He and his wife just got back from Maine where they toured the beautiful Acadia National Park.
Sid’s a big proponent of more empathy in the workplace. His DISC profile is a high DC with a mid-line I.
Brandon is a trained and credentialed mental health and relationship therapist. Brandon's private practice exploded when he got his Google Maps listing on the first page of Google. He became a Google Maps nerd and now helps other therapists and business owners kill it with Google Maps. When Brandon isn't seeing patients or helping others with Google Maps he's spending time with his Wife, son and twin girls.
Multi-Specialty Group Practice owner in Kentucky, over 80 employees, six locations and in 17 counties in Kentucky and growing. Dubbed the Systems & Processes girl and loves anything to do with innovation and strategy!
Before Addo, Eric was involved in the early development stages of a large insurance marketing company in Portland, Oregon. In a few years, Eric was promoted to director of business development, supporting the company growth from 24 million to well over 100 million dollars in sales.
In 2006, Eric Co-Founded Addo Recovery, building highly recognized and sought out therapy clinics in Utah and Nevada. He co-founded bloomforwomen.com, pathformen.com and domaniforgrief.com, global digital communities supporting individuals in overcoming trauma, addiction and grief and loss. Most recently, Eric has developed the Addo Network, a company supporting therapists in scaling their clinics by managing the entire client experience. They currently work with a select group of clinics throughout the U.S.
Shauna Roberts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Co-Founder of highly sought out Bridges Counseling Center in Roseville and San Diego California. Additionally, she's an author and community leader for Bloomforwomen.com and domaniforgrief.com. Bridges Counseling Center specializes in addiction, trauma and relationships.
Allison Puryear is an LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different cities and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support.
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Tiffany McLain, MFT is a therapist & consultant whose mantra is, “Full fees are the new black.” Via her business, www.heytiffany.com, she helps therapists in private practice overcome their shame about marketing and making bank so they can help the clients they are truly passionate about serving.
She’s been featured in Psychology Today Magazine, Psych Central, Huffington Post, KGO Radio, SF Weekly and Forbes.
Katie Read is a longtime LMFT, a Marketing Strategist. and the creator of the Clinician to Coach Masterclass. Katie helps therapists grow...then OUTgrow their therapy practices by creating additional income streams in coaching, consulting, writing, retreat leadership, course creation, and more!
If you're a therapist who knows deep down there's more out there for you...check out her programs at www.katieread.com!
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.
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.