Holding Space For Therapists
Setting Your Fee with Josie Rosario, LMSW

Setting Your Fee with Josie Rosario, LMSW

May 26, 2021

For many therapists in private practice, we start setting our fee based on outside data...what are other therapists charging in my area?? Or, what are clients going to be willing to pay for my services??

 

While this information can be helpful, we also have to be able to first and foremost look INWARD when setting our fee. We need to determine our own needs, the needs of our business, and to consider the incredible value that we bring to our client's lives.

 

I am so excited to share this conversation I had with fellow therapist, Josie Rosario. Josie is a LMSW and business coach and we are exploring some things you want to consider when setting your fee in private practice. We also talk about different business models and how to know whether things like sliding scale or accepting insurance is the right fit for you and your business. We also explore how to remain accessible while also having a healthy and thriving business. 

 

You can learn more about Josie and access her resources at @thehealingstrategy and @josierosarionyc

 

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Looking for more guidance in starting or growing your private practice? The doors for enrollment to my therapist digital courses close THIS FRIDAY, May 28th @ 4 p.m. PST! If you're already established in private practice and looking to diversify your income, be sure to check out The Established Therapist Toolkit and Podcasting for Therapists! You can learn more and enroll by clicking here: https://cassidyfreitas.mykajabi.com/

Perfectionism and Private Practice with Dr. Jen Douglas

Perfectionism and Private Practice with Dr. Jen Douglas

May 19, 2021

...any other recovering perfectionists here? I know I am! Perfectionism has had a way of coming up in many different aspects of my life...education, motherhood, etc. But, I have also found it to be incredibly prevalent when it comes to my work as a therapist and my life as an entrepreneur.

 

As we know, our work as therapists can be incredibly nuanced, ambiguous at times, and messy. These are all things that our friend Perfectionism is not too fond of. Perfectionism wants to find control. It wants things to feel linear. And, our inner perfectionist wants that gold star at the end of a good session with a client. But unfortunately, that often isn't how it works in our field or in entrepreneurship.

 

That's why this week I'm having Dr. Jen Douglas come onto the podcast to talk about how we can create a new relationship with perfectionism. In this episode we talk about the impact of perfectionism as therapists and business owners. We talk about the impact of comparison and the curated highlight reel on social media. And, Dr. Jen shares with us ways in which we can better connect with our true values, how we can embrace our imperfection, and how we can use perfectionism to help us identify what is really important to us.

 

You can learn more about Dr. Jen and utilize her resources at her Instagram account @drjensf!

 

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is perfectionism holding you back and making you feel stuck when it comes to starting or growing your private practice? This week I am opening the doors to my three therapist courses! Each of these courses offers you a comprehensive roadmap to building or growing your private practice (or, starting a podcast!) in a way that prioritizes your unique values and goals. The doors open TODAY, May 19th so click here to learn more and join the community: https://cassidyfreitas.mykajabi.com/

Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Kelly Vincent

Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Kelly Vincent

May 12, 2021

Imposter Syndrome is bound to come up at different stages of our careers as therapists. It definitely has a tendency to come up when we're new therapists and just starting out, but these feelings and fears can show up even further down the road. Maybe you're starting your private practice or maybe you're creating a brand new offering...anytime we're feeling new and inexperienced with something, in comes our friend Imposter Syndrome.

 

There's no one else I would love to explore this topic with more than Dr. Kelly Vincent. Kelly is a licensed psychologist and the creator on her popular Instagram account, @dr.kellyvincent, where she focuses a lot of her content and psychoeducation on Imposter Syndrome.

 

In this episode we explore the origins of imposter syndrome and what impact it can have on therapists throughout their careers. In addition, Kelly shares tips and ways in which we can reframe and form a different relationship with imposter syndrome. 

 

You can learn more about Kelly at her website: http://drkellyvincent.com/

 

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Looking for a roadmap to help ease some of the anxiety and imposter syndrome when it comes to starting or growing your private practice? My three therapist e-courses will be opening up for enrollment on May 19th @ 9 a.m. PST! These courses include The Crafted Practice, The Established Therapist Toolkit, and Podcasting for Therapists! You can learn more and join the wait-list here: https://cassidyfreitas.mykajabi.com/

Money Mindset Blocks with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW, Financial Therapist

Money Mindset Blocks with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW, Financial Therapist

May 5, 2021

Do you struggle with your mindset around money as a therapist? Do you find it hard to feel confident in your rates and financial management of your practice? If so, this episode will be for you!

Each of us has a story and a history when it comes to our relationship with money. We see this often with our clients, but we tend to underestimate just how much our own relationship with money can impact our lives as therapists, humans, and business owners.

This week I am excited to welcome Lindsay Bryan-Podvin onto the podcast. Lindsay is an LMSW and Financial Therapist. Together we explore the different myths and messages therapists receive and internalize about money, how we can honor our financial needs as humans and business owners while still remaining accessible, and Lindsay offers tangible tips on how to ensure your finances reflect the type of life you want to have with your private practice.

You can learn more about Lindsay by visiting her Instagram profile @mindmoneybalance with links to her website and podcast!

Protecting Your Private Practice Business with Attorney Kate Santon

Protecting Your Private Practice Business with Attorney Kate Santon

January 19, 2021

In this episode I am joined by my attorney Kate Santon! In our conversation we talk about the important steps you can take as a business owner to protect your business. This can be scary and overwhelming since many therapists did not learn any of this in school, but I'm hoping this episode will help you feel more confident when it comes to protecting your business.

To learn more about Kate you can visit http://www.sgclegal.com/ or contact her at kate.santon@sgclegal.com or via phone at (949) 396-1040.

Also, as a heads up: on January 26th, 2021 8:00 a.m. PST, the doors to my digital courses will be OPEN! I'll be randomly selecting one of the first 20 members to enroll in any one of the courses for a a one hour 1:1 coaching session with me. You can visit https://cassidyfreitas.mykajabi.com/ to join the wait-list!

Branding and Website Design for Therapists with Monica Kovach

Branding and Website Design for Therapists with Monica Kovach

January 12, 2021

In this episode I share my conversation with Monica Kovach, former Art Therapist and Counselor turned Web Designer. Monica shares why a website is so important when it comes to marketing, what our websites communicate to clients, how we can incorporate our personality into our branding, and offers some tangible branding and design tips for therapists. No matter what stage of branding or web design you're in, you'll find great takeaways in this episode. You can connect with Monica at @holdspacecreative and https://www.holdspacecreative.com/

 

I'm excited to announce the doors to my digital courses will be opening this month! On January 26th, 2021 Modern Therapist Academy, Podcasting for Therapists and my brand new Established Therapist Toolkit will be open for enrollment. The Established Therapist Toolkit will be all things branding, marketing and diversifying your income for the established therapist. Click here to join the wait-list or visit https://cassidyfreitas.mykajabi.com/

An Intimate Look at Digital Marketing Through Instagram with Stephanie Essenfeld @therapyuntangled

An Intimate Look at Digital Marketing Through Instagram with Stephanie Essenfeld @therapyuntangled

March 31, 2020

In this episode I share my conversation with Stephanie of @therapyuntangled. We discuss the steps she took to build meaningful content through digital marketing on instagram that has filled her private practice with her dream clients. We explore ways to connect with your audience and the vulnerable experience of "showing up" in the public digital arena. In these uncertain times (with the current COVID-19 crisis) many therapists are moving their businesses online. While many of us have taken the steps to move our current clients online, Stephanie offers tangible ways we can authentically build meaningful bridges through digital platforms to help future clients find us.

The doors to Modern Therapist Academy and Podcasting for Therapists the e-course close this Friday April 3, 2020 at 4 pm PST! Click here to learn more or enroll.

Beginning to Prepare for Maternity Leave

Beginning to Prepare for Maternity Leave

March 23, 2020

In this part 2 conversation with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer, we discuss steps she took and that I am currently taking to prepare for maternity leave. You can continue to follow Miriam's work by visiting her website here or on social media @miriamkirmayer.

In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, I'll be hosting two live webinars this week for therapists in private practice who are navigating moving their businesses online and supporting their clients (and themselves). For more information and to register for the webinars, click here.

Modern Therapist Academy and Podcasting for Therapists the e-courses open this week as well (March 25th 2020 to be exact!) For more information on both, visit here.

Building a Strong Referral Network with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

Building a Strong Referral Network with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

March 23, 2020

In this part 1 of my conversation with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer, we discuss steps therapists can take to build a strong referral network to support your business and to know where to send clients or community members when needed. We also discuss the experience of comparison to other therapists who share your zip codes and specialities. You can continue to follow Miriam's work by visiting her website here or on social media @miriamkirmayer.

In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, I'll be hosting two live webinars this week for therapists in private practice who are navigating moving their businesses online and supporting their clients (and themselves). For more information and to register for the webinars, click here.

Modern Therapist Academy and Podcasting for Therapists the e-courses open this week as well (March 25th 2020 to be exact!) For more information on both, visit here.

Hiring a Virtual Assistant with my VA Taylor Anderson

Hiring a Virtual Assistant with my VA Taylor Anderson

March 16, 2020

In this episode I'm sharing the best business decision I made in 2019, hiring a virtual assistant! I sit down with my VA Taylor to discuss her journey into becoming a VA, the roles a VA can take on for a therapist in private practice, costs, helpful systems for communication, and where you can find a VA for yourself! Hiring Taylor has supported growing my business WHILE protecting me from burn-out, and the extra bonus...I feel less alone in my work. To continue to follow Taylor, you can find her at @thetherapistnotes and www.taylorandersonmft.com to learn more about her upcoming VA for Therapists E-course!