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Two dozen therapists offer different theoretical and technical perspectives on mental health issues...AMA

Good morning!

You may have seen us around reddit this week. This is the final AMA of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that has gone on all week across many different subReddits. We’ve had dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to pregnancy, to dating after divorce. There's a full list of topics at the bottom of this post.

Today we're wrapping up with one final, big, general AMA. We've brought roughly 2 and a half dozen mental health professionals together and they're all eager to be as helpful as possible in answering your questions! The professionals answering your questions here are:

Amber Lyda u/drAmberLyda AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/DrAmberLyda/posts/1487662254686970

Carol O'Saben u/DrOsaben AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/DrCarolO/photos/a.518936545147147.1073741828.484869468553855/519754918398643/?type=3&theater

Jana Scrivani u/DrJanaScrivani AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drjanascrivani/photos/a.1233746449969852.1073741828.1218917404786090/1799349253409566/?type=3&theater

daniel sokal u/danielsimon811 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/danielsokalpsychotherapy/photos/a.1133461276786904.1073741830.969648876501479/1203805073085857/?type=3&theater

Hope Eden u/HopeEdenLCSW AMA Proof: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=513288555722783&id=100011249289464&comment_id=513292185722420&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1515028654149063&ref=m_notif&hc_location=ufi

Brooke Williams u/brookewilliamslpc AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/betterwaycc/photos/pcb.174070459859695/174070433193031/?type=3&theater

Letrisha Walker u/Letrisha_Walker AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1740725485972191&id=737444509633632

T. Isaac Castro u/tisaaccastro AMA Proof: https://m.facebook.com/onlineLMFT/

Dalila Jusic-LaBerge u/dalilaj AMA Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdn7QQjg11C/?taken-by=behereandnow_counseling

Daniela Paolone u/daniela-p-counseling AMA Proof: https://twitter.com/ChronicPainAlly/status/948688514811490304

Rosi Gimeno u/RosiGimenoTherapy AMA Proof:https://www.facebook.com/RosiGimenoLMHC/posts/1605459996216112

Kevin Hyde u/DrKevinHyde AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drkevinhyde/photos/a.175387959860100.1073741828.122901988442031/175388103193419/?type=3&theater

Nicole Tableriou u/TherapyNT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/therapynt/photos/rpp.1038547282947636/1180159798786383/?type=3&theater

Adriana A. Alejandre u/AdrianaAlejandreLMFT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/CounselingandTraumaTherapy/photos/a.1945267122386996.1073741830.1876047695975606/2015538168693224/?type=3&theater

Courtney Glashow u/courtneyglashowLCSW AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/AnchorTherapy/photos/a.1412660308771578.1073741828.1393485707355705/1532572956780312/?type=3&theater

Lisa Kukkamaa Baker u/drlisakbaker AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/lisakbakerphd/posts/1536088123105928

Nicole Burgess u/nburgesslmft AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NicoleBurgessCoaching/photos/?tab=album&album_id=683401391727648

Katie Leikam u/katieleikamlcsw AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/katieleikamlcsw/photos/a.808708755980856.1073741829.747633872088345/867941073390957/?type=3&theater

daniel sokal u/danielsimon811 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/danielsokalpsychotherapy/photos/a.1133461276786904.1073741830.969648876501479/1203805073085857/?type=3&theater

Mona Ghosheh u/DrMonaG AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drmonaghosheh/photos/a.1794021984201713.1073741828.1790883054515606/2042607019343207/?type=3&theater

Bina Bird u/BinaBirdLMFT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/hasletcounseling.com

Jill Gray u/jillgraylmft AMA Proof: https://imgur.com/a/oAtqe

Heather McKenzie u/heather_mckenzie AMA Proof:https://www.mckenziecounseling.org/blog/check-out-ama-on-reddit

Lydia Kickliter u/therapylyd AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/therapyforshowingup/photos/rpp.2028425464061581/2028772310693563/?type=3&theater

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

Topic-specific AMAs we've held this week:

Trauma

Mental Illness

Grief

Alzheimer's

Divorce & Dating after divorce

Bulimia

Challenges of Entrepreneurship & Women in Leadership

Social Anxiety

Pregnancy

Anxiety

Rape Counseling

Mental Health

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We Are Licensed Mental Health Professionals Here To Answer Your Questions About Mental Health. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about mental health.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week. There's a full list of topics here.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Kevin Hyde u/DrKevinHyde AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drkevinhyde/photos/a.175387959860100.1073741828.122901988442031/175387439860152/?type=3&theater

Courtney Glashow u/courtneyglashowLCSW AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/AnchorTherapy/photos/rpp.1393485707355705/1527661640604777/?type=3&theater

Brooke Williams u/brookeWilliamsLPC AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/betterwaycc/photos/pcb.174070459859695/174070433193031/?type=3&theater

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about anxiety. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about anxiety.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week. There's a full list of topics here.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Courtney Glashow u/courtneyglashowLCSW AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/AnchorTherapy/photos/rpp.1393485707355705/1527661640604777/?type=3&theater

Daniela Paolone u/Daniela-P-Counseling AMA Proof: https://twitter.com/ChronicPainAlly/status/948688514811490304

Dalila Jusic-Laberge u/dalilaj AMA Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdn7QQjg11C/?taken-by=behereandnow_counseling

Mona Ghosheh u/DrMonaG AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drmonaghosheh/photos/a.1794021984201713.1073741828.1790883054515606/2042607019343207/?type=3&theater

Jana Scrivani u/DrJanaScrivani AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/drjanascrivani/photos/a.1233746449969852.1073741828.1218917404786090/1799349253409566/?type=3&theater

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Social Anxiety. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about social anxiety.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week. There's a full list of topics here.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Daniela Paolone u/daniela-p-counseling https://twitter.com/ChronicPainAlly/status/948688514811490304

Rosi Gimeno u/RosiGimenoTherapy https://www.facebook.com/RosiGimenoLMHC/posts/1605459996216112

Mona Ghosheh u/DrMonaG https://www.facebook.com/drmonaghosheh/photos/a.1794021984201713.1073741828.1790883054515606/2042607019343207/?type=3&theater

Heather McKenzie u/heather_mckenzie https://www.mckenziecounseling.org/blog/check-out-ama-on-reddit

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about pregnancy. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about pregnancy.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week. There's a full list of topics here.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Amy S. Lasseter u/amyHTC AMA Proof: https://lassetertherapies.com/reddit-for-women-in-leadership-small-business-entrepreneurs/

Bina Bird u/BinaBirdLMFT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/HasletCounseling/photos/rpp.688845344577879/1382982168497523/?type=3&theater

Jennifer Howard u/jphowardcounseling AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/jennifermommysos/photos/rpp.368004053644921/384394788672514/?type=3&theater

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about the challenges of entrepreneurship as well as women in leadership. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about the challenges of entrepreneurship as well as women in leadership.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Adriana Alejandra Alejandre u/AdrianaAlejandreLMFT https://www.facebook.com/CounselingandTraumaTherapy/photos/a.1945267122386996.1073741830.1876047695975606/2015538168693224/?type=3&theater

Amy Lasseter u/amyHTC https://lassetertherapies.com/reddit-for-women-in-leadership-small-business-entrepreneurs/

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Bulimia. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about bulimia.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Erika Miley u/eraborn08 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/pg/centerformands/

Amy Helms u/newhope124 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/freedomfromeatingdisorders/

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Divorce & Dating after Divorce. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Divorce & Dating after Divorce.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Jacqueline Schatz u/JacquelineSchatz AMA Proof: https://ashevillerelationshipcenter.com/blog/

Dalila Jusic-LaBerge u/dalilaj AMA Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdn7QQjg11C/?taken-by=behereandnow_counseling

What questions do you have for them? 😊

One disclaimer the mods of r/Divorce asked me to make - while these professionals are donating their time to answer questions in an effort to help, there is a marketing element to this for them as well. They are working to build their online footprint.

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Alzheimer's. AMA!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Alzheimer's.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Lisa Kukkamaa Baker u/drlisakbaker AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/lisakbakerphd/posts/1536088123105928

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about Domestic Violence (and other topics) AMA!

EDIT: We've been happy to see such a tremendous response! The mental health professionals from this AMA will continue to check in on this throughout the week and answer questions as they can. In addition, we're hosting a number of other AMAs across reddit throughout the week. I'm adding a full list of topics at the bottom of this post. If you're questions are about one of those topics, I encourage you to ask there. AND we're planning another, general AMA here on r/IAmA at the end of the week where we'll have nearly 2 dozen licensed mental health professionals available to answer your questions.

Thank you again for the questions! We're doing our best to respond to as many as possible! We all hope you find our answers helpful.

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about domestic violence.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by Dr Amber Lyda and iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week. (See links to other AMAs starting today below.)

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Hope Eden u/HopeEdenLCSW AMA Proof: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=513288555722783&id=100011249289464&comment_id=513292185722420&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1515028654149063&ref=m_notif&hc_location=ufi

Lydia Kickliter u/therapylyd AMA Proof (she does not currently have a professional social media page so I'm hosting her proof through imgur) : https://imgur.com/a/ZP2sJ

Hi, I'm Lydia Kickliter, Licensed Professional Counselor. Ask me anything about Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and toxic relationships.Hello, I'm a licensed professional counselor, licensed in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, with expertise in trauma related to Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and toxic relationships. I provide online and in person psychotherapy. Please note I'm happy to answer any general questions about toxic relationships DV and IPV, therapy in general, and online therapy. I'm not able to provide counseling across reddit. If you're experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255

daniel sokal u/danielsimon811 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/danielsokalpsychotherapy/photos/a.1133461276786904.1073741830.969648876501479/1203805073085857/?type=3&theater

Daniel Sokal, LCSW is a psychotherapist specializing in dealing with recovering from a narcissist in your life who practices in White Plains , NY and online , he can be found at www.danielsokal.com

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

Here are the other AMAs we've started today - IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THESE SPECIFIC TOPICS, I'D ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE AMAS AS WELL!:

Trauma

Mental Illness

Grief

Alzheimer's

Divorce & Dating after divorce

Bulimia

Challenges of Entrepreneurship & Women in Leadership

Social Anxiety

Pregnancy

Upcoming topics:

Anxiety

Rape Counseling

Mental Health

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We're licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions as you deal with grief. Ask Us Anything!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about grief.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Lisa Kukkamaa Baker u/drlisakbaker AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/lisakbakerphd/posts/1536088123105928

Meg Berry u/MegBerryLCSW AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/megberry.lcsw.emdr/photos/a.293507674497517.1073741828.292086117973006/312606482587636/?type=3&theater

Jill Gray u/JillGrayLMFT AMA Proof: https://imgur.com/a/oAtqe

They will be answering questions today, as well as occasionally checking in here for additional questions all throughout the week.

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We're licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions. Ask Us Anything!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer questions you may have about mental illness.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Nicole Tableriou u/TherapyNT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/therapynt/photos/rpp.1038547282947636/1180159815453048/?type=3&theater

Heather McKenzie u/heather_mckenzie AMA Proof: https://www.mckenziecounseling.org/blog/check-out-ama-on-reddit

daniel sokal u/danielsimon811 AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/danielsokalpsychotherapy/photos/a.1133461276786904.1073741830.969648876501479/1203805073085857/?type=3&theater

They will be answering questions today, as well as occasionally checking in here for additional questions all throughout the week.

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We're licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about trauma. Ask Us Anything!

Good morning!

We are licensed mental health professionals here to answer your questions about trauma.

This is part of a large series of AMAs organized by iTherapy that will be going on all week across many different subReddits. We’ll have dozens of mental health professionals answering your questions on everything from anxiety, to grief, to a big general AMA at the end of the week.

The professionals answering your questions here are:

Dalila Jusic-Laberge u/dalilaj
AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/behereandnowcounseling/photos/a.1683464405274419.1073741828.1683242105296649/1998710687083121/?type=3&theater

Adriana A. Alejandre u/AdrianaAlejandreLMFT AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/CounselingandTraumaTherapy/posts/2018349441745430?hc_location=ufi

Meg Berry u/MegBerryLCSW AMA Proof: https://www.facebook.com/megberry.lcsw.emdr/photos/a.293507674497517.1073741828.292086117973006/312606482587636/?type=3&theater

They both will be answering questions today, as well as occasionally checking in here for additional questions all throughout the week.

What questions do you have for them? 😊

(The professionals answering questions are not able to provide counseling thru reddit. If you'd like to learn more about services they offer, you’re welcome to contact them directly.

If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.)

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We're the iTherapy Team! AMA about mental health, online counseling, or starting your private practice!

Good morning! I'm Carol Pulley, co-founder of iTherapy. I've brought with me the iTherapy team to answer your questions about mental health, online counseling, and starting a private practice.

iTherapy provides a comprehensive suite of tools and services to help mental health professionals start or grow their private practice.

For mental health related questions, you may see responses from myself, u/DrAmberLyda, and u/DrJanaScrivani.

For private practice questions, I'll respond along with u/WozMarketing, u/MHLynk, and u/kellyconsult.

We'll be checking in on this all day. What questions do you have for us? :)

My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/4yctL

Edit: Thanks to everyone for joining us! We're not checking in on this quite so frequently, but if you do have questions feel free to ask and we'll get to a response sooner or later! :)

If you're interested here's a bit more about iTherapy services, about our Jumpstart Your Practice suite of partner services, and if here you can Schedule an iTherapy Demo.

Thanks again!

How would one go about starting their career in psychotherapy after receiving a graduate degree?

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

That is a great question. Once you earn your graduate degree you have multiple options open to you. You could choose to work for an agency, a school or college, the government or many, many others. If you decide to go into private practice, which many people do as it offers so much flexibility. If you decide to go into private practice, you would have to be licensed in the state/states you wish to practice in. Then you would take the necessary steps to form your practice. iTherapy or our partners are here to help you establish your practice. iTherapy offers all of the tools you need such as HIPAA compliant technology, marketing, billing, claims and much more. There are also many online that have been established to provide support and guidance,groups such as Dr. Amber Lyda's online therapist group.

While getting my BA in social welfare, my main interest has always been with mental health or suicide theory/ prevention... while I don't work with mental health just yet, I'm a little scared to jump into the field for fear of not being able to help and leaving a bad experience on somebody...

What have you found, either in your each experience, that let you begin your career path into mental health?

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Original Poster3 points · 9 months ago

I understand, I would think that is a fear of most practitioners, I know it is for me. I know I am not a doctor but I do borrow from their oath, each day I say a little pray that "I do no harm". It is a weighty proposition to try to help others. I try to listen closely consider my words carefully when working with others. While working in mental health can be overwhelming at times, what makes it all worth it is when people let you know how much you have helped. I have had notes slipped under my office door, years after therapy had ended, thanking me and updating me on their life. I live in a small town, and I have been stopped by family members thanking me. (I just smile- to be HIPAA compliant!!) It is those moments that help to take away those fears. I think those fears are healthy and work to keep us in check!

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What do you feel are the specific challenges that online therapy has with the ACA Code of Ethics and how is your company working to overcome those challenges?

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago
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Free Counseling Worksheets

Over the last few months, the team at iTherapy has been putting together a collection of Psychological Worksheets - they're available for free for you to share with your clients, colleagues etc. Here's a few of the most popular ones.

Similarly, if you haven't heard of http://www.therapistaid.com/ their site is fantastic - they offer a wealth of different resources.

Hope these are helpful!

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago · edited 9 months ago

Just wanted to share this real quick - we just launched a new suite of partner services and sign-on bonuses we call Jumpstart Your Practice

Here's an overview of all of iTherapy's services including Jumpstart Your Practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsI_L7rkm2c

I hope these services are helpful to some of you!

Awesome! These are going to tremendously help the people I collaborate with! I can't wait to make some revisions and try to make them more effective!

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

Glad you like them. :)

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College counseling centers, hospitals, doctor's offices, insurance companies, other individual therapists whose caseloads are full.

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How did you convince these people to be referral sources? Previous networking? Cold calling? etc.?

2 points · 1 year ago

Congratulations!

I think that idea to do a a class on anxiety is genius! A good networking opportunity as well. Don't discount networking - if there's groups of local doctors and other medical professionals who may become referral sources, think about joining them. Even a local chamber of commerce can sometimes bare unexpected fruit.

Psychology Today and YouTube are great ideas, but don't stop there! The more directories you're on, the easier you are to find. Look into getting listed on GoodTherapy, PsychCentral, maybe even us at iTherapy as well. And I'd suggest creating more social media pages than just youtube. A professional facebook page is really easy to create and manage and makes you more discoverable.

We just posted on our facebook page a few days ago about some marketing tips. Give it a look. https://www.facebook.com/itherapyonline/posts/1476317102407251

Hope some of this is helpful. Good luck and Congratulations!

Psych today has not been very effective recently and i am going to update my summary this weekend.

I started receiving clients very early when I was accepting insurance. I still get referrals for insurance even though I have been off the books for a year. This ineptitude is another reason I stopped accepting insurance.

I miss the constant flow of referrals but at $60/session total by taking insurance it is difficult to rent and also work full time at my other job.

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Bit of a shameless plug here but I think it's quite relevant and may be helpful - have you considered transitioning your clients to online video therapy? A platform like ours at iTherapy is generally much cheaper than renting office space. (There are many other options besides iTherapy as well.)

Perfect timing. Is it common for anxiety to feel alot like being just stressed out?

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Hi this is Carol Pulley, I am a therapist with iTherapy.It can be difficult to tell the difference between stress and anxiety. Anxious emotions can sometimes bring the same feelings as stress. Stressful or anxious emotions speed up our heart beats, trigger rapid breathing and cause muscle tension. Some differences can be seen when anxiety turns into a panic attack or severe anxiety. A panic attack can have additional symptoms including chills, headaches, hot flashes and chest pains. Phobias of events, activities or social situations are usually caused by fear., causing the person suffering from the disorder to panic when they come face-to-face with that stressor. There are many effective treatments for Anxiety and Stress, you may want to consider treatment with a therapist who can teach you skills to assist with reducing your symptoms of anxiety and stress. There are many treatments available, many therapist will use CBT, DBT, or mindfulness techniques.

As someone who suffers anxiety and depression I often find that I have very little motivation. What do you think helps with motivation?

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Hi. My name is Carol Pulley and I am a therapist with iTherapy. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can negatively impact one's daily life and motivation is certainly part of that.Motivation is different for everyone, however I find that for most of my clients, creating small, achievable goals helps them to fee a sense of accomplishment and allows them to set larger goals. For many people creating commitments such as exercising with someone else or meeting someone for lunch, helps them to be more active with fosters healthy feelings leading to motivation to do other things. You may want to consider working with a therapist to evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatment options which would include goal setting.

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