Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week Megan was joined by Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, who is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, and founder of several businesses, including her own private practice, Growth Counseling Services, as well as The Counselor’s Coach, a site dedicated to helping clinicians grow their practices and successfully manage the business end of their careers.
After working in business for several years, Mari returned to school to study marriage and family therapy at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California before opening her own private practice, where she is recognized for her clinical work with sex addicts and partners and spouses of sexually compulsive people. In addition to running her own businesses, she is also a best-selling author ( Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts | Healing Betrayal: First Steps for Partners and Spouses of Sex and Pornography Addicts) and conducts frequent presentations and trainings on many different topics, such as sex and love addiction, partner’s betrayal trauma, and women’s issues.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- How Mari overcame obstacles and hardships to find success in the field of mental health.
- Common pitfalls clinicians make regarding their businesses.
- Advice and resources for clinicians looking to start their own practice or build their brand.
- Tips and advice for authoring a professional book.
- And a great deal more!
Featured on the Show:
- Connect with Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S and The Counselor’s Coach: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Connect with Our Show: Facebook | Twitter
- Listen and Subscribe on: Spotify | iTunes | Player.fm (Android)
Counseling Spotlight: Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, The Counselor’s Coach
If you’re a Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, or a healing professional who would like support as you move toward your business and practice goals, then The Counelor’s Coach may be just what you need.
Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, helps professionals in mental health fields in branding and marketing their vision, tweaking or creating website content, writing a book or e-book, or supporting their practice to ensure that it is both profitable and enjoyable. It’s a truly unique service!
Mari accomplishes this through individual coaching, as well as workshops and webinars. Mari provides excellent and trusted resources (and freebies!) for clinical professionals, including a complete therapy intake form packet, a group therapy form packet, employment manual and more. You can find those resources here on Mari’s Therapist Toolbox page: http://www.thecounselorscoach.com/counseling-products-materials-exercises/
Additionally, Mari facilities an annual on line popular coaching group for 20 therapists, where she helps clinicians develop their practices as well as create multiple incomes streams such as books, groups, webinars, courses, retreats, and much more. You can learn more about Like A Boss here: http://www.thecounselorscoach.com/like-a-boss-facebook-coaching-group/
Here’s what others who have received coaching from Mari have to say:
“Mari Lee has been instrumental and directional in guiding me toward a career as a therapist. Mari clearly outlined the necessary steps that I would accomplish while supporting and encouraging me with experience and seasoned guidance and tools. Subsequently, I received an MSSW from Columbia University, I completed level I EMDR training, I received my certification from IITAP as a CSAT, and I have launched a successful private practice. I count Mari as one of my primary supports. I also consider Mari to be a colleague with whom I can explore issues related to my practice and issues that my practice brings up for me. Most importantly, she is a highly skilled clinician, and someone whom I admire professionally.” – Bryan Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, Founder Therapy Works, Miami Beach, FL
“Mari, I am truly excited and grateful! You have reduced the stress and supported my business to truly thrive…and you have relieved my mind in untold ways, thank you for your coaching support!” – Leslie Baker, LMFT, Pleasanton, CA
Best of the Counseling and Mental Health Web: Stop Stigma Sacramento
Our award this week goes to the Stop Stigma Sacramento.
Stop Stigma Sacramento is an program funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Their goal is to provide information, resources, and most impoortantly, combat the stigma that comes along with mental illness and prevents people from seeking treatment. Mental illness shouldn’t be stigmatized, and Stop Stigma Sacramento explains exactly why.
They also offer 2-1-1 Sacramento, which is a free information and referral service for the community. Just call 2-1-1 (or 916-498-1000) or 7-1-1 if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and ask to be connected to 2-1-1. An InfoLine referral specialist will take your call and choose from over 2,400 nonprofit and public programs to recommend ones best suited to help. Calls are always confidential and interpreters are available free of charge.
Many congrats to them on their selection, and for maintaining such a fantastic resource!