Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast!
I’m your host, Cindy Norton.
Here in Episode 27 I chat with Maegan Megginson about how to make it as an introvert & highly sensitive therapist in private practice.
Let’s get started.
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Episode 27 Transcript
Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy Norton. Here in Episode 27 I chat with Maegan Megginson about how to make it as an introvert & highly sensitive therapist in private practice.
Let’s get started.
Have you been wanting to start your private practice, but you can’t seem to take that first step? Maybe you’re afraid of failure or lack confidence, or maybe the idea of running your own practice is overwhelming. I’m Cindy Norton, owner of Mountain Practice Journeys and I help therapists and counselors to love the business side of private practice. I’ll share with you practical skills and advice along with a healthy dose of inspiration so that you can be on your way to the practice of your dreams. Put on your hiking boots, and let’s get going.
If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 26, I urge you to do that. In that episode I answer the question “Should you list your rates on your private practice website?”
Now let’s get on to my interview with Maegan.
[Interview with Maegan Megginson]
During each episode I’ll be giving you one small take away, action step, or mindset shift. I call these acorns. Listen to Episode 0 to get the scoop on what the acorns are all about.
The acorn from this episode is more of an ask of you. I’d really appreciate it, if you haven’t done so already, to go take the Highly Sensitive Person Quiz that was developed by Elaine Aron at hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/ I know that’s quite a long url, so if you just google highly sensitive person test you should be able to find it. Just make sure it is located on the hsperson.com website. It’s a fairly quick test with 27 yes or no questions. If you answer yes to more than 14 questions, you are likely highly sensitive. Personally, when I took the test, I answered yes to 26 out of 27 questions, so I have no doubt that I’m highly sensitive. Although only around 15-20% of the population is highly sensitive, there are many adults who have this trait and do not know. If you remember from the interview, Maegan shared that she didn’t know she was highly sensitive when she began her career as a therapist.
Once you know that you’re a highly sensitive person and what that entails, there is a sense of relief and you are able to connect with other highly sensitive individuals and be validated in your experience. If you are someone who did not know you were highly sensitive, but recently found out by taking this test, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org because I’d love to chat and get to know more about your initial experience and insight.
As I outlined in Episode 0, I’ll be alternating between a fun fact and ‘what I’m digging’ segment with each new episode.
What I’m digging for this episode is a London Fog Latte. It’s my absolute favorite coffee shop drink, and I also make them at home every morning. It starts with brewing a cup of Earl Grey tea and frothing some vanilla almond milk creamer to pour in. I can’t get enough!
Thank you so much for joining me today on your private practice journey.
For episode 28 I’m going to help you decide whether you should be private pay or take insurance in your private practice.
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I Want You To Be Successful In Business & In Life!
Starting, growing, and maintaining a business is a big deal. It's super-exciting and super-scary all at the same time. I created Mountain Practice Journeys to support you through the difficult and muddy terrain, and to celebrate with you when you have reached each summit of the many mountains you will conquer on your journey.
Happy Climbing, Cindy