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Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast!

I’m your host, Cindy Norton.

Here in Episode 4 I’m going to be chatting with Patrick Casale of Casale Coaching & Consulting. We’ll be talking about how to know when it’s time to leave your agency job for private practice. We’ll both share our experiences working at an agency and provide inspiration and encouragement to those who want to take the leap into private practice.

Let’s get started.

 

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See below for the episode show notes links and transcript…

Episode 4 Show Notes Links

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Episode 4 Transcript

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy Norton. Here in Episode 4 I’m going to be chatting with Patrick Casale of Casale Coaching & Consulting. We’ll be talking about how to know when it’s time to leave your agency job for private practice. We’ll both share our experiences working at an agency and provide inspiration and encouragement to those who want to take the leap into private practice.

If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 3, check it out. In that episode I introduce you to the specific elements to include in your cancellation policy and I help you to design an agreement that you’ll have the confidence to uphold.

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.

 

[Interview with Patrick Casale of Casale Coaching and Consulting]

 

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 that you are probably never going to be fully ready to leave your agency job. Changes are difficult, even when they are for the better. We are creatures of habit and we sometimes choose comfort over growth.

But what most people don’t realize is that it’s not really comfort that you are experiencing – it is only familiarity masquerading as comfort. Just because something is familiar doesn’t mean that it’s good for us. Take a moment and reflect on that.

Are you truly comfortable in your agency job? Does it actually bring you a sense of peace and joy? I’m not asking you to do anything reckless or to leave your agency job if you truly enjoy it. But there is something to be said for feeling the fear and doing it anyway when you are following your truth.

As I outlined in episode 0, I’ll be alternating between a fun fact and ‘what I’m digging’ segment with each new episode. The fun fact for this episode is that I was 27 years old when I decided that I wanted to become a therapist. Many people know what they want to do with their life from a young age. I was not that kid.

It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s that I had the idea to become a therapist. It was almost as if my intuition told me that this is what I should be doing. I went from not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up to enrolling in grad school to become a couples therapist within a period of a week.

That was one of my first experiences of trusting my intuition even though it was scary. And I’ve gotten much better at it as time goes on. I encourage you to to the same – trust your intuition even when it is scary. You’ll be amazed at where it takes you.

Thank you so much for joining me today on your private practice journey.

For episode 5 I’ll be talking all about sliding scale and answering the question “Do you have to offer a sliding scale in your private practice?”

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There’s no way you can know how much it means to me that you choose to join me here as I share all things related to private practice. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a step. For more information about this episode, please visit the show notes page at mountainpracticejourneys.com/podcast I truly appreciate you Trailblazers. Your mountain is within reach. Journey on.

I Want You To Be Successful In Private Practice!

Starting a private practice 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

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