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

I’m your host, Cindy Norton.

Here in Episode 8 I’ll be chatting with Ryan Schwartz, the founder of Mental Health Match. Ryan shares his uplifting and inspiring story of how Mental Health Match came to be. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Mental Health Match is a new therapist directory that helps to connect you with ideal clients. If you’re already intrigued by this new directory and want to create your profile so that you can start being matched up with new, ideal clients you can use my referral code for a free 6 months – MPJ2021.

Let’s get started.

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See below for the episode show notes links and transcript…

Episode 8 Show Notes Links

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Episode 8 Transcript

 

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy Norton. Here in Episode 8 I’ll be chatting with Ryan Schwartz, the founder of Mental Health Match. Ryan shares his uplifting and inspiring story of how Mental Health Match came to be. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Mental Health Match is a new therapist directory that helps to connect you with ideal clients. If you’re already intrigued by this new directory and want to create your profile so that you can start being matched up with new, ideal clients I’ll be sharing my referral code for a free 6 months at the end of the episode.

If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 7, I urge you to do that. In that episode I talk all about blogging, and answer the question “Should you have a blog for your private practice?”

Now, let’s get on to today’s episode.

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.

 

[Zoom Interview with Ryan Schwartz of Mental Health Match]

 

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 to choose products and services for your practice that are aligned with your values. If you are paying for something, look into it. Do some research about the owners, what inspired them to create or offer the service, how they treat their employees, what organizations they support, and most importantly that they have an anti-racist stance.

Take for example therapist directories. I have personally spoken with the creators of Mental Health Match, Therapy Den, Being Seen, and Open Path. I know that these founders truly care about their work and are doing good things in the world.

Now, more than ever, It’s important that we put our hard-earned money into business that we believe in. So, spend a few minutes looking at your expenses for your private practice. What do you know about the companies that are receiving your money? Do a little research so that you can feel good about the people you are supporting and the values you are supporting.

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’ve lived in the Appalachian mountains all my life. This may help to explain why I absolutely love the mountains. I grew up in Robbinsville, a small town in Western North Carolina, then moved to Asheville to attend college at UNCA, and I’ve lived here ever since. The mountains have such a special place in my heart. And did you know that the Appalachian Mountains are among the oldest in the entire world? They were once as tall as the Alps and the Rockies, but natural erosion has whittled them down over the course of 480 million years. Although I love to travel and experience new places, I’m always happy to return home to the mountains. I remember going to the beach as a child and having a wonderful time, but I would get a sense of complete happiness and contentment as soon as I saw the mountains on our return back home. And this still happens to me today.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s chat with Ryan. I absolutely love his story and the intentional thought that has went into designing a directory that works in an intuitive way for both therapists and clients.

If you want to go ahead and get started matching with ideal clients, create your profile with Mental Health Match for free with my referral code of MPJ2021. That will give you a full 6 months to give the directory a spin. I love it and I know that you will too! Again, the code is MPJ2021.

You can find more information about Mental Health Match, along with the referral code in the show notes at mountainpracticejourneys.com/episode8/

For episode 9 I’ll be talking about why you shouldn’t charge what you’re worth. I know that’s a strange statement, but be sure to tune in and I’ll explain myself. I think you’ll like what I have to say.

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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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