0: Intro and What to Expect

Selling the Couch is the podcast that helps mental health providers build and grow their counseling private practices.  Many of us go into private practice but are taught very little about owning a small business. We quickly get overwhelmed and some of us burn out.  To help, I'm interviewing successful clinicians about the "business side" of private practice (e.g., how they get referrals, their best advice for new practitioners, etc.) as well as business, marketing, and social media experts to help us become better business owners.  In this episode,  you'll learn how this podcast can help you especially if you're a new to a therapy private practice or dream of owning a private practice one day, some of the guests that are coming on the show, where the Idea for the Selling the Couch podcast came from, the format of the podcast and where you can can listen and download Show Notes, a Resource Page, and Tax Write-off Checklist I put together for mental health private practitioners, and more about the man, the mystery that is Melvin Varghese.

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About the Podcast

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Selling the Couch
Impact And Income Beyond The Therapy Room

About your host

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Melvin Varghese, PhD

Hi. I'm Melvin. I'm a psychologist, girl dad, and online creator living in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2014, I began to think about how to use our therapist skillset in different realms besides clinical work (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, writing, etc).

This allows us to serve others on larger scales while diversifying our income beyond 1 to 1 work.

I make podcasts and videos about business, tech, productivity, and lessons I'm learning from becoming the CEO of a lean, mean 5 person 100% remote team (we're not really mean..it just rhymed =P).