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30th Sep 2021

290: Long-Haul COVID-19 and Private Practice

Today’s show is about navigating long-haul COVID symptoms and life as a private practitioner. I wanted to have a non-academic conversation about this intriguing topic from a real-life perspective. Join us to learn more!

Our Featured Guest

Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC

Robert Cox is a private practitioner in Kentucky. He contracted COVID back in December. After a few weeks, he noticed that his symptoms improved a little but then continued. You’ll hear Robert’s story of his long-haul COVID symptoms and navigating through it as a private practitioner, especially regarding what to disclose to clients.

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You’ll learn:

● What it means to have “long-haul COVID”

● How long-haul COVID symptoms can vary with dementia-like brain fog, heart problems, physical exhaustion, night sweats, etc.

● Robert’s story of contracting COVID last December from his daughter and facing moments of panic because of his asthma

● How Robert’s symptoms were complicated by the death of his son in February 2021

● How Robert learned to deal with long-haul COVID by taking more time off and learning to be more efficient, organized, and focused

● How Robert’s exhaustion and fatigue are impacting his daily life and activity level

● Why there is no standard treatment protocol for long-haul COVID

● How Robert is using meditation to cope with the daily challenges of life and work

● What Robert has learned about having limits and setting boundaries

● How Robert decided to share openly with his clients about his experience

● What Robert has learned about his resilience because of the support from his wife

● How Robert is functioning better because of the system changes he has put in place

● Why Robert’s #1 message to everyone is to get the COVID vaccine

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Hi. I'm Melvin. I'm a Vanderbilt-trained psychologist, entrepreneur, and online creator living in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2014, I began to think about how to use the therapy skills we learn in grad school, and in our clinical work into different realms (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, 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).