Robin Shapiro has 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist and social worker, specializing in trauma therapy. In this interview, she discusses how she came to the profession, the various trauma therapy technologies she uses with clients, and how the profession has changed during her career. Robin lives in Seattle, Washington, and has written two books and edited and contributed to two others. To get the show notes for this episode, go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb41
Laurie started in the field of social work 27 years ago then went back to psychology and graduated as a doctorate in psychology. In between those times, she took training for sexual therapy which she loves talking about and realized that it’s easy for her to deal with it so that’s why she specialized on it. And now Laurie is a successful business woman having clinics and staffs working for her. Let’s hear from her exciting story on how she got into this business and became successful on her practice. To get the show notes for this episode, go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb40.
Dr. Leslie Korn has an international naturopathic practice. In this interview, she discusses how she came to the field of natural healing, through her own illness and healing in Mexico in the 1970s. She returned to the US for several graduate degrees in health and wellness, and then began to split her time between the US and Mexico. Leslie explains how she has been able to travel, teach, and write while keeping a private practice and a pro-bono clinic in rural Mexico. To get the show notes for this episode, go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb39.
Lawrence Mitchell is a health coach who runs his own business, bringing wellness programs to stressful corporate offices in the UK. In this interview, he discusses how he came to the wellness industry, built up his business, and how to de-stress a corporate exec. Lawrence explains his philosophy around health and wellness, and offers advice to folks starting a new business. To get the show notes for this episode, go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb38.
Parijat Deshpande is a perinatal wellness expert, counseling women through high-risk pregnancies. In this interview Parijat explains how she came to this work; after her own high-risk pregnancy (which kept her bed-ridden for weeks) and the very premature birth of her son, Parijat started a new business, dedicated to helping women and their partners navigate high-risk, high-stress pregnancies.
Parijat talks about the difficulties of switching niches—in her case, her career stopped with her pregnancy—and the lack of information readily available on high-risk pregnancies. She explains how she’s grown her business, and what technologies have helped this process. To get the show notes for this episode, go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb37
Dr. Chris Bjorndal is a naturopath who treats patients through orthomolecular psychiatry paired with mindfulness training and other mental health counseling modalities. In the following interview, she discusses her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and how Western medicine failed to treat her. After a suicide attempt left her in a coma, Chris decided to look elsewhere for treatment and found an orthomolecular psychiatrist.
Eventually, Chris went back to school for naturopathy and began a practice with her husband. Chris talks about building her practice in Edmonton, Alberta, through patient referrals, professional networking, social media, and print and online writing. Dr. Bjorndal also shares some of the challenges of being a naturopath in a society where convenience and pharmacology are cultural standards. To get the show notes for this episode go to http://www.julietaustin.com/bb36
Robert (Bob) Taibbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and author from Charlottesville, Virginia, with 42 years of experience, primarily in community mental health. In this interview, Bob tells how he successfully transitioned from community mental health to private practice work. He provides advice on how to set up a private practice, including the importance of finding a niche as a therapist and having a clear web presence that emphasizes your strengths and style of work, so clients know what to expect. He shows how having multiple sources of income helped facilitate his transition to private practice work, while also strengthening his career. Bob also shares his checklist for a successful first session, which is crucial to helping and keeping clients. To get the show notes for this episode to go http://www.julietaustin.com/bb35