Working for yourself might seem like a dream come true, especially if you already love being a therapist. But private practice  requires a good business sense as well as a lot of time dedicated to the practice. Starting a private practice providing counseling to clients can be exhilarating. It gives you a chance to help people on your own terms, to research and try new therapeutic techniques, and to structure your business in a way that works with your lifestyle. It can also be terrifying. After all, you might know how to support clients, but likely have little or no experience running or marketing a business.In this podcast I will give you some basic tips on what you need to know before you open mental health counseling practice.

Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma and we are only starting to grapple with the pandemic’s psychological effects.There is definitely emerging potential crisis in mental health needs.Counselors are seeing the first waves of emotional distress. Callers have flooded the phone lines to talk about health fears, job losses, relationship strains, and lonely days spent in isolation.In this episode we will discus aftermath of pandemic and therapists mental health.

Have you ever noticed that it is often easier to focus on the negative than find the positive? If the people you spend the most time with tend to linger in negativity it is going to be nearly impossible for you to escape being pulled into the same pool of negativity. In order to change your perspective, you need to change your emotional and mental inputs.

We cannot control what someone else does. However, we can better manage our own expectations. Although you cannot change the behaviors or attitudes of others, you can change your perspective to recognize that the drama does not have to last any longer than you let it.

It has been shared that it takes up to 6 positive thoughts to counteract one negative thought. Because happiness is something found within, by creating a change in your perspective, you can have a profound impact on your own happiness.

Life as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future, is completely derailed and if we don’t make a conscious effort to maintain some sort of control over it, it can be very easy to fall into unhealthy habits. How can you help yourself stay motivated while self-isolating? Here are a few helpful tips to keep you focused on staying healthy and positive:

Our happiness in life doesn’t depend entirely on having a close relationship, but it is definitely enhanced by having bonds that are both healthy and close.True happiness in a relationship is when each person can take care of themselves and chooses to take care of the other. Healthy relationship can tolerate conflict in fact conflict is necessary for the relationship to grow.