Tony Robbins & The #MeToo Movement: An Open Letter from Therapists

Tony Robbins & The #MeToo Movement: An Open Letter from Therapists

"Dear Tony Robbins" was created by therapist and author Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S in response to Tony's comments regarding sexual abuse survivors and the #MeToo movement. This article includes letters to Tony Robbins from a group of ethnically diverse therapists from around the world - men, women, non-binary, straight, gay, of different modalities, belief systems and political ideologies... 

Read More

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome, I am glad you are here! This space is about supporting other therapists and small business owners with tips, tools and resources. So take a look around, ask questions, and let's connect!

A little bit about me: My name is Mari and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Small Business Coach and Consultant, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Supervisor, Founder of Growth Counseling Services, Author, Speaker and Workshop maven.  My passion is helping fellow therapists grow their practices and feel confident in their business skills.
Kindly and in support, Mari

Read More

Best Private Practice Tips for New Therapists or Therapists New to Private Practice

Best Private Practice Tips for New Therapists or Therapists New to Private Practice

Starting a private practice often feels like a daunting undertaking for most therapists with many confusing steps along the way. 28 successful therapists and diverse experts in private practice share their top tips as a support to our clinical community. Great info for those who are new to the field or are new to private practice....

Read More

Six Things Your Entrepreneur Friend or Family Member Wish You Knew (but is too polite to share)

Six Things Your Entrepreneur Friend or Family Member Wish You Knew (but is too polite to share)

I recently met with 6 entrepreneurs and picked their brains about what they wished their friends and family members knew, but have not had the guts to share until now. Are you a small business owner, or are you a spouse, partner, friend or family member of a small business owner? If so, this may offer you some eye opening (and heart opening) information to consider...

Read More

What to do if you have been added to a "therapist directory" without your permission

What to do if you have been added to a "therapist directory" without your permission

More and more therapists are reporting that they are being targeted by a new "therapist directory" scam. Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S has written this blog as a support to colleagues to describe what this unethical and illegal trend is, and to share important steps to take in order to protect yourself and potential therapy clients...

Read More

Growing Pains: How to Lean in to Risk and Create Opportunities in Private Practice

Growing Pains: How to Lean in to Risk and Create Opportunities in Private Practice

Leaning in to new opportunities and next steps is part of every small business owner and private practice therapist experience. Mari A. Lee, The Counselor's Coach shares a practical tool that helps private practice therapists who are ready to grow other areas of their business, or those who would like to take the leap into private practice, learn to lean in to the risk in order to get to the reward.

Read More

How to Handle Freebie Requests Like a (gracious) Boss

How to Handle Freebie Requests Like a (gracious) Boss

How to respond to brain pickers, "quick" questions with good boundaries and graciousness can be challengng. As small business owners we have likely been on both sides of the fence; the newbie who is just getting started with very little cash, but a whole lotta' questions, and the expert who is fielding weekly emails, text messages, PMs, and calls from what I call the "brain pickers"...

Read More

How to be an annoying coach and turn your potential client way the eff off.

How to be an annoying coach and turn your potential client way the eff off.

Are you sick and tired of receiving inauthentic marketing junk mail in your email in box? You know the kind I'm talking about: the email subject line is a hook, the email starts off sounding as if the person knows you only to launch into their sales pitch? No one likes this kind of bait and switch...yet, why does this practice still continue to be taught by coaches as an ethical and effective marketing approach?...

Read More