Starting a Counseling Practice with Kelly + Miranda from ZynnyMe

Starting a Counseling Practice with Kelly + Miranda from ZynnyMe
Kelly Higdon and Miranda Palmer bring Master’s Degrees in Psychology to real-world hands-on small business startup experience. They believe in bootstrapping, DIY, and creating a work/life balance that allows you to have a healthy, full life while you d?

Proximity is Power - Communities for Therapists
May 7 • 24 min
Joe shares how to build a community as you grow your business.
Why understanding parenting matters to every private practice owner.
Apr 16 • 26 min
In this episode, we talk about what makes the Diversity in Parenting Conference set apart, the need for continued education on the topic of parenting and how it applies to all private practices and how we as therapists can do better in examining our…
It’s all the things: A zig-zag to multiple streams of income and a group practice - Kimberly’s Story
Apr 10 • 40 min
Kimberly and Miranda talk about building a practice and utilizing bootcamp as an introvert, and as someone who is looking for something different and out of the box.
Fitting all you love together - Hilary’s Private Practice story
Apr 4 • 5 min
Hear Hilary’s Success Story Building a Psychology Practice from zero clients to as full as she wants to be.
Introvert’s Guide To Bootcamp
Apr 3 • 18 min
Interview with Yolanda, owner of Harper Therapy sharing her experience of bootcamp as an introvert.
Feeling Valued as A Psychologist
Apr 2 • 12 min
An interview with bootcamper Dr. Abi.
The Truth About Dropping Insurance - with Kayce
Apr 1 • 23 min
Kayce shares her journey of winging it to dropping insurance and getting a niche.
Not Your Cookie Cutter Practice
Mar 31 • 14 min
Guest interview with Nicol.
A Practice In A Barn with Charlotte
Mar 29 • 12 min
Charlotte shares how she built a private practice with equine assisted therapy as her second career.
Private Practice Challenge Part 5: Your Private Practice Paradigm and Clinical Outcomes
Mar 29 • 57 min
In part 5 of this 5-part private practice challenge we will help bring everything together and see how all of these 4 parts come together to build a private practice that you love on the day to day, and the year to year.
Private Practice Challenge Part 4: A Marketing Plan and Clinical Outcomes
Mar 28 • 41 min
In this training we are going to talking about how marketing is actually the start of the therapeutic relationship and how it can set the tone for your work with clients.
Private Practice Challenge Part 3: Niche or No Niche, and Clinical Outcomes
Mar 27 • 42 min
This training is focused on NICHE.
Private Practice Challenge Part 2: Your Fee, Your Practice, and Clinical Outcomes
Mar 26 • 41 min
In this training we talked about how to break down how your vision leads to you determining your fee.
A Dad’s Perfect Practice
Mar 26 • 15 min
Adam shares how he built the perfect practice for his needs and the needs of his clients.
Private Practice Challenge Part 1: Business Plan, Vision, and Clinical Outcomes
Mar 25 • 45 min
Our first week in the series was all about Private Practice VIsion and how it impacts clinical outcomes AND income!
How to have a practice that adjusts to the needs of your life
Mar 24 • 19 min
Guest interview between Miranda Palmer and Josie, LMFT, sharing another private practice success story, meant to inspire and encourage you in yours.
You Define Your Success
Mar 22 • 14 min
Guest interview with ADHD expert, Gabriel on how he defines having a successful practice while running more than one business.
Want to grow your practice? You need to do this first.
Mar 18 • 11 min
In this episode, Diana MFT shares how bootcamp gave not only a plan for having a successful practice but a transformation that was priceless and the key to creating a practice she loves.
School Based Mental Health Private Practice
Feb 28 • 37 min
Listen as Lisa shares about her unique niche of offering school based counseling for kids!
What is Working in Private Practice in 2019
Feb 25 • 62 min
Listen to 5 stories that WILL inspire you to get your private practice on track!
Dr. Tanisha on Social Media and Private Practice
Feb 21 • 34 min
Today’s podcast features guest Dr. Tanisha on how to stay ethical and effective with your social media strategy in private practice.
Overcoming Blocks In Private Practice
Feb 13 • 28 min
Learn how to overcome your blocks in private practice.
Success Story: Starting a Counseling Practice in Orlando, FL
Feb 11 • 32 min
Lauran, an Orlando Counselor shares her journey of growing a private practice from September 2017 to February of 2019 from a few sliding scale clients to 16 regular clients.
Clinicians of Color in Private Practice
Feb 11 • 28 min
Lisa Savage and Kim Knight are guests on this podcast, sharing insights for clinicians of color in private practice.
Are you marketing in a vacuum?
Jan 27 • 20 min
Kelly and Miranda share some common themes they see in private practice owners who want to make marketing easy.
How a Relationship Therapist in San Francisco Found his Dating Therapy Niche
Jan 21 • 28 min
Listen in on my conversation with Bart Hatler, a relationship therapist in San Francisco as we talk about how personal experience can impact developing your niche, Brené Brown, and how he developed dating therapy.
Special Guest and Outcomes In Practice
Jan 21 • 25 min
In this podcast we delve into why outcomes matter, how outcomes inform your planning and your income, and how to integrate outcomes into your business starting now.
Passive Income: Making it Legal
Dec 11, 2018 • 32 min
Autumn Witt Boyd is an attorney who sat down with Kelly Higdon to share what you need to know when launching a passive income stream from a legal perspective.
Passive Income Conversations: Using a VA when launching Passive Income
Dec 4, 2018 • 31 min
Uriah Guilford, LMFT is a private practice owner and founder of
Private Practice Success Story: The Journey from An Overpacked Schedule to a Passion Project
Oct 15, 2018 • 30 min
Cyndi Doyle, LPC shares the journey she went through this last year as part of the My Awesome Year program.
Bookkeeping for Therapists
Sep 18, 2018 • 33 min
Guest interview with Greg Higdon
Therapists of Color In Private Practice
Sep 11, 2018 • 26 min
Guest Interview with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Doing Clinical Research in Private Practice
Sep 4, 2018 • 35 min
A conversation about doing clinical research in Private Practice.
Therapy ReImagined with Katie and Curt
Sep 4, 2018 • 27 min
How the face of psychotherapy is changing and how you can be a part of it
Dating in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens.
Aug 30, 2018 • 32 min
Dating in Private Practice.
Branding Your Private Practice
Aug 28, 2018 • 23 min
A conversation about branding your private practice.
Fatherhood in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Aug 7, 2018 • 39 min
A conversation about fatherhood in Private Practice.
Dating in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens.
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Being single, running your own business while still holding hope for finding your person to share all of your ups and downs with can be a challenge.
Divorce in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
It’s common and yet we don’t talk about. That’s why I am thankful Dr. Jean Otto braved the podcast to share her story about divorce and its impact on her private practice.
Infertility in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens.
Jul 17, 2018 • 21 min
A conversation about infertility when in Private Practice.
Growing a Family in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Jul 10, 2018 • 24 min
A conversation about growing a family in Private Practice.
Natural Disasters in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Jul 3, 2018 • 31 min
A conversation about natural disaster in Private Practice.
Caregiving in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Jun 26, 2018 • 21 min
A conversation about caring for others when in Private Practice.
Loss of a Spouse in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens.
Jun 19, 2018 • 38 min
A conversation about what happens when your spouse or partner dies while you run a business.
Debt, spending, and finances for therapists in Private Practice
Jun 12, 2018 • 33 min
What happens when we ignore our spending and finances and when we finally take control.
Business Partnership Ending in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
Jun 5, 2018 • 44 min
A conversation about business partnership ending in Private Practice.
When Life Happens - Business Partnership Ending
Jun 5, 2018 • 44 min
While we consider ourselves fortunate to have had a partnership work out, we also know the challenges that come with a business marriage. That’s right, forming a business with a partner is like getting married! Gina Aguayo, PhD founder of Bay State…
Getting Married in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
May 29, 2018 • 29 min
A conversation about getting married in Private Practice.
When Life Happens - Getting Married
May 29, 2018 • 29 min
This week we are talking about something you would think would be exciting for everyone, but truth is, getting married can also be stressful and it can impact your private practice.
Wave after Wave in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
May 22, 2018 • 43 min
A conversation about wave after wave in Private Practice.
When Life Happens - Wave after Wave
May 22, 2018 • 43 min
Burn out in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
May 8, 2018 • 32 min
A conversation about burn out in Private Practice.
When Life Happens - Burn Out
May 8, 2018 • 32 min
Lanie Smith is a registered art therapist and vitality coach who knows what it means to burn out when you are in private practice. She also knows what it takes to turn it around. We encourage you to listen with an open heart and look inward, to find…
Pregnancy Loss in Private Practice: Conversations about the reality when life happens
May 1, 2018 • 47 min
A conversation about pregnancy loss in Private Practice.
When Life Happens - Pregnancy Loss
May 1, 2018 • 47 min
Today’s topic is a heavy one, but a common one. 1 out of 4 pregnancies end in loss and chances are you know someone who has gone through this or you have experienced it yourself. We invited Dr. Kris Boksman, a psychologist and owner of Limestone Cli…
When Life Happens - Job Loss of Partner
Apr 24, 2018 • 19 min
Many people start their private practices but they are in a two-income household.
When Life Happens - Chronic Illness
Apr 17, 2018 • 32 min
As therapists, when we show up to session, we show up fully. We physically, emotionally, and spiritually are present. But what happens when we face struggles with any aspect of our health, chronically, day in and day out? Dr. Jennifer Blackledge is…
When Life Happens - Grieving
Apr 10, 2018 • 23 min
Jill Johnson-Young LCSW is the epitome of how our stories become part of our practices. Jill, widowed twice, shares her experiences of grief and how out of her own process and helping others grieve she developed
30 Years of Private Practice Success
Mar 22, 2018 • 13 min
A conversation about 30 years of private practice success.
Sneak Peek Into Business School Bootcamp for Therapists
Mar 21, 2018 • 56 min
As we get ready to close the doors on interviews and enrollments in the 2018 Business School Bootcamp for Therapists cohort- we take some time to go into detail about the process and explore the backend of the site.
Gaining the Confidence to Charge and Receive Your Full Fee
Mar 20, 2018 • 10 min
So many therapists work for months, years, or even decades making a wage that doesn’t really allow them to survive. When they start to look at opening up a private practice, it becomes impossible to imagine being valued financially, or otherwise. …
Investing in Your Business: The Good and the Bad
Mar 19, 2018 • 13 min
What do you need? What do you want? What are you REALLY looking for? Your clients often come into you with a surface symptom, complaint, or desire. But, when we dig deeper we find the real gold in that experience. Mercedes, LCSW shares her journey i…
Embraced My Niche and Full in Less Than 6 Months!
Mar 17, 2018 • 13 min
Starting a new private practice and being full in less than 6 months sounds exciting, but there can be some major fear and doubts along the way. Listen to Mollie’s story today and get inspired!
My Practice Flourished Through Maternity Leave & a Move!
Mar 16, 2018 • 9 min
From startup, having a baby, and moving to a new city- get advice from Dr. Kimberly about what made the biggest difference in her success.
Doubled My Caseload, Tripled Income, and Clients are Ideal
Mar 13, 2018 • 16 min
Hear how Joanne used free resources to build her private practice as a prelicensed therapist.
Erin Bennett, LCSW, RPT Private Practice Success Story
Mar 12, 2018 • 13 min
Erin Bennetts, LCSW, RPT shares her journey of successful private practice over the last year. She share sher experiences with Business School Bootcamp for Therapists
Guest podcast with Dr. Jeremy Sharp: Integrating testing in your Private Practice
Dec 4, 2017 • 24 min
Dr. Jeremy Sharp of the Testing Psychologist Podcast shares how testing can provide not only income in your practice but a serious value to your community.
Multiple Streams of Income - with guest John Clarke, LPC
Oct 9, 2017 • 28 min
I met John online and then in person at Slow Down School and after a ton of great conversations, we decided to let all of you in on what we talk about.
Adding a Stream of Income as a Therapist: Stories from the Trenches
Sep 25, 2017 • 71 min
Multiple streams of income, adding an income stream, moving Beyond the Couch, podcasts, online courses, workshops, retreat, intensives, products, workbooks, trainings, certifications… it seems like every day as a therapist you are hearing about ways to…
Growing Your Practice - Lessons from Leslie, MFT
Sep 18, 2017 • 37 min
I’ve known Leslie a couple of years and you will find after listening to her in the podcast, any amount of time spent with her will touch your heart.
The Truth About Adding Another Stream of Income to Private Practice - an interview with Jamie Stack, LPC
Sep 11, 2017 • 36 min
As we are talking more about multiple streams of income, we thought it would be valuable for you to hear from Jamie Stacks, LPC.
Variety in private practice. Building your expertise out of the box and finding multiple streams of income
Aug 21, 2017 • 22 min
Kami Storck is one of those therapists who not only has a lot of experience and expertise, but you can tell she genuinely has fun doing her work.
Your story matters. How to show up and find unique ways to serve others
Aug 14, 2017 • 41 min
When I first met Mia, I knew instantly things were going to grow for her, and grow quickly. Newly licensed she built a practice fast, has added interns and has a speciality.
Multiple Streams of Income in Business, there is no absolute one way of creating your dream
Aug 7, 2017 • 35 min
We’ve known Maelissa a long time. You might know her too from but what you may not know is she started QAprep first and now is building her private practice.
You can’t do that! Building a practice where therapy isn’t always embraced.
Jul 31, 2017 • 28 min
Rickie Palmer Mental health stigma is still prevelant in our culture. For some areas, it is truly evident and it impacts if, when and how people get help.
Private Practice Success Stories: Live Panel Replay
Mar 22, 2017 • 74 min
Private Practice Success Stories from 6 VERY different therapists
Real Life Stories - Dr. Maelisa
Feb 27, 2017 • 35 min
Today we are talking about Dr. Hall’s path to building a private practice and it is unlike any other. Founder of, when I first met Maelissa she wanted nothing to do with having a private practice, but after some inspiration she decided that it…
Real Life Stories in Private Practice with guest Rickie
Feb 23, 2017 • 28 min
A great real life story of opening a private practice with Rickie.
Real Stories of Building a Private Practice with Dr. Abi
Feb 20, 2017 • 33 min
Dr. Abi shares her journey of building a private practice in an unlikely area of town for her speciality. She shares her struggles and successes of building her practice and learning to pace her growth.
Real Life Stories with Mia Quaglia
Feb 13, 2017 • 41 min
Meet Mia Quaglia, LCSW who runs Counseling Merced and Divorce and Thrive
Real Life Stories in Private Practice with Rebecca, LMFT
Feb 6, 2017 • 27 min
Interview with Rebecca, LMFT
Interview with Clair
Nov 29, 2016 • 31 min
Clair is a hybrid buzz strategist for talented solopreneurs that want to boost their online presence. Through her live streams, posts and coaching, Clair spices up your approach on becoming visible online and how you operate your personal brand— while…
Interview with Vonda
Oct 24, 2016 • 29 min
Thank you to Vonda, founder of Nutrition is Therapy, for distilling your knowledge about nutrition and it’s role in psychotherapy. This is a must listen for any therapist who is in private pra…
Advocacy in Private Practice with guest Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD
Sep 1, 2016 • 46 min
Advocacy in Private Practice with guest Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD
Giving Back - Interview with Paul Fugelsang of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
Aug 29, 2016 • 26 min
Paul Fugelsang opened a non profit to address people in communities who were left behind and not getting access to mental health services
The First Phone Call - what to do!
Aug 2, 2016 • 7 min
In today’s Q&A Kathleen asks how to turn a client call into an appointment. If you have more questions like these, submit them here
Live Q&A - Office Space and Tax Write Offs
May 26, 2016 • 8 min
Learn if you can write off your sliding scale fee and how to find that ideal private practice location. Get your questions answered at
Out of the Box Practice - An Interview with Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Parenting
May 16, 2016 • 19 min
Hear how Rachel built her own practice that weaves in with her life and her passion for helping parents.
The Process of Transformation in Your Business
Apr 27, 2016 • 39 min
Simple Practice is an amazing tool and investment for private practitioners. Howard shares how he has grown the company and continues to adjust to allow for better service and meeting the needs of therapists.
An App for Connecting Therapists
Apr 19, 2016 • 20 min
Learn how an app can help you build your referral network in private practice
The Impact of Video in Practice
Mar 22, 2016 • 32 min
Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT found of shares how video improves ranking, reach and can make a significant impact in your community
Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice
Mar 15, 2016 • 23 min
Rebecca Wong shares her experience of not only building a private practice but also building a new concept for working with couples.
Website Conversion - Keys to Making Your Website Do The Work for You!
Mar 7, 2016 • 33 min
Perry Rosenbloom shares the keys to website conversion - what helps make your website compelling so a visitor turns into a client.
Brand Healing for Therapists - an Interview with Nicole Bonsol
Mar 1, 2016 • 30 min
Nicole is an expert at helping therapists express their brand in print and design. She shares about the creative process and how it impacts your business.
Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice with guest Jared DeFife, PhD
Feb 29, 2016 • 35 min
Learn about how Jared has gone through academia to private practice and into his new School of Psych Podcast.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories Featuring Laura Kurek, LMFT
Nov 23, 2015 • 35 min
Laura Kurek, LMFT shares her journey as an introvert building a practice within a group structure.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Kim, LPC
Oct 5, 2015 • 19 min
Kimberly, LPC is building her practice using her strengths and interests. Learn how she is doing it!
Financial Planning in Private Practice
Sep 28, 2015 • 28 min
Learn about common mishaps in building a private practice and what you can do now to ensure a stable financial future
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories featuring Peg, LPC
Sep 21, 2015 • 31 min
As a second career, still straddling the old career and the new, Peg shares her journey into private practice
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Kami, LMFT
Sep 1, 2015 • 22 min
Join us to discover what success in private practice looks like and how to achieve it.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Krista, LCSW
Aug 18, 2015 • 28 min
Krista shares her journey through working for companies, becoming a teacher and then going intro private practice.
The Healthy Therapist: Guest Interview with Shelley Davidescu, LMFT
Aug 11, 2015 • 26 min
Shelley Davidescu, LMFT is a therapist and health coach that shares her passion for helping therapist stay healthy in a sedentary and emotionally demanding profession.
Entrepreneurship and Relationships - How to Stay Connected While Building a Private Practice
Jul 27, 2015 • 24 min
Your business can end up being the third wheel in your relationship. Dr. Jenev Caddell shares how she has helped entrepreneurs reconnect while building their practices.
Building a Passionate Private Pay Practice
Jul 13, 2015 • 31 min
Hanging out with people I enjoy is one of my favorite things in the world. If you haven’t noticed, Kelly Higdon and I have a LOT of fun when we get together and chat. We got the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D. on his p…
Integrating You into Private Practice : Interview with Renee Beck, LMFT
Jul 6, 2015 • 29 min
Renee Beck shares what it is like to be an out of the box thinker who integrates spirituality, dreams and metaphor into her private practice
Podcast: Mud Runs, Spartan Races, and Private Practice Inspiration
May 20, 2015 • 41 min
I was so honored to be on this podcast with Matt Bierds, LPC. We had a great, real conversation about what it takes to be successful, where people get stuck, and what inspires me. I even shared my thoughts on how physical training and outside experi…
Love Your Writing Style - Guest Interview with Nikki Elledge Brown
May 11, 2015 • 26 min
From how to overcome writers’ block to finding your voice, Nikki Elledge Brown breaks down the writing process into easy peasy formulas.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Nyshia, LCSW
May 5, 2015 • 33 min
Learn how Nyshia built a faith based counseling practice in the past year.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Namrata, MFT Intern
Apr 28, 2015 • 38 min
Namrata shares her experience of building a private practice as a prelicensed clincian.
Building a Private Practice in Russia: with Maksim, MD, PhD
Apr 17, 2015 • 6 min
At the American Counseling Association Conference I was able to sit down with an amazing speaker, trainer, psychotherapist, and psychoanalysis from Russia. He was speaking about Positive Psychotherapy, not to be confused with Positive Psychology.&nb…
Building a Hypnotherapy Practice: Real life stories with Jennifer
Apr 14, 2015 • 31 min
Jennifer is an LCSW and hypnotherapist in New Jersey. She shares her journey to becoming a licensed therapist in private practice in a sit down interview. Find out what inspired her, what she finds is the single most powerful aspect of building a fu…
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Laura, LCSW-C
Mar 24, 2015 • 40 min
Laura, LCSW-C shares her experience of transitioning from working in non profit and government work and into private practice
Building a Counseling Practice: Real Life Stories with Mercedes, LCSW
Mar 16, 2015 • 27 min
Mercedes Samudio, LCSW has built a psychotherapy practice and a parent coaching business. In this episode she talks about the tools and resources she has used to be successful.
Building a Counseling Practice: Real Life Stories Katie, LMHC
Mar 4, 2015 • 17 min
Meet Katie, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA. I have so much gratitude that we were able to sit down together and talk through her great story of becoming a therapist. You can learn more about her work with clients and other healers…
Becoming a Therapist in Seattle, WA
Feb 10, 2015 • 29 min
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Dr. Gretchen
Feb 3, 2015 • 29 min
Real Life Stories about Building a Private practice exists to inspire and engage private practice owners around the world.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories Featuring Robyn, LMFT
Jan 27, 2015 • 26 min
Learn how others in the field of psychotherapy are building private practice. Robyn shares what helped her grow her practice in the past year.
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories Featuring Colleen, LMFT
Jan 20, 2015 • 34 min
This interview features the story of Colleen, LMFT and how she got into her work as a psychotherapist and has navigated the waters of her story, disclosure, advocacy and building a beautiful private practice that is reflective of her values and strengths.