Let me explain why my blog has taken a hiatus, and why I promise it will be back on the regular schedule!
As you might have read two weeks ago on our Facebook page, I’m delighted to announce some exciting changes with my practice. A little backstory....I opened my private practice in July 2017 and by November I was turning people away because I was full. All through the winter, I wasn’t accepting new clients, and then I realized that I could help all of these people who I was turning away if I had other therapists who could see them! So it was earlier this year that I decided to pursue the idea of expanding my private practice to be able to better serve my clients and the referrals I was receiving.
Over the past few months, there have been a lot of changes made: I created an LLC, changed the business name, I hired my first therapist and a virtual assistant, and I've been working to train them both. I've been updating my credentialing with all the insurances I work with, and switched over both my email and phone systems. Our Facebook page has been updated, and we launched a new website. (My previous blog posts have been reposted at this new website in case you are looking for them.) The Counseling Collective is also now on Instagram! Follow us @TheCounselingCollective, or leave a message below with your handle so we can follow you! I was looking to expand to another office eventually and space opened up in my building, and so I decided to jump on it! As of mid-June, The Counseling Collective will have two offices to see our clients in the East Petersburg location. I teamed up with my sister-in-law (my interior designer!) to outfit the new office so it feels just as homey and comfy as the first office.
All of these updates and changes have been made in order to expand, so please join me in welcoming Stacy Martinez LCSW to the practice! She and I were previous coworkers, and I know what kind of training and work ethic she has first-hand! Stacy is an LCSW (refer to this post about what these letters mean), and also a certified health coach, trainer, and coach. She has been helping clients for over 6 years by focusing on their strengths with a total body wellness perspective. She enjoys working with ages 10 through adulthood, and also enjoys working with couples.
I’m really excited for these changes, to be better able to serve more clients, and to have Stacy join the practice. Thank you for your support and encouragement over the past year!