In this week’s Private Practice Elevation podcast episode, we’re killing 5 major myths of having a faith-based therapy practice.

I’m excited for this one because I knew many of these myths my wife had to tackle in those early years of establishing her own private practice.

She’s learned a lot over the years about running her own practice and staying true to her Christian faith and what feels authentic to her.

If you’re thinking about starting a faith-based therapy practice or have been doing so for some time, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to these myths.

You may think that opening and operating a faith-based practice means that you need to be praying with your clients before every therapy session starts.

Or maybe a host of other ideas based on what others have done or what you’ve experienced at your church.

This week, Whitney Owens joins us to squash some major myths around what it looks like to run a faith-based therapy practice.

Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Private Practice Consultant who helps clinicians start and grow faith-based practices.

If you’re wondering how you can incorporate your faith into your practice in a way that feels right to you, listen up!

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How to create a faith-based practice that fits your own style and ideals
  • Creative ways you can use branding to convey religious ideas without being overt and turning off clients that may not be looking for faith-based therapy
  • The reason why you don’t have to offer lower rates just because you’re a faith-based therapy practice
  • That you can be a faith-based practice without having to pray before and after each therapy session
  • How to remain ethical with your clients while allowing your faith to be part of your practice
  • Why you don’t need to be perfect in order to call yourself a Christian therapist (in fact, it’s better to own your flaws!)

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About Whitney Owens

Whitney Owens is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Private Practice Consultant. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns a group private practice, Water’s Edge Counseling. In addition to running her practice, she offers individual and group consulting through Practice of the Practice. Whitney places a special emphasis on helping clinicians start and grow faith-based practices. Whitney has spoken at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s annual convention and at Killin’ It Camp. She has also been interviewed about mental health issues on several media outlets including WSAV in Savannah and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Whitney is a wife and mother of two beautiful girls.

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