The adventure …
that began with starting a private practice in 2007 is a journey I am still on today, and I have had the honor of employing professionals inside our practice and training professionals outside of our practice. As the years have gone on, I have noticed a lack of emphasis on and a lack of stories about leadership in the mental health field. Not the own-your-own-practice-and-earn-a-six-figure-salary stories that are currently rampant. Instead, stories that acknowledge the weight of leadership versus the glory and financial gain, including stories about the information gained and lessons learned through hard work, stress, and tears.
“We tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in the long term, and underestimate what we can accomplish in the long term.”
A huge learning curve for me was changing my mindset from being a counselor to being an owner. As an owner, I had to start being intentional: planning time to think, recognizing goals to achieve, having a vision for the future, and a coach to hold me accountable for all of these.