E30: What To Do When You Lose 85% of Your Caseload Due to Covid

In this episode, we get to hear from three therapists who share their experience with Stepping it UP in a time of Covid-19, despite difficult circumstances.

There’s Rachel, who returned from maternity leave right when shelter-in-place started. Rather than falling into despair, she continued to build her practice with clients who were eager and ready to work with her.

There’s Sadie who, not only lost 85% of her caseload when she went virtual, but she then lost her “stable” hospital job. Where many people would scrimp and save looking for someone else to get them out of this mess, Sadie tripled DOWN by investing her time AND money into learning how to market.

And finally, we get to hear from Sally. She didn’t have a terrible experience. Her practice was going along just fine. But after listening to the last episode of The Money Sessions, she realized she had been “sheltering in place” with her practice. She realized this was the time to play big.

Sally had this to say about therapists, “We remain creative amidst great suffering and an unknown future.”


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In this episode you will learn:

  • How Rachel’s mindset allowed her to build her practice after maternity leave;
  • What Sadie realized about leaning in after losing most of her income streams due to Covid;
  • How Sally came to understand this is NOT the time to play small in her practice;
  • What it looks like for YOU to adopt a Growth Mindset and excel, no matter what is happening around you.


Here’s a fantastic article on the Farnam Street Blog: Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets

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