E53: How Josh Went from Wall Street to Social Work with Zero Ambivalence About Making Bank AND Giving Back

In this episode of The Money Sessions we will be speaking with Josh Wolf-Powers, a clinical social worker and certified clinical trauma professional based in New York.

Josh is a former wall street executive who left the suit and tie game to pursue his passion of making a difference through social work.

In this episode, we get to hear from someone who comes from the professional trajectory that is commonly misunderstood and even vilified.

Josh has zero conflict about making good money, which is exactly why Tiffany was very curious to pick his brain. He will go into detail about his experience creating an investment firm and how it shaped his money mindset. Josh will share his AMAZING fee structure and a game-changing cancellation policy.

He will take us through his journey – from social worker, to a friggin’ Wall Street exec and then back full circle, to social work and opening his private practice as a psychoanalyst.


Listen to the episode:

In this episode, Josh will share:

  • How his experience on wall street has shaped the way he thinks about the exchange of money in his private practice;

  • His AMAZING fee structure and how he cultivates a zero-guilt money mindset;

  • His cancellation policy, or lack there of, and how he implemented it with his patients;

  • The ways being the son of a gay father and a socialist feminist mother drives his desire to give back;

  • His top three pieces of advice to help you build a less conflicted relationship with money, so you can help others AND make bank.

This is hidden

More about Dori

Josh Wolf-Powers is near the end of his training as a psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of New York’s Contemporary Freudian Society. Before becoming a social worker, Josh had a career on Wall Street, where he founded Blue Wolf, a private equity investing firm, buying and selling companies on behalf of institutional investors such as labor union and municipal pension funds. In the six years since graduating from social work school, Josh has built a successful group practice with ten affiliated clinicians (and growing), as well as being an affiliate of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project for which he also is launching the SAT Network, a global team of clinicians working with individuals struggling with ego dystonic or out-of-control sexual behavior, or, as many call it, “sex addiction.”

[Josh lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son, their cat, and – for the duration of the pandemic – two rats who otherwise would be living in their son’s science classroom.]
Find more at: www.wolf-powers.com

Most popular episodes

How Getting Real About Her Financial Reality Led Audrey To Charge $200 Dollars Per Session

From $80/session to $210/session in less than a year

How a $15,000 Dollar Reality Check Led Erica To Drop Insurance Panels

How Susannah Started Private Practice And Became The Primary Breadwinner

How Vanessa Went From Charging $85 Per Client To $250 Premium Fees Per Session

About the podcast

The Money Sessions podcast by Tiffany McLain, LMFT is full of deep, thoughtful, and sometimes raw conversations with real therapists who are in the midst of leaning into raising fees and making bank – all while working with the clients they are passionate about serving.

Enjoyed the show?
Click here to leave us a review!

Tune in to all episodes

Set your fee the right way

Get access to “The Fun with Fees Calculator”

What if you could take the guilt, shame, and anguish out of setting your therapy or social work private practice fees? Use our proven formula to charge exactly what you need in your current season of life and business.

Learn how to charge premium fees while increasing the quality of care for your clients

Because therapists with more money have more capacity to make change