E61: How Marissa went from CMH to $350/session in less than 12 months

In this episode, we’re speaking with Marissa Esquibel, a private practice therapist in Southern California and a Lean In. MAKE BANK. Academy graduate and past Money Mindset Mentor.

In this episode, we get to hear how Marissa went from feeling like a victim, helpless to external circumstances, to really leaning in and taking responsibility for saving herself.

This shift in her mindset allowed her to charge $350/session and fill her practice in under 12 months.


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In this episode, Marissa will share:

  • 3 signs that let her know it was time to leave CMH and group practice;
  • The fears she experienced about being first in her family to step out of a the employee mindset and start her own business;
  • How she went from working in CMH to confidently charging $350/session;
  • How facing herself and her entitlement helped Marissa step up an do transformational clinical work;
  • How her identity as a Latinx woman informs how she negotiates colleague judgement about taking up space in the world as a premium fee therapist;
  • Why creating her own business led to the biggest opportunity for self growth;
  • 3 mindset shifts to going from burnout and broke to stepping up and taking responsibility for your finances in private practice.

More about Marissa

Marissa Esquibel, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, podcaster, and past Money Mentor in The Lean In. MAKE BANK Academy. She’s on a one-woman mission to empower young women to stop playing small and start taking up space and she’s accomplishing that one session, podcast, or Tiktok post at a time! She attended LIMB in February 2020 and, thanks to the crushing the course, hasn’t stopped gaining momentum since.

Get in touch: marissa@therapywithmarissa.com

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