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Today we’re speaking with Christy Merriner, a therapist based in Los Angeles who opened her private practice in March 2020, right as COVID lockdowns began.
Christy is going to tell us her story on how she went from charging $150/session to now charging $225/session. She gives us a look at how being snapped into reality by having to undergo back surgery was the catalyst that solidified the fact that she had to raise her fees in her private practice so she could take better care of herself.
Christy also discusses her money mindset growing up and how it has changed. She goes on to talk about her upbringing and how it has shaped her role as the primary breadwinner in her relationship.
In this episode, Christy will share:
How she was able to charge premium fees during covid even with a very specific niche of musically inclined patients;
How back surgery helped her realize she NEEDED to charge more;
How she had to overcome feelings of guilt and martyrdom that stemmed from her Cathlolic upbringing;
How she had to step up and become the primary breadwinner, without financial support from anyone else;
Three tips that therapists can use to confidently refer out even during uncertain times.
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More about Christy:
I am going to relisten to the podcast! But…Christy who did you say you hired to help you with your website?
Oh yes! She worked with a therapist in Gig Harber named Emily Whitish. You can find out more about Emily here: https://www.emilywhitish.com/