Why this blog matters... A LOT

There are times when I wonder why I do all this. Times when I get overwhelmed or even feel cranky after having done this work for so long. It is hard to see the same issues continue for so long and not see changes to the system. Then, I get emails like this... and it truly makes my day. This is why I write this blog. This is why I continue to put myself out there. This is what makes it all worth it! 

"Hi Miranda-

First I want to say thank you again for your news letter and blog. It has really helped me to keep my eye on the prize. I finished my masters in December and figured that there were going to be no opportunities or at least limited opportunities for me as a trainee awaiting my intern number. I thought retail was imminent.

I remembered reading your blog where you said that a lot of interns go around crying that their are no jobs that pay and that some are getting multiple interviews. This was my second week sending applications and I am so encouraged to say, that as of today, I have FIVE interviews all for positions that pay.

I also was able to apply for the MFT consortium stipend program which I did get for $18,500. I did not send this to toot my own horn. I just want to echo to interns that it is not that bleak out there and with a little creativity and a positive outlook I think we can all make it to licensure.

Again thank you for encouraging people in my position to fight the good fight.

Happy New Year!"

What would this person have done if they didn't think a job was possible? I LOVE it when we have truth in front of us- and it keeps us motivated to do what needs to be done. Get out there pre-licensed therapists- I won't promise it will be easy- but I can promise it will be worth it! 

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!