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The Practice of Therapy Podcast ( helps therapists, counselors, and other mental health clinicians start, build and grow in their private practices.  Whether you are just starting into private practice or have been in it a while, The Practice of Therapy Podcast will give you information to help you grow and succeed!

Nov 28, 2023

Sarah Almendariz Rivera is a San Antonio, Texas native, born and raised. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. She spent the next eight years working in non-profits and larger community mental health agencies. She launched into a solo private practice in 2017 and did tons of things wrong! After getting a little wind under her sails, she transitioned into a self-pay group private practice, La Luz Counseling, in 2020 to help keep up with the mental health needs during COVID-19. 

In this episode, Sarah speaks about the defining traits that set mental health professionals apart, emphasizing their innate love for learning and unyielding independence. Join us as we explore the collective enthusiasm within the profession for continuous education, from reading and documentaries to podcasts. Sarah dives into her personal journey of reflection, mistakes, and second chances in business ownership, offering valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs. She also shares her experiences in seeking guidance, community support's transformative power, and mentorship's vital role in navigating the complexities of business ownership.

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