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Practicing Psychotherapy as a Generalist with Will Meyerhofer: Ep. 04

We’re back with another episode of Mastering Counseling! On this show, Megan was joined by Will Meyerhofer, who runs The People’s Therapist blog. Will is a licensed clinical social worker and JD who currently works in private practice providing individual, couple, and group therapy from his TriBeCa loft in Lower Manhattan.

Will is also an accomplished author, having written several books including Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy, which is intended as an introduction to the experience of psychotherapy. On this show, Will shared his expertise and thoughts on being a “generalist” therapist. Listen in to hear Will’s insight on a variety of topics around therapy!

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Treating Clients Using Hypnotherapy with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig: Ep. 03

We’ve got another great episode of Mastering Counseling for you! On this show, Megan was joined by Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Zeig is also a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona with a speciality in experiential psychotherapy, hypnosis, and brief therapy.

Among many other accomplishments, he has edited or authored more than 20 books on psychotherapy, organizes several different conferences and workshops each year, and speaks at numerous universities and teaching hospitals across the globe. Dr. Zeig shared incredible insight on treating clients with hypnotherapy.

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Tips for New Counselors with Dr. Barb LoFrisco: Ep. 02

It’s time for another episode of Mastering Counseling! On this show, Megan was joined by Dr. Barb LoFrisco of CounselorBarb and author of’s own blog. Together, they discussed tips and advice for new clinicians (therapists and counselors) in the field. Dr. Barb LoFrisco has written many posts on this very site covering everything from advice on how therapists should approach dressing, receiving gifts from clients, and so much more. She was able to distill much of her best advice during this interview!

Dr. Barb LoFrisco is a licensed mental health counselor and marital and family therapist who owns and operates her own psychotherapy practice in the Carrollwood area of Tampa, Florida.

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How to Start a Private Practice with Jessica Miro, LMFT: Ep. 01

Welcome to the first episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! Our host, Megan Hawksworth, was joined by Jessica Miro, founder of Pinnacle Counseling LLC, a private group psychotherapy practice with locations in downtown Chicago and Edgewater. Jessica had a tremendous amount of insight to share on how to start your own practice, including the challenges (and benefits) that go along with it. 

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester with a thesis focus on close relationships and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Institute at Northwestern University before starting her own private practice downtown Chicago in 2011. Drawing from her experience growing up in a family of business entrepreneurs, Jessica has grown her practice over the years to now include seven full-time therapists at two different locations in Chicago. In addition to owning her own private practice, she is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a member of the group supervising faculty for the MSMFT program at Northwestern University.

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Introducing the Mastering Counseling Podcast

The Mastering Counseling Podcast is currently recording episodes for its launch on May 15th, 2018!

Hosted by Megan Hawksworth, a licensed marriage and family therapist, the show features in-depth interviews with therapists and other professionals in the counseling/therapy field. We address the ins and outs of working in counseling practices, treating clients, and more. Episodes even dive into how therapists approach common problems their clients may face, treatment theories, and more.

If you’re a counseling professional interested in hearing from dynamic individuals in the counseling / therapy field, or a prospective counseling student wanting to learn more about real-world applications of counseling theory, this is the show for you!

Twitter Chat with Dr. Barb LoFrisco

Recently, we participated in a twitter chat with our resident blogger, Dr. Barbara LoFrisco. What’s a twitter chat you might ask? Essentially, a twitter chat is an open conversation, with questions and answers (designated as Q1, A1, Q2, A2, etc.) to provide a real time interaction between multiple people.
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Masters In Blog Aims To Serve Counseling Students And Counselors With New Blogger!

Besides a new site design and other cool features like professional interviews, videos, and informative articles, Masters In is also aiming to be serve counseling students and new counselors by bringing on Barbara LoFrisco, a licensed counselor to blog for the site! Barbara LoFrisco holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified sex therapist.
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30 Exceptional Q&A Sites on Effective Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling is a broad field, and can encompass more than marriage issues. Relationship counselors often work with couples who want to adopt, parents with difficult children and children with difficult parents. But, the counseling doesn’t stop there — eldercare issues have come to the forefront with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. With so many irons in the fire, sometimes it helps to have answers to questions that may come up along the way. So, we’ve gathered 30 exceptional question and answer sites that cover all the above issues, including marriage.
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Top 25 Free and Useful eBooks About Depression

While it is normal to occasionally feel sad, when a person has major depressive disorder, they experience a severely depressed mood that can remain for years at a time. This is often referred to as depression, which can interfere with daily functioning and cause distress for both the person with the disorder and their family. With an estimated 16 percent of adults suffering from depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, cases of depression are by no means isolated.
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25 Job Sites for Career Counselors

A job as a career counselor means putting on your best face every day and helping students or immigrants step into the job pool with confidence. There isn’t always an easy way to do this, but job sites and forums for career counselors can help you learn the right things to say and how to keep in touch with hopeful employees. There’s an art to being a career counselor, so it helps to constantly educate yourself and learn new networking skills for your clients.
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