Building a Successful Online Mental Health Platform with Dr. Sheri Jacobson: Ep. 11

Building anything online these days (be it a private practice web site, a mental health platform, or something else) isn’t easy. Fortunately with the right advice, breaking through all the noise and finding success is still very possible. That’s where our guest this week comes in! Megan was joined by Dr. Sheri Jacobson, who is the Clinical Director of Harley Therapy, a thriving psychotherapy and counseling establishment which also offers online mental health resources.

Dr. Jacobson began her therapy training in 1997 and has covered multiple perspectives, concluding with her final degree in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She also has degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (from Oxford University), Social Anthropology (from University College London), and a PhD in Counseling and Psychotherapy (from Regent’s College, London). She is now a retired senior therapist with the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (accredited for 16 years). During that time she worked for MIND, MENCAP, a women’s centre, an alcohol advice centre, the NHS, and with private clients.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Qualities Dr. Jacobson looks for when considering whether or not to bring a therapist onto her team.
  • How to build a professional network.
  • How to build a successful online presence in the field of mental health services.
  • Dr. Jacobson’s thoughts on what the future holds for psychotherapy, especially in regard to the ever-expanding role of technology.
  • And a great deal more!

Featured on the Show:

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  • Connect with Harley Therapy: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
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  • Counseling Spotlight: Harley Therapy

    After working in a voluntary capacity in counseling for 7 years, Dr. Jacobson established Harley Therapy in 2006 with the goal of providing first-rate therapy services by carefully vetted practitioners, as well as compiling educational resources for those who cannot access these services. Sheri oversees the hand-selection of highly skilled, warm and engaging practitioners to work from Harley Therapy, as well as leading the group’s expansion.

    With a broad range of talking therapies, and a rigorous selection criteria for affiliated practitioners, their aim is to raise the standard of therapy in the UK. Harley Therapy provides expert therapists who are not only accredited and highly experienced but are deeply passionate about their work and about maintaining a professional, safe, and supportive environment for all their clients.

    Harley Therapy’s overall mission is to eliminate emotional suffering worldwide. To achieve their mission, they want to make getting counseling as accessible and straightforward as possible from any location worldwide, either online via Skype, in person, or by phone. That’s why they set up, which is the UK’s leading online booking platform for counseling and psychotherapy today.

    Harley Therapy – A Brief Glance

    • Practice Address: 1-7 Harley StLondon, United Kingdom
    • Call: +44 345 474 1724
    • Email: info AT

    Best of the Counseling and Mental Health Web: STOMP Out Bullying

    Each episode we award a site or organization as the “Best of the Counseling and Mental Health Web”… as selected by Mastering Counseling Podcast listeners! Whether you’re a current mental health professional, or a student studying to become one, there are so many great resources out there discussing counseling and mental health. Some of these resources could even help your clients and be worth recommending to them.

    As a reminder, if you ever have a suggestion for a resource or organization we should recommend, drop us a line via email, Faceook, or Twitter!

    This week we’re happy to recognize STOMP Out Bullying for their fantastic online resources.

    STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens, and is recognized as the most influential anti-bulling organization in America (as well as globally), and is in fact the most quoted anti-bullying charity in news outlets.

    Many teens and kids in counseling may have struggles with bullying, and the long term negative mental health effects of cyberbullying and bullying are well known. In terms of an online resource for information and help with bullying, you’d be hard pressed to find a better organization.

    On their web site you can find some excellent resources for instant help with bullying… including a chat line, information for parents and educators, and more. Additionally, they offer several ways for you to help by donating and partnering. For counselors with clients who have been victims of bullying, this can be an incredible resource.

    Congratulations to them on their selection!

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