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The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing Your Private Practice

Start or expand your business and earn what you’re worth as a therapist.

PESI Team

You deserve the freedom and flexibility to give more time to your life and family. Let us help you build the life you want... one where you control your career and time... one where you’re fulfilled and financially secure. Join us for our FREE Private Practice Business Bootcamp to discover how to handle the business side of therapy so you can reimagine what’s possible as a therapist.

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Rapid Relief from Stress Through Tapping

Free printable worksheet download

Fred Gallo, PhD

Sometimes the key to feeling better is knowing where to tap. Dr. Fred Gallo provides free worksheets to introduce clients to tapping, a powerful practice rooted in energy psychology.

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Ask Me Anything About Suicide Prevention: 5 Answers for Clinicians

Essential guidance from Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Many clinicians are unsure how best to treat suicidality and plagued with fear about their clients’ well-being and their own liability. In this candid interview, Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, provides answers to five key questions.

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Bringing Men to the Table: Recognizing & Treating Eating Disorders in Male Clients

Key considerations for working with male clients

Andrew Walen, LCSW, LICSW, CEDS-S

To identify and treat males, it takes a complete re-think of what you assume eating disorders look like and how best to assist. Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S, provides key guidance.

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Make Social-Emotional Learning Fun with NowMaps!

Sneak peek of the debut children's book series from Dr. Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Get an exclusive first look at Dr. Dan Siegel's debut children's book series: NowMaps. These worksheets and coloring pages are perfect for use with your young clients!

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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Teach My Child Social-Emotional Skills?

3 proven strategies for SEL development

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Summer doesn’t have to mean a vacation from learning. Lisa Weed Phifer offers up social-emotional learning exercises to get kids ready for the start of a new school year.

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Using EMDR as a Treatment for Mental Health Conditions in Children

PESI Team

This helpful guide highlights how EMDR is used as a treatment in children and how this differs from treatment in adolescents and adults.

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The Skill of Savoring: A Polyvagal Tool for Ventral Vagal Regulation

Video demonstration from Deb Dana, LCSW

DEB DANA, LCSW

Clients stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, and distress need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope. Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that clients can use to more deeply savor their positive experiences.

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Understanding Gaslighting

Free infographic to inform clients of signs, techniques, and assertive responses

PESI Team

Gaslighting and other forms of narcissistic abuse are insidious, often going unrecognized as your clients begin to doubt their own thoughts, feelings, and memories... But this free infographic makes it easy to remember signs, techniques, and assertive responses to gaslighting.

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Social Media & Anxious Teens: Helping Young Clients Evaluate Their Time Spent Online

Free worksheet download to use with teens

Angela Doel, MS, Lawrence Shapiro, PhD

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, and Angela Doel, MS, provide a free worksheet to help teen clients with social anxiety discover the advantages and disadvantages of their own social media time.

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