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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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Training the Brain to Heal the Anxious Mind

Free printable worksheets from Dr. Catherine Pittman

Catherine Pittman, PH.D., HSPP

Dr. Catherine Pittman shows how clients can explore their own fear response—and the amygdala—with these FREE worksheets.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free infographic to educate clients on the physical and mental health risks

PESI Team

It’s essential to recognize the impact of diet culture on your clients – and yourself. Use this free infographic to educate clients on the principles of diet culture, as well as its physical and mental health risks.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety

Free exercise to teach psychological flexibility

Richard Sears, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Clients often end up trapped in patterns of avoiding their anxiety, but what happens when they instead try to meet it in the present moment? PESI author Richard Sears provides an overview of the benefits of psychological flexibility.

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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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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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An Antidote to Burnout: Getting Clients Past Toxic Productivity

Discover three interventions to help clients identify and overcome burnout

Israa Nasir, MHC

Clients who struggle with toxic productivity often feel as though nothing they do is enough, setting the stage for burnout. PESI author Israa Nasir, MHC, shares three proven interventions therapists can use to help clients slow down, practice self-compassion, and develop a more positive relationship with their workload.

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