430: Therapists And Toxic Business Relationships - With Kelly Higdon + Miranda Palmer

48m | Apr 26, 2024

Therapists - are you in a toxic business relationship? This week I'm covering why many therapy practices are struggling to stay afloat. Kelly Higdon, LMFT and Miranda Palmer, LMFT are two therapists and business coaches who co-own ZynnyMe and lead Business School for Therapists.

They've been keeping up with the factors affecting therapist wellbeing for years! In our conversation we discuss how therapists and clients are being misled and mistreated by companies that don't have our best interests in mind. If you've unwittingly entered into a toxic relationship with an abusive business entity, you'll want to listen to this episode and take back your power!

Some of the topics we covered in this episode:

  • Tech companies offering mental health treatment that is misaligned with therapist ethics and best practices, with potential HIPAA (and other) liability passed on to the therapist;

  • Insurance companies and the companies that negotiate their fees making huge profits while providers are paid less and consumers pay more for health insurance; 

  • How our field conditions us into “learned helplessness” in the face of such issues; 

  • Things therapists need to consider to protect our clients and ourselves; 

  • What we can do to challenge the ways the tech industry is “disrupting” the mental health field; and much more.

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