My guest today is Molly Papp, a therapist who works with couples and individuals in California. As the mother of a three-month old son, Molly has personal experience with today’s topic. We’re discussing how to return to private practice after having a baby. We’re covering what it looks like to plan for this leave, how to transition to and from paternity/maternity leave, and how to handle this situation best with your clients. Join us!
What We’ll Learn
- Why there aren’t a lot of resources for clinicians in this situation
- How to prepare clients while you’re expecting
- How to use a “substitute” therapist for your clients during your leave
- Transitioning back to work after the leave time
- Thinking through the process to meet clients’ needs
- Planning ahead for the birth of the baby and your self-care
- Boundaries to set up to protect your maternity leave
- Why it’s helpful to NOT stay glued to your phone
- Preparing your clients to transition back from the temporary therapist to you
- The hardest part for Molly? “Missing my baby when I returned to work!”
- How the STC podcast helped Molly juggle the roles as mom and therapist
- The #1 lesson Molly learned? “to enjoy the moment”
- “Remind yourself of what is most important in life.”
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