My guest today is Nicol Stolar-Peterson. She spent 12 years working in the child protective services field, so she has the experience to tell us about prepping for court and the challenges it brings. We all know that making a court appearance can be anxiety-provoking for anyone. Nicol answers common questions about the subject and shares how her own anxiety prompted her to research the topic and become an expert. Join us for this valuable conversation!
What We’ll Learn
- How Nicol ended up in this work
- “Court is scary and the rules are different.”
- Understanding court—when it doesn’t make sense
- The #1 lesson learned: Always have a timeline!
- Common court appearances for therapists
- Why you MUST set parameters for your court involvement in the beginning
- Clearly state your court policy, including fees
- Cover all the bases!
- How to determine fees for court appearances
- Being ethical about what you charge
- Why therapists struggle in knowing their own worth
- “Respect the practice you’re stepping away from when a subpoena shows up.”
Thank You for Listening
I know that our lives are busy, and I’m grateful that you took the time to listen to this week’s podcast.
If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with our colleagues and friends using the social media buttons on this page.
Please consider leaving an honest rating and review for the podcast on iTunes as this helps the podcast reach more of our colleagues who want to build successful practices.
Finally, feel free to join over 5,000 of our colleagues who are signed up for the Selling the Couch newsletter.
You’ll learn valuable tips to build and grow your practice and get the podcast episodes delivered right to your inbox.
You’ll also get FREE access to The Tax Write-Off Check List for Mental Health Private Practitioners.