Session 132: How To Return To Private Practice After Having A Baby



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.”

Resources Mentioned

Bella Vida Therapy

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