Session 252: Dealing with Pandemic Challenges And Growing Private Practice In It with Adina Silvestri, EdD, LPC

Overview

As we enter a new STC season, we are all aware of the challenges for clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic. Many practitioners have pivoted and transitioned into the world of telehealth, which still presents obstacles. Join us to learn more in today’s show.

Dr. Adina Silvestri works as an addictions therapist and has a podcast called Atheists in Recovery. The global pandemic presents unique challenges for someone in addiction recovery. Adina saw a golden opportunity to serve her audience while continuing to grow her business. In today’s show, we are discussing her growth journey during this time, along with topics related to the pandemic, such as conquering fears and serving others. Adina shares how she generates content for her podcast and provides resources and support while expanding her professional network and referral network.

What We’ll Learn

  • How Adina dealt with the changes to therapy when the pandemic hit, especially with her vulnerable client population that thrives on connection
  • How Adina stepped out of fear and anxiety into her calling
  • How Adina helped her clients become their authentic selves, regardless of the inner demons they were fighting
  • How Adina has handled office space during the pandemic, and how she’s adapted by employing outdoor therapy
  • How Adina has created content for her podcast by using theme months and trending topics
  • How Adina structures guest interviews and solo episodes
  • The controversial title of Adina’s podcast and the intent behind it
  • Adina’s ideal podcast listeners
  • What Adina looks forward to next for her podcast and business

Resources Mentioned

Find Adina’s website:  Adina Silvestri

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