selling the couch podcast

Learn from successful colleagues and innovators to build your dream career as a mental health therapist in private practice. 

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first podcast

million downloads

5/5 star reviews



kind words about the selling the couch podcast

Michael Fulwiler

Voice like butter

Melvin seems to be a wizard at conjuring a specific kind of conversational space that invites the humanity of the guest and the casual listener.

Listening to Melvin talk feels like I’m having a 5th cup of camomile tea at a bed and breakfast in rural Appalachia.

Thanks Melvin for providing a space for us to feel generous with each other and connect as private practice therapists.

Connor McClenahan

licensed psychologist / here counseling
Laura Reagan

What I Didn't Learn In 25 Years In Practice

I love Melvin's interview style- his curiosity and enthusiasm bring out the best of each guest!

I've learned so many things I never learned in school and even more that I've not learned in 25 years of practice.

I've never been one to take short cuts, but I'd strongly advise newer practitioners to take this “Therapy Business 101.”

stacey horn

lcsw / stacey horn counseling
Laura Reagan


Melvin is a wonderful host! His warm and kind personality shines through in each episode. This is my go-to resource as a therapist in private practice. I have learned so much through his recommendations.

reina lombardi

ATR-BC / florida art therapy services

launch your course or podcast

I've been a podcaster and course creator since 2015 and have been fortunate to have good success with both.

Please check out our two free resources to get started.

The online course starter kit is a free 7 day email course to validate your course idea as a therapist so that you create a course that makes money.  It's based on what I've learned as my course has reached 240+ students and $600k in revenue from the course and other offers related to it.

The podcasting workshop is a free “watch on your schedule” workshop that shares many of the lessons we've learned as Selling The Couch podcast has become the backbone of the Selling The Couch brand.