Friday: Welcome Reception

Get to know your presenters and fellow attendees with some welcome drinks and hors d’oeuvres. We will start the weekend strong and dive right in with networking basics and the importance of creating professional community. We will also go over what we will learn throughout the weekend and set intentions for our learning.

Saturday: Money, Ethics and Thriving Practice

In the morning we will dive into some of the nuances of running an ethical therapy business, including personal ethics and HIPAA considerations. Our afternoon workshop will cover financial considerations, and we will explore the emotional financial blocks that keeps us from thriving. Afterwards we will enjoy our island activity in Aruba to cool off from the day and have a chance to experience some of Aruba.

Sunday: Basics to Abundance

Our morning workshop will focus on the basic practical needs of running a therapy business. We will cover the benefits of a solo practice versus a group, how to choose your business structure, whether or not to take insurance, and other topics. In the afternoon we will focus on where to begin with finding your niche, generate some marketing ideas, and process various fears that get in the way of growth. We will also discuss practices for how to prevent burnout.

Monday: Return Day

Monday morning before returning, we will take some time to reflect on the knowledge we gained and how to incorporate it into your current phase. We will also process how to gently reenter the real world after experiencing intense learning (and fun!).

Workshop Presenters

Lisa Vinnacombe, MSS, MLSP, LCSW

Lisa began working in a private group practice in 2016 where she grew into a role centered around systems development and operation management in 2019. She has also had a central role in HIPAA research, procedural/policy design, and training to promote practice wide compliance. Lisa started her own practice in 2019 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has a passion for sharing knowledge and experience to empower other therapists in finding their own meaningful path.

Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC

Nicola is a mental health expert and founder of the group practice, Melanated Women’s Health LLC. She has done mental health workshops and collaborations for companies such as Essence, VICE, ForgeMag, Huffington Post, Yahoo! and more. Nicola is passionate about ethically marketing and destigmatizing mental health therapy, and has been featured in Bustle as a Black Therapist to follow on Instagram @MelanatedWomensHealth! Clinically, Nicola specializes in treating racialized trauma and other challenges that are unique to BIPOC folx.

Jessica Floresta, MSW, MEd, LCSW, CST-S

Jessica is the owner and founder of the Moorestown Therapy Collective, a group therapy practice committed to serving LGBTQ+ folx in South Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area. Jessica has been in private practice since 2016 and has slowly and intentionally grown her collective to include other therapists who share the values of the Collective. She is passionate about running an ethical therapy practice that honors the needs of her therapists, her clients, and herself.

More questions?

$3000 Single Room
$2750 Double Room

Early bird discount of 10% if deposit made by December 31st, 2023!

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • Lodging for 3 nights and 4 days
  • 2 full days of workshops
  • Networking activity
  • One local activity
  • Departure day activity
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, snacks and beverages, Networking Night hors d’oeuvres

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