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A Day In The Life: Meet Sex Therapist Regina Bright, LMHC

Regina Bright, LMHC Regina is the proprietor of Stepping Stones Professional Counseling, an outpatient private practice in Mary Esther, Florida that was established in 2009 where she provides individual, group, family, and couple’s counseling. Regina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Family Mediator, Parent Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She resides in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where she was born and raised, with her husband, 9 year old daughter, and three Labrador Retrievers: Roxy (Chocolate), Gator (Blonde) and Chomper (Black) one of each flavor.

Read on to find out how Regina spends her time in private practice.

A Day In The Life

July 2, 2013

7:15 AM

Woke up, brushed teeth, and got in the shower followed by the rest of my morning routine.

8:30 AM

Arrive at work, greet office manager, check e-mails, look at the Google calendar, and pull files for the clients that I see for the day.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

See my 8 clients for the day – in between sessions, I write my case notes.

5:15 PM

Posted social media updates on Twitter and on my business Facebook page

5:30 PM

Before heading home for the day, I visited my business page to update insurance panels and to add a couple of more books on the suggested reading page.

5:45 PM

Headed home. Greeted by my husband and daughter. My husband had the house cleaned and had a delicious meal waiting for me.

7:00 PM

Played games with my family.

8:00 PM

Took a bubble bath and put on my pajamas.

8:30 PM

Snuggled with my 9 year old – read books, told her funny stories of when she was a baby, and tucked her in bed.

9:00 PM

Checked my e-mail – scheduled clients from my Psychology Today profile and added some pins on my Pinterest page.

9:30 PM

My husband and I got in bed and watched some of our favorite recorded programs: Mike and Molly, How I Met your Mother, and Anger Management

11:00 PM

Kissed husband, snuggled with my 3 Labrador retrievers and went to sleep.

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Social Media Marketing Checklist: 10 Steps To Building A Stronger Online Presence

Are you overwhelmed by the world of social media? These 10 steps will make it easier for clients to find your private practice online.

I presented my very first webinar ever yesterday (and I survived)! Sponsored by National Association of Social Workers the webinar was titled "Building Your Private Practice In A Digital World: Creating A Strong Online Practice Presence." It is crucial for private practitioners to have an online presence in order to attract clients to your practice because the internet is a main source of health information.

A few participants in yesterday's webinar felt overwhelmed by the content, by social media in genera, and felt unsure about where to start developing their online presence. If you fall into that category, I suggest you start with #1 on the list below and work your way down to #10. Focus on just one item at a time. I've broken down the process into 10 "simple" steps, in order of priority, to help you get started on building a strong online presence.

  1. Identify your ideal client and your basic practice message
  2. Get a website for your private practice
  3. Add a blog on your private practice website
  4. Start blogging weekly on topics geared toward ideal client
  5. Sign up for a Facebook Business Page for your practice
  6. Open a Twitter account for your practice
  7. Add Facebook and Twitter social network links to your website and blog posts
  8. Share your weekly posts on Facebook and Twitter
  9. Make a list of websites and blogs that that your ideal clients in your geographic are likely to visit
  10. Submit guest blog posts to those sites on topics that target your ideal client and include your basic message and practice website link in your bio.

I'm off to teach this practice building workshop today for Utah NASW at the University of Utah. It'll basically be the same content as the webinar except that I'll be adding this priority list to today's presentation.

Join my Private Practice Toolbox Facebook Group and share ideas and resources with 250+ therapist from around the world.

Therapist Roll Call: Join The Private Practice Facebook List

Thanks for your fantastic response to my roll call for private practice therapist using Twitter! Therapists from all around the globe have joined the list. I'll will continue to add therapists to the list so feel free to join anytime by commenting on that post.

I wanted to do the same thing for Facebook Business pages to help you connect to other like-mined therapists to share resources, ideas, practice building tools, and referrals. Only licensed mental health therapists will be listed.

Here's what you need to do to join the Facebook List...

Post a comment below and include the following information:

  1. Facebook page name &  page link (Facebook business page, not personal profile)
  2. your name & credential
  3. your city & state
  4. specialty areas

As the comments come in I’ll post comments and paste your info in the body of this post below to make it easy to click through and "like" the Facebook pages listed.  I look forward to connecting with you. Feel free to forward to colleagues.

Therapist Facebook Page List

Wasatch Family Therapy & Julie Hanks LCSW, Julie Hanks, LCSW, Salt Lake City, UT, women’s mental emotional health, emotionally focused couples therapy, family and parenting, private practice consulting, media contributor

Timeless Solutions Counseling Services ,Tiffany C. Huggins, MEd,NCC,LPC, Charlotte, NC, Specializing in loss and grief issues, Depression, Stress/Anxiety and Life Transitions for children, adults, and older adults.

Drops Of Change , Jo-Anne Mac Millan BA Hons., MA, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland, Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist

Maplewood Counseling New Jersey, Debra Feinberg, LCSW, Maplewood, NJ, Anxiety or Fears, Relationships, Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Multicultural Counseling

A Peaceful Balance, Jennifer Bois-Slattery, LCMHC, MLADC, ICAADC, Nashua, NH, trauma, gender identity counseling, substance abuse, adolescent issues, clinical supervision

Synchronicity Counseling & Wellness, Boise, ID, Kama Hiner, LPC, Nichole Jordan, LCPC, Denae Barowsky, LPC, Marci Danielson, LAMFT, Kristine Kirsch, LPC, Arlene Winkle, LMSW, We are a small group private practive with 6 counselors working with children through adults, anxiety, depression, trauma, custody, LGBT, parenting, EMDR, Sexual issues

Kim Wright LCSW, Kim Wright, LCSW LGBTQQI-friendly, eclectic approach, mostly works from a Cognitive Behavioral / Solution-Focused, aged 15+, who seek treatment to recover from Anxiety, Depression, Sexuality issues/disorders, Psychosis, and Relational/Couples therapy

Soul Tenders, Wendy Bencosme, PhD, Maureen Leigh, MFT, Carol Bennett, MFT, Brandon Guin, MFT, Jan Salvay, MFT, Arcadia, CA, Divorce & Support Group, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Depression, EMDR, Somatic, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Dreams Group, Teens, Couples/Marital Therapy

Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT, St. Louis, MO, Parent coaching, play therapy for children 3-12 years of age

Bruce Nystrom, PhD, Wichita Kansas, specializing in psychological assessment (clinical, forensic, employment, disability, medical) along with stress management, habit control (smoking, weight control, medication compliance), and sex offender treatment

Birmingham Counseling for Women and Girls, Sara Levitsky, LMSW, Birmingham, MI, women and girls of all ages, depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, relationship problems, school/peer issues, parenting support

Cathy Hanville, LCSW, Albany, CA, Trauma, PTSD, EMDR, anxiety, depression, and gender identity

Julie Fanning LCSW, West Dundee, IL, anxiety, mood disorder, early adults and midlife

Carrie Christiansen, LPC, Lenexa, KS, young adults and adolescents with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and relationship issues

Kelli Hyland, M.D., Salt Lake City, Utah, Whole-person, individualized, collaborative approach to medication management (& psychotherapy) for adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD.

Segal Psychotherapy, LLC, MA, LAMFT, GLBTQ Friendly Therapist helping couples and individuals recover from infidelity, sex and porn addiction, and sexual abuse and sexual trauma.

Julie Jeske, MS, NCC – registered intern working toward my LPC,  Portland, OR, individual, couples and groups, sexuality, intimacy and relationships, women's Live Your Best Life Group

Jason A. Tompkins, LCSW, Tampa, Florida, survivors of suicide, couples, teenagers, Support Group for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

Integrity Psych Heidi McKenzie, Psy.D, Monroeville, PA, clinical psychologist, anxiety disorders with adults

Miranda Palmer, LMFT, Modesto, CA,  Trauma Therapist doing specialty work with EMDR and other trauma treatment strategies

Lisa J. Johnson, LMFT, Albuquerque, NM, relationships, all forms of families; married, cohabitating, single parent, or blended families,  parents and friends of lesbians and gays and gay parents

Kelly Higdon, MFT, Laguna Hills, CA, women in divorce, anger issues, twenty and thirty something issues

Deborah Owens, Philadelphia, PA, adults and couples, specializing in marriage and couples counseling, anxiety, and recovery

AKCCOnline J. Kip Matthews, PhD, Athens, GA, Consulting, Mind-Body Health, Diversity Issues, Continuing Education Programming, Psycho-Educational Workshops, and College Student Mental Health

Joel D. Carnazzo, Psy.D., Chicago, IL, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, CBT, Motivational Interviewing

Good Medicine Healing Community, Kimberly O. Sieber, Ph.D., PLLC, Salt Lake City, UT, evidence-based psychological interventions and scientifically-validated spiritual practices aimed at facilitating mental, physical, and spiritual health, and treating chronic pain, medical and neurological conditions, anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, and other stress-related illnesses

Terry Moore, LICSW Omaha, NE, hypnosis in psychotherapy, advanced training and experience in the behavior therapy to treat OCD

AZ Body-Mind Counseling Art Matthews, MA LPC, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, AZ, Stress, Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Grief/Loss, Divorce/Uncoupling Recovery, GLBT population

Seasons of Healing Counseling Services Cary Collins, MEd., LPC, Charlotte, NC, life transitions and those experiencing pain (physical/emotional/spiritual) find balance and well-being in mind/body/spirit.I also facilitate groups in SoulCollage(R)

Lucia Cassar Psychologist/Psychoanalist, teenagers, adults and elderly

A Peaceful Life Counseling Services Kat Mindenhall, LCSW, Lakewood, Colorado, cognitive Behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness therapy for depression/anxiety, parenting, families and couples

Shari Cohn, LCSW, CSAT Madison, Wisconsin, Sex Therapy; Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity; Internet Porn & Cybersex Addiction; Partners, Spouses, Families of Sex Addicts; Survivors of Abuse, Assault, Trauma; PTSD; EMDR; Sexual Difficulties of Abuse, Trauma Survivors; Depression; Anxiety; Individual, Couples, Marriage Counseling

Jodie Gale MA Psychotherapy Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia, eating disorders, addiction, infertility and alternative parenting paths, life crisis, relationships, anxiety and depression

Fran DiDomenicis, Ph.D. at East Bay Counseling Walnut Creek, CA, Mindfulness Based treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, and Chronic Pain; Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Jennifer Bois-Slattery, LCMHC,MLADC, ICAADC Nashua, NH, USA: Specialties, trauma, gender identity counseling, substance abuse, adolescent issues, clinical supervision

Dr. Ranjan Patel  brief-term counseling for rapid symptom reduction, and longer-term psychotherapy for deeper exploration, tailor-made treatment for your unique needs, specialties include: anxiety; depression; chronic pain/illness; mindfulness training, relationship issues–in individual and/or couples

Sharon Martin, LCSW San Jose, CA: specialize in mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, grief & loss, infertility & pregnancy loss, CBT

Tammy Fletcher, M.A., LMFT San Diego, CA: Medical issues: chronic pain/illness, new diagnosis, disability. Couples therapy, individual and family therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma. Fluent in American Sign Language – deaf and hard of hearing clients welcome

Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT, Kansas City, MO Northland:  children ages 3 and up as well as adults and families who need services due to trauma, life transitions and mental health needs

Demyan Rossouw Cape Town, South Africa: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching & Facilitation, Gen-Y Coaching & Mentoring HIV Coaching, Creativity Coaching

Tanya L. Hilber, PsyD San Diego, CA: middle-age transitions for women and children with trauma, individual issues with a practical, psychodynamic approach that includes finding balance in life

DragonMuse Coaching & Facilitation Demyan Rossouw, Cape Town – South Africa: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching & Facilitation, Gen-Y Coaching & Mentoring, HIV Coaching, Creativity Coaching.

Metis Counseling Kansas City, MO Northland: Work with children ages 3 and up as well as adults and families who need services due to trauma, life transitions and mental health needs.

Rinske Goettsch MA, MBACP Counsellor, I see adults, elderly and couples for short and long term therapy. I specialise in relationship issues in a humanistic and creative way.

The Online Counselling Service Faith Moyo, Accredited Psychological Therapist, 24 Hour Online and Telephone Therapy. Access the worldwide service 7 days a week via secure Email, Instant Chat, VoIP, Webcam and Telephone.

Child's Play Services Andalusia, Alabama: Registered Play Therapist and National Certified Counselor. I specialize in child, adolescent, and family issues.

Erika T. Kendrick, LPC Montclair, NJ: specialize in depression, grief & loss, and domestic violence.

Regina Bright MS, LMHC Mary Esther, Florida: Individual, group, and family therapy for children and adults, developmental and emotional problems including depression, anxiety, stress, as well as unresolved issues resulting from childhood, delinquent and “at risk” adolescents and their families

Child, Parent & Family Institute Nitika T. Bey MSW, LSW, Pennsylvania and New York: Long Term and Short Term Solutions Focused Counseling (STSF)

Mind & Body Journal with Karen Gorrin Karen Gorrin, MA, LMHC Olive Tree Healing Arts Bellevue, Washington: Helping busy professionals find ease and wellbeing. Integrative Psychotherapy, Corporate Wellness, Mind and Body Workshops and Retreats.

Tracy Tucker, LCSW Arlington Heights, IL: My mission is to empower clients and assist them in achieving their personal goals for a healthy, successful life.

Ed Santana, MA, Psychotherapist, Toronto, Ontario: Psychotherapy, Counselling, and Therapy for Individuals and Couples.

Life Designs of Miami by Roberta Gallagher South Miami, Florida: My major focus is working with couples in crises due to betrayal i.e. infidelity: emotional, physical, online, phone.

Kate Elrod MS, LPC-S Austin, TX: Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Past Abuse/Trauma, Life Transitions.

(Your info will go here...this list is ongoing to add your comment any time. Please summarize your services in one sentence instead of posting a comprehensive list. Thanks!)