We want to join you along the journey of starting and building your business. We realize there are a lot of perspectives about starting and building a private practice. It’s our goal to provide you with honest, practical methods on helping you to build a better practice. There are countless other blogs, books, and resources you could subscribe to for help in this area. What we think gives us a distinct voice is that:
1. We bring honesty and vulnerability into all of our work. Even after being in practice and business settings for a cumulative 25+ years, we are still learning. Our hope is to keep learning along the way with you. We don’t have all the answers, but our hope is that the lessons we have learned and will learn from suceeding and failing will benefit you and your practice.
2. We have diverse business backgrounds. From business development, to marketing, to production, we have a lot of experience watching businesses grow, struggle, and even fail. This experience makes our ideas practical, not theoretical.
3. We too, like you, are clinicians. We both maintain full-time private practices in our respective cities, and are in practice primarily because our hope is to help people be who they truly are. Consequently, we know first hand the struggles, opportunities, and the heart behind why you do this incredibly challenging work. Our hope is not to just address the needs of your practice, but also bring content to you that will grow you as a person and as a clinician.
Thanks for joining us in this journey and we hope the time you spend reading, reflecting, and acting will bring increased resources for you and your communities.
Samuel Rainey is a licensed professional counselor in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been working with couples and individuals for over 15 years in the areas of sexuality, spirituality, calling, shame, abuse, and relationships. He was the Executive Director of a multi-site counseling center that conducted over 17,000 yearly client appointments across the organization. Prior to his pursuits in counseling, he was the Vice President of Business Development at Think Ventures, a multifaceted internet services company. Prior to that he was the Graphics and Production Manager at a payment processing company. He is gifted in connecting people and their ideas to passion, vision, and purpose. You can find out more about his practice by visiting SamuelRainey.com.
Samuel holds a Masters of Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington. Through professional counseling, small groups, writing, and speaking, Samuel engages people in their most challenging issues of life. He resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife of 19 years and their 4 kids.
Caleb Mitchell is a licensed therapist in Phoenix, Arizona. Since completing his MDiv and MAC at Covenant Theological Seminary in 2003, Caleb has worked in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings with adolescents and adults struggling with a myriad of issues such as eating disorders, sexual addictions, marriage issues, domestic violence, sexual identity issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma. He has taught at the graduate level and has spoken nationally on the intersection of theology and psychology. Caleb has been in private practice since 2007 and has spent substantial time working in Marketing Departments along the way.
Caleb is the proud father of two spunky, energetic girls and is lucky to be married to his best friend and wife, Elisa, who co-counsels premarital couples with him. When he can find the time, Caleb enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, building furniture, watching a diverse array of movies, drinking good coffee, and reading books of all genres.