It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. We are human beings who can now present ourselves as whole people, with authenticity, purpose, and connection. Especially now, when therapists must develop a personal brand to market their practices.

To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age.

Episode 1: What is a Modern Therapist?

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is a modern therapist?
  • How has psychotherapy changed?
  • What do modern clients, consumers, patients want?
  • How therapists manage the private, personal, and professional aspects of their lives.
  • Living your personal brand and how your personal life can inform you clinical work.
  • Looking at the question: Can we take our clients further than we’ve gone ourselves?
  • The benefits of being a “whole person” or human therapist.
  • Self-assessment and truly looking at your clinical efficacy.
  • The challenges of the therapist-business owner.
  • Self-care, boundaries, and avoiding burnout.
  • Understanding the impact of what you bring into the room.
  • AND, Katie and Curt talk about their worst sessions ever!


Who we are:

Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a Board Member at Large for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby.

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant. As a helping professional for two decades, she’s navigated the ups and downs of our unique line of work. She’s run her own solo therapy practice, designed innovative clinical programs, built and managed large, thriving teams of service providers, and consulted hundreds of helping professionals on how to build meaningful AND sustainable practices. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world.


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Voice Over by DW McCann

Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano


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