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In this episode, we’re speaking with Allyson Dinneen, a marriage and family therapist, author, and Instagram star. Allyson went from being a single mother relying on food stamps to becoming a published author in the US, UK and Australia as well as growing a huge following on social media.
Allyson describes once being a therapist who writes a little, to a writer who does a little therapy. Through her book Notes From Your Therapist , Allyson seeks to cultivate emotional well-being, recognize the struggles of being human, and offer a nurturing, compassionate perspective, just as she does in her practice.
In this episode, Allyson will dive into:
How community mental health led to conflicted feelings of wanting to give back to the community and how the system is broken;
How a Google search about sliding scales led her to raise her fees;
Why raising her fees helped her prioritize her time which ultimately led to financial security through a book deal;
How she still struggles with raising fees with current clients and her process for working through that;
In what ways codependency shows up in practice and how to undo boundary violations learned through taking care of our parents;
How she demonstrated that no matter where you are or the struggles you face, it is possible to charge premium fees and pursue the life you want for YOU.
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More About Allyson:
I was a therapist who wanted to do a little writing. And now I am a writer who does a little therapy. (My first book just came out!) I love working with and writing about emotions, emotional neglect, and relationships. Finally all the parts of my life are in alignment with who I am and what I love to do most.
To contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram – Notes From Your Therapist
OmiGOSH…THIS conversation aimed right into the bullseye of my next ‘scary’ leap of growth! Thank you thank you, Tiffany and Allyson — your truth-telling is exactly the lighthouse we all need. ❤️
Our pleasure, Kathryn! We’re so glad you enjoyed the episode. Would you mind sharing it with a therapist friend??