In this episode I talk with Alison Maratos about moving through fear to find your way into the work that’s right for you at the time, even when it means shifting and morphing over time. Alison’s bravely moved through various jobs in the helping field, and is now settling into a future in entrepreneurship teaching other therapists how to build and grow their dream private practice.

Alison Maslin-Maratos, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW is a clinical therapist who provides psychotherapy and therapeutic coaching at her small group practice near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Over her years in practice, Alison has developed an interest in mentoring and supporting other therapists, which is derived from her experience in creating and operating her own private practice.  A researcher and planner by nature, Alison developed The Practice Companion as a resource to support therapists in conceptualizing, building and sustaining their private practice.  She has used her experience and knowledge to create resources which are informed by her mistakes, her successes and the lessons she has learned along the way.

In addition to her clinical work and practice-support, Alison has been a professor and guest lecturer for post-secondary students in the fields of social work, professional practice and psychology.   She provides corporate training and facilitates workshops, encompassing various topics such as self-care, managing life changes, mental health, relationships, parenting, communication skills and compassion fatigue.   Alison has been a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 1995 and is committed to supporting fellow social workers toward their success in private practice and in remaining mindful of their self-care as they balance the roles of clinician and business owner.

You can find Alison:


Instagram: @thepracticecompanion


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