Episode 1: How to Get over the Fear of Networking with Courtland McPherson

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Courtland McPherson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is a clinical supervisor and case consultant. He is the owner of Little Red Telescope a private psychotherapy practice. 

Courtland shares how starting businesses like selling candy as a child, starting a Disc Jockey company and working in commercial real estate helped him start his private practice. 

He currently sees patients in his private practice located in Alameda, CA, is a public speaker, workshop facilitator and helps other psychotherapists grow their private practices through consultation and business planning. 

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to connect with other people in your community to grow your private practice
  • How to grow a private practice without having experience starting a business
  • Ways to get over the fear of networking
  • Becoming aware of the self doubt of starting a private practice and pushing past it
  • How to promote yourself and your business without being pushy
  • Surrounding yourself with people that will support your business and not bring you down
  • Starting with the “why” of your business 
  • Using intentionality to create a private practice and life that brings you energy
  • Writing down business goals
  • Starting a business plan to have a roadmap of building a private practice


score.org   (Free mentoring and workshops in your community)

99designs.com (Logo Creation)

fiverr.com (outsourcing for business needs)  

VistaPrint.com (business cards)

canva.com(graphic design website)


7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


Start with Why by Simon Sinek


Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris


(Disclaimer: Using some links above to purchase items will generate a commission for me at no additional cost to you)


How to connect with Courtland:


Email: courtland@LittleRedTelescope.com

Phone: 510-473-6032



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