Amber Lyda was a bit ahead of the curve on the whole online therapy practice gig. She decided she wanted to be able to do more things outside of work. She realized that in order to do so, she had to change something drastically. Thus began her journey to private practice and ultimately to helping other therapists create their own businesses and find their own way to have freedom, flexibility, and flow. I’m so thrilled to have had the chance to talk with Amber about the future of therapy and the role that private practice could play in the treatment of substance use.
From Amber’s Website
Hi, I’m Amber. I’m just a therapist who found a way to do the work I LOVE and live the life I want. A VALUES – DRIVEN LIFE AND BUSINESS
Calibrate your compass once, by defining your values, and you’ll always know you’re headed in the right direction, in your business or your life. I built my business to support these values. I’d love to know yours!
Freedom-Do meaningful work, in novel and creative ways.
Flexibility-Make a difference, from anywhere at anytime.
Flow-Spend more time “in the zone” of purpose and creativity, not in bureaucracy.And since it would be really bad mojo to keep it to myself, I teach other therapists to do the same.
INFORMED CONSENT, THOUGH…
I’m definitely the gal that’s going to nudge you to get clear on what you REALLY want your life to look like. Everyday life. And I’m going to challenge you on the idea that it’s not possible. Or not possible until X, Y, or Z happens. I’m going to tell you that you don’t need the fancy mat and Lululemon pants to start practicing yoga – NOPE – you don’t. (Those pants are super cute though).
I’m going to remind you, lovingly, that you DO NOT need to know All of The Things before you can take action on a new stage in your life. I’m going to tell you that you don’t have to WAIT to start living. I’m going to tell you that RIGHT NOW, you can live better and more fully. And I’m going to tell you how. Let’s strategize together to bring MORE of the things you love into your life, and replace some of that stuff you are totally sick of doing, with things that really fill you up.
IF THE FEAR OF LOSING OUT ON LIFE HAS FINALLY BECOME LARGER THAN THE FEAR OF TRYING SOMETHING NEW, I’LL BE IN IT WITH YOU.
In the fear, the courage, and the conviction that NOW can be better. And tomorrow, better still.
I help therapists find their passions, turn them into profits, and leverage the internet to make more impact and income. I’d love for you to come hang out with me on the podcast – it’s just for folks like us – who want to serve more and sacrifice less. Inspiration and how to, with lots of “you can do it!” Want to learn how I did it?