What we're about

Welcome. This is a Quarterly meeting for psychologists, psychiatrists, LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, MDs, or Psych MSNs/NPs who have a full or part time Private Practice in Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs.

We meet for a meal in Chestnut Hill bordering Mont. Co. Days of the wk rotate. The purpose is to connect, off set the isolation of pp, and informally discuss pp related topics.

Members MUST be licensed and in active verifiable full or part time private practice. Members are required to provide contact info (Full Practice address/practice phone no/real full name w/ credentials) on their profile along with an identifiable photo of just themselves. Web link is optional. Please respect our criteria.

Do not attempt to join until you are licensed here and in an active verifiable PP seeing clients. You need to provide ALL the required info when you join.

Sorry, no exceptions as vetting is critical to our success so membership and format rules comply with ethical and professional standards.

Many are unable to attend the meetings, however, they join to connect with others and use the discussion forum for appropriate posts such as groups or office space.

Networking is not our primary focus. We are here to share the joys and challenges of Private Practice in psychotherapy, to learn, and just hang out.

Format: after brief introductions, we sit at 4-6 smaller tables of 6-10 to allow interaction on topics we each choose or an open discussion table. Members volunteer to facilitate the informal discussions. Previous topics include Mindfulness, Marketing Ethics, DBT, Exposure TX, the Biz of PP, Holistic approaches, newbie q&a, working with LGBT couples.

Events average 30-45 but the smaller tables allow more intimate interactions.

This group is not affiliated with any person or business. No agendas. We meet in a neutral location. It is not a place to market your practice coaching or affiliated services. We're here as professional peers. We do not discuss cases.

Leaders do not benefit financially from the group. There are no dues but we ask that those who attend donate $5. once per calendar yr to cover the annual cost of using the meetup platform and name tags. Contributions can be made once a yr at any event using envelope.

While members are encouraged to post info such as workshops, etc. and to use their profile to share their info and link, this is not set up as a marketing group. Over time cross referrals often naturally occur as we get to know one another but its not our primary purpose.

The group emails, board, or list may not be used to market anything including your services to members nor should this platform, meetings, or list be used to promote another meet up or similar group.

If we don't keep that part low key it turns into a different kind of vibe. Please honor our choice to protect the group as a thriving community to connect as clinicians and biz owners.

Welcome to the tribe.

Upcoming events (1)

Fall Event, On Hold due to Covid

Market at the Fareway

If you RSVP'd and can no longer attend log in and change status to not going asap. Join us at the Market behind Chestnut Hill Hotel for FALL quarterly lunch. If raining find us under the Pavilion. You must purchase a meal as our hosts are the vendors. $12. Range tax deductible. 12:30-12:55 Arrival Station at fire pit, get NAME TAG, Pop into Market to independently ORDER LUNCH from vendors, 10 min. process. Critical to keep things moving. 1-1:15 Intros at table or lounges w/ lunch. Grab open seat at topic of choice AFTER ordering inside. Do not add chairs! 1:15-2:15 Informal Discussion for 7-9 Topics to be added. Need volunteer facilitators. Contact Deb. TBD w/ Anna Nicholaides, PsyD Tbd w/ Jennie Schottmiller, LMFT 2:15-2:45 optional hang out If a table is full (8 ish) choose an open one, we CAN NOT add chairs. Please follow these guidelines to be fair to others. All topics have merit as they often evolve as people get to know one another. If your heart is set on a specific topic grab your seat early since once a table is full you cannot add a chair. We can not bend these guidelines. FREE PARKING in Market Lot, enter on E. Southampton, or on side streets. Meters on street are 1. per hr. Kiosk lot a half block up in 8300 block next to PNC, 3. up to 6 hrs or 1. per hr. If coming later that may be best bet for parking once free lot is full. Look for P signs as most blocks have low fee parking behind shops on Germantown or Highland. Arrive after 12:30 or stay up to 2:45 if you desire additional hang out time. While it’s ok to be a bit late or leave a bit early please be there for prime time so 12:45-2. It's hard accommodating us so be mindful to FOLLOW PROCESS. Need 4 more helpers at welcome area and someone to take phone pix. Reply in comments below to volunteer. We do not charge for these meetups but ask attendees ONCE each calendar yr. to donate 5. To offset costs of using meet ups platform, 200., name tags, etc. Put $5. In the envelope at any event and write your name on it so you’ll only contribute once a yr. See menus below to pre-plan and choose vendor: MOMOS of Tibet (NEW, home made stuffed dumplings, veggie fried rice, drinks, healthy smoothies) Shundeez (Middle Eastern dishes, fresh hummus), Saigon Noodle Bar (bowls, vegetarian spring rolls, bubble tea), Chicko Taco (Korean fusion, mini tacos), CH Brewing Co. (wood-fired Pizza), Ranck's Deli (wraps, burgers, crab cake), Tokyo Sushi, others open too including coffee and deserts. http://www.marketatthefareway.com/menus/

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Summer Event on Hold due to Covid

Market at the Fareway

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