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Natasha Merchant

Natasha is the Community Manager at SimplePractice. She adds avocado to everything and enjoys spending her free time outdoors, in the sun.

FULL Audio Series: How to Battle Loneliness in Private Practice

FULL Audio Series: How to Battle Loneliness in Private Practice

SimplePractice Community Leader Allison Puryear, LCSW explores five ways to overcome loneliness in our first ever Audio Series. You can … Continued

Episode 5: Local CEU Events – Learn & Connect

Episode 5: Local CEU Events – Learn & Connect

SimplePractice Community Leader Allison Puryear, LCSW explores five ways to overcome loneliness in our first ever Audio Series. Her advice … Continued

Episode 4: Supervision – A Different Kind of Relationship

Episode 4: Supervision – A Different Kind of Relationship

SimplePractice Community Leader Allison Puryear, LCSW explores five ways to overcome loneliness in our first ever Audio Series. Her advice … Continued

Episode 3: Consultation Groups – A Second Opinion

Episode 3: Consultation Groups – A Second Opinion

SimplePractice Community Leader Allison Puryear, LCSW explores five ways to overcome loneliness in our first ever Audio Series. Her advice … Continued

Episode 2: Networking – No Schmoozing Allowed

Episode 2: Networking – No Schmoozing Allowed

In Allison Puryear’s 6-part audio series, she explores five ways to overcome loneliness that will not only make you a … Continued

5 Ways to Battle Loneliness in Private Practice

5 Ways to Battle Loneliness in Private Practice

We hear it time and time again — isolation and loneliness are real issues for our community of private practitioners. … Continued

On Empathy & Self-Awareness: Spotlight on Traci Ruble, MFT

On Empathy & Self-Awareness: Spotlight on Traci Ruble, MFT

The individuals that make up our SimplePractice community come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Spotlight series is our … Continued

How to be a True Ally: Spotlight on Dr. Traci Lowenthal

How to be a True Ally: Spotlight on Dr. Traci Lowenthal

The individuals that make up our SimplePractice community come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Spotlight series is our … Continued

The Long and Winding Road: Spotlight on Stephanie Macadaan, LMFT

The Long and Winding Road: Spotlight on Stephanie Macadaan, LMFT

The individuals that make up our SimplePractice community come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Spotlight series is our … Continued

The Power of Change: Spotlight on Ben Caldwell, MFT

The Power of Change: Spotlight on Ben Caldwell, MFT

The individuals that make up our SimplePractice community come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Spotlight series is our … Continued

No Shoes Allowed: Spotlight on Jordan Marks, LMFT

No Shoes Allowed: Spotlight on Jordan Marks, LMFT

The individuals that make up our SimplePractice community come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Spotlight series is our … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Amy Geller, LCSW

Spotlight Interview with Amy Geller, LCSW

Meet Amy Geller. She’s a SimplePractice customer that believes in the power of networking as a way to grow ones … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Shari Warner, LMFT

Spotlight Interview with Shari Warner, LMFT

This week we interviewed Shari Warner, a SimplePractice customer based in Florida, about her unusual path from practicing law to practicing therapy.

Spotlight Interview with Gail Reich, LCPC

Spotlight Interview with Gail Reich, LCPC

We spoke with Gail about her journey from group to solo, and how she uses SimplePractice to streamline her practice! … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Dr. April McDowell

Spotlight Interview with Dr. April McDowell

This week, we asked Dr. April McDowell what she’s most thankful for. Read through her impressive journey, learn about the cognitive … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Hillary Schoninger, LCSW

Spotlight Interview with Hillary Schoninger, LCSW

In this week’s spotlight, Hillary Schoninger, LCSW shares how SimplePractice helped her get organized in building her private practice. Outside … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Dr. Erika Martinez

Spotlight Interview with Dr. Erika Martinez

Meet this week’s spotlight, Dr. Erika Martinez! Hailing all the way from Miami, Florida, Dr. Martinez helps millennials and other young professionals get unstuck in love, work, and life, so they have authentic and engaged lives.

Overcoming Hospital-Based Mindset: An Interview with Dr. Sandra Cortina

Overcoming Hospital-Based Mindset: An Interview with Dr. Sandra Cortina

Meet SimplePractice customer, Dr. Sandra Cortina! Sandra has risen above disability and the confines of “hospital-based mindset” to take on … Continued

Mindfulness in the Therapy Space

Mindfulness in the Therapy Space

Meet Doree Lipson! In this spotlight, we talk about her awesome practice, Wellness Embodied Center, in addition to the importance of … Continued

Spotlight Interview with Deanna Richards, LMHC

Spotlight Interview with Deanna Richards, LMHC

Meet Deanna Richards, LMHC. In this spotlight interview, we cover her path from teaching (and starting a school!) to private … Continued

The Business of Starting a Private Practice

The Business of Starting a Private Practice

  Meet this week’s Customer Spotlight, JaNaè Taylor! Hear about her transition from a college counseling center to private practice, and also … Continued

The Perks of Being in Private Practice

The Perks of Being in Private Practice

Meet Sierra! Earlier this week we talked about her journey from agency life to private practice life, and how much … Continued

Podcasts featuring SimplePractice CEO, Howard Spector

Podcasts featuring SimplePractice CEO, Howard Spector

If podcasts are your thing, we have a collection that features SimplePractice CEO, Howard Spector. As the former Founder & … Continued

5 Books to Check Out

5 Books to Check Out

Emotional First Aid: Healing, Rejection, Guilt, Failure and other Everyday Hurts by Guy Winch You may be familiar with Guy … Continued

How To (Really) Be Your Own Boss

How To (Really) Be Your Own Boss

Today we’re excited to bring you a new SimplePractice Customer Spotlight, all the way from Bozeman, MT! Say hello to … Continued

How to Think Like a High Achiever

How to Think Like a High Achiever

Ever since the beginning of time, motivation has been a persistent reminder to be better and to do better. Whether … Continued

5 tips for a more productive week

5 tips for a more productive week

Productivity- we all crave it, but why is it so hard to maintain? Our hopes and dreams and goals depend on it, yet we make excuses and procrastinate. We feel you. If you download our new iPhone app, you’re one step closer to being more...

5 Apps to Improve Your Health & Wellness

5 Apps to Improve Your Health & Wellness

We are all guilty of spending way too much time on our phones. But what if we started channeling our … Continued

Meet the SimplePractice for Groups Early Adopter: Rachel Thomas

Meet the SimplePractice for Groups Early Adopter: Rachel Thomas

This week we’re featuring Rachel Thomas, LMFT. Rachel participated in the SimplePractice for Groups Early Adopter program and gave us … Continued

How to Establish Trust with Good Design: A SimpleSpotlight on Kat Love

How to Establish Trust with Good Design: A SimpleSpotlight on Kat Love

This week we interviewed web designer Kat Love, who graced us with her presence via Google Hangouts (from Greece!). Read … Continued

Books That Shape Us

Books That Shape Us

Whenever someone asks about my favorite book, my mind takes me back to certain events in my life where a … Continued

How Katie Malinski Helps Parents (and Therapists!) Thrive

How Katie Malinski Helps Parents (and Therapists!) Thrive

In the first of our Customer Spotlight series, we are excited to talk with the very first SimplePractice customer, Katie Malinski! … Continued