Addictions Therapist, Candace Plattor refers to herself as being an “accidental success story” because she never thought she would achieve the level of success she’s had. After suffering from an addiction to prescription painkillers due to a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, Candace has been clean for over 20 years. Candace turned her personal experience into a therapy practice focused on addiction.
Candace also works with family members of those who have an addiction. She speaks publicly on the topic of addiction and has published a book called, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself.
NOTE: The minute markers below are for the audio, not for the video.
[2:04] – Candace talks about how she became an addictions therapist and how it started with overcoming her own addiction.
[4:55] – Candace discusses the ways she generates revenue with her therapy practice. These include seeing private clients, doing workshops and selling her book, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself.
[8:57] – Candace talks about how she built her private practice and the importance of having a good therapy website.
[11:04]- Candace discusses some of her doubts early on when she was building her private practice.
[14:38] – Candace explains why she refers to herself as an “accidental success story.”
[15:54] – Candace shares how she overcome her fears of public speaking to market her therapy practice and sell her books.
[21:17] – Candace shares her advice to other therapists on building their therapy practice.
[23:00] – The rest of the video Blab was a discussion where two people came in and shared their experience and fears about building a business. We also had a great discussion about authenticity in marketing.
Bio – Candace Plattor, Addictions Therapist & Author
Candace Plattor, M.A., R.C.C., is a therapist in private practice in Vancouver, BC specializing in addictive behaviours such as alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, internet addiction, compulsive overspending and codependency in relationships. Having graduated from Adler University with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in 2001, Candace helps clients and their loved ones understand their addictive behaviours and make healthier life choices for themselves.
Candace gives many popular and well-attended talks based on her award-winning books, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction and Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook. She has been featured on television and radio programs throughout Canada and the US and has become a favourite go-to expert for news related interviews in the Vancouver area. Please visit her Loving An Addict Facebook page and her website at www.candaceplattor.com
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