Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Soni Dani-Cox, Founder of Empowered Mind-Body Therapy Inc, located in Los Alamitos, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a practice that helps people struggling with a comprehensive range of mental health disorders, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our business provides exceptional services for individuals, couples, and families. We aim to improve the well-being of our community members using heart-based, mind-body approaches and holistic principles.

Tell us about yourself

I knew I was going to be a counselor at age 10. I started my career in the mental health field in 2006. I have experienced all aspects of the current mental health system as a clinician and as a patient. My desire is to empower people to heal themselves in a holistic way and also utilize mental health resources so that they can lead productive lives. My bigger picture is a community of people who are healthier and happier and are able to awaken so that they can contribute to helping themselves and others to heal. This is what motivates me each day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To be a business owner. Being a therapist, I never thought I would be both.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finding a balance between altruism and the helping spirit and being business minded.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Find a mentor who can guide you.
  2. Work for a business (es) that you would like to own one day; you can learn a lot from the accomplishments and mistakes of others before you.
  3. Keep your mission and higher purpose in mind, as it always paves the path to move forward with your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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