Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Samara Toussaint, Psy.D., founder of Path2Growth Counseling Services, located in Floral Park, NY, USA.

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

I currently run a mental health practice that provides individual and family therapy to diverse BIPOC communities.

Tell us about yourself

I am a clinical school psychologist with over ten years of experience in the field of education. I started my business three years ago because I saw the damaging effects of children being misdiagnosed and mistreated by the healthcare system. I am motivated each day because I am able to provide life-saving diagnoses to children and adults. I love my work because it is culturally sensitive and meets the needs of my community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment would be starting a training division within my company so that I can train future therapists and psychologists like myself.

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

Knowing when to scale and how to continue your growth.

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

  1. Make sure your business aligns with your values and who you are as a person.
  2. When you focus on being exceptional at what you do and the service you provide, the money/sales will follow.
  3. Always ask yourself, how will my business lead to leaving my legacy in this world?

Where can people find you and your business?


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