Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Teeya Scholten, Founder of Scholten Psychological Services, located in Calgary, AB, Canada.

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

We offer Certification Training to counselling psychologists in private practice in the Finding Joy - Trauma Treatment Technique™. This technique is safe and secure, quick and easy, tried and true, and can resolve any kind of distress related to past events, present-day concerns, or future worries.

Tell us about yourself

I became a psychologist over 50 years ago. I went into private practice 25 years ago when I wanted to take a positive, balanced approach to wellness that involved looking at the whole person. I have created innovative methods for achieving wellness that are cost-effective and empowering. I want to train others and bring this kind of healing to the world to resolve suffering.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The training of other psychologists in the methodologies I have created that have been proven to be effective.

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

Sales and Marketing - Finding ways to contact counselling psychologists and let them know about the Certification Training.

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

  1. Make sure there is a need for your service by doing market research interviews to identify the struggles people are facing, what they have tried to address their concerns, and how your product can help them.
  2. Make sure that you have a reliable source of income as a foundation upon which to build. Plan to dedicate several years to develop your business.
  3. Hire quality help in creating your website and graphic design material.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

It's challenging to be on your own, and nice to have other solopreneurs to connect with.

Where can people find you and your business?


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