Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tanya Kavicky-Mels, Founder of Soul Glue Therapy, LLC, located in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

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

I run an online private psychotherapy practice, and I'm licensed in Illinois, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. I specialize in working with hard-working, creative women struggling with feeling good enough at work and in their relationships, prioritizing their needs, being seen and heard in relationships, and having confidence in their ability to express themselves.

Tell us about yourself

I've been doing therapy for 11 years in many different mental health agencies and have served clients across the lifespan. I helped people heal from trauma and work through anxiety and depression to help clients go from participating in life to thriving. I wanted to have more time and energy to focus on my clients and needed some rest. I created my business to show up as a fully human and be present with my clients. I get motivated by my clients who feel seen and not just sitting across from another therapist who thinks they know the answers.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is providing excellent quality care and creative therapy to my clients where they feel heard and understood. I've sculpted my business where I am present, can jump in with my clients, and find this work rewarding.

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

Managing your imposter syndrome is one of the hardest things in being a business owner. Imposter syndrome, which happens to many of us, comes out when you're trying new things and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zones. I notice the imposter's thoughts, realign with my values and remind myself that I can try new things.

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

  1. Follow your passion/heart.
  2. Embrace your weirdness; we need you just as you are!
  3. Take Some Risks-be brave and try new things.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Ask yourself, what would the world be missing if you didn't do...

Where can people find you and your business?


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