How To Build A Thriving Mental Health Practice

How To Build A Thriving Mental Health Practice


In this expansive and in-depth webinar, Marcus Rodriguez interviews Sara Makin, the Founder, and CEO of Makin Wellness. Sara grew Makin Wellness from a solo practice to one of the fastest-growing tele-mental health practices in Pennsylvania.  Sara and Marcus cover everything from the basics of deciding whether to start a practice to advanced marketing, leadership, and growth techniques that helped Sara grow Makin wellness to a 7-figure revenue firm while still maintaining a focus on helping people in need and maintaining balance in her own life.

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Some of the topics we cover in this webinar:


Intention and motivation – is this really what you want?


Discipline, commitment, prioritization, time management


Financials – credit, loans, accounting


Systems and automation – EHR, billing, appointment reminders, notes


 Medical billing, insurance – complicated and time consuming



Sara Makin, MSEd, LPC, NCC (she /her)

Founder & CEO of Makin Wellness


Since establishing the company in 2017, she has led Makin Wellness to its position today as the state’s fastest-growing & privately owned tele-mental health company, achieving rapid expansion and mental health utilization. Under her leadership, Makin Wellness has established a proven track record of successfully shaping the mental health market & driving mental health transformation by executing on their mission of helping millions of people heal & become happy again.

Sara Makin has been featured in major media outlets, including NBC, ABC, FOX, The CW, International Business Times, The Scientific Journal, and hundreds more media sources internationally. She has been named a Top 100 Healthcare Leader (2019) & an Empowering Woman in Philanthropy (2018). Sara has been on the cover of Inspiring Lives Magazine, Dispense Magazine, Pittsburgh Avenue West, and Steel This Magazine.

Nationally recognized as a trailblazer in the virtual mental healthcare field & 3x Amazon best-selling author, Mrs. Makin is fueled by a relentless desire to improve virtual mental health outcomes and provide the masses with outstanding mental health care.

Marcus Rodriguez, Ph.D. ( He/him, El, 他 )

Assistant Professor, Pitzer CollegeDirector, Global Mental Health Lab, Director, Youth and Family Institute, Consultant, Behavioral Tech (BTECH) Founding Member, ISITDBT Antiracism Committee


Marcus Rodriguez, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the Founder and Director of the Youth and Family Institute in Los Angeles. He is an internationally recognized expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He is a consultant for Behavioral Tech and a clinical instructor in the Marsha M. Linehan DBT Clinic at the University of Washington. Dr. Rodriguez is also the Director of the Global Mental Health Research Lab and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pitzer College. He earned his master’s at Peking University, his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University, and clinical training in child and adolescent psychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He was born in California, grew up in Mexico, studied in Germany for a year during college, lived in China for 9 years after college, and has traveled to more than 80 countries. Dr. Rodriguez provides direct patient care, consultation, supervision, and training in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. He has helped train thousands of mental health professionals throughout the United States, China, and Latin America. He published a book on DBT in Mandarin, co-authored dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, and made more than 100 clinical and scholarly conference presentations. He enjoys travel hacking, making memes, and writing children’s books.