Enlightened Practice Podcast

In the Enlightened Practice Podcast, our expert hosts share tips and tricks for establishing and streamlining a private practice, discuss tools for keeping yourself organized and chat about trending topics in mental healthcare. Let us enlighten you!

Meet Our Hosts

Kari Kagan, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who prides herself on helping her clients live a more meaningful, enjoyable life. Having set up her own private practice several years ago, she has an abundance of tips for others who are also just starting out.

Ken Braslow, MD is a psychiatrist with an active private practice and the founder and CEO of Luminello. Ken taps into his experience, along with his drive to help others optimize the efficiency of their own practices, to lead an engaging, industry-specific conversation with his co-host Kari.

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Podcast Episode 25: How to Handle Payment for College Students When their Parents are Paying

Our hosts, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan answer a listener’s question about handling college students when their parents want to talk about their care.

Podcast Episode 24: How Will You Write Your Private Practice Will?

Dr. Ken Braslow invites Dr. Amy Berlin to discuss practice wills, a legal document for protecting patients and colleagues.

Podcast Episode 23: Optimizing Workflows in Clinical Practice and Practice Management

Dr. Ken Braslow and special guest Dr. Amy Berlin share their experiences to demonstrate how maximizing efficiency can help with clinical care.

Podcast Episode 22: Groups and Clinics

Special guest, Dr. Xenia Borue, discuss with Dr. Ken Braslow the complexities, the rewards, and the challenges that underlie running a group or a clinic.

Podcast Episode 21: From Social Work Training to Running A Group Private Practice

Our hosts welcome Daniela Tempesta, a social worker and group practice owner in the Bay Area. They discuss cooperative work in mental health.

Podcast Episode 20: What’s the Best Location to Pick

Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan, answer a question from our audience: What is the best location for a practice?

Podcast Episode 19: Successfully Switching EHRs 

Our hosts, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan, share some reasons why to switch from a current EMR/EHR to a new service.

Podcast Episode 18: How to Pay Yourself, and Your Taxes 

Our hosts answer two questions from our listeners, “how do you pay yourself?”, and “how do you create a profit and loss statement?”

Podcast Episode 17: The Hard Work of Planning Time Off From Work

Our hosts set a good conversation on how much vacation time and holiday time therapists and clinicians should take and do take.

Podcast Episode 16: Do you keep a waitlist?

In today’s episode our hosts wrestle with the question of should you keep a waitlist or not.

Podcast Library

In this new episode, our hosts Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Keagan read some questions from our listeners and give their thoughts. Read the episode transcript

Do you have a strategy to reduce your no-show rate? Is a second confirmation email sufficient to reduce no-shows, or does it become annoying for the majority of clients/patients who need to confirm only one time?

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In this new episode of the Enlightened Practice Podcast, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan provide some clarity on the various training paths most psychologists and psychiatrists follow.

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Should you consider promoting reviews on public websites? Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan cover this question and more in this new episode of the Enlightened Practice Podcast.

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Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan revisit their own experiences on subletting and share helpful tips to help you make a well-informed decision. Read the episode transcript

In this episode, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan talk about all things finance in running a practice.

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In this episode, Dr. Braslow and Dr. Kagan talk about the pros and cons of being an in-network clinician, as they explore the financial, marketing, and administrative challenges behind the decision. Read the episode transcript
In this episode, Dr. Ken Braslow invites Jackline Ngalame, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC to share her experience as both an employed and independent APRN. Read the episode transcript

In this episode, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan discuss the importance of establishing a network, integrating into the clinician community, and maintaining connections.

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In today’s episode, Dr. Ken Braslow and Dr. Kari Kagan discuss the myriad costs of starting a private practice. Read the episode transcript

In this episode, our hosts discuss the pros and cons of online booking. Dr. Braslow and Dr. Kagan share their experiences and compare what it is to run a practice with and without an online calendar.

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In this episode, our hosts introduce online booking as an incredible time saver that also presents a new set of challenges. Read the episode transcript

Dr. Ken Braslow and Kari Kagan continue their conversation on scheduling from the perspective of seasoned practitioners versus new grads looking to start a private practice.

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In this episode of the Enlightened Practice podcast, Dr. Ken Braslow and Kari Kagan discuss Setting Up a Remote Practice.

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In the first episode of the Enlightened Practice podcast, our hosts, Dr. Ken Braslow and Kari Kagan, talk about scheduling and the joys of putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

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