ABOUT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps other therapists build an effective online presence.


I know how to build a successful therapy practice with a hard-working website as my primary marketing tool. I also know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by all of the marketing options thrown at therapists today and feel my inner introvert start to panic a little. As therapists, we don’t live in a vacuum. Building a successful practice, trying to fit in marketing your small business during your “free time,” making the daily transition between therapist and home life…  It isn’t easy, and I’m here to help.

With prior business experience in branding, website design, and marketing, I started building my brand as a therapist during grad school. I found that I loved the online marketing process just as much as the clinical work.

I quickly built a thriving private practice. I felt deeply honored to be part of my client’s lives and to bear witness to their personal journeys. As a highly sensitive person from my head to my toes, I also found it challenging not to carry their pain with me and wasn’t very good at just leaving it at the office. I burned out emotionally. I took a much-needed “being a mama” break from my practice and soon discovered that I deeply missed being in the therapy world.

 

I was the founder and co-host of the popular podcast “Sandwich Generation Squeeze” which supported caregivers and was rated in the top 5% of all podcasts worldwide.

 

Therapists are my people, and I love helping the helpers as The Therapist’s Therapist. I also decided it was time to share what I learned after building a very successful practice using a powerful website and a strong online presence… and Growing Therapists was born!

 

I am the author of the MFT Handbook titled “On the Road to Becoming a Successful Marriage and Family Therapist: An Insider’s Handbook from Graduate School Through Licensure… and Beyond!” The MFT Handbook is required reading in several MFT graduate programs. The MFT Handbook takes a deep dive into how to set up and maintain a successful private practice including what forms you need and where to get them, how to set up a paper or paperless office, how to set up the financial structure of your practice (i.e. a business plan) including templates, how to pick your niche and choose the best marketing tactics to target your ideal client, how to write exceptional website copy and blogs, an overview of private practice taxes, and an invaluable list of resources (plus some exclusive product discounts to help your practice become awesome).

 

I consult with aspiring MFTs on the licensing process, with newly licensed therapists on setting up a private practice, and with established therapists on re-branding and marketing their practice for success.

I received my bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and my Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Family Therapy from Dominican University of California.

Whether you’re new to the field or established, if you’re not tech-savvy and need some hand-holding on your path to success, or you just don’t feel like doing it all yourself…

I’ve got you covered.

Cris Roskelley | Growing Therapists

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps other therapists build an effective online presence.

I know how to build a successful therapy practice with a hard-working website as my primary marketing tool. I also know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by all of the marketing options thrown at therapists today and feel my inner introvert start to panic a little. As therapists, we don’t live in a vacuum. Building a successful practice, trying to fit in marketing your small business during your “free time,” making the daily transition between therapist and home life… It isn’t easy, and I’m here to help.

With prior business experience in branding, website design, and photography, I started building my brand as a therapist during grad school. I found that I loved the online marketing process just as much as the clinical work.

Cris Roskelley | Growing Therapists

I quickly built a thriving private practice. I felt deeply honored to be part of my client’s lives and to bear witness to their personal journeys. As a highly sensitive person from my head to my toes, I also found it challenging not to carry their pain with me and wasn’t very good at just leaving it at the office. I burned out emotionally. I took a much-needed “being a mama” break from my practice and soon discovered that I deeply missed being in the therapy world.

 

I was the founder and co-host of the popular podcast “Sandwich Generation Squeeze” which supported caregivers and was rated in the top 5% of all podcasts worldwide.

 

Therapists are my people, and I love helping the helpers as The Therapist’s Therapist. I also decided it was time to share what I learned after building a very successful practice using a powerful website and a strong online presence… and Growing Therapists was born!

 

I am the author of the MFT Handbook titled “On the Road to Becoming a Successful Marriage and Family Therapist: An Insider’s Handbook from Graduate School Through Licensure… and Beyond!” The MFT Handbook is required reading in several MFT graduate programs. The MFT Handbook takes a deep dive into how to set up and maintain a successful private practice including what forms you need and where to get them, how to set up a paper or paperless office, how to set up the financial structure of your practice (i.e. a business plan) including templates, how to pick your niche and choose the best marketing tactics to target your ideal client, how to write exceptional website copy and blogs, an overview of private practice taxes, and an invaluable list of resources (plus some exclusive product discounts to help your practice become awesome).

 

I consult with aspiring MFTs on the licensing process, with newly licensed therapists on setting up a private practice, and with established therapists on re-branding and marketing their practice for success.

I received my bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and my Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Family Therapy from Dominican University of California.

Whether you’re new to the field or established, if you’re not tech-savvy and need some hand-holding on your path to success, or you just don’t feel like doing it all yourself…

I’ve got you covered.

You are the best. THE BEST.

The investment was absolutely, positively worth it. Working with Cris was so streamlined and efficient. I always felt heard and respected throughout the entire process, and she was always willing to listen and address all my thoughts and ideas. She took the time to thoroughly get to know what I was looking for in a website and executed it to perfection! It was by far one of the most positive experiences I have had professionally and I highly, without any reservations, recommend her services. If you are interested in having a beautiful, professional, marketable website that is done in a time efficient and professional manner, then you should hire Cris today. She is worth every single penny you will invest.

I am so proud of my site and I want to share it with everyone. I feel confident that this website is going to continue assisting my private practice to grow and flourish.

I can not speak highly enough of how efficient and thorough Cris is. She turned my site around in a record time…less than a week! This is unheard of! Just last week I had zero online presence and now I have one of the most gorgeous and informative websites I could have ever dreamed of. I am utterly amazed at Cris’s work ethic, her professionalism, and the ease in which she did it all.

Working with Cris was an incredibly positive experience. Her knowledge and experience were immeasurable. Her professionalism is top notch. From the very first contact with Cris to every step along the way, she was transparent and thorough. She made this process so easy and fun.

I would strongly recommend Cris to others. She is incredibly professional with a keen eye for design. Her work is impeccable and nothing will slip through the cracks when working with her. In my opinion, her knowledge of web design far supersedes others in the field.

If you want to feel secure in the product you are receiving, have your website launched in a time efficient manner, and feel completely supported throughout the entire process, then you should call Cris today. She is absolutely wonderful to work with and her years of experience and knowledge will shine through every single step of the way.

Dianne Kraaijvanger, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Cris knows how to create websites for therapists.

I would recommend Cris and her design services. I contacted her initially on 2/21/18, and my website is already launched on 3/7/18. I couldn’t be more pleased! I was concerned about the price given that I am new to private practice. I checked out a lot of therapist’s websites. Most of them do the job, but they look uninspiring. After looking into all other options, I decided to invest in a professionally designed website instead of the burden of creating my own. I can thus focus on what I do best – therapy. Cris created a very elegant and beautiful story-telling website for me. It really was worth it. Cris is technically savvy and made the whole process very smooth. 

Dr. Grace Liu, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I feel like I won the lottery of web designers!

My business coach sent me links of people who create websites. I knew nothing about Cris. The investment was so worth it on so many levels. I LOVE my site. I have a site that truly represents the coach I am. Her encouragement, expertise, compassion, and joy helped me to relax and trust that it would all get done. A perfect balance of what I coach…love and leadership. I would recommend Cris because she is an excellent communicator deeply sensitive to the needs of others and of being of optimum service. She has a very beautiful way of being direct and truthful and also encouraging the client to trust themselves. I am incredibly grateful to have found Cris. 

Katherine Saltzberg

Certified Leadership Parent Coach