Welcome to the

Holistic Counseling Podcast Resource Page

I wanted to create a page for you where you can access resources that I love and could be helpful for you in your practice and holistic journey.

Please note that some of products on this page are affiliate links, which means that I’ll receive a small commission from the maker of the product if you choose to buy it through the links on this page.  Please know that I value the trust you’ve placed in me, am very protective of our field, and will never recommend a product that I don’t believe in just to earn some income.  There’s no extra cost to you if you choose to buy through the links.  I’m grateful for your support and use the income to continue to provide hi-quality content and to offset the costs of running the Holistic Counseling Podcast.

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“How to Build Confidence as a Holistic Therapist”

Get more comfortable with holistic techniques!
Seriously elevate yourself as a more Holistic Therapist
Discover which methods you connect most easily

This Free email course addresses all of these concerns in an easy to navigate, simple to use and packed with tips on creating a Holistic, Integrative practice.  The course addresses the following:

  • What is Holistic Counseling?
  • Create goals for further training and integration of modalities
  • How to add a simple yoga pose with clients in session with a FREE video and script to use
  • How to manifest the Holistic Practice through journaling and a Free Guided Meditation
  • Strategies to boost your confidence in teaching holistic tools to clients
  • What training you need & don’t need to get started
Enhance Your Holistic Journey!
Book cover Self-Care for the Counselor - a holistic guide for helping professionals by Christine McDonald , MS,NCC,LPCS

My Book

Self-Care for the Counselor

Self-Care for the Counselor is the go-to guide for Counselors to learn holistic self-care practices to create a healthier life. Being a Counselor can be very stressful and draining; we offer attention, empathy, and care to our clients daily. We often teach clients about self-care strategies.

Yet, many Counselors struggle to integrate skills to focus on themselves and avoid burnout. In this book Counselors will be guided towards healthy coping to find balance in their lives. This book offers easy to use strategies to properly address issues of body, mind and spirit.

These strategies are practical, easy to integrate into your daily routines, and profoundly beneficial. This book helps Counselors create a plan for optimal health through the development of healthy sleep routines, starting a meditation practice, increasing motivation to exercise, strategies for managing and clearing energy, and much more. Self-Care for the Counselor is the book you have been needing to find balance and renewed energy for your work as a Counselor

The Holistic Counseling and Self-care Group

Come join my Free Facebook group that supports every type of Counselor or Therapist interested in exploring treatment options outside the realm of traditional therapy.

I wanted to build a supportive community interested in increasing self-care and using holistic strategies. It is so easy to get burned out in our field and self-care is extremely important to our overall well-being. Feel free to post pictures, strategies, links and ideas to this whole community!

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Practice of the Practice Podcast Featuring Chris McDonald from the Holistic Counseling Podcast

Marketing your Private Practice

Starting a private practice is hard! In this course you will  learn everything you need to know to effectively market your private practice. Including types of marketing, how to optimize your website, paid advertising and how to create a quarterly marketing plan.  All this for only $97!

Practice of the Practice Podcast Featuring Chris McDonald from the Holistic Counseling Podcast

Podcast Launch School

Podcast Launch School is the industry leading podcast training. PLS helps you refine your message, create a funnel, strategically grow, and position yourself to have a profitable podcast. In Podcast Launch School you will:  Have a step-by-step plan for positioning your podcast to grow and grow in influence and impact faster than your peers.

If this sounds good, sign up for Podcast Launch School today!

 Come join Chris for both Virtual and in person Holistic Happy Hours around the triangle in North Carolina. 

In person Happy Hours:

What an amazing gift it is to connect in person and join this thriving Holistic community. We meet at a variety of Triangle locations including restaurants, breweries and coffee shops. Come network, relax and socialize!

Prior in person events included Happy hour at Clouds Brewing downtown Raleigh. Namu in Durham, Sola Coffee in North Raleigh and Panera.

Virtual Happy Hours:

Bring your favorite beverage to unwind (alcohol not required) and connect with other like-minded individuals online. Meet other providers from around the US and this is a great opportunity to share resources! It’s always a fun time to release stress and be present. Come join this thriving and growing Holistic Community!

Interested in joining us?

I have collaborated with the Raleigh Mental Health Professionals Meetup and my Holistic Happy hours are a part of their meetup. This way you can get reminders and get all your information in one convenient place.

The Holistic Counseling Podcast Holistic Happy Hour with Chris is so much fun. A group of us counselors meet usually once a month via Zoom, where we talk about a variety of different Holistic Modalities that we incorporate in our practice. It is so interesting to share our techniques with each other, while meeting new people that also have a love for Holistic Remedies and how effective they are when incorporated with our Counseling sessions. I encourage you to join us. We’d love to get to meet you!

Angela Santiago

Holistic Provider, www.angelasantiago.com

Chris has helped me so much.  The Holistic Counseling Podcast offers great tips and resources on incorporating mindfulness in my work with clients, and the Happy Hours are a fun way to build my network and get support.

Dakia Davis

Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, www.healingjourneync.com

The Holistic Counseling Podcast with Chris McDonald

Holistic Intake forms

Great intake forms build a great relationship with your clients right away. Years of experince went into developing these assessment forms with a holistic lens. Not only will this save you time & money, it will help set a tone and expectations for who you are as a Holistic Practitioner. 

I wanted to create a complete holistic picture of where the clients are to set the foundation for treatment planning. It takes a lot of time to create an integrative holistic intake form. Fortunately I did all the back work for you!

I also found most lack a separate form for children and teens so I created this in addition to my Adult Holistic Intake forms.

These forms have it all!   Included are a Full assessment/intake questions unique to  Holistic Counseling including questions about physical issues, mental concerns and spiritual questions not found in your typical assessment intake forms.  This saves you time from having to create your own and streamlines the process.

You will get a PDF fillable form and a Word document of the forms to allow you to easily copy and paste into your EHR and add your own logo at the top. You can delete what you don’t need and keep what works. It saves you so much time and effort!  Get yours today!

Get Them All for $49.95

Use code: holisticform4u to get 10% off today

Forms are divided into Adult or Child/Adolescent of you can bundle both for more of a discount.

Adult Customizable
Holistic Intake Form
Child/Teen Customizable
Holistic Intake Form
Bundle Adult & Child/Teen
Holistic Intake Forms