Episode #345: Working Class to Premium Fees with Tiffany McLain

In today's episode, Allison chats with Abundant Voices guest Tiffany McLain, MFT, about reconciling access to care & making good money, plus what is & isn’t the work of an individual clinician.

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About Tiffany McLain, MFT:

What do you get when you bring together a street-smart “kid” from the projects and a conservative “farmgirl”? Well, me, I guess. Watching my parents level up was… interesting. In some ways they equipped me mightily for success! In other ways – not so much.

With a generation of poverty, violence and societal racism on one side of the equation and rigid, fundamentalist Christian conservatism on the other, I had a herculean cargo of doubt, insecurity, confusion, and mistrust all combined with a devastating fashion sense.

Being an in-the-flesh product of two extremely opposite worlds led to the feeling that I was an outsider in every situation. So, I did what any fun-loving misfit does: I became a psychotherapist.

But first, I had to overcome huge external, but more importantly, internal, barriers that kept me from going after the life of freedom that I wanted – for my self, my family and the people who I am stoked to serve. Though the doubts once felt insurmountable, I finally came to learn that battling forces inside could lead to fundamental paradigm shifts – shifts that stand to change the course of one’s life. Thanks to my parents – and tons of psychoanalysis – I’ve discovered:

  • Discipline combined with kindness leads to massive action.
  • Embracing your social moth (or gnat or banana slug) is way more effective than trying to be a social butterfly.
  • Acknowledging your limits will allow you to achieve a life that you never dreamed were possible.

But cool Tweetables are just the beginning. Now, it’s time for the real work to begin.

Sure, you weren’t born with a silver spoon dangling from your lips, but you’re ready to take your innate AWESOMENESS and make your own goddamn spoon. 

Over at HeyTiffany.com, I make it my mission to show you that you don’t have to give up your soul and be like “this guy” to succeed. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, if I can do it, then you can certainly do it. And I promise to tell you about all of the clear, actionable, concrete steps (along with all of the messy, awkward, emotional lessons) that I have taken to get here.


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Allison Puryear

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