Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Briana DeNeal-Findley.
Hi Dr. DeNeal-Findley, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I first started The Bee Network as a mental health platform in 2018 to educate my community and peers on mental health for millennial. In 2019 I took my very first private practice therapy client. From there the business quickly evolved to a group therapy practice providing virtual mental health services to children, adults, and couples. My passion for mental health grew into a business bigger than I could have ever imagined and has helped over 200 people in the DMV.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There is no such thing as a smooth road, but it has been a blessed one for sure. In the beginning, I was doing everything for my business alone; admin, accounting, insurance billing, and seeing my clients. Thankfully I was a good self-teacher and didn’t run into any barriers however I sacrificed a lot of my own personal time and energy. I had to learn the importance of building a team so I could focus on serving my clients.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Dr. Briana DeNeal-Findley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Briana earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work in 2014 and her Masters of Social Work in 2015 from Salisbury University. She graduated with her Doctors of Public Administration from West Chester University in 2021.
Dr. DeNeal-Findley is the founder and CEO of The Bee Network, Inc. a fully virtual mental health practice for children and adults. Briana has spent her career working with children and adolescents in the child welfare system, group homes, school setting, and outpatient mental health setting. In the practice, Dr. DeNeal-Findley currently focuses on providing educational resources and trainings for other clinicians and community members. In July 2021 she published her first children’s book, Good Grief that teaches children how to deal with sad news and death through a social-emotional perspective.
Dr. DeNeal-Findley has extensive training and experience in the areas Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Play Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
If there is a therapist just starting out or looking to start their own private solo or group practice my best advice is to know yourself well. It is important to fully understand your capacity so that you know what you are able to manage in your business and what you are able to delegate. This way you can ensure that you don’t start a business that will cause burnout in your life.
- Good Grief book 13.99
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