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Future You

Name: Sheryl Smith

Location: Chicago, IL 

Type of Business:
Online Therapy, Mobile, Open Space Locale, Video Conferencing Therapy

What does your business do?
Analyzed from the comforts of YOUR couch Get off the couch by sitting on your couch--Future You can help nudge you. No more running to your therapist's office, looking for parking, paying for parking only to be late and stressed... Counterintuitive that you are seeing a therapist because of a stressor...but the mere act of getting to their couch adds additional stress. So let’s cut out the additional stress... Future You can help you: Get Analyzed From The Comforts of YOUR couch! I am campaigning to start an On-line and Mobile Therapy practice. Due to unsafe neighborhoods, lack of resources, rural areas, mobility challenges, illness, stigma and, a litany of other obligations, it is increasingly difficult take care of you... My company Future You wants to provide services to people that want to talk with a professional but have real obstacles preventing them from doing so... You can be analyzed from just about anywhere you choose. Instead of finding time to get to your therapist's office, pay for parking, showing up already stressed etc, you can receive services without the aforementioned hassles...and with no overhead of paying for an office; I am able to keep my rate affordable. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am a licensed therapist. For the past decade I have worked with impoverished chronically mentally ill adults living in mental institutions. I have also taught University level Abnormal Psychology and Personality Disorders. My style is witty, provocative and, I think have the mind of Chess versus Checkers player. I generally do not require copious amount of details to understand the whole story...Yes, great as a therapist, rather annoying for my friends.

When and why did you start the biz?
January 2018

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
Online, In-home office

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The unpredictability of it...some weeks clients need to talk more than others.

What's the most fun part?
Empowering people and giving them Life skills.

Anything you would have done differently?
Anticipate unexpected cost...

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Broaden my reach to Inner city neighborhoods

What advice do you have for others?
Be patient.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Well the name says it all "Idea" and "Café" An intimate welcoming place where people can share their experiences and thoughts about entrepreneurship.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Adler Institute

Prior jobs or business?
Healthcare Consultant

Favorite Food?

What are your pets' names?

Do any of these pets help with your biz?
They can be petted during sessions

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
I ran across a Foundation that encouraged women to become Entrepreneurs. So, I held a party and discussed us all starting our own businesses in 2018 and gave charm bracelets with a message of embracing our dreams to all my female guests. The men received Business card holders.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Tory Burch Foundation

Contact Info:
Sheryl Smith
5135 W Melrose Street
Chicago, IL 60641


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