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Chicago Psychotherapist Becomes Ceremonial Wedding Officiant

After being featured on TLC, a Chicago psychotherapist and marriage counselor becomes a ceremonial wedding officiant.
Adaptability Customer Service Service Weddings

What It's About

A Chicago psychotherapist gets a license to officiate weddings and finds a way to create a new source of income helping couples begin a new life together.

Business Model
Service
Skills Required
Organization & Public Speaking
Complexity
Low
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

As awesome as it is to have the additional income having a side hustle offers, there are many potential benefits beyond just money.

Jeffrey's side hustle as a ceremonial officiant allows him to remember why it is so important to foster love and harmony at the beginning, middle and end of relationships. He noted that being a therapist in private practice can sometimes feel isolating and disconnected from a sense of community. Serving as a non-denominational, spiritual but not religious officiant has allowed him a role in the community and a sense of connection beyond the leather couch where he sees patients.

Fun Fact

A producer from the TLC reality show "Four Weddings” reached out to him for their first episode because he was the officiant for a wedding at a hip Chicago mansion. TLC wanted to include a highlight of the happy couple at the ceremony and one thing led to another.  

That decision led to Jeffrey being featured on TLC several times. As his hustle, Celebrate Love Chicago!, grows and he continues to work as a psychotherapist, couples usually come to him at least once a month with a potential wedding gig.

To learn more about Jeffrey and his side hustle, check out his website and the free workbook I mentioned in today's show!

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Quote of the Day
"As a psychotherapist who specializes in marriage counseling, I missed being part of the joyful moments in life, and my side hustle helped me satisfy this desire. It also provided me with a nice side income as well."
—Jeffrey Sumber #SideHustleSchool

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