The Process of Transformation in Your Business

You started your practice from scratch. You feel a passion about the work you do and how you help others. As your practice starts to grow, what worked when you started may not be what is working now. Join in with me as I talk with Howard Spector from SimplePractice as we discuss how to deal with changes in your business even positive changes that can be stressful. We recommend SimplePractice because we have used them in our practices. We know the heart and the integrity that is behind them and we simply must share how much they do for therapists. You'll get to hear more about how SimplePractice works and some of the upcoming features!

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An App for Connecting Therapists

An App for Connecting Therapists

Meet James Hollister, the developer and founder of Flow. Today we chat about his process in developing an app for therapists (lot's of similarity to starting a private practice actually!) and how Flow can help you connect more easily with your referrals. 

Download Flow here!

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Q&A Series for Therapists

We are back from vacation and ready to help you in your private practice! We need your help. If you have a question that you would love for us to answer on the podcast in our vlog - go here to post your question.

Depending on the response I plan to at least do a monthly Q&A - but you guys might surprise us with a ton of questions :) 

And if you want to be sure to not miss any episodes - SUBSCRIBE to the PODCAST HERE!

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How to Fall in Private Practice

How to Fall in Private Practice

Since starting derby, I get to hear often "if you aren't falling, you aren't learning."

I don't want to fall though. I hate it. It hurts. Not to mention the first bad fall I had where I jammed my finger and busted my tailbone or the other time I literally super manned it across the track on my chest. OUCH! 

Guess what? No one wants to fall. I have yet to meet a person who's goal is to fall all the time. 

AND we all love to talk about our successes so we often forget that those successful people around us - probably fell a lot. They just didn't turn it into their facebook post or instagram photo.

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The Impact of Video in Practice

Want to know how to increase your ranking in google? Want to make an impact on your community? Think video is only for introverts? 

Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT, Founder of covers all of these topics and more in our interview.  You can check out his work and join his online group of therapists for free at

Ernesto is also providing promo reels for all attendees at the Most Awesome Conference in May. Get the details here!

Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice

Rebecca Wong is an LCSW in New York who is the founder of Connectfulness. She shares an honest perspective of her journey through building her private practice and how it is a work in progress. Thank you Rebecca for sharing!

Website Conversion - Keys to Making Your Website Do The Work for You!

Website Conversion - Keys to Making Your Website Do The Work for You!

he key to a website is that it turns the visitors into clients, but how does it do that? Perry Rosenbloom from Brighter Vision shares a few simple strategies that can make a huge difference in how your website can help grow your business. 

Brighter Vision builds therapist websites and help maintain them - perfect for someone that wants to have a person help them with updating and managing their website. They are launching a podcast that you can check out here:

Brighter Vision is also a sponsor of the Most Awesome Conference and in honor of this - they have created a special deal if you want to try them out:

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Brand Healing for Therapists - an Interview with Nicole Bonsol

I've known Nicole for a couple of years now and I am a big fan of her work. She knows how to work with therapists. She speaks our language and she knows how to translate what we do into an amazing website. 

She is offering a free course on her site called WRITE BRAVE where you will learn how to write your about page for your website. Click here to sign up!

Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice with guest Jared DeFife, PhD

Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice with guest Jared DeFife, PhD

Join us as we meet with Jared DeFife, PhD and learn about his inspirational journey from leaving academia for private practice. 

Jared is so eloquent as he describes what building a private practice has been like for him. 

He has taken a new leap into podcasting and it's a definite listen. Check out more about Jared at

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How Business School Bootcamp is Changing Lives

Behind every passionate business owner, there is a heart and a mission that goes much deeper. The most heartwarming moments for Kelly and I is when people see that... they see beyond the business to the true, underlying goal. The reason this business has to be profitable, is so we can do our heart's work. 

My Heart's Work

My deep mission is that master's degrees in social work and psychology will stop being the worst paid master's degrees. Why? Because I think as long as we continue to devalue how much therapists get paid, mental health treatment and prevention will continue to be stigmatized. Low pay jobs and unpaid internships also can make it unlikely or impossible to have diversity within the profession...and with fewer people getting transformational services, there will be more unnecessary pain in this world. 

Kelly's Heart Work

While Kelly's mission is similar, it is more about making psychotherapy sustainable. I LOVE when she talks about the way that psychotherapy changes family trees. It shifts the way that individuals relate to one another not just for this generation, but for generations to come. Some people are leaving the profession altogether or leaving clinical work- not because they don't LOVE it, and aren't fabulous at it- but because they are struggling financially. It is not ok. 

Business School Bootcamp for Therapists

Our goal with the Business School Bootcamp is really about changing the deep, systemic issues within our profession from the bottom up. And when I say the bottom, I don't mean from the pre-licensed person... I mean from what we each individually think and tell ourselves, to how we present ourselves to the world, to how we interact within the world, and what we tell other professionals. We want to change the world for therapists, so they can change the world of more people on this planet! 

Bootcamp Changing Lives

Business School Bootcamp is a lifetime program. It can seem crazy but we don't charge our clients another dime to continue to participate in the program over and over again. Why do they have to repeat? Does it not work the first time? No- that isn't it... Our businesses and needs change over time. We are only able to make so much deep change before we need to get things normalized, and then dig in again. My favorite thing about bootcamp isn't just seeing the ah-mazing transformations people go through in two weeks... it is seeing the long-term changes that happen over months and years... 

Seeing Therapist's Expand

We LOVE watching a therapist grow from being unsure of whether they can sustain a private practice- to having a full practice and moving beyond to speaking or writing a book. Or watching a therapist with a full practice who is working themselves into the ground learn how to create balance, outsource, and expand their practice further while creating more work/life balance. We love watching therapists move into group practices over time and creating opportunities for other therapists who want to do great clinical work, but who aren't marketing ninjas. We love seeing bootcampers move into national media, being quote, being on live, national TV shows, and so much more. 

What Do You Need to Reach Your Goals? 

Bootcamp isn't the only way to change your life. However, very few people make big change in isolation. Find a way to step outside of your box, and do something bold this year. Find a consultation group, check out private practice coaching, join a support group, go to an awesome conference, or check out our bootcamp. Just do something to change your life and your practice so you can settle deeper into making your mission a reality! 

Our next round of Bootcamp starts March 20th, 2016. The last two rounds have sold out. You can check out what people are saying here. If you want to explore if bootcamp could help take your practice to the next level, now is the time to learn more and schedule your interview

Question: Comment below and share the most impactful thing you have done to get help for your private practice. 

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!