Free Community and Online Trainings for Therapists

Free Community and Online Trainings for Therapists

Why a Community for Therapists?

When ZynnyMe started, we were focused on wanting to help others. Ultimately, we work with therapists not just because we are therapists, it is because we believe deep down in our core that the work you do changes the world.

We made lots of missteps and mistakes along the way because we didn’t have easy access to GOOD, trustworthy information. And, we wanted therapists to be able to easily find the information they needed, when they needed it.

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Success Story: Nicole

Success Story: Nicole

Nicole specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and EMDR therapy in North Austin.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: I learned so much, it's truly immeasureable... best decision ever!

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp? : I was feeling very nervous to spend so much on a program, but there really isn't anything else out there that provides the level of support and information that is found in this program. I was so lost and confused... I literally hadn't started anything, didn't have an office, a website... nuthin! I was scared and lacked confidence... I wasn't sure this is what I wanted to do.

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Success Story: Amy

Success Story: Amy

Amy helps high-achieving young women who are struggling with anxiety and relationships. She is an attachment-focused therapist in the Los Angeles area with specialized training in CBT, Anxiety therapy, Couples Therapy, and EMDR.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: Expert guidance just how and when I needed it, appropriate over years of evolving my practice

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp?: Scared! I had no idea what I was doing. I was afraid I would never find clients, and the idea of building a website totally freaked me out.

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Success Story: Emily

Success Story: Emily

Emily specializes in grief, divorce, and anxiety therapy in Oakland, CA.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: Going through third bootcamp this fall and learn something new every time!

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp? : I felt like the classic therapist who learned a lot of great counseling skills but almost no business skills in the years of school, practicum, and internships (2006-2015). I knew I needed a comprehensive system, not just a blog post on tips for marketing your private practice.

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What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

Starting a small business can be difficult. In fact, 50% of small businesses fail (close) within the first 5 years. That is not to say that "staying open" is a litmus of success. I have worked with many therapists who have been open past the 5 year mark whose practice is operating well below the poverty level.

To be successful in private practice, you need a steady stream of clients. You can have the most beautiful office, an amazing website, a great location, and fabulous skills to help people- but if nobody is calling... you do not have a viable business. 

We received this question and I think it beautifully sums out the question on a LOT of therapist's minds when they start a private practice: "What marketing strategies seem to have the very fastest results? Put another way, what would be your top three recommendations for a private practice, solo practitioner business to be able to find let's say 5 new clients a week for a month so that at the end of the month you would be pretty much full up? if that seems like too many too fast, then you could scale your answer down to just a couple of new clients weekly, but reliably! I really appreciate you considering answering but on the surface it seems like a pretty ridiculous question!"

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What a six figure practice really looks like

What a six figure practice really looks like

*Last updated 9/3/19

6 Figures in Private Practice. How much can you really make in private practice? What’s a therapist’s salary like when they own their own business?

6 figures sounds appealing.

In the marketing world it can mean success, a thriving business, or at the very least it conveys the sense of stability. 

When I ask people joining bootcamp about their financial goals, I often hear "I want to make six figures." 

My response is: Where did that number come from?

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Success Story: Donna

Success Story: Donna

Donna specializes in Christian counseling, childhood sexual abuse, and pre-marital and marriage counseling in the San Diego area.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: I went from overwhelmed to confident, clear and excited about a road map for my practice.

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp?: Inadequate as a business owner. Struggling about fee setting. Keeping a small mindset for my business. Overwhelmed and ill-equipped.

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No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

The clock ticks past the hour and your client isn’t there. You wait. You stare at the couch (maybe contemplate taking a nap) and your anticipation builds. Are they not showing up for their appointment?

It happens. People miss appointments. Heck, I’ve missed appointments. For some practices it happens often and for others it is something they worry will happen. More often than not, the worry is because every late cancellation or no-show has been handled on a case by case basis and there are no processes in place.

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Success Story: Elizabeth

Success Story: Elizabeth

Elizabeth specializes in complex trauma, PTSD, EMDR, adult survivors of narcissistic parents, adult survivors of parents with addiction, childhood emotional neglect, and mindfulness meditation and counseling in the Metro Detroit area.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: Bootcamp helped me develop confidence, clarity, and courage.

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp? : When I signed up for bootcamp, I was in solo practice and was worried I wasn't doing everything I needed to become successful. I was feeling alone in my business and wasn't sure who to reach out to or where to find information. When I decided to do Bootcamp, I was excited about the possibilities.

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8 Mistakes I Made Building a Private Practice

8 Mistakes I Made Building a Private Practice

We are bringing back this top article because it has been one that so many have seen and we want to be sure you see as well, especially if you are considering joining Business School Bootcamp.

The path to building a private practice is rarely perfect. While most of you know that I was able to build a successful private pay private practice during the recession- many of you don't know all the ways I messed up. The truth is, I tend to look back on things in a glass half-full. Every mistake I made led me to a million great decisions and experiences. But, it still doesn't mean I didn't mess up. 

Mistake #1: I didn't

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Success Story: Peg

Success Story: Peg

Peg provides trauma and rape counseling in Boulder, CO. She helps girls and women, whose lives have been turned upside down, move from feeling broken or invisible to feeling powerful, in control and fully alive.

Your Experience with Bootcamp in one sentence: Bootcamp is how I starting with only clinical training and passion and built around it a full vision for my business, and a workable plan to implement that which turned into more than I could even dream when I started!

How were you feeling before you signed up for bootcamp? : Determined, but clueless. Capable but lost.

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