Starting a counseling practice Part 1: Getting honest with yourself

Starting a counseling practice Part 1: Getting honest with yourself

Launching a private practice is an exciting and terrifying proposition for most therapists. The truth is, many of us were trained in non-profit, agency environments and developing a vision of a for-profit business is foreign.

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Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Many of us have visions of private practice before entering grad school- but little about our journey in school directly prepares us for private practice. So, when an opportunity or desire for private practice reemerges it can be difficult to know where to start. And, if we were being honest, sitting down to make plans might just freak us out and stop us in our tracks! 

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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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Is your Money Story Impacting Your Private Practice?

Is your Money Story Impacting Your Private Practice?

As therapists, we LOVE to tend to love to see the big picture and help people find the path to ease in making deep changes in their life. Often, that shift happens when people become aware of what is driving them to repeat old patterns that don't serve their current life, circumstances, and goals. 

And yet, when you talk to therapists about private practice finances or the financial success of a business, it often gets boiled down to- am I attracting enough clients? As a business owner, you can have a full private practice, and still not make a profit!

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Private Practice Success Stories: Live Panel Replay

Private Practice Success Stories: Live Panel Replay

We feel so incredibly honored to have had such an awesome group of therapists agree to share their stories during the live panel webinar training for therapists! And we feel even more honored that each of them shared their experience in our Business School Bootcamp for Therapists and how it impacted their private practice development. Scroll down to listen and/or watch their stories today! 

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Success Stories in Private Practice

 Success Stories in Private Practice

If you LOVE stories be sure to read to the end to hear about our next free webinar!

You know how powerful stories are. Stories can make us believe things are possible, or they can convince us that we shouldn't even try! I decided to become a therapist for a whole host of reasons, but the initial goal was definitely working in private practice. But, the stories I heard in graduate school had completely turned me off to the idea of private practice in a little over a year! 

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Mentorship and Adding Clinicians to Your Private Practice

Mentorship and Adding Clinicians to Your Private Practice

You are a leader, a teacher, a person who wants to support others in sharing their gifts with the world. We think that is great!

Before you add a clinician to your practice, we want you to know that part of being an amazing mentor to those around you, you need a solid business that works for you. You have to take care of you before you take care of others.

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Private Practice Challenge Week 6: Wrap-up and BBS Launch Party

 We had a blast at our Launch Party. Missed it? No worries! If you missed the LIVE Business School Bootcamp Launch Party here is a recording just for you! 

Grab your interview for bootcamp now! Doors close on April 13th and they won't open again until 2018!

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!

Interview with Cathy Hanville

I want to take some time today to introduce you to Cathy Hanville, a therapist in Albany, CA who shares her story of starting a private practice, and beginning to offer services to therapist. 

Every story and private practice experience is so incredibly different, and I believe you can learn so much for hearing all the ways that people have been successful! 

Here is a link to her consulting and CEU courses as well. 

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!

Therapists Know How To Party

Therapists Know How To Party

Is running your business fun? We spent a lot of time in the chair, listening, containing, guiding and creating. It's a beautiful kind of work. It's also what many refer to as "the meat" or their purpose. The business stuff, might make you feel a bit... meh. 

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