Making a Difference this Summer In Person

Making a Difference this Summer In Person

Hopefully you have been writing down your responses to the questions we challenged you to answer previously on how to make a difference and have fun here. Remember, while we are going to be sharing ideas on how to make a difference and have fun, ultimately the best plan is one that you tweak and align with who you are, your values, and what really gets you excited and turned on! (Yep… I said turned on, as in fired up… energized!) 

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Having Fun & Making a Difference This Summer

Having Fun & Making a Difference This Summer

Do you remember when summers were FUN?! When the biggest task on your summer to-do list was cleaning your room? As a therapist in private practice summer can be a time where your practice can either slump, or go into overdrive based on a variety of factors. Responding to either scenario during the summer when you’d rather be out being playful can be a bit overwhelming and suck the joy out of these long gorgeous days.

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Why & How to Make a Difference This Summer

Why & How to Make a Difference This Summer

Did you know that as a therapist in private practice you have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world? Yes! You! Many therapists in private practice feel unseen, unheard, and pretty isolated. However, that is often because they are hiding the knowledge, passion, and perspective that their communities desperately need!

 This summer we are going to talk about unique ways to make a difference in your community. We will also tie that into how to have fun while making a difference, and how this can help grow your business at the same time!

 

 

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Professional Development in Private Practice

I remember in my agency work and county work I had a requirement for professional development hours. This meant attending trainings mainly that were provided or sometimes if I was lucky, I could take some time away to go to an event. Remember those days? Asking the boss for time away so you can work on your professional development.

When you are in private practice, your professional development doesn’t stop but you are the only one who can make time for it. Have you asked your boss for some time to focus on your professional development? (ahem…that would be asking yourself)

We have decided to support the efforts of SmartPractioner. No worries, we don’t get a financial kickback or anything, it was an organization that we wanted to support because of what they are providing to therapists. They offer CE courses, certifications, webinars, and other discounts to help you continue with your professional development. Other partners include Brighter Vision, The Trust, Track Your Hours, We Counsel and more.

Smart Practioner is for you no matter where you are at in your journey – a student, pre-licensed, working in an agency or running a private practice.  So if you want to check it out – we are giving away a FREE 1-year membership ($120) Just click here!

Zynnyme worked with SmartPractitioner to extend a 1-year subscription for free, a $120 value!

I do like free because it allows you to test things out and see if it is a good fit for you.

Online professional development and tools, all online for your convenience – what are you doing for your professional development this year? 

 

 

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!

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 9: Creating a Website

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 9: Creating a Website

Websites - got one, need one...not sure? One of the main goals of bootcampers is to get their website in tip top shape. 

I started a cash-pay private practice and 95% of my referrals in the first few years came from the Internet. I already shared how many of my colleagues told me that wouldn’t refer to me until I took insurance. And, truth be told, I hadn’t planned for private practice, and that meant I hadn’t done any previous work on developing a referral base for my private practice.

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Starting a Counseling Practice Part 8: Choosing Your Niche

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 8: Choosing Your Niche

Niche - it should be easy right? It's one of the biggest things we conquered in bootcamp and now we want to help you deal with this too.

Niche by definition is simply a specialized but profitable corner of the market. Choosing a niche gives your private practice a trajectory. When you have a niche, you are able to do market research needed for business planning. You also are clear in your marketing messages about who you help and how. Your niche will also influence your training choices, for example, couples specialist going through Gottman training.

Niche by definition is simply a specialized but profitable corner of the market. Choosing a niche gives your private practice a trajectory. When you have a niche, you are able to do market research needed for business planning. You also are clear in your marketing messages about who you help and how. Your niche will also influence your training choices, for example, couples specialist going through Gottman training.

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Starting a Counseling Practice Part 7: Creating a GOOD Referral Base

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 7: Creating a GOOD Referral Base

We are back from vacation and bootcamp! Did you miss us? Nope! Because you've been here working. Right?! In honor of this series, join us this week for our upcoming training - Starting a Counseling Practice from Scratch.

If you build it, they will come. I talk to therapists daily who truly believed that if they had an office space, and a website, that clients would find them. The truth is, it isn’t just about building it, people have to be able to FIND you!

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Starting a Counseling Practice Part 6: Do you need an EHR

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 6: Do you need an EHR

We've revived this series while we are away bootcamping! Bootcamp is now over so now we are resting...but that doesn't mean we can't still help you!

Before you start researching all the different Electronic Health Record (EHR) options out there, how do you know you need an EHR and how do you choose?

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Starting a Counseling Practice Part 5: Getting Paid

Starting a Counseling Practice Part 5: Getting Paid

While we are in the midst of bootcamp, we are continuing our series of starting a counseling practice. This series is meant to inspire but also to give you specific resources and tools to help you in your practice.

When you start your private practice, part of your business plan is to decide your procedures around payment for your services because you need money to run a business. Before you form your payment policies, first you want to know the types of payments you accept.

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