5 Steps to Creating an Awesome 2017 Business Plan

5 Steps to Creating an Awesome 2017 Business Plan

2017 is almost here! Are you ready? Well, we want to help you get prepared with your business plan.

Wait! Don't go away! This is important. we know for some of you, the thought of a business plan makes your head want to spin. So let's break it down. 

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Essential End of Year Private Practice Checklist

Essential End of Year Private Practice Checklist

We are coming to the end of the year. This is a wonderful time to assess, re-assess, get organized, and a make a great plan for next year. So today, we are going to share a checklist of items to assess. Most of these items could be a blog article by themselves, so for today we are just going to make one handy-dandy list as a starting point! 

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Interview with Clair Kim

Clair Kim is a hybrid buzz strategist for talented solopreneurs that want to boost their online presence. Through her live streams, posts and coaching, Clair spices up your approach on becoming visible online and how you operate your personal brand-- while making sure you're attracting your dream opportunities, charge higher prices while spending less time on your business. Learn how to establish yourself as an authority figure (with next-level efficiency) at buzzwithclair.com .

3 Ways and Whys to Practice Gratitude in Private Practice

3 Ways and Whys to Practice Gratitude in Private Practice

Sitting down with someone who trusts you enough to share their hearts, hopes, truths, and be vulnerable is quite the honor. Whether you work as a therapist, psychologist, counselor, coach, or what particular modality you use- you know that this work is different... it is special. 

And yet, there are some days in the midst of late cancellations, billing nightmares, too empty calendars, suicidal clients, etc. that it is easy to lose focus. So today we are going to talk about 7 gratitude practices you can use in your private practice, and how each can be transformative clinically and personally. 

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When to Raise your Fees

When to Raise your Fees

In our webinar How to Set Your Fee, we talk about getting started and how to actually calculate a fee for your private practice services. If you don’t know how to set your fee – start here first.

Recently we were asked – when do you raise your fee? Maybe you have a fee that is working for your business. This means you pay your bills, your taxes and yourself. Business is going great! But when do you raise your fees?

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3 Quick Tips For Making Professional Profile Videos with Cúpla Media

3 Quick Tips For Making Professional Profile Videos with Cúpla Media

A profile video can be a little like a power tool – sure it’s helpful, but for some it feels inaccessible or scary. We get it. These are words we often hear from clinicians:

•  I don’t know what to say.

•  I don’t know how to make a video.

•  I’m afraid it’ll look bad.

We want to help.

A profile video is a short 1-3 minute clip that helps people get a sense of your presence and your passion. Often when people look online for a therapist they’re asking themselves,

“Can this person help me?”

“Will I feel comfortable around them?”

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Faith Based Counseling Practices: What you need to know

Faith Based Counseling Practices: What you need to know

First I want to acknowledge, this article is about my story, which is within a specific faith. I hope the lessons presented are applicable to any faith– Muslim, Jew, Agnostic, and others. Any and all are welcome to take what resonates and leave the rest.

Second, believe it or not, I have written this blog about 3 or 4 times, each time starting over with a blank piece of paper. My hope is this is the clearest version.

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Interview with Vonda Schaefer

Thank you to Vonda Schaefer, founder of Nutrition is Therapy, for distilling your knowledge about nutrition and it's role in psychotherapy. 

This is a must listen for any therapist who is in private practice and is feeling stuck with their clients.  

Click here to sign up to receive a free copy of the article "5 Stoppers for Your Swinging Mood" and to be notified when Nutrition is Therapy releases its online program "Bringing Nutrition Into the Treatment Room: How Do I Do It and Why Does It Matter?" becomes available.

From Fear to Freedom: Starting a Faith Based Practice

From Fear to Freedom: Starting a Faith Based Practice

When I was in graduate school, getting therapy seemed like a no-brainer. At that time, the state “bribed” prelicensed therapists by counting each hour of therapy as 3 hours towards the 3,000 hours needed to apply to take exams. So… without any particular crisis in place… I went on the search for therapy…

As I explored my needs, I thought it would be helpful to have a professional therapist who understood my faith in a higher power and wouldn't think I was “weird.” I

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Non-compete Agreements in Private Practice with Guest Lisa Fraley

Non-compete Agreements in Private Practice with Guest Lisa Fraley

Imagine you join a group practice, as an employee or contractor, and you are asked to sign a non-compete agreement. This means if you leave the practice you cannot create a business that "competes" within a certain mile radius or serving the same clients. These non-competes all vary, but more and more we are hearing therapists being asked to sign them.

You might feel confused, scared, or just too overwhelmed to care because you need the work right now.

I invited Lisa Fraley, is a Legal Coach® and Attorney, to answer some basic questions about non-compete agreements in the mental health world. Here is what she had to say. 

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