Success Story: Starting a Counseling Practice in Orlando, FL

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Lauran is a counselor in Orlando, FL who cares deeply about people having powerful, transformational experiences in counseling.

She is a self-professed wounded healer who came to psychotherapy as a second career after being a school teacher for many years. Listen to the podcast below for a little snippet of her story.

You can also click here to join us LIVE when she, and other therapists share their private practice building journeys. You will get to ask Lauran, and other successful therapists in private practice questions about what does and doesn’t work in building a private practice in 2019.

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!

Success Story: 16 Clients in 13 Weeks! (But not even remotely the full story!)

Success Story: 16 Clients in 13 Weeks! (But not even remotely the full story!)

I remember Marca logging in to the first Bootcamp kickoff group coaching call last year. It has been delightful to coach her through the process of coming back from burn out to launching into private practice. I think a LOT of people can identify with many piece of her journey that she was kind enough to permit to be shared with y’all for some inspiration!

PLEASE read her entire story and see what it REALLY takes to make that kind of fast progress in private practice. There is often a LOT that happens behind the scenes of successful therapists.

Marca enrolled in Business School Bootcamp for Therapists January 31, 2018. February 2nd, I posted a question in the community group asking 2018 enrollees to share what has changed since they enrolled, and she posted this on February 4th, 2019. Here is here story in her own words:

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Private Practice Challenge Week 2: Fees

Private Practice Challenge Week 2: Fees

We are talking about money. We all want to make money, but we don’t always love talking about it. We want to focus on the clinical work and ignore the money, but the two are absolutely intertwined!

FEAR NOT - we’ve got a plan.

In this training we talked about how to break down how your vision leads to you determining your fee. You will walk away with a clear formula on how to determine your fee, how to talk about your fee with new clients and how to raise that fee with current clients. We will also talk about what to do if you take insurance or sliding scale clients.

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Private Practice Challenge Week 3: Niche

Private Practice Challenge Week 3: Niche

Now it’s time to dig a little deeper. This training is focussed on NICHE.

Why do we say dig deeper? It takes a lot of reflection and honesty to niche well. It takes bravery too!

Whether your are solo in practice or have a group practice with a ton of clinicians, niche plays a pivotal role in client outcomes and we can’t wait to show you how. Our next training is going to cover how to niche, how to keep your practice diverse and how niche is to the benefit of the client AND to YOU the clinician.

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Private Practice Challenge: Time for a Change

We need a paradigm shift in private practice. Over 1000 searches per month for burnout in psychology, 880 for burnout in social work, our profession is suffering, and it isn’t ok! Click play to watch the free training below that talks about what it will really take to make a big change in our profession! Bonus: Some amazing discounts and giveaways for everyone who watches are included!

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!

How a Relationship Therapist in San Francisco Found His Dating Therapy Niche

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Being a relationship therapist in San Francisco can be scary! There a lot of therapists in a small geographical area, and there is a lot of stiff competition for getting to the first page of Google. So, what do you do when you are in a saturated market?

Listen in on my conversation with Bart Hatler, a relationship therapist in San Francisco as we talk about how personal experience can impact developing your niche, Brené Brown, and how he developed dating therapy.

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!

Are you marketing in a vacuum?

As we are in the midst of the private practice challenge, we are talking about marketing. Kelly and Miranda share some common themes they see in private practice owners who want to make marketing easy. Check out this podcast and share with your friends!

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!

Private Practice Challenge Week 1: Vision, Clinical Outcomes, and Income

Private Practice Challenge Week 1: Vision, Clinical Outcomes, and Income

2019 is going to be THE year for not only more income but BETTER outcomes in your practice. Our first week in the series was all about Private Practice Vision and how it impacts clinical outcomes AND income! Your private practice vision is Step 1 in creating your private practice business plan as a therapist.

In this training we talked about how to create a vision that will be the cornerstone for your private practice. We address some of the tops myths about success and how to start making changes whether you are starting out or have been in private practice for decades.

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Kelly and Miranda chat about outcomes in practice

Kelly and Miranda chat about outcomes in practice

We are in the midst of our private practice challenge and we feel so alive talking to clinicians across the globe about their practices and the importance of outcomes to them and to their clients. In this podcast we delve into why outcomes matter, how outcomes inform your planning and your income, and how to integrate outcomes into your business starting now.

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