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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Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

You’ve looked at all the options for growing your practice. You could work more hours and see clients yourself, add in group therapy work, intensives or some other service, you could add online streams of income or you could start adding clinicians to your private practice and begin expanding into a group therapy practice.

A group practice could be an amazing source of income for you now and in the future. A successful group practice doesn't just happen, it requires thoughtfulness, and great planning to ensure a healthy, happy transition. We want to help you explore the possibility of expanding into a group private practice and avoid some of the common missteps that people make.

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11 Free Private Practice Marketing Strategies

We both started our private practices on a shoestring budget. Actually, that isn't really true. We started with absolutely no budget. Why? Miranda wasn't planning to start a private practice, and had no idea what I was doing. She had just quit my full time, benefitted job with the county after having my infant- sort of out of the blue. Kelly was just trying to see if she could muster the passion again for her work after being burned out at her county job. It was more of a test.

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How to Increase Income in Private Practice

How to Increase Income in Private Practice

Ok... let's start by saying this: Private practice is not a get rich quick scheme. This article isn't about making 40k in 2 days, or being salesy, sketchy, or unethical in the name of building your private practice. 

But, some of you are struggling financially. And that struggle is making it difficult or impossible to maintain being in private practice and working with the clients who desperately need you. Or, at the very least... not making a decent income is making you seriously question your life's work, or making you feel burnt out and exhausted and sucking the joy out of the work that you love. You might need to make some changes and some decisions to get money flowing in your practice in a more meaningful way. And let's be honest- you might need to happen relatively quickly. 

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A Dad's Perfect Practice

A Dad's Perfect Practice

“I thought I already knew everything and realized I don’t know anything.”

You know how to do therapy, but do you know how to create a practice that is right for you and your family? Adam, a clinical psychologist in Arizona shares how he built a part time practice with insurance and cash pay clients that allowed him to be present for his two small children and teach at the university. He created a great fit for himself and his clients.

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Costs for starting a counseling practice in 2019

Costs for starting a counseling practice in 2019

Did you know that launching a successful psychotherapy practice is easy and an incredibly low investment?

You have done most of the hard work already- you have gotten a master’s degree, hundreds of hours of supervision and gone to weeks worth of advanced training. You have already made the most significant financial investment in gaining this clinical expertise that is wanted and needed in the world.

Now you are ready to start your own private practice AKA create a business out of your passion for helping humans heal.

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The Power of Proximity - Therapists in Community

The Power of Proximity - Therapists in Community

Joe Sanok from Practice of the Practice joins the podcast today to share about the power of community as you build your private practice. Check out his upcoming Killin’ It Camp here.

In this podcast we discuss:

  1. How the landscape of private practice community has changed

  2. How community can eliminate the hierarchy of learning and be more collaborative

  3. The importance of in person learning and relationship building

  4. What is needed for success in a community

  5. Why being in person is so valuable

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Diversity in Parenting

Diversity in Parenting

Every time a training opportunity comes up, as a private practice owner, you have to decide if it is worth the time and energy. Let’s be honest, we are always growing and changing as clinicians, improving our skills. We could be learning all the time. We don’t know about you, but many conferences are boring. They are either too broad, or so niched they don’t apply.

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a bootcamper who is a thought leader in parenting. She saw a gap in education for therapists and decided to fill it with her Diversity in Parenting Conference. This is a conference that is reflective of the diversity in presenters and topics. But why a parenting conference? Because all of our clients have parents and to understand the diverse ways that families are formed and that children are raised helps us become better therapists to our clients.

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