Fees in private practice is a taboo subject for many reasons. One, it can be difficult to talk about within professional organizations because of anti-trust laws. Two, many people haven't been taught any process for setting their fee or developing a business plan. So, you have people making guesses, just doing what others are doing (without knowing whether that actually works or not), etc.
Over here at ZynnyMe we LOVE to have the money conversation with therapists. Why? Because it is such an important conversation. If you are in private practice or starting a private practice, you are a small business owner. If you don't have money coming in, you can't keep your business open. That is how business works.
Watch this awesome 6 minute video that we recorded with our friend Jo Muirhead. She is from Australia and has a wonderful voice and vision for discussing the money topic. Give it a listen, and then watch our full, free training on how to set fees as a therapist right here.
What did you think? Did you resonate? Did it just bring up more questions. Share your comments below.