30 Years of Private Practice Success: Clinically I Feel Rejuvenated

30 Years of Private Practice Success: Clinically I Feel Rejuvenated

Some of you have watched Gary Brown, PhD a therapist in Los Angeles in our Private Practice Success Stories video. Today, I was working on sending out an email and stumbled upon this standalone video that Gary recorded just 6 weeks after bootcamp after his first round of bootcamp. He got me to tear up and he has a real conversation about what it means to take a look at your practice when you are established as a therapist. 

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Investing in Your Business: The Good and the Bad

Investing in Your Business: The Good and the Bad

What do you need? What do you want? What are you REALLY looking for? Your clients often come into you with a surface symptom, complaint, or desire. But, when we dig deeper we find the real gold in that experience. Mercedes Samudio, LCSW shares her journey in teasing out her big vision, her real passion, and getting to know deeply how to run a business that was the perfect fit for her. 

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My Practice Flourished Through Maternity Leave & a Move!

My Practice Flourished Through Maternity Leave & a Move!

Change is absolutely terrifying when you are a business owner. It can feel like even once you've gotten your feet under you and you are doing well, that if you make any changes, that your business can fall apart. 

Dr. Kimberly Ciardella, LMFT joined our bootcamp in Spring of 2015 as she was starting out in private practice. Now, she has used the skills, insight, and tools she learned to not only come back to a thriving practice after going on maternity leave but after moving her private practice to a new town she is at capacity in 6 months!

Listen to her story and her insights, she has excellent advice for any therapist in private practice- so give it a listen! 

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Tidying Up My Practice Step 6: Your Support Team

Tidying Up My Practice Step 6: Your Support Team

We aren’t meant to build our businesses in isolation though when you start your private practice, you usually think about it just being you, in your office, handling the business. In reality, it takes a lot of support to help you get to a place of success so let’s look at who is on your team.

So how do you build up the support you need? First it’s time to ditch…

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Tidying Up My Practice Step 5: Marketing Assessment

Tidying Up My Practice Step 5: Marketing Assessment

Wow, have you been following along and working through each week of the streamlining your private practice challenge? Are you making some deep change and tidying up that practice? We sure hope so! This week we are moving on to marketing!

A lot of people find us and join our Business School Bootcamp for Therapists because they want help marketing their private practice. They are often surprised that marketing is about much more than just posting on Facebook and that good marketing includes a solid business foundation! So, all of the work you’ve been doing so far has been preparing you for your marketing assessment!

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Tidying Up My Practice Step 4: Time Management and Processes

Tidying Up My Practice Step 4: Time Management and Processes

Starting and growing a private practice can be a real time suck. There are so many things to accomplish and to balance the management of the business along with the clinical work, well it’s often something we don’t plan for. So all the management stuff gets shoved in between appointments with clients, or late nights after the kids have gone to bed.

In the beginning, it can be fun. It’s like finding a new love. You are all excited and have a new found energy. But over time, you get comfortable and maintaining that kind of energy long term can really wear you down.

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Tidying Up My Practice Step 3: Business Boundaries

Tidying Up My Practice Step 3: Business Boundaries

I know you talk about boundaries in your clinical practice regularly. From the outside looking in, it is always so clear. We can see the places that people aren’t speaking their truth. We can see the impact of putting other people’s needs before own’s in a way that is unhealthy and detrimental (as opposed to in a giving back, act of service sort of way). As we reflect, explore, and delve deeper we can often help our clients create that beautiful connection that lets them see the why and how of this pattern and develop new ways of being.

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Tidying Up My Practice Step 2: Business Plan and Finances

Tidying Up My Practice Step 2: Business Plan and Finances

When you imagine a business plan, typically an image of a 20 page document comes to mind, sitting on a bookshelf collecting dust, and it makes you want to run for the hills. My first business plan was a napkin sketch but in that napkin sketch were some key components that helped me be successful and I want to help you today figure out those parts so you can feel confident that you have your business planning basics down.

What is in a business plan?

A business plan is a live document, meaning, it will change over time but it is what you go back to when you get stuck on making decisions in the next steps for your business. For example, you may start out as a solo practice and then one day realize, you really want to add clinicians. So you will go back through this process and adjust each time you want to make a change.

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My Awesome Practice: Tidying Up for 2018

My Awesome Practice: Tidying Up for 2018

We talk to therapists all the time who LOVE what they do, but they feel a little trapped with the business and process task of running their private practice. Creating an awesome practice that you love doesn’t often happen by accident. And what you need to feel confident, secure, and happy as a business owner will change over time.

Tidying Up Your Private Practice

You see it everywhere right now, people taking a deeper look at processes, stuff, and life focus. Whether it is the KonMari method, documentaries on minimalism, or the TinyHouse movement many of us are looking to simplify, declutter, and refocus on what really matters. Your business impacts your life in many ways. There are a few simple truths about business:

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