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!

Open to Improve Clinical Outcomes & Increase Your Income in 2019

Open to Improve Clinical Outcomes & Increase Your Income in 2019

(If you haven’t heard about the FREE 2019 Private Practice Challenge click here to grab one of our limited seats. We will spend 5 weeks together focused on improving clinical outcomes AND improving your business and income for 2019!)

I know you. It wouldn’t matter if your income doubled if you didn’t feel good about the work you were doing with clients. One of the things that they don’t teach us in grad school is that the business decisions we make can absolutely impact our clinical care and outcomes.

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Free 2019 Private Practice Challenge!

Free 2019 Private Practice Challenge!

Are you ready for 2019 to be your happiest, and most profitable year in private practice yet? Join the FREE Private Practice Challenge for 2019. For five weeks we will work together to get you the inspiration, information, and direction you need to start 2019 off right for a focused, and profitable year in private practice.


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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, 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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Gaining the Confidence to Charge and Receive Your Full Fee

So many therapists work for months, years, or even decades making a wage that doesn't really allow them to survive. When they start to look at opening up a private practice, it becomes impossible to imagine being valued financially, or otherwise. 

Many therapists have had these doubts. Listen to stories below of moving through that fear, making the changes, and creating a business plan that truly worked. 

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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, 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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Is your Money Story Impacting Your Private Practice?

Is your Money Story Impacting Your Private Practice?

As therapists, we LOVE to tend to love to see the big picture and help people find the path to ease in making deep changes in their life. Often, that shift happens when people become aware of what is driving them to repeat old patterns that don't serve their current life, circumstances, and goals. 

And yet, when you talk to therapists about private practice finances or the financial success of a business, it often gets boiled down to- am I attracting enough clients? As a business owner, you can have a full private practice, and still not make a profit!

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Real Life Stories in Private Practice with Rebecca, LMFT

Real Life Stories in Private Practice with Rebecca, LMFT

Rebecca, LMFT is a therapist in Riverside, CA who specializes in working with interfaith couples and those who have left their religion. This interview is full of gems as Rebecca shares about her money blocks, tools she used, the process of getting her practice started, and picking a niche. You can check Rebecca out at http://www.rebeccawilliamstherapy.com/. Thank you Rebecca for sharing your story.

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Costs For NOT Starting A Private Practice

Costs For NOT Starting A Private Practice

20 mustard yellow charts sat on my desk, all needing to be approved for compliance. I had meeting with clinicians to review cases - cases being people who were struggling and really depending on our agency to help them. There was a complaint at the front desk that I needed to respond to as well as staffing questions. Really? This was it? This is what I spent all my time in school for? I loved the people I worked with, but the work itself was getting so hard. 

I remember dreaming about my work. I never envisioned private practice really. I just envisioned the people and being in a room with someone, holding something so sacred that no one else was privy to. I remember wanting to simply help. 

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LIVE Mini Bootcamp: Week 7

Today is all about Lesson #7: Multiple Streams of Income. Here's what you need to do today:

1) Watch the video and take the quiz

2) If you aren't ready to launch another stream of income look at your current fee and marketing plan to make changes so you can one day grow your practice Beyond the Couch.

3) If you are ready to launch, evaluate your business plan, investment of time and money to get started and write down your why - why you want to add this stream and the impact you hope to make with it.

4) Got questions or comments? Post below and we will join in on Friday, July 22nd to respond!

Missed a Lesson? No worries! Check them out below!

Lesson #1: Business Vision and Planning

Lesson #2: How to Set Your Fee

Lesson #3: Finding Your Niche

Lesson #4: Marketing 101

Lesson #5: List Building

Lesson #6: Websites 

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