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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Adding a Stream of Income as a Therapist: Stories from the Trenches

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Multiple streams of income, adding an income stream, moving Beyond the Couch, podcasts, online courses, workshops, retreat, intensives, products, workbooks, trainings, certifications... it seems like every day as a therapist you are hearing about ways to expand beyond traditional psychotherapy. 

It can be mind opening, scary, confusing, and exciting to consider all the possibilities. We brought together an awesome group of therapists who have gone Beyond the Couch and added a stream of income to their private practices that goes beyond traditional 1:1 psychotherapy. 

Each of these amazing clinicians shares when and why they knew it was time to add a stream of income, what they wish they had known before they launched, their advice for others considering, and more! Hear real talk, real advice, real stories, money talk, and even a little casual swearing! (It was a great client testimonial that one of the panelists got that included a little colorful language!) 

Click the arrow and watch below today. You can also click here to register for our next training where will get into a little bit more of the nitty gritty of adding a new income stream to your private practice. 

 

 

Aren't they amazing?! Leave a comment below with your favorite piece of advice! You can also get on the interest list for the Most Awesome Conference here, and register for next month's free training on adding a stream of income as a therapist here. 

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!

Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Many of us have visions of private practice before entering grad school- but little about our journey in school directly prepares us for private practice. So, when an opportunity or desire for private practice reemerges it can be difficult to know where to start. And, if we were being honest, sitting down to make plans might just freak us out and stop us in our tracks! 

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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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Creating a Successful Private Practice in 2017: People NEED You!

Creating a Successful Private Practice in 2017: People NEED You!

Do you believe that your community needs you in private practice? I do. Start to look around as you go about your day and you will see lots of people who could benefit from the work that you do. Or, you could dig into some of the data out in the world! And while non-profits and agencies can meet some of the need, a lot of people would benefit from private practice services. 

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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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When to Raise your Fees

When to Raise your Fees

In our webinar How to Set Your Fee, we talk about getting started and how to actually calculate a fee for your private practice services. If you don’t know how to set your fee – start here first.

Recently we were asked – when do you raise your fee? Maybe you have a fee that is working for your business. This means you pay your bills, your taxes and yourself. Business is going great! But when do you raise your fees?

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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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LIVE Mini Bootcamp: Week 8

This is the final training in the mini-bootcamp! We had a lot of fun at the launch party with some amazing giveaways! If you found value in the trainings this summer and are ready to interview for bootcamp, click here!

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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LIVE Mini Bootcamp: Week 6

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In Lesson #6 we are going to talk about websites! Here's what you need to do today:

1) Watch the video

2) If you have a website, evaluate the current platform

3) Determine your budget for your online presence

5) Got questions or comments? Post below and we will join in on Friday, July 15th to respond!

LIVE Mini Bootcamp: Week 5

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Today we are talking about building a list! Here's what you need to do today:

1) Watch the Video

2) Write down your why - why you want to have a list!

3) Calendar your commitment with the dates that you will send out to your list.

4) Post in your personal and business accounts that you are starting a newsletter and invite them to sign up. Get your first 10 sign ups!

5) Share your why below and post any comments or questions! We will be popping in on Friday, July 8th 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