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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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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Why You Need a Website YESTERDAY... even though it won't get you clients tomorrow.

Why You Need a Website YESTERDAY... even though it won't get you clients tomorrow.

A website is a VERY powerful marketing tool... one that once it has been written, honed, launched, and on the first page of Google can provide consistent referrals without requiring you to constantly on the phone, going to coffee, sending notes, dropping by businesses, etc. Today we are going to be talking about what can keep your website from triggering phone calls right now- as well as why starting a website NOW is integral key to long-term success! 

Google has to learn to trust you:

Once a website is published- people have to be able to find it. Many therapists struggle with understanding what their potential clients are googling for, and so they don't know how to set up their website so that the search engines (like Google) know that their website can be helpful to the person who is in pain. Google is committed to giving great search results- that is why so many people use them. It can be tricky to figure out how to ensure your website is the kind of search result that is going to make clients smile and happy- so that Google moves you up to the first page. Until you are on Page 1 for the search terms- odds are low you will get consistent phone calls. 

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The Best Social Media Platform for 2016

The Best Social Media Platform for 2016

You are running a business. You have a million responsibilities and sometimes your to-do list can feel like it is a mile long. You want to have a healthy business and get regular clients contacting you... and everybody says social media is where it's at... 

There are Hundreds of Social Media Sites

Actually, there may be more than that. You can't possibly have time to learn and devote energy to every one of them. And, nobody has the budget to pay someone to be on all of them! So, in 2016, focusing your budget (whether it be time, energy, or money) on the RIGHT social media platform is incredibly important. 

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5 Ways to Build Confidence in Private Practice

5 Ways to Build Confidence in Private Practice

How to Build Your Confidence in Private Practice

90% of clinicians with whom I speak tell me they want to feel more confident in their private practices.

Therapists are already raised in a culture of not good enough, waiting until we graduate, complete hours, get licensed, become supervisors, get additional certifications, supervise in those additional certifications, and until we are pretty much near retirement to feel confident.

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Love Your Writing Style - Guest Interview with Nikki

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There are people you admire and then there are people who make you go gah gah crazy when you learn from them. For me, that person is Nikki, Communication Stylist and all out amazing human being. In this interview she shares a wealth of information about finding your style, overcoming your writers' block and learning to enjoy the creative process.

Take notes - this girl is on fire!

Nikki spent seven years as a part-time college professor (and three years serving as a park ranger at Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial) before launching her own business as The Communication Stylist® in April 2013.

Through the launch of her flagship program A Course About Copy™ in 2014, she’s been able to grow a purpose-driven, multi-six-figure business by helping entrepreneurs communicate with clarity, purpose, and good ol’ authenticity.

Nikki's a proud Texan currently living in sunny Honolulu with her Navy man and their Ninja-Turtle-loving three-year-old - and that's where she joins us from today.

ACAC is open now, and you can visit acourseaboutcopy.com (or nikkielledgebrown.com) to check out the free video training + get some of her best writing tips in one spot !

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

This is the fourth article in Rob Reinhardt's special traveling blog series on crowdfunding. At the end of this article, you'll find a link to the next article in this series, located on another blog I find valuable for mental health professionals. Continue to follow the links to read all four articles and get introduced to valuable authors and content!

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project 

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Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Namrata, MFT Intern

I met Nam online. This is one of those examples of how social media can turn into real, meaningful relationships. As an intern in private practice, Nam shares her thoughts on marketing, being an intern and the process of finding her voice. She is so articulate and wise to speak. This is a must watch interview. 

You can join her online facebook group TIPP, therapists in private practice by clicking here and you can reach out to Nam at her website here.

Apps 101 for Therapists

Apps 101 for Therapists

What is an app?

App simply stands for the term application. Each app is a piece of software that can be downloaded to your smart phone to be used for a specific purpose. For example, if you are looking for events in your area, there's an app for that. If you want to make hotel reservations, there is an app for that. The options are quite endless. 

What are the benefits of a business having an app? 

For the person with the smartphone, apps make life easier. Did you know mobile users spend 88% of their time on apps? 

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Building a Hypnotherapy Practice: Real life stories with Jennifer

Building a Hypnotherapy Practice: Real life stories with Jennifer

Jennifer is an LCSW and hypnotherapist in New Jersey. She shares her journey to becoming a licensed therapist in private practice in a sit down interview. Find out what inspired her, what she finds is the single most powerful aspect of building a full-time private practice, and how she had paying clients from Day 1 of opening her private practice. 

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