We both started our private practices on a shoestring budget. Actually, that isn't really true. We started with absolutely no budget. Why? Miranda wasn't planning to start a private practice, and had no idea what I was doing. She had just quit my full time, benefitted job with the county after having my infant- sort of out of the blue. Kelly was just trying to see if she could muster the passion again for her work after being burned out at her county job. It was more of a test.Read More
“I thought I already knew everything and realized I don’t know anything.”
You know how to do therapy, but do you know how to create a practice that is right for you and your family? Adam, a clinical psychologist in Arizona shares how he built a part time practice with insurance and cash pay clients that allowed him to be present for his two small children and teach at the university. He created a great fit for himself and his clients.Read More
After working in community mental health for 3 years, Gabriel realized it wasn’t something he could sustain. He already had another successful business and he was ready to start another. But this time, he didn’t want it to be so challenging.
In this interview you will learn:
How to ditch googling for answers and get a structured plan
Why you might delay opportunity and growth at times
How to create a win win for yourself, your family and your clients
Want to avoid the common mistakes most clinicians make in private practice? Wonder what those mistakes are?
When we first started in private practice over a decade ago, there weren’t a lot practice building resources at the time. We were forced to learn everything the hard way and made a ton of mistakes along our journey growing our private practices to 6 figures in less than 2 years.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
The mental health field is in a time of transition. Like so many things in this world, the way we look at, and solve problems tend to go through cycles. Just talk to anyone who has been in ANY field for over a decade- and they will happily complain to you, I mean tell you about it!
I truly believe that if you take the steps to become known- you can get paid as a mental health professional in 2015. Whether that means going the traditional job route, or developing your own position through private practice- you can do this. Our world is in desperate need of more qualified healers like you!Read More
To be successful in private practice long-term, you need to strive to be an amazing therapist, No, you don't have to be perfect, but you need to want to be exemplary. I had the honor of reading a pre-release copy of Irvin D. Yalom's new book Creatures of a Day.
This book is hands down the most clinically dense book I've ever read. The storytelling format is so incredibly reach, and really speaks to the feeling of what happens in psychotherapy. Yalom shared in our interview with him that each of these stories is meant to teach psychotherapists and psychiatrists alike powerful clinical lessons.Read More