We think it's important you know that you aren't alone. To hear other people's honest stories of their experiences can often give us insight into our own. That is why we love having bootcampers share their success stories because with every success is a lot of work and ups and downs. They also share their experience of our Business School Bootcamp for Therapists because while we could talk about how much we love it, it's good to get honest feedback from the people in the trenches who take the information and add life and action to it.
Below we have three videos which highlight a variety of private practice owners. Established "dinosaur" therapists, newbies, pre-licensed therapists, group practice owners, ultra niched, and general practices. Watch, learn, and get inspired!
Dr. Gary shared his experience of coming into bootcamp with an already full, cash-pay private practice.
Nyshia, LCSW shared her experience of launching a faith based practice while working full time.
Namrata, LMFT shared some of her story of launching a practice as a pre-licensed therapist and how it served her upon getting licensed.
Mallory, LCSW shared her experience of growing a specialized teen therapy private practice.
Dr. Erika shared her experience of developing an out of the box practice as a psychologist who loves testing.
Sherry shared her experience of doing a deep dive into the business side of her group practice to get things flowing and free up precious time for life balance and new projects.
Tiffany who shared her story of building a niched practice in eating disorders and trauma
Robyn who gave us the low down on what it's like being The Happy Couple Expert in a saturated market
Kari Ann revealed how she built an insurance based group practice
Beth shared how she came to bootcamp with a full cash pay practice and ended up reducing hours worked without sacrificing her income
Sara delved into what it has been like building a private practice as a pre-licensed therapist with a clear niche.
Lauren shares how she used to say yes to anyone for any fee, at anytime, just trying to see clients so she could build her practice, to now having a clear flow for her business.
Marca started from scratch in a new city, with a specific niche as a therapist who is two spirited and Native American.
Tabitha is a single mom who worked at least 3 jobs and then built her group practice as her sole job which also allows her to discover new hobbies and adventures.
Yolanda moved from a free office into a group cash pay private practice that is focused on trauma treatment for the whole family.
Joanne was in private practice pre-licensed and moved into a licensed private practice that has a great niche that allowed her to step into a full private practice the moment she was licensed.
DISCOVER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BOOTCAMP
This bootcamp was so incredibly valuable to me and my practice! I've learned so much about myself as a clinician, my relationship with money, and my niche and vision for the work I want to do for the next 40 years. I continue to use the information I learned and the abundant community & resources every day and have finally learned how to blog, ask for my fee without flinching, and network unabashedly. I'm looking forward to the next bootcamp session to see what else I can learn!
Thank you, Miranda and Kelly!
The Business School Bootcamp for Therapists was and continues to be an amazing experience. Firstly, it is not just a bootcamp about the business side of private practice. It is much more. For me it was a rich group experience where I learned and took leaps into unchartered territory, out of my comfort zone... all the while being surrounded by this wonderful group of people. Miranda and Kelly were always available to answer our questions, challenge, and support us. I surprised myself..... a 'painfully' fun relational experience! Many issues discussed were clinical issues. Marketing and networking tools that Kelly and Miranda shared were also very relational and sat well with me. I am a relational person and so are most therapists...Networking and marketing does not feel 'yucky' to me anymore but natural and fun! My perspective has changed: I simply need to make myself accessible to people, who are in need and out there already. All in all, it was an empowering experience. I see my business and my role as a therapist differently. I'm grateful for all I learned and people I have met because of my BSB experience. My practice has grown and I'm enjoying myself more than ever, doing what what I love to do.
My daughter will turn 18 months next week. Had her in 2016 during round 2 of bootcamp and only a year after I opened my private practice. I was so worried about how I would make being a mommy and having a flourishing business work! I thought I would come back from maternity leave and have zero clients and start all over again. Bootcamp helped so much with that doubt! I was able to go back to work and be full with my part-time schedule, AND I just opened a second office location that has already grown so quickly. IT IS POSSIBLE to be both a badass business woman and a badass mommy at the same time!
“Humble brag/Props to Miranda and Kelly's bootcamp: I joined this Spring in advance of my pp opening. I have been open for 4 months. I am at 14 clients. I may take one or two more to maintain what I am looking for income-wise but I am full for my part time hours. Feeling so proud and happy. Now if only I liked doing notes more...”
How bootcamp has impacted my life: It gave me the courage to change my hours to daytime hours (which was necessary as my daughter started preschool and we wouldn’t see each other if I kept my same evening and weekend hours). I didn’t think I could have a full practice with only weekday appointments but I just started a waitlist because I am full (20 clients a week). My next step is figuring out how to take the next step. I’d like begin doing my eight week anger management group again (another income stream) but don’t know how to fit it back into my schedule and need help in figure out how to market it to get people to come during the day. I also want to begin the steps to setting things up so that I can begin hiring additional clinicians. Looking forward to bootcamp!
BSB was awesome (and overwhelming). Thanks to you and Kelly for the feedback (and tones of useful modules and tasks). I really look forward to being in a different place—a more-effective-full-caseload-great-hours kinda place with my private practice when we meet back in November.
I’m impressed with you both on so many levels, how you both work so wonderfully together, the quality of the modules, how you are so encouraging, supportive and knowledgable and experienced, the bootcamp structure including battle buddies… I’m just genuinely impressed with you both. You are both wonderful people who are having fun doing running your business and at the same time you’re providing something so beneficial to us private practitioners. As bootcamp unfolded and so many therapists found their voice, direction, sense of what really drives us as therapists. How cool (motivating, rewarding, abudant ) is that.
Thank you both so much, muchas Gracias, merci beaucoup,
- Kevin Richardson, Clinical Social Worker
I️ wanted to say a special thank you to Kelly Higdon and Miranda Palmer for changing my life and making it possible for me to support myself and my family for the first time ever!
Last year my practice was 1.5 years old and I️ had less than 10 clients per week when I️ started boot camp. I️ implemented a lot of what BSB taught me, especially the website suggestions, the social media marketing and the networking piece. I️ also found a new office space in an area that earned higher income which was less saturated by other therapists and more easily accessible from the large nearby city. It took a good 5 months to really start seeing results, but now that I’m at the one year mark of BSB I️ can say my practice is pretty full and I’m earning more than I’ve ever earned in my life without insurance panels, full fee paying clients and more coming in every week!! I️ can hardly believe it! But for me it was slow going and needed me to make some very major changes.
Gratitude, Inspiration, Relief... These are the feelings I am experiencing as try to soak up as much good groove as I can from BSB. While I will admit that I have not made much concrete progress past the 2nd module, I have at least skimmed the materials in all 4 modules. To quell my inner overwhelm (oh, and inner perfectionist), I am trying to breath deep and take the long view on this material. Kelly and Miranda have created a syllabus for my year! Amazing! I especially appreciate the genuine way in which Bootcampers are demystifying the process, sharing struggles, offering ideas... There is a real community here that I am really really really glad to be a part of! 😍
Kelly Higdon and Miranda Palmer as a duo and as singular coaches as well.
For one, they are incredibly seasoned and for someone like me who gets deterred by gimmicky marketing, they are gold as they have remained genuinely kind and incredibly business savvy humans in today's day and age of coach in every corner and every other coach needing to use buzzwords and colloquial language to sound real or to sell :)
I've worked with them for years and have not needed to coach shop as they have not only stayed current with every passing year, but they take time to get to know YOU and then support your business based on who u are vs throwing around latest coaches buzzwords.
I feel known and seen by them as a person and so when I get guidance in my business, they don't push things on me that they know I would either not be into (in rebellious) or I wouldn't succeed with.
They help me do things I feel fully aligned with AND helps me be lucrative and successful.
With every second therapist becoming a coach, I am extremely picky when it comes to who gets to nurture my business growth...and I fall back on the two of them every time. They are now family.
They have also created an entire curriculum for practices that are so exhaustive that even though I'm in my 5th round of doing it(you can do it as many times as it's lifetime access and is updated every year/more than that) that I haven't done it all even now.
What makes them number one for me, is for one, I am hard to sell to. I am picky, don't fall the gimmicky buzzwords ways of doing things, feel no interest in being spoken to in terms of bank accounts and am incredibly rebellious as I insist on doing things according to my values at all costs.
But, I still want to be successful.
Not many coaches can handle this...especially in the age of "if you won't agree with my style, it's abt fear or u need to shift our mindset".
Secondly, they know their stuff. They've seen things come and go and get what works. And somehow they make it all fun.No gimmicks or fad based selling.
They do none of that.
Frankly, given the quality of their product, I don't see them ever needing to :)
So, as someone who isn't the easiest or most gullible coachee.....my practice has thrived, flourished and am now set to add avenues of income only two years post-licensure as my practice is tapped out in terms of caseload.
If you're looking for someone seasoned in the business, but who also works through values and our identity to help u find your way of sustainable success, they are my pick.
As for someone I haven't worked with directly but I see in a similar vein and has played a role in my growth, Casey Truffo is who I would recommend as well.
The three don't compromise on their integrity and who they are....its what makes me trust them with the livelihood of me and my family :)