For most therapists, the primary way clients find you these days is online. People type keywords into Google, or another online search engine, and are presented with tons of options. Understandably, therapists that are at the top of search engine results attract the most visitors to their websites and are able to more easily fill up their caseload. The question is, how do you get to the top of online search results?Read More
How does a play therapist in Wichita, KS end up co-developing an app for kids? We wanted to know too! So, we decided to interview Vanessa and John about how this idea was developed.
We've heard a TON of ideas from therapists about developing apps. I've found great success with integrating app recommendations into my clinical work. Some clients resonate deeply with downloading an app- while they'd never go and grab a book on a subject.
What I love most about this app in particular, is I see how it has the capacity to engage parents in the play therapy process and help kids generalize new skills in the real world in a way that really matches with the current culture. Without further ado- listen in to what John and Vanessa have to say about developing "What's Your Lava Level" an app that teaches kids about managing anger and frustration.
What did you think? Do you have a great app idea? Or, are you ready to check out their apps and other apps to see what you can integrate into your clinical work? You can learn more about their apps here. Yes, they are available on both Android and Itunes.
And, did you hear what I heard? Developing an app is just the first stage... it always comes back to marketing! How do people find out about what you do- whether it is marketing your private practice, marketing your book, or getting speaking gigs. What did you think of the video blog and app review? Helpful? Do you want more? What questions would you like to ask John & Vanessa (we can invite them over to field your questions in the comments section if you'd like).
Are you developing an idea to go Beyond the Couch™ and impact the world beyond psychotherapy? We'd love to help!
We are sharing some of the tools we use in our businesses to make our lives easier. Password security is super important as a therapist. Think about it, if you had an electronic health record, something happens to you, how is your back up therapist going to access your files? A password! But you want to do that in the most secure way possible. That's why we love LastPass - a free, password encryption service that takes the headaches out of managing your passwords. Check it out!
Got a tool you want us to review? Share below and we'll see what we can do! (I sound like Dr. Seuss today)