The Confident Private Practice Series Part #2: Be You

The Confident Private Practice Series Part #2: Be You

While I think what Brene Brown has done for the general population is great, I think her impact on mental health professionals is much more powerful. Many of us went through training and had personal and professional experiences that were focused on easing into the background, becoming other focused, and discounting our own intuition and insights. The truth is, it is scary as hell to say what we really want as therapists.. 

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LIVE Mini Bootcamp: Week 5

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.

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The Reality of Private Practice Building

The Reality of Private Practice Building

I recently spent two days with a bunch of business owners and Rob Bell (Oh and I had Joe Sanok along side me for the ride too!).  I found a lot of comfort in being in a room of other people who get it. They get what it is like to build a business, manage projects, speak and create. We are the ones that create our work. It is not handed to us by some higher up the ladder. Nope we are the ladder. Every single rung is just us.

The second day, sitting in the Viper Room having just talked about Spiral Dynamics, Rob asked what everyone wanted to be sure to cover before the days’ end.

Failure.

Mistakes.

Fears.

The guy next to me at our table looked a little shocked. “Wow! There are a lot of people who are hurting in this room.”

I wasn’t shocked at all.

My heart bubbled and shouted “Yes, Yes, Yes!”

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The Art of Starting Over in your Private Practice

The Art of Starting Over in your Private Practice

Not everything is going to go as planned. You can follow every worksheet and training and life just won’t always conform to those efforts. Progress will be made and surprises will happen. If there was only one way of doing things, we would all be doing it. If there was a guarantee, we would all be in our private practices without fear or worry.

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Podcast: Tools to Help you Succeed

Podcast: Tools to Help you Succeed

Growing a practice isn't always easy but we all start somewhere. I was elated to be invited by Matt Bierd at Virtual LPC to be his first podcast interview.


We talked about tools to use to overcome obstacles and make the process of growth easier. Thank you Matt for the opportunity to meet with you. You are an upstanding human and I had a blast.

Click here to listen to our podcast.

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How to Eliminate the Competition in Your Therapy Practice

How to Eliminate the Competition in Your Therapy Practice

When any new  business opens up shop, they take stock and observe who is around them. By my office we have what is called, Furniture Row. Every single store for several blocks, sells furniture. You see this with car dealerships as well. So how do those businesses survive when they are all in close proximity?

Therapists are no different.  There are some areas with buildings that are saturated with therapists. Whenever I hear “there is a lot of competition in my area” I get excited because 

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Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Laura, LCSW-C

Laura has an amazing story to share about her struggles and successes in building a private practice. After working years in government and non-profit, she made the switch to private practice. Listen in for tips on how she bridged the gap and has moved off of insurance panels this year. You can find out more about Laura at her site http://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/

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