Branding Your Private Practice - Guest Interview with Samara

Branding Your Private Practice - Guest Interview with Samara

When you hear the term brand, what comes to mind? Color, fonts, and website are often top of the line. Today we have Samara from the BeBrandConfident sharing her thoughts on what makes a brand, why you need a brand and how to get started. Her joy and passion about branding is contagious. Take a listen!

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Faith & Private Practice

Faith & Private Practice

Faith Based Counseling: Culturally Competent or Unethical?

Treatment plan for client with mild depression and anxiety symptoms.

Short term goals: Instill hope for the future. Identify maladaptive beliefs that exacerbate depression and anxiety symptoms. Replace maladaptive beliefs with more true beliefs. Client will be able to practice emotional management skills inside and outside of times of stress. Client will expand support network and reach out for support more frequently. 

Interventions: Cognitive behavioral therapy including bibliotherapy, journaling, affirmation work, and practicing forms of meditation in and out of session. Encourage and support pro-community behaviors and reaching out to support networks. 

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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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What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

Starting a small business can be difficult. In fact, 50% of small businesses fail (close) within the first 5 years. That is not to say that "staying open" is a litmus of success. I have worked with many therapists who have been open past the 5 year mark whose practice is operating well below the poverty level.

To be successful in private practice, you need a steady stream of clients. You can have the most beautiful office, an amazing website, a great location, and fabulous skills to help people- but if nobody is calling... you do not have a viable business. 

We received this question and I think it beautifully sums out the question on a LOT of therapist's minds when they start a private practice: "What marketing strategies seem to have the very fastest results? Put another way, what would be your top three recommendations for a private practice, solo practitioner business to be able to find let's say 5 new clients a week for a month so that at the end of the month you would be pretty much full up? if that seems like too many too fast, then you could scale your answer down to just a couple of new clients weekly, but reliably! I really appreciate you considering answering but on the surface it seems like a pretty ridiculous question!"

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The Impact of Video in Practice

Want to know how to increase your ranking in google? Want to make an impact on your community? Think video is only for introverts? 

Ernesto Segismundo, LMFT, Founder of Fylmit.com covers all of these topics and more in our interview.  You can check out his work and join his online group of therapists for free at Fylmit.com

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Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice with guest Jared, PhD

Real Life Stories of Building a Private Practice with guest Jared, PhD

Join us as we meet with Jared, PhD and learn about his inspirational journey from leaving academia for private practice. 

Jared is so eloquent as he describes what building a private practice has been like for him. 

He has taken a new leap into podcasting and it's a definite listen. Check out more about Jared at http://www.schoolofpsych.com/

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Announcement: NBCC CE Hours for Fall 2015 Bootcamp

Announcement: NBCC CE Hours for Fall 2015 Bootcamp

One of the most surprising thing for our bootcamper attendees is how much of the material that is covered is clinical in nature. But it is business... but it is clinical... 

Is Business School Bootcamp Business or Clinical Training? 

The truth is, Kelly and I are therapists first and business people second. We see the connection between business practices and clinical practice. While being an ineffective business person doesn't make a bad therapist.... it doesn't allow you to practice being an amazing therapist.Your business inefficiencies, your money blocks, your marketing frustration- it will all get in the way of being a completely awesome therapist.

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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. 

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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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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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