Starting a counseling practice Part 1: Getting honest with yourself

Starting a counseling practice Part 1: Getting honest with yourself

Launching a private practice is an exciting and terrifying proposition for most therapists. The truth is, many of us were trained in non-profit, agency environments and developing a vision of a for-profit business is foreign.

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Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Winging it In Private Practice? Why to Prep & Plan

Many of us have visions of private practice before entering grad school- but little about our journey in school directly prepares us for private practice. So, when an opportunity or desire for private practice reemerges it can be difficult to know where to start. And, if we were being honest, sitting down to make plans might just freak us out and stop us in our tracks! 

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How Business School Bootcamp is Changing Lives

Behind every passionate business owner, there is a heart and a mission that goes much deeper. The most heartwarming moments for Kelly and I is when people see that... they see beyond the business to the true, underlying goal. The reason this business has to be profitable, is so we can do our heart's work. 

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The #1 Private Practice Mistake to Avoid

The #1 Private Practice Mistake to Avoid

Several few weeks ago, I shared many of the mistakes I'd made when starting a private practice. The post went viral. It was shared hundreds of times, and read thousands of time. It also sparked quite a bit of conversation in the LinkedIn Groups where it was discussed. And that left me wondering... why this post? What is it that got therapists reading and sharing this post so much more than the average post? 

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Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

Did you know that expanding into a group practice could kill your practice? 

A group practice could also be an amazing source of income for you now and in the future. A successful group practice doesn't just happen, it requires thoughtfulness, and great planning to ensure a healthy, happy transition. 

Group Practices Can Be Tricky

Did you know that some therapists make less running a group practice than people running a solo practice? 

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Virtual Assistants for Therapists

Virtual Assistants for Therapists

Always love sharing interviews and podcasts with y'all that relate to getting you more confident to create your happy practice! Today we are going to be talking about virtual assistants and outsourcing. We are going to be sharing fun ways you can start outsourcing from the VERY beginning (with a TINY budget) as well as how to interview someone for full-blown outsourcing. 

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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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Therapists: Be a Visionary

Therapists: Be a Visionary

You are a visionary. How do I know? Because you are a therapist. When I told people what I did for a living, I would often get responses like "I could never sit and listen to people's problems all day!" The truth is, we know that good therapy isn't about just listening to people's problems- it is about sitting in truth with another human and holding the vision of what can be. 

You have a vision for every client who walks through your door. No- this doesn't mean you are trying to fit your client into your box of how they should be. But, you know what it looks like when someone is unfettered, when they make that shift to owning their life, being intentional, and enjoying it. When you see them shift from being a victim of experiences, circumstances, or limitations to an empowered person who is going to live their life in the best way they know how. 

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Podcast: Mud Runs, Spartan Races, and Private Practice Inspiration

Podcast: Mud Runs, Spartan Races, and Private Practice Inspiration

I was so honored to be on this podcast with Matt Bierds, LPC. We had a great, real conversation about what it takes to be successful, where people get stuck, and what inspires me. I even shared my thoughts on how physical training and outside experiences can mirror what we do in building our businesses. I even share how and why "shouting expletives" might be added to one of our Business School Bootcamp checklists. 

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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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Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project

This is the fourth article in Rob Reinhardt's special traveling blog series on crowdfunding. At the end of this article, you'll find a link to the next article in this series, located on another blog I find valuable for mental health professionals. Continue to follow the links to read all four articles and get introduced to valuable authors and content!

Musts for a Successful Crowdfunding Project 

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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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