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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What a six figure practice really looks like

What a six figure practice really looks like

*Last updated 9/3/19

6 Figures in Private Practice. How much can you really make in private practice? What’s a therapist’s salary like when they own their own business?

6 figures sounds appealing.

In the marketing world it can mean success, a thriving business, or at the very least it conveys the sense of stability. 

When I ask people joining bootcamp about their financial goals, I often hear "I want to make six figures." 

My response is: Where did that number come from?

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No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

The clock ticks past the hour and your client isn’t there. You wait. You stare at the couch (maybe contemplate taking a nap) and your anticipation builds. Are they not showing up for their appointment?

It happens. People miss appointments. Heck, I’ve missed appointments. For some practices it happens often and for others it is something they worry will happen. More often than not, the worry is because every late cancellation or no-show has been handled on a case by case basis and there are no processes in place.

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Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

Expanding into Group Practice: Does it Make Sense?

You’ve looked at all the options for growing your practice. You could work more hours and see clients yourself, add in group therapy work, intensives or some other service, you could add online streams of income or you could start adding clinicians to your private practice and begin expanding into a group therapy practice.

A group practice could 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. We want to help you explore the possibility of expanding into a group private practice and avoid some of the common missteps that people make.

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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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A Dad's Perfect Practice

A Dad's Perfect Practice

“I thought I already knew everything and realized I don’t know anything.”

You know how to do therapy, but do you know how to create a practice that is right for you and your family? Adam, a clinical psychologist in Arizona shares how he built a part time practice with insurance and cash pay clients that allowed him to be present for his two small children and teach at the university. He created a great fit for himself and his clients.

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Costs for starting a counseling practice in 2019

Costs for starting a counseling practice in 2019

Did you know that launching a successful psychotherapy practice is easy and an incredibly low investment?

You have done most of the hard work already- you have gotten a master’s degree, hundreds of hours of supervision and gone to weeks worth of advanced training. You have already made the most significant financial investment in gaining this clinical expertise that is wanted and needed in the world.

Now you are ready to start your own private practice AKA create a business out of your passion for helping humans heal.

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The Power of Proximity - Therapists in Community

The Power of Proximity - Therapists in Community

Joe Sanok from Practice of the Practice joins the podcast today to share about the power of community as you build your private practice. Check out his upcoming Killin’ It Camp here.

In this podcast we discuss:

  1. How the landscape of private practice community has changed

  2. How community can eliminate the hierarchy of learning and be more collaborative

  3. The importance of in person learning and relationship building

  4. What is needed for success in a community

  5. Why being in person is so valuable

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An Introvert’s Guide to Bootcamp - Yolanda’s Story

An Introvert’s Guide to Bootcamp - Yolanda’s Story

You recharge from being alone, away from groups of people or interacting with others. Your introversion is your greatest power. It is what allows you to connect deeply with others, to feel with your clients and to see the subtleties of the world around you. Yolanda shares this and more in her experience as a clinician who is introverted, who is HSP and who has built a group practice using Business School Bootcamp for Therapists.

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