After working in community mental health for 3 years, Gabriel realized it wasn’t something he could sustain. He already had another successful business and he was ready to start another. But this time, he didn’t want it to be so challenging.
In this interview you will learn:
How to ditch googling for answers and get a structured plan
Why you might delay opportunity and growth at times
How to create a win win for yourself, your family and your clients
You have a checklist of things you need to get done to keep the engine of your practice humming along. You are so focused on getting that phone ringing because every time it does, it makes you feel a little bit more confident and secure that you know what you are doing.
Diana joined bootcamp after she had started her practice and had just left her full time job. She had one of those - “I have to make this work” kind of moments. She had some of her marketing in place, she had the website but she was overwhelmed.
There are many different successful private practice models. Today we talk to Lisa Savage about her model of melding private practice with school based mental health. Learn how much revenue she brings in (it will blow your mind), how much of that actually becomes profit (a way less mind-blowing number), and the best things she did to become a successful business owner today!
10 years ago when Kelly and I started helping therapists grow private practices there was next to no information online. Everything was behind membership sites or required expensive coaching to access. In the last 10 years the resources for therapists in private practices have exploded!
In one sense we are SO happy about that! We LOVE that therapists can access so much great content anytime they need it. But now, what we are hearing from therapists is that they are getting TOO much information. They need to discern what information makes sense for them and their unique practices.
I’ve never met Dr. T in person but I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time because of our connection online. She does some amazing work around social media ethics in private practice in addition to her private practice work and consultation work for therapists.
Lauran is a counselor in Orlando, FL who cares deeply about people having powerful, transformational experiences in counseling.
She is a self-professed wounded healer who came to psychotherapy as a second career after being a school teacher for many years. Listen to the podcast below for a little snippet of her story.
Beth Medina, psychotherapist and business coach joins us on the podcast today to talk about how she uses brainspotting to help business owners overcome the blocks they face in private practice.
I invited Lisa Savage and Kim Knight onto the podcast to share their insights into the needs of clinicians of color who are in private practice. Their facebook group is an ongoing, empowering place to support clinicians.
I remember Marca logging in to the first Bootcamp kickoff group coaching call last year. It has been delightful to coach her through the process of coming back from burn out to launching into private practice. I think a LOT of people can identify with many piece of her journey that she was kind enough to permit to be shared with y’all for some inspiration!
PLEASE read her entire story and see what it REALLY takes to make that kind of fast progress in private practice. There is often a LOT that happens behind the scenes of successful therapists.
Marca enrolled in Business School Bootcamp for Therapists January 31, 2018. February 2nd, I posted a question in the community group asking 2018 enrollees to share what has changed since they enrolled, and she posted this on February 4th, 2019. Here is here story in her own words:
We are talking about money. We all want to make money, but we don’t always love talking about it. We want to focus on the clinical work and ignore the money, but the two are absolutely intertwined!
FEAR NOT - we’ve got a plan.
In this training we talked about how to break down how your vision leads to you determining your fee. You will walk away with a clear formula on how to determine your fee, how to talk about your fee with new clients and how to raise that fee with current clients. We will also talk about what to do if you take insurance or sliding scale clients.
A lot of courses focus on marketing. It’s one of the first things we jump to when we think about our practices - how to get clients in the door. But you notice how we didn’t start with marketing? You notice how we wanted you to get clear on what services you provide and WHO you want to serve?
Now it’s time to dig a little deeper. This training is focussed on NICHE.
Why do we say dig deeper? It takes a lot of reflection and honesty to niche well. It takes bravery too!
Whether your are solo in practice or have a group practice with a ton of clinicians, niche plays a pivotal role in client outcomes and we can’t wait to show you how. Our next training is going to cover how to niche, how to keep your practice diverse and how niche is to the benefit of the client AND to YOU the clinician.
We need a paradigm shift in private practice. Over 1000 searches per month for burnout in psychology, 880 for burnout in social work, our profession is suffering, and it isn’t ok! Click play to watch the free training below that talks about what it will really take to make a big change in our profession! Bonus: Some amazing discounts and giveaways for everyone who watches are included!
Being a relationship therapist in San Francisco can be scary! There a lot of therapists in a small geographical area, and there is a lot of stiff competition for getting to the first page of Google. So, what do you do when you are in a saturated market?
As we are in the midst of the private practice challenge, we are talking about marketing. Kelly and Miranda share some common themes they see in private practice owners who want to make marketing easy. Check out this podcast and share with your friends!
2019 is going to be THE year for not only more income but BETTER outcomes in your practice. Our first week in the series was all about Private Practice Vision and how it impacts clinical outcomes AND income! Your private practice vision is Step 1 in creating your private practice business plan as a therapist.
In this training we talked about how to create a vision that will be the cornerstone for your private practice. We address some of the tops myths about success and how to start making changes whether you are starting out or have been in private practice for decades.
We are in the midst of our private practice challenge and we feel so alive talking to clinicians across the globe about their practices and the importance of outcomes to them and to their clients. In this podcast we delve into why outcomes matter, how outcomes inform your planning and your income, and how to integrate outcomes into your business starting now.
I know that in a few weeks we will be spending 5 weeks together LIVE talking about the many ways that you can improve clinical outcomes while also increasing your private practice income. But, I wanted to talk about something amazing and tangible that you can start doing TODAY in private practice. While you can do this ANYTIME (and you should do it regularly), this is something that is lovely to do at the close/start of a year.
(If you haven’t heard about the FREE 2019 Private Practice Challenge click here to grab one of our limited seats. We will spend 5 weeks together focused on improving clinical outcomes AND improving your business and income for 2019!)
I know you. It wouldn’t matter if your income doubled if you didn’t feel good about the work you were doing with clients. One of the things that they don’t teach us in grad school is that the business decisions we make can absolutely impact our clinical care and outcomes.
I see people on therapist groups talking about how successful private practice is dying or unrealistic because of insurance rates, stigma, or insert whatever other reason here. And, it frustrates me.
Do you even know what questions to ask when launching a passive income stream? The truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know. That is especially true when we start to explore the additional moving parts present in income streams that are online, virtual, written, or recorded. We know how to ensure our direct services are protected, but passive income is a whole new world.
Are you ready for 2019 to be your happiest, and most profitable year in private practice yet? Join the FREE Private Practice Challenge for 2019. For five weeks we will work together to get you the inspiration, information, and direction you need to start 2019 off right for a focused, and profitable year in private practice.
Uriah Guilford, LMFT is a private practice owner and founder of productivetherapist.com He shares his own experience of developing other streams of income and how a virtual assistant can help with the process. He and Kelly have a wonderful conversation that will help inspire you about passive income, while also helping you explore what a virtual assistant can and cannot do.
Are you completely stuck and shut down when it comes to even listing out passive income ideas? Sometimes when we’ve been working for a long time, are burnt out, or fearful our creativity can get completely hampered. Sometimes, looking at passive income ideas can help unlock that creativity. So, today, I am going to list many passive income ideas!
You’ve done a LOT of work to build your business to a place now where it is flowing, sustaining, and a full-time income. You’ve got the amount of clients that you need or want, maybe more than you need or want. Now you finally have some room to pause, reflect, and develop something that elegantly adds to your business, while also serving you, your clients, and your community!
Ok- so you’ve dug deep into your business and you’ve streamlined to create some time. You’ve looked at your current business plan in your business and taken steps to ensure your CURRENT stream of income is truly profitable and done the work needed to tweak it if it isn’t (raising your fee, dropping that insurance panel that pays terribly, etc.) Now it is time to set up your current business and current stream of income for a 4 month vacation.
I know… I know… your money issue is that you need income coming in… But, is that it? Whatever issues you have with money in your personal life, in your business finances, and your business plan- those patterns tend to track to any new venture including one relating to passive income.
Last week we talked about the idea of Passive Income to start building up income that doesn’t require you to directly work. I know you are VERY excited about creating passive income that could take care of your living expenses without seeing a bajillion clients a week, but before you do that- you have some work to do…
You love your work. You love helping people. But, you’ve realized you can only see so many clients and do really great work. Or, maybe you’ve realized that the kind of work you’ve done for so many years is starting to wear on your body in a way that you need some time to recover. Or, maybe you just want to live debt free or send your kid to college. Whatever the reason, you are searching for how to make more money, or passive income ideas, or passive income for therapists for inspiration and how-tos.
This interview was a tad vulnerable for me. I'm introducing my husband for the first time to our community. He's a gem. Patient, calm, and generally quiet, I was able to get him to share his experience of watching me build my practice. We also talk about what it's like for me to be on the other side, watching him in his new endeavor of running a bookkeeping business.
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