When I was a little girl, I decided I wanted to “become a psychologist.” I didn’t know a thing about the different licensures available, or even that one needed to be licensed to counsel people. I just knew I needed to help people. Even applying and being accepted into graduate school was kind of a whirlwind. It is shocking to me in retrospect how little information I had.
I’ve talked to hundreds (if not thousands) of therapists from all around the world. Almost of them LOVE their job (“job” meaning actually sitting down to do psychotherapy with clients). However, quite a few are really unhappy with their job or financial situation.
Sometimes it is hard to know what is working and what is most important when starting a private practice, or when trying to figure out how to get clients calling when you are in private practice. We asked some of the alumni of our Business School Bootcamp for Therapists what some of their pieces of advice are about building a private practice today. If you are looking for more support and guidance- check out our free monthly trainings here and join us for the 6 week Private Practice Challenge!
About 84 percent of American households have a computer and about 73 percent of those computer owners also have Internet access. With the growth in smartphones, tablets and computers suffice it to say that the Internet is here to stay. So, how much do you truly know about digital technology and what it can do for your business?
It is empowering to view your business through the lens of your client. In doing this you can begin to create a plan to adjust your business to become safer, better branded, streamlined, and more lucrative, all while setting a professional precedent for clients and referral sources.
As a therapist, your social media presence may not seem important, but it certainly should be. Just having a professional website isn’t enough anymore. After all, as of 2016, about 78% of Americans have a social media profile. If you aren’t taking advantage of all that social media has to offer, then you are missing out when it comes to drawing in new clients.
In my everyday interactions with helping professionals, I’ve come across a pattern of behavior and a specific mindset that holds so many of us back. This configuration of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings is so common in my experience, that I’ve decided to give it a name: “Sacrificial Helping Syndrome.”
2016 was a hard year for many people for many different reasons. In the world, there were huge conflicts and divisive messages. There was so much tragedy and loss. It can feel like our lives (and our focus) have been overwhelmed with what’s happening “out there” in the world, leaving us with unmet goals and dreams.
ecoming a successful therapist would be so much easier if you were told exactly what to do to make it all work out. So often we get thrown off course by the growing pains or obstacles that are actually fairly predictable.
Employment opportunities for MFTs continue to increase in California, in conjunction with recognition of the value that our expertise in systemic and relational work brings to integrated, expanded structures of care. What now?
Running a streamlined, safe and lucrative practice requires an in-depth understanding of how revenue drives critical numbers. With revenue tracking and management of these numbers a clear trajectory emerges allowing you to set goals for personal, professional and financial success.
Live video streams are the latest medium for small businesses that want to harness a larger audience and gain new clients. Despite its relative newness in the social media world, video streaming is already proving effective. Not only are live videos versatile, they also showcase open and honest communication. Below are a few ways you can employ live streaming to connect on a deeper level with both current and potential clients.