If you don’t have your own website yet, the time has come.
Gone are the days when a new clinician could hang out a shingle, buy a Yellow Pages listing, and be assured a steady stream of clients. If you want to reach new clients today, you need an online presence. Even if clients find you through referrals or word-of-mouth, they will still want to research you online before booking their first session.
You know you want to be a private practice therapist, but a website with the word “therapist” doesn’t do it justice. Your practice centers around your personality. In private practice, your career depends on your wellbeing and the quality of your services. When you determine those people with whom you do your best work, you increase chances of attuned success. Narrowing down your niche leaves your clients more satisfied with your level of expertise. By niching, you find more ideal clients – faster – while your clients know they’re in good hands. They won’t need to spend extra time educating you on the basics of their particular struggles. As a specialized clinician, you spend less time on surface-level details, are faster able to dive into nuance, and find stability within focus. Why Create a Specialty in the First Place? Limits Make You More Attractive Choosing a specialty for your private practice attracts people who want to work directly with you, provides higher quality services to better-fit clients, saves overall energy and money, and allows you to hone your marketing efforts. Whittling down your potential client base frees your time and increases workplace enjoyment. Happy clients then lead to subsequent word-of-mouth referrals. Knowing Your Strengths Helps... Continue Reading
Starting a private practice comes with many steps. You have to think about everything from office space to insurance credentialing to finding the right staff. Each one of these steps comes with its own plethora of paperwork.
Getting your practice off the ground is no easy feat and trust us when we say you don’t want anything weighing you down as you’re trying to grow — especially not file cabinets filled with paperwork.
Though creating a paperless practice may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be — especially if you are intentional about creating a paper-free office from the beginning.
Whether you’re already committed to creating a paperless office or you’re on the fence about letting go of your treasured file cabinets, read on to learn what benefits a paperless office holds and how you can go paperless with a few easy steps.
Once you’ve gotten your license, you might be ready to take the next step in your career and move into private practice. This seems like an expensive proposition, and you may not be able to quit your day job to jump head first into this venture. However, the cost of opening your own practice doesn’t have to be out of reach.
Many early career professionals find that one paycheck is not enough to support themselves. If you need more financial stability, consider developing a second stream of income. We have some ideas: http://ow.ly/y3gK50Gd2Ap
If you’ve ever felt like you have failed a client during therapy, you're definitely not alone. See how you can learn from your mistakes to provide the best possible treatment to the next client that walks through your door: http://ow.ly/hSV250G8uXP