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Business Advice for Therapists

3 Steps To In Person Networking

You've made a coffee date with a colleague, you sit down to chat, and then your mind goes blank! What

should you say? Take a breath. You've got this!

When you are meeting with people in person here are the three steps to making the networking easy peasy!

1. Ask about them. Get to know them as a person before you get to know about their business. Do they have kids? Are they from the area? This is information you...

Beyond the couch

Therapists: Do You Need to Make More Money?

A new article was just posted that showed that 5 of the top 13 worst paying jobs that require a master's degree were all variations of counselors and helpers. Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, School Counselors, etc. all made the top list- despite these being positions that require not just a master's degree but specific training, expertise, licensure, and so much more.

As the end of the year approaches, it is time to get...

Business Advice for Therapists

Crisis in Private Practice – Are you prepared?

Recently I wrote about my experience of having a miscarriage and it's impact on my private practice (You can read about it here). I bring up this topic because I think often times our practices are ill prepared for when life happens to us.

As business owners, and often many of us are solo in our practices, we are the main instrument of service. When something stressful happens to us, it can impact our services. We are taught to get insurance in case of an accident. We are encouraged to have our wills in place. All fun stuff, right? But how do you get prepared when you are in private practice?

Business Advice for Therapists

ROI in Building a Private Practice

I enjoyed watching a recent discussion in an online forum after a person asked if they should invest in coaching.

Each respondent had their own theories as to if it was "worth it". Some said don't do it because you can get everything for free on your own. Others listed the people they used and recommended. And then one person brought up the cost and how many clients it would take to have a positive ROI (Return on Investment).

Return on investment is where you look at the time, energy, and money spent and measure that against the outcomes in terms of time, money, or energy. Not all ROI is monetary. For example, having someone clean my house saves me several hours a month, saves me the stress and allows me to work during that time but for me hands down the energy it saves me is the greatest return.