The first year in private practice for Amy Van Slambrook was a slammin’ success thanks to her running a low-cost weekend retreat through her church. After that, her practice had its natural ups and downs, but ended up getting on the fast track to success again after she hired Julie Hanks, a business coach for […]
The Therapist Experience Podcast
Welcome to The Therapist Experience Podcast, the podcast where we interview successful therapists about what it's really like growing a private practice.
The Therapist Experience provides you with a full MBA in private practice building, and it's everything you wish you had learned in grad school but they never taught you.
We discuss everything from private practice marketing, the entrepreneurial journey, income streams, the importance of niching down, what to charge per session, how to use technology to grow your practice, and the roller coaster of being a business owner. Learn from other mental health professionals about what worked for them in marketing their private practice and their overall entrepreneurial journey, so you can grow a thriving private practice yourself!
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Imagine being in grad school and listening to a taped session of yourself. You think you’re doing well, and then your teacher says, “That you, John Wayne?” And what he was getting at is that your tone was just so bland and so impersonal, the exact opposite of how you want to portray yourself as […]
TTE 25: Growing a Private Practice Through Workshops, Online Advertising & Networking with Local Non-Profits
Jason Polk started seeing his first clients on the weekend while working full-time at an agency. 13 months ago he left his full-time job to focus full-time on his private practice. This is his Therapist Experience about how he grew his private practice through workshops, online advertising, and networking with local non-profits. We also how […]
Jayme Yodice uses creativity in private practice to generate new revenue streams that can help her scale her private practice & help more people. She recently took Dr. Sears’ Wellness Curriculum and became a certified health coach. From there, she was able to create & sell health and wellness programs through the umbrella of her […]
Sara has over 25 years of experience working with children and families. So, what did she do after opening her private practice only 3 months ago? She niched down into working with families and children through the pain of divorce, applying her years of experience to helping her grow her private practice quickly. In this […]
Networking with religious & spiritual leaders can be an overlooked way of growing a successful private practice. For Douglas Shoaff, it was the most natural way. Here is Doug’s advice on how he uses technology to help grow his practice, and grow his referral source network through his connections to church leaders in his community. […]
Elizabeth Magro opened a part-time private practice in 2010. And over the next 5 years, she slowly dipped her toes more and more in the entrepreneurial water until it became a full-time business for her. Along the way, even though the practice was becoming more and more successful by the day, she constantly struggled with […]
TTE 20: Leveraging Relationships With College Counseling Centers to Build a Thriving Private Practice
Traci Lowenthal made one phone call to market her private practice when she opened: To schedule lunch with the director of a local college counseling center. And that one phone call formed the foundation of a thriving, 2 location, private practice serving the LGBTQIA community. In This Episode, You’ll Learn: – The importance of location […]
Rajani Venkatraman Levis has mastered building a private practice that is unique to her, her history, background and cultural experiences. By both understanding who she is and remaining unique to herself, Rajani has created a thriving practice that has helped individuals overcome trauma around the world In This Episode, You’ll Learn: – The importance of […]
TTE 18: From Generalist to Specialist: The Journey to a Unique Selling Proposition with Stephanie Adams
Business 101 for therapists. There’s no other way to describe this episode. After building and closing down one private practice, Stephanie Adams understood she needed to transition from being a generalist to a specialist. She defined her Unique Selling Proposition, understood her lifetime value, and began marketing to generate a positive return on investment for […]