When Jeffrey Sumber opened his private practice, he spent six months working his tail off to get to 12 consistent clients. But once he hit that magic number, the momentum began building into an unstoppable snowball. And that’s what happens in business. You market yourself, you build relationships and networks, you build referral sources… And [Read more…]
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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Margaret Thompson wrote one ad. Just one. And that advertisement for in-person seminars immediately led to hundreds of calls and formed the foundation of a thriving private practice. For a little teaser: Margaret uses in-person seminars the way many people use webinars these days: An ad gathers interest, people sign up, Margaret and her team [Read more…]
When Jennifer Bullock transitioned to private practice, she had a 1 year goal of revenue and the number of clients seeing her. Thanks to her comprehensive and creative Internet presence, and only focusing on one or two social media avenues, she hit that goal in 3 months. Session 11 shows you how she did it! [Read more…]
Getting consistent referrals to your private practice is the cornerstone of success. But where do you begin? Christopher Holtz spent 9 months building a network of referral sources and seeing clients, all while working a full-time job in a group practice. In what little spare time he had, he’d pound the pavement, walking into the [Read more…]
If you are in private practice, you are not a psychotherapist. You are a small business owner. Sure, you have clients to see. But that’s only half of your job. The other half of your job is running a business. And if the business owner doesn’t do their job, you won’t have clients to see. [Read more…]
If you’re a generalist, most people won’t remember who you are. If you want more referrals to your private practice, people need to remember you. And they only remember you if you’re a specialist. Steven Unruh of Unruh Mediation shares his Therapist Experience in this fantastic episode on generalists vs specialists. In This Episode, You’ll [Read more…]
While Psychology Today and a great website are important marketing pieces, it’s still possible to grow a thriving private practice the old fashioned way: Face to face marketing and interactions. Amy Fehlberg shares how she has allowed referral sources to know, like and trust her by pounding the pavement, and having as many face to [Read more…]
What happens when sex, LGBTQ+, religion & marketing collide while opening a private practice in a conservative area? Tamara Powell shares her experience in starting Arya Therapy. In this episode, you’ll hear about how Tamara experienced pushback from the local community and established private practices due to her unorthodox marketing approach and the niche she [Read more…]
Kelley Kitley has managed to ignite her private practice on fire through a combination of hustle, passion and growing a brand for herself on Facebook. Have you ever had a client come to you and say, “You’re fabulous with your marketing?” If not, then you need to listen to how Kelley started and grew her [Read more…]
If you’re not charging enough as a therapist, you must listen to Diann Wingert share her journey from charging $100 per session to $220 per session. By going from a generalist to a specialist, Diann realized she could charge more, provide better counseling, and enjoy being in private practice more. In This Episode, You’ll Learn: [Read more…]