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Preparing for the Christmas Holidays
Do you take holidays in your private practice?  I know some therapists who only take Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New ...
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Planning for the Unexpected
As an entrepreneur, most of us have dreamed of flexibility in our schedules and time off when we want it ...
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Tired of selling yourself to get new clients?
One of the things I hear most from therapists and counsellors trying to grow their private practice is how much ...
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Should you create an online course?
Online courses are extremely popular these days. I hear from a lot of therapists that they’re either thinking about creating ...
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How many referral sources do you need?
One of the things therapists and counselors new to private practice want to know, is “how many referral sources do ...
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How and When Should You Increase Your Fees in Private Practice?
As an entrepreneur you are in charge of setting your rates and deciding when you get a raise in your ...
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How to manage stress in private practice
How to Manage Stress in Private Practice
As a mental health professional, hearing out your clients' stress-related issues is part of your daily grind. But, how often ...
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How Important is Having a Niche in Private Practice Success?
I chose to write about this topic this week because it’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get ...
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Taking your private practice to the next level
Taking Your Private Practice to the Next Level
When I speak with new therapists and counsellors, or practitioners who are new to private practice, I often ask them ...
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How to avoid feeling isolated in private practice
How to Avoid Feeling Isolated in Private Practice
One of the biggest concerns I hear from both new and experienced therapists and counsellors who are considering private practice ...
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3 Ways to Ramp Up Your Private Practice at the End of Summer
The end of August is the time of year when we start to feel a quickening in the energy around ...
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How to Incorporate Your Spiritual Practice into Your Work
What is "spiritual practice," exactly? As a follow up to last week's article, "Does Spiritual Practice Belong in Private Practice?", ...
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Does Spiritual Practice Belong in Private Practice?
As the founder and organizer of the Build Your Private Practice community, I typically share tools, tips, and advice on ...
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5 Ways to Determine if You’re Ready to Start Running Groups
If you’re anything like most therapists I speak with, you’re probably interested in running groups at some point in your ...
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How Do You Handle the Slow Months as an Entrepreneur?
Over the years, as an entrepreneur in private practice, I’ve noticed a trend in the number of intakes and clients ...
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When Do Business Owners Take a Vacation?
As a practitioner in private practice, when was the last time you went on vacation? I don’t mean taking a ...
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How To Make Your Psychology Today Profile Work For You
How to Make Your Psychology Today Profile Work for You
We’ve all heard those stories of professionals who filled their practice up by placing a simple ad on Psychology Today ...
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Clients
Why Turning Away Clients Is a Good Thing
What do most new therapists have in common? I’ll give you a hint. This mistake, which almost all new therapists ...
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Essential Tips to Consider When Offering Online Therapy
Do you want to offer online therapy, but don’t know where to begin? You can check out my Master Class ...
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Should You Charge Less for Online Therapy?
When I first started out as a therapist in 2014, I didn’t know anyone who offered online therapy – except ...
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How to Get Your First 10 Clients
When you’re new to private practice and are feeling nervous about taking the leap from being a full-time employee to ...
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How Do You Advertise Yourself When You Offer Multiple Services?
Many therapists and counsellors have multiple offerings or services, and it can quickly become confusing and complicated when you are ...
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Have you gone paperless in your Private Practice yet?
I’ve moved 3 times since I opened my private practice in 2015. First, from Ontario to New Brunswick, then from ...
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Discounts are passé anyway …
You can't start up a private practice without being introduced to the "M"-word .... marketing. A good percentage of the ...
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What does starting up a private practice really cost?
New counsellors and therapists often ask, “what will starting up a private practice really cost me?” Believe it or not, ...
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Tracking Your Finances 101: 5 Things You Must Do To Set Your Private Practice Up For Success
As a new therapist or counsellor in private practice, the finances end of things can be scary. There is so ...
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4 Ways To Know If You Have Too Many Clients
It might sound a little crazy, but having too many clients can be a common (and very real!) problem for ...
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SNEAK PEAK into the Build Your Private Practice Mastermind Course!
By now, you've probably already heard about the 8-week Build Your Private Practice Mastermind Course, and you're wondering what it's ...
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Master Classes Coming Soon!
In our Build Your Private Practice Facebook Group, there have been a lot of questions about how to grow your private practice! ...
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Registration opens for the 8-week Build Your Private Practice Mastermind Course on April 11, 2019!
Nearly 3 years ago, I was being asked on a weekly basis to help out my peers and colleagues who ...
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