How to Grow Your Practice

I wanted to title this blog post “5 Reasons Why Your Practice isn’t Growing.” But that sounded too negative and too “markety.” By markety I mean something that sales people say to tap into their target buyer’s fears and sense of inadequacy. That’s not my intent or my goal. Instead, I want to speak to … Read more

How to “Get” Clients

Do You Really Want Clients? First – Want clients. It may seem like a given that everyone in business wants clients. However, I have observed that in service businesses some people are actually ambivalent. They want clients but also fear what getting clients will force them to confront about themselves. “Wanting clients” involves checking your … Read more

Ethics in Mental Health Practice- Double-booking and Overbooking

Ethics and Scheduling Psychotherapy Clients There are many things to consider with regard to ethics and scheduling psychotherapy clients. Here are just a few areas for consideration: Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of those who seek to schedule appointments with you, including HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH considerations. Fairness- Are you giving priority to certain clients … Read more

Is Private Practice Right for You?

Therapists in Popular Culture When I taught graduate students for over ten years, I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of them about their career interests. The vast majority of them had some interest in private practice. They had visions of beautiful offices with plush expensive furniture and high hourly rates. Well I am … Read more