Prepping the Practitioner

How to Build, Maintain,
and Love Your Private Practice

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When you think about your ideal job as a therapist, what does that look like?

If you are anything like I was at the onset of my graduate program, I knew I wanted to own a private practice. I assumed that all it took was to complete my program, get licensed, and then I would be set for the rest of my career. I thought that once I checked those boxes, I would have all the information needed to open a practice and it would be an easy process.

While I am very thankful for the educational component of my graduate program in teaching me how to be a good therapist, what it did not teach me was how to also be a business owner, and a successful one at that. In the beginning, I wondered if it was only my program that was limited in preparing students for this kind of work. As I have talked with many colleagues who own their practices over the years, I have learned that this sense of being completely unprepared in the beginning seems to be the norm rather than the exception.

When we think about it that way, is it really that surprising that a fair number of therapists who venture out on their own don’t end up making it?

Can private practice really be done?

I have been on the other side of the coin before owning my own practice and felt absolutely burnt out, undervalued, underpaid, and at the mercy of those who I worked for; no one should have to go to work and feel that way on a consistent basis. I also remember feeling like there weren’t a whole lot of other options at that time in my life because I would hear other therapists talk about how private practice can’t make it. They felt that it just couldn’t be done, or at least not as your full-time job and expect to be successful without having something else or someone else to fall back on.

Those therapists were not completely wrong, there is no doubt that some private practices don’t make it. However, this is not all practices. I am here to tell you that yes, private practice can be done! While I can’t speak to everyone’s experience, what I can speak to is my own success that I’ve had in private practice and what worked for me. Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours educating myself on what it takes to build, maintain, and truly love my private practice and my goal now is to make this a possibility for as many therapists as possible.

If you feel that you are truly ready to take the next step in your career and have the private practice of your dreams, this course is a great first step towards ensuring your success in achieving that goal!

So, what does this course include?

This course will teach you everything you need to know to build, maintain, and love your private practice. Topics include:

  • How to figure out who your ideal client is and how to make sure that is who is showing up in your office
  • Finding the right office space for you
  • The differences between cash pay or insurance practices
  • The ins and outs of insurance billing
  • How to best market your practice (website building, social media, etc.)
  • Networking with other professionals and unique referral sources
  • Online systems that will run aspects of your practice for you
  • Productivity hacks
  • Worksheets, templates, and scripts for running your practice

This course will run for six weeks and consist of coursework modules on each of the above topics plus others as well as a thirty minute individual coaching session with myself so you can get all the help you need in building your practice.

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What to expect next?

Each week leading up to the course you will receive an email providing you with continued updates, some private practice tips, as well as how to best prepare for the course.

If you feel that you are ready to take the first step in building your dream practice, I invite you to sign up now!

I look forward to helping you build your dream practice!

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building your dream practice.

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4291 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Suite #202
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

alicia@springspsychotherapy.com
(719) 452-8620

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