Practice-Building Success Workshop

One of the most difficult aspects of private practice is how isolating it can be. You are working one on one with your clients, but you don’t really have that strong connection with your peers. You don’t really get fresh ideas and learn insights from others about what’s working in private practice these days. You’d

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Give Yourself Permission

I know many of us say this to our clients, but I’m encouraging us to take a bit of our own advice: Give Yourself Permission. Give yourself permission to take your practice to the next level. Give yourself permission to start that practice you’ve been dreaming of. Give yourself permission to create a whole new

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Turning Your Passion into Your Practice

Ever wonder if you are on the right path in your life? Well, when you are on the right path, life just comes together for us. And when you’re off the path, well, I think we all know what that’s like. Gina Bender, founder of the Reinvention Studio, specializes in helping women find their divine

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Blast off!

When I first got started in my practice 9 years ago, I struggled. I struggled to make ends meet. I struggled to find clients. I struggled to get the fees I wanted to get. I struggled to build a consistent base of referrals. I felt as though I was failing miserably. So much so that

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Taking a Flight Lesson from the Blue Angels

We can put this same power of mental preparation to work for us. Prior to conducting a phone consultation with a potential new client, I spent a few moments and go through exactly how I want the conversation to go. I rehearse what I will say, I rehearse what the client might say, and I envision us building a positive rapport during this call. I always end this visualization with the client scheduling an appointment.

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Goal-setting for 2013

The holidays are over, the kids are back in school, our clients are ready to re-focus on therapy. If your practice is like mine, this is one of the busiest times of year. (Luckily, it’s also one of the most productive times of year for me. Hope it is for you as well.) But before

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Being a Therapist is a bit Like Being an Actor

Stumbled across this quote today: “For most actors, success is achieved through study, struggle, preparation, infinite trial and error, training, discipline, experience and work!” – Robert Cohen Granted, this is for acting, but if you change the word “actor” to “therapist”, doesn’t it apply to us as well. And in our profession, we have to struggle not

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