The 7 Lies Therapists Tell Themselves That Keep Them Struggling, Broke, and Overwhelmed

We all have these little lies we tell ourselves. We even have the little lies that we tell each other. Often these little lies help us get through difficult situations. (One of my favorite little lies to myself at the moment is “my kids are just about to reach the age where they stop fighting…

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REALLY Understanding your Ideal Client

Yesterday, I had an amazing experience with someone who truly, deeply understood her ideal client. In fact, she understands them so well, her entire business is built around serving their needs. Now you know I’ve been nagging encouraging you all to really understand your ideal client. It’s truly an evolutionary process, but once you get…

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Are you costing yourself clients?

Here’s a quick quiz. What do you do when a new client calls? Let it go to voice mail and don’t return the call. Return the call as soon as possible; otherwise, they’ll schedule with another therapist first. Take the call and sort of fumble my way through it, hoping they don’t hear the uncertainty…

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The Best Social Media for Therapists

Last week, I was honored to have Tiffany Doner join my Monthly Practice-Building Success Workshop in Boca Raton. Tiffany is a local expert in social media, and she shared some excellent strategies with all of us at the event. And although we didn’t discuss it in advance, I was not surprised to learn that Tiffany’s…

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The Biggest Misconception About Marketing

I specialize in helping therapists market themselves and attract new clients. It’s something I love to do, and I am grateful every day that I get to do this work and help so many others serve their clients. I find marketing to be the peak of creativity; it challenges me to do my best work.…

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Barriers to Freedom

In my last post, I shared with you what freedom means to me, and how much I appreciate the freedom I’ve created in my life. For many of us, this is exactly what brought us into the field. The freedom to make a difference in the world without sacrificing the lifestyle we envision for ourselves.…

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What Freedom Means to Me

As some of you already know, I spent ten years working as a consultant before I got into private practice. I was so blessed to have worked all over the world, and I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries. This was an incredible experience, and it had such a profound impact on who I am…

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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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My 6-Figure Formula for just $0.99!

Today’s the day! It’s ¬†the launch of my new book, “Building a 6-Figure Private Practice: The Magic Formula for ¬†Psychotherapists”. I’m thrilled about this because it’s been a “project” for four years, and it’s finally coming to fruition! To purchase the book, click here. The Psychotherapy Six-Figure Formula If you are struggling to build your…

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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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