a happy therapist is a better therapist

Agencies can provide fantastic opportunities for many clinicians. For some therapists, there’s a longing for independence. There’s a frustration with bureaucracy. There’s a knowledge deep inside that you can still do the work you love with clients without working as many hours and attending meetings.

I’ve been there. When I worked in agencies, I longed for the autonomy and financial compensation of private practice. I was intimidated by the business side of things—working with insurance, getting referrals and creating efficient systems. I also worried that I didn’t have what it takes to be successful. I read books; I had business consultations; I picked the brains of so many private practitioners. When I took the risk, I was rewarded beyond my expectations and have loved practice-building ever since.

I am passionate about helping clinicians feel safe enough to take the leap that leads to work/life balance, less burn out, and more freedom. There are so many fantastic providers working too much for too little because of fear.

Turning Work Off

Remember when you were in school and there was this sense that you could never fully relax until you’d either completed all assignments or it was winter or summer break? Yeah, welcome to entrepreneurship. If you’re like me, your “to do” list is like a mogwai sprayed...

New Year, New Plan

Let’s do this thing, 2017! Rather than my usual, more verbose post today I’m gonna give you a worksheet. Here’s a little intro though, since you know I can’t hold myself back from writing: Guess what! You can build your business without planning. You don’t need to lay...

Supporting Suicide Survivors With Nate Wagner

When Nate Wagner and I first spoke in 2015 I was struck by his passion for his practice and supporting those who have lost loved ones to suicide. His memoir, Sibling Suicide: Journey from Despair to Hope, tells his story from his perspective as a brother and as a...


“Allison is a breath of fresh air! She provided me with clarity and helped me write the “permission slips” to building my successful private practice, when I was struggling to believe that I could create the type of practice I wanted.Allison has a warm personality and when I am consulting with her, she reminds me of my worth as a professional and person. I can not recommend Allison enough for either the new or seasoned practitioner,who needs guidance in creating their vision.”



“Allison is your best resource in creating an authentic practice that will help you over the years with client retention, burn out prevention, and finding your true path in the helping profession. She is an expert at marketing, networking, and has all the nuts and bolts of getting your practice off the ground. If you want a successful practice, I highly recommend starting with Allison as your first step.”


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