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.

The Myth of the Saturated Market

When my family moved to Seattle this phrase “saturated market” kept coming up. I worried that in a city with more than 1,200 therapists listed on Psychology Today, I wouldn’t have a place. Because I didn’t really have the option to fail, I tried my best not to pay...

Passing The Buck

So we’ve talked about saying no in our practice. We’ve talked about making sure you’re fitting your practice into your life (rather than vice versa), working when you want, marketing the right way for you, upholding your no show and late cancellation policy… I could...

Two Days To Build Your Practice

I haven’t written for the sake of promotion since last August when I went on my launch/promotional blitz and hated it. Those of you who hung in there with me through that, thanks! Last week I talked about how one of the company values is that we are ambitious and not...


“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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