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How to Have the Dress Code Talk With Your Group Practice

How to Have the Dress Code Talk With Your Group Practice

I don't know about y'all but the world has changed a little since I was in grad school. New grads and new group practice owners have reached out a lot recently about two things: tattoos visible in the office and the dreaded dress code conversation with new staff or...

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How to Start a Podcast

How to Start a Podcast

We get a lot of questions about the best way to start a podcast. First I’d get crystal clear on the point of your podcast. All the other stuff - the good microphone, the headphones, the software and platforms - that can come second. Ask yourself if your content has a...

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Being Professional When You’re Disappointed

Being Professional When You’re Disappointed

I get a lot of questions that sometimes showcase more disappointment and discomfort at a certain stage of practice building than they are questions about a business name or a cranky landlord. One issue that comes up a lot is what to do when someone has the same...

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How to Walk Away from Your To-Do List

How to Walk Away from Your To-Do List

Sometimes we think that being busy is a badge of honor - that being busy makes us look successful when we don't always feel like we are. That the more stressed we are, the more valid we are because hey, we're working hard, right? But it's easy to forget that work is...

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Is it Time to Hire a Social Media Manager?

Is it Time to Hire a Social Media Manager?

Social media marketing can fall in that funny category of feeling like work all the time or feeling like you're not actually 'working' if you're scrolling Instagram. If you're getting a lot of clients through your social media and you feel like you spend almost more...

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Is it Time to Raise Your Rates?

Is it Time to Raise Your Rates?

A lot of therapists wait to raise their rates at the “right time”, and truthfully it’s always the right time but imposter syndrome always tells us the opposite. So when do you raise your rates? There are three major milestones you can use to gauge when to raise your...

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Is My Cancellation Policy Fair?

Is My Cancellation Policy Fair?

There are a ton of opinions about the fairness of cancellation policies in Facebook groups, group chats, in group practices & probably even etched into a petroglyph somewhere. Fair is fair, & fair is subjective, so let’s look at the fairness of cancellation...

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Is Private Practice Right for Me?

Is Private Practice Right for Me?

Y’all know I’m a private practice proselytizer. I believe private practice is an excellent fit for the vast majority of the people it appeals to, but you can get stuck in a huge loop of private practice-free resource overload and not realize private practice may not...

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Is There a Niche Gray Area?

Is There a Niche Gray Area?

One of the questions I get most frequently is, Do I Have to Have a Niche? And I usually come down on the side of pro-niche. Here’s why: Having a niche helps you: Define your marketing strategy. Know where to network. Gain clarity for your practice.  I think of niches...

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Navigating Seeing Your Clients in the Dating App World

Navigating Seeing Your Clients in the Dating App World

I get a lot of Ask Allison questions about how to navigate seeing your client in public, but I also see a high volume of questions about what to do if you happen to bump into a client online, especially dating apps - the internet’s both a big and small place at the...

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Private- & Hobby-Based Social Media

Private- & Hobby-Based Social Media

In some ways, the internet broadens our world and helps us connect with clients, market, and create a supportive and awesome community. In other ways, it can create an unintentional fishbowl. If your client is in their 20s, 30s, or younger, without a doubt, social...

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Private Practice Naysayers

Private Practice Naysayers

Starting your own business brings Devil's Advocates out in force - but creating a private practice can also really amp up the self-doubt and negative self-talk. How do you keep from letting naysayers get stuck in your gears? As you gain momentum and as you keep...

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Taking Clients With You When You Open Your Own Practice

Taking Clients With You When You Open Your Own Practice

When we start our private practices, it can feel like a huge relief to take some clients with you from your old agency or group. Knowing you’re not starting at zero can be a huge boost for some therapists, but knowing the ethics behind it is also a majorly crucial...

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What a No-Cancellation Policy Can Mean for Your Practice

What a No-Cancellation Policy Can Mean for Your Practice

Having a structured schedule in your practice and life can make running your practice and business easier. Putting policies in place and enforcing them (kindly) can help you keep that structure in place. That includes a no-cancellation policy. A no-cancellation policy...

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Doing It Right Right At The Start

Doing It Right Right At The Start

Even when we’re entry-level, fresh out of grad school, we usually want to ensure we’re doing everything in our power to give our clients the best resources. How can we know if we’re giving our clients the best care if we maybe don’t have the best resources and...

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Finding Out Your Ideal Client is…You!

Finding Out Your Ideal Client is…You!

When we go through school, our internships, and agency work, we start to get an idea of who we do great work with, and what clients bring out the best of our clinical skills and flourish because of it. A great fit for you is also a great fit for your client, and great fits lead to healing which, come on, is awesome.

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Finding Confidence in Your Website Copy

Finding Confidence in Your Website Copy

When people join the Abundance Party or Inner Circle, one of their major pain points is their website copy; they’re afraid to show up or get started. They’ve had really bad feedback that was probably unwarranted or a little harsh or someone pointed out a grammar error a little too gleefully.

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How to Show Up As Yourself In Videos

How to Show Up As Yourself In Videos

It took me some time and some work to get comfortable on video – my Vimeo account is just a wasteland of starts and stops, flubbing what I’m saying, or just feeling like it wasn’t quite there yet. I have a lot to say on this subject so buckle up.

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