Ebru Halper of Family Services of Westchester
Ebru Halper, MHC-LP, is a psychotherapist at a community mental health clinic in White Plains, NY, where she works with a broad range of disorders across the lifespan. Her passion for women’s mental health issues led the way to this second career in counseling. Ebru has been published in a peer-led counseling journal, was interviewed for articles on infertility, and has presented at counseling conferences. She aspires to make her mark by creating a private practice that will provide psychotherapeutic support for individuals and couples struggling with maternal mental health issues, including infertility, PMAD/PPD, and transitions into parenthood. Ebru lives in Westport, CT with her husband and two kids who are her source of joy and motivation.
For Consult Monday, we discuss:
A saturated field means more referral resources and more clients: there is a need for your services.
- Your location can influence your rates
- Your specialty matters in a saturated market
- Clients will pay a reasonable fee, you just need to have the confidence
- Building great referral sources and networking can be really beneficial
Does Office Location Matter? (podcast referenced)
What I Wish I’d Said Wednesday
Jane Carter of Jane Carter Counseling
Jane Carter, LPC is a counselor and coach who is committed to helping therapists have more money, enjoyment, and freedom in their practice. She helps private practitioners feel inspired in their work, to use their creativity, and to successfully balance the roles of clinician & entrepreneur through a focus on both strategy and mindset. Jane is the founder of Brew Your Practice coaching and events, and is a speaker, writer, world-traveler, coffee-shop connoisseur, and local-craft-beer-snob. She can be reached at www.BrewYourPractice.com and www.JaneCarterCounseling.net.
For What I Wish I’d Said Wednesday we discuss:
If your clients are getting what they need, if you connect well, they will travel to you.
- State your fee confidently – people will pay your fees.
- Keep asking yourself what you want
- Your clients are in pain, they want help.
- Marketing needs to speak to emotions, not comparative metrics.
- If you feel like a failure, you may be succeeding.
- Good things come out of failure experiences when starting out.
- Building a private practice is about who you’ve become in the process.
Follow Through Friday
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Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS of Abundance Practice-Building
Allison Puryear is an LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different cities and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support. You can download a free private practice checklist to make sure you have your ducks in a row, get weekly private practice tips, and join the Abundance Practice-Building Group to gain the confidence and tools you need to succeed.