Sue Bates of Sue Bates Counseling
For Consult Monday, we discuss:
- When you relocate do you want to do online therapy with current clients?
- Do you have out of pocket rates prepared to vary between your old location and current location?
- Network in your new community: who are your referral sources in your new area?
- Check with any full therapists in your niche as referral sources.
- Be aware of your networking style and potential volume as well as local resources.
- Consider insurance panels and Psychology Today to assist in getting your name out there.
What I Wish I’d Said Wednesday
John Clark of Private Practice Workshop
John Clarke, MA, EdS, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and the founder of PrivatePracticeWorkshop.com where he helps therapists build or grow a thriving private-pay practice. He’s also the founder and director of Charlotte Counseling and Wellness, a group practice that offers innovative, evidence-based therapy and coaching in Charlotte, NC for busy, anxious professionals.
For What I Wish I’d Said Wednesday we discuss:
- It can be easier to start out of pocket and move to insurance than the other way around.
- Networking and referrals can be online or in person: make a splash in the way you’re comfortable.
- Yelp.com as a tool for therapists and referrals
- SEO Resources: create services heading and an individual page for each service you provide on your website
- Think about using regional key words specific to your new area.
- New practice spaces: subleasing your office can help you network
Follow Through Friday
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.