Helping Therapists Love The Business Side of Private Practice

Welcome to Mountain Practice Journeys, a destination for therapists in private practice who want to rise above their fears related to owning and marketing their own therapy business.

Here at Mountain Practice Journeys you will receive support for the business side of your private practice, with a special focus on marketing, branding, networking, and niching.

If you are a private practice therapist and would like support and guidance regarding your therapy business, you’ve found the right place.

I'm here to help you with all things private practice!

-Cindy

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

You know you want to climb that $*%#&@! mountain, but it scares the hell out of you. You know that the view from the top is going to be amazing, but you are unsure of yourself and your abilities to make the climb. This is uncharted territory and you want a guide. I’m here to be that guide.

Mountain Practice Journeys offers a variety of services to help you reach your goal of being a successful therapist in private practice.

Currently I am focusing on Consultations (both in-person and online) and Web Design (currently booked until January 2020), while working on developing helpful online courses for therapists.

3 Words for Private Practice Success: Passion, Patience, and Persistence

3 Words for Private Practice Success

“What have I gotten myself into?” “I should have known that I couldn’t do this.” “This is much harder than I thought.” “Why can’t I make this work?” “Everyone else makes it look so easy.” It is likely that you have said some version of the words above to yourself or...
How Long Will It Take To Build My Private Practice?

How Long Will It Take To Build My Private Practice?

How Long Will It Take To Build My Private Practice? It depends. Don’t you hate that answer? It’s so unpredictable and full of unknowns, which can be very scary, especially when it’s your business and your livelihood is banking on your success. There’s nothing I can...
Networking Burnout Is A Thing

Networking Burnout Is A Thing

Are you burnt out on networking? If so, here are 2 practical scheduling solutions to save your sanity. Opening your new practice is so exciting! You just want to tell everyone about it. And networking is super important for building your practice. If you follow...
Why You Shouldn't Charge What You're Worth

Why You Shouldn’t Charge What You’re Worth

Fee setting can be tough, especially when you are a therapist new to private practice. You don’t want to charge too little, or too much. You’re probably a Goldilocks in that you want it to be “just right”. So, how do you get to this magical and elusive number?  ...
What To Do About Those Credit Card Processing Fees

What To Do About Those Credit Card Processing Fees

What To Do About Those Credit Card Processing Fees Short Answer: Don’t pass them along to your clients! It’s illegal and unethical.   Don’t Break The Law Or Be Unethical Depending upon your state and licensing board, it may be unethical or illegal to charge a...
How To Create Your Cancellation Policy

How To Create Your Cancellation Policy

How To Create Your Cancellation Policy Oftentimes therapists feel lost or overwhelmed when coming up with policies and procedures for their practice, and they struggle even more when it comes to following or enforcing them. In this post I’ll introduce you to some...
Managing Fear On Your Private Practice Journey

Managing Fear On Your Private Practice Journey

Managing Fear On Your Private Practice Journey Fear = Growth There are going to be several times throughout your private practice journey where you want to give up. I can immediately think of 5 of those instances for me! before my first day of grad school before my...
Don't Be Hateful, Be Grateful

Don’t Be Hateful, Be Grateful

With Thanksgiving coming around the corner, we are reminded of being grateful. Although, I hope you are expressing gratitude all throughout the year. This post is just getting started and I already want to express my gratitude for the amazing therapist community that...

I Do What I Want, So You Should Too

It’s the end of the year and I’m feeling a little sassy, so this post is about doing what you want in 2019! There’s so much “noise” out there when it comes to building your practice. I get the term “noise” from John Clarke, as he stresses the importance of reducing...

Should I Blog?

Do you like writing? Are you interested in having a blog on your website? Is blogging included in your marketing plan? Your answer to these questions will determine whether or not you should blog…If you answered “No,” then don’t blog.If you answered “Maybe,” then...

Do I Have To Offer A Sliding Scale?

The short answer is “no, you don’t have to.” The decisions that you face in your private practice are yours (and yours alone) to make. After all, you are the one who is left to work in your business, and you want your practice to work for you. You are going to run...

“Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.” – Idowu Koyenikan