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Private Practice Blog

by Cindy Norton of Mountain Practice Journeys
The Private Practice Blog here at Mountain Practice Journeys offers encouragement and support for counselors and therapists who are new to private practice. You will find helpful information related to the business side of private practice, including branding, marketing, networking, websites, and much more.
The True Purpose of Open Path

The True Purpose of Open Path

First Of All, What Is Open Path? Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care - at a steeply reduced rate - to individuals, couples, children, and families in...

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Do I Have To Offer A Sliding Scale?

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...

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Should I Blog?

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...

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I Do What I Want, So You Should Too

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?  ...

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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...

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3 Words for Private Practice Success

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...

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