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Trailer For The Mountain Practice Journeys Podcast

Just in case you haven’t heard - I'm launching a podcast! And I’m very excited about it. It’s called Mountain Practice Journeys and it’s all about starting and growing your private practice. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but have...

Seasonal Inspiration: Autumn

Autumn is here bringing in abundance and prosperity. Autumn is also a time to begin slowing down. As you are slowing down from the joyfulness of Summer, it’s a good time to begin looking at the year thus far and reflecting on the lessons you’ve...

Plagiarism Is Rampant

I get it. When you’re a brand new therapist and you’re trying to think of copy for your new website, you feel stuck. You don’t know what to write. You think that you’re not a good writer. That someone else can write it better than you. I know I...

Therapists Not Returning Calls Is A Real Problem

Therapists not returning phone calls from potential clients is a REAL PROBLEM. I understand why it happens, but that’s no excuse. We’ve got to do better as a profession. I've had colleagues to return a potential client call two days later only to...

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,...

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...

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...

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 the new year! 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...