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https://youtu.be/co7ohwUoI24   Too often I hear therapists tell me "I took all my referral sources some business cards and brochures." OR "I have a website and post on social media every week, why am I not getting more referrals?" It's not one and done.  ...

https://youtu.be/5x-TXyoq38Y   At some point you have to decide to begin. Once you decide then you have to be relentless. If you have the long term vision of what you want your practice to be you have to set a start date. You won't have answers to every problem...

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Success is not a limited commodity. Everyone can have as much success as they want. Just because you have more success doesn't mean you are taking away my ability to succeed....

 
Imagine the warm sun on your face, the sound of waves gently crashing on the sand, the water just touching your feet as the tide comes in and out as you lounge in your new beach chair, the ocean breeze bringing that refreshing smell only it can.
 
Decisions are made this way. No, not you sitting in such a serene place thinking and deciding on where you will have lunch. I'm talking about the imagination part of the exercise above.
 
Each of us makes a decision to do or not do something twice. First, we have to imagine ourselves doing or not doing that thing we are contemplating. Most of us make this decision on pure emotion when we should be using our intellect and reason.

It's easy to get bogged down in the technology that we use for our private practice. So many distractions. What works? What's worth my time? What will save me time and make my life easier? Below is a list of tools that I use every...

 

Are you thinking about starting a private practice? Starting and running a small business is no small thing. Are there signs that you may be a future therapy practice owner?

 

I have the privilege of talking to practice owners from all over. There are some constants when it comes to owning a successful private practice.

 

I also have the opportunity to consult with practice owners who have made some mistakes. I have made my fair share too. Many of these mistakes were avoidable. This is why I created the Start a Therapy Practice websitepodcast, book and The Academy of Private Practice.

 

Below are the skills and characteristics of a future practice owner:

 
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I am always looking for good therapists to hire. Even if I don't have a full caseload for a new therapist, I am always looking for therapists to hire part time or in the future.

Even if you are a solo practitioner, you should be looking for therapists to hire later on. Start networking, and collect names of people to hire.

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In my many years of interviewing and consulting with private practitioners I have found a common thread when it comes to newbie mistakes.  I want to share these with you in hopes that you can avoid them from the get go and begin private practice on the right foot.  If you are already in private practice, this list will still help you evaluate where you are and where you want to go.

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A short video for my fellow Rebel Therapists