Dr. Linda Shanti McCabe sees her roles as a parent and business owner as interconnected and always in motion. In this conversation we walk through some of the most challenging things about wearing both of those hats. We talk about finances, child care, time management, identity, and more. You’ll love how down to earth and honest Linda is about all of it.
Renee Beck didn’t waste any time in her therapy business watering down her. Right out the gate, she put her more alternative work front and center and built a practice working with alternative healers and artists. Listen as she shares the steps she takes to bring in her right-fit clients and how she handles the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
Thien Pham says she never imagined she’d be here. In this conversation, she shares her journey of moving to a new city, transitioning into private practice, and working through all of the money issues that came up. Listen as she shares how she took the leap of faith and built the business she has now.
When you find your niche and your calling, bringing the right clients into your business becomes pretty much inevitable. Lily Sun is fascinated with what it means to be single today, and she helps her single clients embrace vibrant and full lives. Listen as she dives into how she filled her practice and why self-care is integral to creating the business she loves running.
Filling your practice quickly takes a combination of creating a good strategy and working your butt off. Niketa Kumar did both and filled her practice in five months. Listen to how she did it and why she’s taking a moment before she strives for the next thing. You’ll enjoy our dive into fees and mindset around money.
Narissa Harris says “I’m a black woman first and a clinician second.” Her happy place is working on awareness around African American culture. She’s extremely generous in her approach to helping therapists find their way to more humility and sensitivity. She dives into how she created her workshops, built her practice, and became her own boss.
Amy has learned over the past couple of years that being in control is over-rated, and she’s gotten more comfortable living in the messy middle. She talks about making a big pivot in her business away from the group practice she started and towards a solo practice. Listen as she talks about how to avoid the mindset traps of “too much” and “never enough.”
What’s a better fit for you: group or solo practice? Wesley Little talks about why she chose to be a member of a group practice. It’s about collaboration and mentorship. It’s NOT because she hates marketing or couldn’t make it on her own. She’s great at marketing and could run a solo practice if she wanted to. She’s got great advice for group practice owners and those considering creating group practices about how to be a leader and retain excellent clinicians. Listen as Wesley Ann shares her journey in putting herself out there and creating a blog for therapists.
Think you’re supposed to have it all together as a business person and therapist? Believe you’re supposed to project a polished image to the world in all of your marketing? Patricia Young reminds us that vulnerability and showing up real, are better ways to go. Our clients don’t want us to be perfect. They want us to be human. Listen as Patricia talks about the challenges and joys of putting herself out there, taking risks, and sharing her real journey.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
Working with perfectionist women who try to hold everything together.
Self-disclosure and vulnerability in marketing
Finding yourself in the messy middle of growth
Modeling comfort with imperfection
Starting a Youtube channel
Doing facebook live
Fees (real numbers as usual)
Making a produced introduction video
Getting used to the highs and lows in business
Advice on how to do a welcome video
If you don’t set up your schedule and life the way you want to, why do you even have your own business? Olga believes in carving out the boundaries you want for your life, then building your private practice around them. She gets real about the struggle she went through in the first year of private practice, and how she came out the other end a stronger and more grounded entrepreneur.
This is a conversation about transformations. Alexis shares how she worked through fears of scarcity as she took the leap into private practice. She talks about the transition from running a low fee practice to a full practice with a much higher fee. We dive into how she sets up her practice with plenty of room for parenting and restorative practices.
Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford, host of the podcast Therapy For Black Girls, shares her entrepreneurial journey with us in the clubhouse. She serves Black women, including those who are recovering from breakups or going through the stress of grad school. We talk about how she aligns her business with her mission, the fears she faced as she put herself out there with her podcast, and how she gets publicity for her awesome work. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Sara built a full practice and continues to bring in plenty of referrals by using her natural ability to connect with her colleagues. Rather than pushing herself to engage in marketing she doesn’t enjoy, she leans into her superpowers: curiosity, openness, humor, and enjoying people. We talk about how she stopped being a jerky boss to herself and became the kind of boss she likes working for. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Other therapists told Karen she couldn’t have the kind of private practice she now has. We talk about how she designed that private practice, how she attracts clients, and all the ways she’s gone against her colleagues’ advice. As she goes deep and talks about her mindset work, you’ll want to engage in your own.
How do you create a website that brings in your right-fit clients? Kat Love, creator of Empathy Sites, explains what we each need to overcome in order to create an effective online presence. They get real about the mistakes therapists are making and how to fix them. They share how they stay productive and inspired and what they do when they lose focus. Join us for this honest conversation full of Kat’s wisdom and advice.
Lily Sloane shares the journey of creating both a private practice and her ground-breaking podcast “Therapist Walks Into A Bar” on this episode of Therapist Clubhouse. She talks about the risks and rewards of sharing her real self in her podcast, dealing with the ups and downs of running a business, and planning for the future HER way.
Join a therapist and business consultant for therapists for this new podcast. This is the place to get support in being a private practice entrepreneur. We’ll get real, and talk about what it takes to create a unique and profitable private practice. In every episode, we’ll hear the story of a therapist who created the business only they could create. You’ll hear how they figured out stuff like online marketing, networking, identifying their niche, setting their fees, creating new services, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. You’ll hear about their struggles too.