Clay lives in New York City, but he’s run his therapy practice from Rome, Aruba, and London as well. He started providing online therapy at the request of clients and made some mistakes early on. Then he learned everything therapists need to know about providing online therapy and started sharing that expertise with the rest of us. Now he runs a directory for people searching for online therapists. Clay has always been an innovator. He’s the founder of walk and talk therapy, the practice of walking outside during sessions. As an innovator, Clay has been out on a limb a few times. In this conversation, he talks about two scary moments in his business and what he learned from each one.
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.
Paul talks about his entrepreneurial journey in building a therapy practice and then creating a national organization for affordable therapy. He shares openly about his struggles in making Open Path sustainable and the shift that finally made it thrive. Listen as he talks about creating momentum, setting goals with an open mind, and the practices that keep him nourished and grounded. You’ll hear Paul crack me up several times.
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.
Tom Bruett has managed to fill a daytime group and bring in lots of right-fit clients in his first year of private practice. And he’s still an intern. He shares how he leans into his superpowers to bring his right-fit clients into his practice. If you’re an intern, you’ll love the concrete advice and you’ll be inspired by his success.
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.
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.