Wellness Institute Blog

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Building a Private Therapy Practice

Posted by Jesse Hartman  Dec 8, 2018 7:05:00 AM

You’ve learned all there is to learn about human psychology. You’ve dedicated countless hours to the intricate physiology of the brain. You’ve poured through the DSM-5.

But despite all the work you put into becoming a professional mental health therapist, all the classes you attended and all the hands-on practice you accrued, you’re still a neophyte when it comes to one critical element of achieving your professional goals: building, maintaining, and growing a private therapy practice.

No one ever taught you how to run a business.

Most therapists learn to build their practices through trial and error. They make mistakes, learn from them, make adjustments, and repeat the cycle until they have thriving practices, with stellar reputations and steady streams of new clients.

But there’s no reason you need to start from nothing — not when a community of successful professionals has paved the way.

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Topics: Private Practice Tips

How to Make Six Figures as a Private Practice Therapist

Posted by Jesse Hartman  Mar 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There’s no way around it; life is getting expensive. As the cost of housing, education, healthcare, and just being alive skyrocket, in many areas, a six-figure salary doesn’t mean you’re rich. It means you’re getting by.

You didn’t go into the psychotherapy field to get wealthy. You became a therapist because you love helping people overcome their mental health challenges and live their best lives. Or because you’re fascinated by how the human brain shapes our experiences and wellbeing. Or because of your entrepreneurial spirit and independent nature.

But none of that matters if you can’t make a living and aren't up to date on the most recent marketing for therapists advice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mental health counselors make a median annual salary of $46,050. For many of us, that’s simply not enough.

Can you make six figures as a therapist?

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Therapist Advice, Private Practice Tips, Marketing Your Therapy Services