Building Your Ideal Private Practice A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

In this book, psychotherapist and business coach Lynn Grodzki acts as your personal business coach and shows you how to build an ideal private practice—one that is both highly profitable and personally satisfying.

Building Your Ideal Private Practice  A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

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Building Your Ideal Private Practice A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.

Building Your Ideal Private Practice  A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

A much-anticipated second edition to this classic practice-building text. Building Your Ideal Private Practice, a best-seller in its genre, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000. Much has changed for therapists in private practice over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the density of new therapists as over 600,000 therapists nation-wide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. The revision of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with six new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development. It covers the essential how-to questions for those starting out in practice and explains the common pitfalls to avoid. For those already in practice, worried about profitability in an age of increasing competition, the author offers informed strategies such as the best way to create websites and other online marketing to find clients, and then goes further to explain how to retain the new breed of fickle clients who shop for therapists online, but are hard to satisfy. Other new chapters support veteran therapists edging towards retirement, including how to sell a therapy business for a profit or whether to stay working solo or expand into a more lucrative group business model. The revision comprises a complete, easy to use and fascinating business plan that shows therapists not just what to do, but also who to be in order to succeed. It adds depth, up-to-date information and a wealth of strategies to the original book, often referred to as the “bible” for therapists in private practice. Like the original, the revision conveys the author’s experience, optimism and warmth as she presents case examples, checklists and exercises to make the business advice come alive. Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.

12 Months to Your Ideal Private Practice

Many therapists suffer from a psychic split about their work in private practice: they loved being therapists, but hate being in business.

12 Months to Your Ideal Private Practice

Many therapists suffer from a psychic split about their work in private practice: they loved being therapists, but hate being in business.

Building Your Ideal Private Practice A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

in private practice, or ready to start one. ... The notion of having an ideal practice that is simultaneously profitable and satisfying may seem like a pipe dream when you are wondering whether your practice can withstand yet another ...

Building Your Ideal Private Practice  A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

Would you like to: Make more money in your private practice? Attract more ideal clients? Generate a flow of quality referrals? Revitalize your existing practice? Have increased confidence as a business owner? In this book, psychotherapist and business coach Lynn Grodzki acts as your personal business coach and shows you how to build an ideal private practice—one that is both highly profitable and personally satisfying. Today, being a talented professional is not enough to ensure the success of your private practice; you also need to be an enthusiastic, talented businessperson. Grodzki's business strategies are effective and immediately useful for a wide range of private practitioners, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, massage therapists, energy healers, life coaches, and chiropractors. Whether you are just starting out as an independent practitioner or looking to revitalize an existing practice, Building Your Ideal Private Practice provides a foundation for business and personal growth that will lead you to a new level of personal and financial enrichment. Presenting innovative business concepts in a format specifically adapted for the therapeutic profession, this book guides professionals at all stages of their careers. Bringing together years of experience and the key elements from her Private Practice Success Program with an easy and accessible writing style, Grodzki's book will help you not only build a successful practice outside managed care, but also ensure that your business reflects your true values and talents.

How to Build a Thriving Fee for Service Practice

Coverage includes surveying the needs of one's community, capitalizing on unusual market niches, marketing ideas to build one's practice, creating brochures, widening one's scope and expertise through public speaking, seminars, workshops, ...

How to Build a Thriving Fee for Service Practice

Twenty years ago, a therapist could hang up a shingle, make some networking calls, and begin to create a steady stream of referrals. Since then, private practice has changed dramatically. Now therapists everywhere are struggling just to keep their practices going. The need has never been greater for sound business tools for building and marketing a therapy practice. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice is essential reading for newly licensed therapists, seasoned professionals, and others wanting to prepare practitioners for success. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice guides you from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. You will learn that a private practice is, in effect, a small business. Chapters contain solid training to help you not only to survive, but also to thrive in a highly competitive market place. Examples, worksheets, business forms, flow charts, paper and pen exercises, and even assignments in the "real world," expose you to essential materials and ideas. Coverage includes surveying the needs of one's community, capitalizing on unusual market niches, marketing ideas to build one's practice, creating brochures, widening one's scope and expertise through public speaking, seminars, workshops, and writing, analyzing financial data and projections, tracking client information, and more. * Contains foreword by American Psychological Association President Dr. Patrick DeLeon * Provides a crash course in business management for therapists * Includes examples, worksheets, business forms, and exercises * Supplies tools for bypassing restrictions of managed care * Suitable for newly licensed therapists and seasoned professionals Written by a licensed therapist with over 19 years of experience in private practice, this book is a much-needed reference for mental health practitioners pursuing fee-for-service practice. Learn solid training to not only survive, but thrive, in private practice today Go from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. Mobilize yourself into action! Market your clinical specialty to attract more cash clients Learn how to set realistic practice goals, and track your progress Regain your autonomy, income and career satisfaction Lean how to communicate the value of your services to the public Learn how to give powerful workshops and speaking engagements and write effective community articles Turn your specialty into a market niche Use the media as a vehicle to give psychology away and gain visibility Learn the skills that have never been taught in graduate school--until now Lay the foundation for your practice that builds momentum Attract new clients through seminars, speaking engagements and published articles Build a dynamic referral base Re-ignite the passion for your career and love what you do for a living Make your practice adaptive, challenging and enjoyable for the rest of your career

Getting Started in Private Practice

User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy book provides you with tools and techniques for starting and maintaining a thriving private practice, including information on: * Discovering your ideal practice * Creating a business plan ...

Getting Started in Private Practice

All the tips and tools you need to build a successful mental health practice from the ground up Many mental health professionals currently working for group practices, hospitals, and private or government agencies have both the skills and the drive to become solo practitioners. But how and where do you begin? Getting Started in Private Practice is a reliable reference that offers the comprehensive information and armchair motivation you need to establish and build your own practice from the ground up. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy book provides you with tools and techniques for starting and maintaining a thriving private practice, including information on: * Discovering your ideal practice * Creating a business plan * Financing your start-up * Setting fees * Setting up shop and measuring results * Minimizing risk * Managing managed care * Marketing your practice * Generating referrals * Utilizing additional print, Web, and organizational resources From major concerns such as ethics and liability to day-to-day matters like selecting stationery and business cards, Getting Started in Private Practice puts the best solutions at your fingertips. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned pro, this invaluable resource will help you minimize the uncertainty of establishing a solo practice while maximizing the rewards.

How to Build Your Ideal Practice in 90 Days

Full of cutting-edge, free and low-cost practice development ideas and resources worth many times the cost of this book! All of the assignments in this book can be completed in just minutes per day, at low or no cost.

How to Build Your Ideal Practice in 90 Days

"Practical solutions that really work" "Complete road map" "Simple yet powerful" "I'm working less and making more!" A complete practice building guide, Building Your Ideal Practice In 90 Days provides detailed, step-by-step instructions to help you build the practice of your dreams with less time and money than you ever thought possible. Learn how to build a successful private pay practice and stay competitive in today's changing practice environment. Full of cutting-edge, free and low-cost practice development ideas and resources worth many times the cost of this book! All of the assignments in this book can be completed in just minutes per day, at low or no cost. How much time and money you devote to building your practice is entirely up to you. The most effective techniques for getting clients don't cost anything. Sometimes, less is more! After many years in private practice, burning up thousands of hours and dollars learning what does and doesn't work by trial and error, I became passionate about helping other practitioners have successful and fulfilling practices. This program developed organically in my work as a Mentor Coach helping hundreds of private practitioners design and build their ideal practices, and I sincerely hope it will help you to achieve your personal and professional dreams.

How to Build Your Ideal Practice in 90 Days

Full of cutting-edge, free and low-cost practice development ideas and resources worth many times the cost of this book! All of the assignments in this book can be completed in just minutes per day, at low or no cost.

How to Build Your Ideal Practice in 90 Days

"Practical solutions that really work" "Complete road map" "Simple yet powerful" "I'm working less and making more!" A complete practice building guide, Building Your Ideal Practice In 90 Days provides detailed, step-by-step instructions to help you build the practice of your dreams with less time and money than you ever thought possible. Learn how to build a successful private pay practice and stay competitive in today's changing practice environment. Full of cutting-edge, free and low-cost practice development ideas and resources worth many times the cost of this book! All of the assignments in this book can be completed in just minutes per day, at low or no cost. How much time and money you devote to building your practice is entirely up to you. The most effective techniques for getting clients don't cost anything. Sometimes, less is more! After many years in private practice, burning up thousands of hours and dollars learning what does and doesn't work by trial and error, I became passionate about helping other practitioners have successful and fulfilling practices. This program developed organically in my work as a Mentor Coach helping hundreds of private practitioners design and build their ideal practices, and I sincerely hope it will help you to achieve your personal and professional dreams.

Handbook of Private Practice

Give yourself the time and space to dream big things for your practice, and let your business plan be the firm ground in which you plant those dreams. Recognizing the importance of planning at ... Building your ideal private practice.

Handbook of Private Practice

Handbook of Private Practice is the premier resource for mental health clinicians, covering all aspects of developing and maintaining a successful private practice. Written for graduate students considering the career path of private practice, professionals wanting to transition into private practice, and current private practitioners who want to improve their practice, this book combines the overarching concepts needed to take a mental health practice (whether solo or in a group) from inception, through its lifespan. From envisioning your practice, to accounting and bookkeeping, hiring staff, managing the practice, and running the business of the practice, a diverse group of expert authors describe the practical considerations and steps to take to enhance your success. Chapters cover marketing, dealing with insurance and managed care, and how to choose your advisors. Ethics and risk management are integrated throughout the text with a special section also devoted to these issues and strategies. The last section features 26 niche practices in which expert practitioners describe their special area of practice and discuss important issues and aspects of their specialty practice. These areas include assessment and evaluation, specialized psychotherapy services, working with unique populations of clients, and more. Whether read cover-to-cover or used as a reference to repeatedly come back to when a question or challenge arises, this book is full of practical guidance directly geared to psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists in independent practice.

The Therapist s Starter Guide

Setting Up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth Mark Lanci, Anne Spreng. There are a variety of practice-building consultants who work with practitioners to create their ideal private ...

The Therapist s Starter Guide

Understand all the aspects of beginning and sustaining a therapeutic practice with The Therapist's Starter Guide: Setting Up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth, a practical, hands-on guide to professional fulfillment and business success. If you’re a new practitioner or seek to grow your practice, this book will provide you with the skills you need to succeed, thrive and grow professionally and personally. Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to transition to a new job or to begin your own practice.

Mastering the Financial Dimension of Your Psychotherapy Practice

The Definitive Resource for Private Practice Peter H. Cole, Daisy Reese ... Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals (New York: Norton, 2015). An inspirational and practical guide to ...

Mastering the Financial Dimension of Your Psychotherapy Practice

Written by two therapists with extensive business experience, Mastering the Financial Dimension of Your Psychotherapy Practice addresses the clinical and financial challenges of establishing and maintaining a successful private practice. This book contains updated content on investing strategies, changes in the insurance marketplace, and trends in the marketing of a psychotherapy practice. The first of five sections explores the life cycle of the modern therapy practice, offering best business and investing practices for each phase. In the second and third sections, the authors consider the emotional dimension in the development of a private practice. The fourth section offers a basic course in financial planning, including an investigation into five common financial mistakes therapists make and various solutions to each situation. The fifth section is designed to offer a road map of actions to take in establishing a financial plan. Concluding the book is an inspirational discussion of how the therapist in private practice can create a career with meaning, fulfillment, personal satisfaction, and solid financial rewards.

The Paper Office for the Digital Age Fifth Edition

Forms, Guidelines, and Resources to Make Your Practice Work Ethically, Legally, and Profitably Edward L. Zuckerman, Keely Kolmes ... Building your ideal private practice: A guide for therapists and other healing professionals (2nd ed.) ...

The Paper Office for the Digital Age  Fifth Edition

Significantly revised and updated to include online and computerized aspects of private practice, this essential manual has given many tens of thousands of clinicians the complete record-keeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs. The book provides effective methods for obtaining informed consent, planning treatment and documenting progress, managing HIPAA compliance, maintaining clinical and financial records, communicating with clients and third-party payers, and reducing malpractice risk. Drawing from the professional literature, it features key guidance and easy-to-digest pointers about the ethical, legal, and business aspects of practice. With a large-size format and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying of the 53 reproducible forms and handouts, the book includes a CD-ROM that lets purchasers customize and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Updated throughout to reflect today's greater use of electronic/digital technologies in practice management. *Chapter on insurance and billing, coping with managed care, and Medicare. *Chapter on private practice marketing, including Internet and social media dos and don'ts. *Expanded topics: HIPAA compliance, ICD-10, responding to subpoenas, and using online technologies for billing, communication, and record keeping. *Information about hundreds of websites dealing with all aspects of operating a practice. See also Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition, and Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 7.0, by Edward L. Zuckerman, indispensable resources for conducting interviews and writing psychological reports.

The Paper Office Fourth Edition

It guides readers through creating a financial plan and carrying it out. Grodzki, L. (2000). Building your ideal private practice: A guide for therapists and other healing professionals. New York: Norton. Like a great coach, ...

The Paper Office  Fourth Edition

Providing essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs, this highly practical resource is now in a fully updated fourth edition. It is ideal for new practitioners who want to hit the ground running and for seasoned pros who want to streamline their paperwork and clinical efficiency. Presented are methods for assuring informed consent and documenting treatment planning and progress; advice on structuring fees, billing, coping with managed care, and marketing; forms and guidelines to facilitate HIPAA compliance; links to useful websites; and much more. More than 60 reproducible forms and handouts--in a ready-to-use, large-size format--can be copied from the book or customized and printed from the accompanying CD-ROM.

Therapist Practice in a Box

This book, Therapist Practice in A Box is the graduate school business class that you never received. This book is jam packed with useful steps to walk you through building a private practice of your dreams.

Therapist Practice in a Box

Therapists spend many years in graduate school learning different theories and techniques to help their clients and almost no time is spent learning the business of creating a successful private practice. This book, Therapist Practice in A Box is the graduate school business class that you never received. This book is jam packed with useful steps to walk you through building a private practice of your dreams. It starts out with creating a business structure, then a business plan and then helps you define your ideal client. Once you have an ideal client it walks you through the marketing and branding your website and creating the organizational structure of your office. Sherry has the keen ability to break down the big vision into do-able action steps. There are check off lists and easy to follow practice secrets that are thrown in throughout this book. If you are a graduate student there is even a chapter written especially for you on 10 actions you can take today to begin laying the foundation of building a private practice. Therapist Practice in a Box will teach you how to create the business of private practice, it takes the fear out of building that dream practice. Therapist Practice In A Box takes the fear and guesswork out of becoming a successful and profitable therapist. The Box will teach you how to implement your dreams of being a successful private practice owner. The Box helps interns and associates with concrete steps on how to choose your post degree experience (hours). The Box details pitfalls of what to watch out for and what to ask your supervisor even before you see your first client. The Box helps you, develop a plan for your business, define your niche, chose an office, pick social media outlets. The Box saves you money and tons of time. The Box helps you find your financial freedom all while you hang your newly printed license on the wall, even before that student loan is due. This book will save you time and money by doing things right the first time around.

Supervision and Agency Management for Counselors

Reflect and describe the role of marketing as a process as it relates to your professional practice (current or future). 2. Take a moment to consider your niche or ... Building your ideal private practice. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Supervision and Agency Management for Counselors

Integrates and fosters effective leadership/management and supervisory skills The development of competency in management and leadership skills as well as clinical supervisory skills is of increasing importance to professional counselors who seek advancement in their careers. This is the first text to integrate both the clinical supervision and agency management skills needed by counselors who are training to work in mental health services settings. Highly practical and comprehensive, it brings together the critical leadership responsibilities of clinical supervision and agency management into one reader-friendly text. The book distills the wisdom of specialists in each subject area and is replete with in-depth information that is often not sufficiently addressed in graduate programs. The book provides a solid foundation for counselors planning to supervise clinicians working with individuals and groups, attain leadership positions within an agency, or open their own professional practice. It encompasses key information about supervisory roles and responsibilities, ethics, multicultural issues, evaluation, and due-process procedures along with administrative issues such as agency leadership, budgeting, information management, crisis management, and quality improvement practices. Also included is practical information on networking and marketing in the community. Featuring case vignettes throughout, this book describes typical challenges faced during the transition to a leadership role and how to develop effective supervisory skills. End-of-chapter questions for reflection and also help to make this an ideal text for courses in administration and supervision of mental health services as well as a valuable resource for internship students. Examples of commonly used documents such as contracts and evaluation forms further add to the bookís utility. Key Features: Integrates management and leadership skills with clinical supervisory skills ñthe first text to unite these interrelated topics Trains mental health counselors in skills necessary for leadership in agencies or large private practices Supports CACREP standards for supervision and management of mental health services and programs Includes samples of relevant paperwork (contracts, evaluation forms etc.) Provides real-world examples through vignettes as well as reflective questions.

If You Build It They Will Come

Simply developing your expertise in your general counseling or psychotherapy skills over the course of your career will not likely be the best course for achieving success in private practice, or for meeting the needs of your community.

If You Build It They Will Come

Private mental health practice is a vibrant, thriving, and financially rewarding profession. And yet many who consider pursuing this path are misled by falsehoods, or myths, about private practice that can result in costly mistakes - or avoidance of this fulfilling and worthwhile career path. There is no need to market my practice, clients will find me. I learned everything I need to know about private practice in graduate school. I don't need an attorney or a CPA. Self-care is for students. But there is, you didn't, you do, and no, it most certainly is not. In If You Build It They Will Come, Jeffrey Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman dismantle many common misconceptions (myths) relating to the preparation, management, and ethics of entering and running a successful private practice in the mental health professions. Grouped into thematic sections, misconceptions are addressed briefly and succinctly. In addition to sharing accurate information to refute each myth, the book provides vital information on how to be successful in private practice. The authors identify common pitfalls and challenges, offering specific and practical strategies to address and move beyond the myth. Each chapter concludes with recommended resources and readings. Blending decades of clinical experience with practical no-nonsense advice about running a practice, If You Build It They Will Come helps fill the gaps in practice development training. Trainees and recent graduates of programs in clinical psychology, social work, and counseling will benefit from this book's personal, candid, and optimistic approach.

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Despite the implementation challenges described, running a private practice DBT programme has many potential benefits in the form of improved client outcomes, enhancing the market appeal ... Building your ideal private practice: Aguide ...

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

The Economics of Therapy

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The Economics of Therapy

When you think of arts therapy, you don't often associate the practice with profit; however, ethical economic models are essential in allowing clients the most access to arts therapy services. Art therapists don't generally have formal training in economics, which can be challenging when developing their professional services. This book offers the fundamentals of micro and macro economics that apply to creating a sustainable and ethical business model that supports the development of the arts therapies profession worldwide. Through economic theory and international case studies, the authors consider the business side of therapeutic arts service with recommendations for developing an ethical and sustainable practice. With key insights and informative examples, this book will serve as a guide for small business owners looking to develop their arts therapy practice.

The Equine Assisted Therapy Workbook

Building your ideal private practice: A guide for therapists and other healing professionals (2nd edition). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. Hill, C. (2005). Horsekeeping on a small acreage: Designing and managing your equine ...

The Equine Assisted Therapy Workbook

The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook gives readers the tools they need to increase professional competency and personalize the practical applications of equine-assisted therapy. Each chapter includes thought-provoking ethical questions, hands-on learning activities, self-assessments, practical scenarios, and journal assignments applicable to a diverse group of healthcare professionals. The perfect companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy, this workbook is appropriate for both students and professionals.

Massage Therapy

Grodzki L: Building your ideal private practice: how to love what you do and be highly profitable too! New York, 2000, WW Norton. Harrison BJ: Business practices: a guide to starting your massage therapy practice in New Mexico, ...

Massage Therapy

Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.