When Should I Start a Private Practice?

If you are new to the profession, still in graduate school, you’ve just graduated or you work for an agency and are ready to make a change, this topic is for you. The great thing about starting a private practice is that you can pretty much start it whenever you are ready. The time is now!  When starting a private practice, you don’t need to go all in right away. If you work at an agency full time but you want to try private practice, you can start a part-time practice on the side. Rent office space from someone and… Continue Reading This Article

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies and how to enforce them is a hot topic that comes up all the time, whether it be while I’m consulting or in my own private practice. The common questions that come up are “Should I enforce a cancellation fee”, “How much should the fee be” and “When should I enforce it”. Here are some of my tips for how to handle cancellations.  Have a cancellation policy in place Have the policy in your paperwork and go over it with your clients in the intake.  Know your clients If you work with teens or children, you know they… Continue Reading This Article

Joining Insurance Panels

One thing that I am really passionate about is business planning and having a strategic business plan for your business. If you don’t already have a business plan, I highly recommend you create one for your practice. Having a business plan will help you answer some important questions related to your practice, for example: Should you join all insurance panels or a select few?  Here are some of my tips for you, when deciding to join insurance panels:  Know Yourself and Your Goals If you are a person who is really ambitious or you know one day you want to… Continue Reading This Article

MARKETING TIPS FOR A GROUP PRACTICE WITH AMANDA PATTERSON

What does marketing a group practice look like? How do you make your practice profitable? What business model should I look at with a group practice? In this Practice of the Practice podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Amanda Patterson about marketing a group practice as well as her journey into a group practice. To listen to the podcast, visit: https://www.practiceofthepractice.com/marketing-tips-for-a-group-practice-with-amanda-patterson-gp-04/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for… Continue Reading This Article

Growing A Successful Practice: Ethical Business Planning

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, sheds light on how to create and maintain a successful and abundant therapy practice that is ethically-sound. Podcast Available Here: Apple Light Up The Couch  Google Play Clearly Clinical Podcast Website Use the code AMANDA for $15 off an annual subscription at Clearly Clinical.   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for therapists in private practice. Connect with Amanda WEBSITE: www.amandapattersonlmhc.com INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/amandaplmhc FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/amandapatter… TWITTER:… Continue Reading This Article

After Hours Therapy Sessions: Pros and Cons

Amanda Patterson shares her tips: After Hours Therapy Sessions: Pros and Cons Use the promo code “Amanda” or use the link for two free months from TherapyNotes! Start your two free months: https://www.therapynotes.com/r/amanda… “Find out more information about our online therapy course that teaches you everything you need to know about starting and thriving in an online practice” https://myprivatepracticecollective.com/online-therapy-u/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for therapists… Continue Reading This Article

Insurance Panels: How many should I join?

Amanda Patterson shares her tips: Insurance Panels: How many should I join? Use the promo code “Amanda” or use the link for two free months from TherapyNotes! Start your two free months: https://www.therapynotes.com/r/amanda… “Find out more information about our online therapy course that teaches you everything you need to know about starting and thriving in an online practice” https://myprivatepracticecollective.com/online-therapy-u/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for therapists… Continue Reading This Article

When is it time to raise your rates?

Amanda Patterson shares her tips: When is it time to raise your rates? Use the promo code “Amanda” or use the link for two free months from TherapyNotes! Start your two free months: https://www.therapynotes.com/r/amanda… “Find out more information about our online therapy course that teaches you everything you need to know about starting and thriving in an online practice” https://myprivatepracticecollective.com/online-therapy-u/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for… Continue Reading This Article

When is it time to expand your group practice?

Amanda Patterson shares her tips: When is it time to expand your group practice? Use the promo code “Amanda” or use the link for two free months from TherapyNotes! Start your two free months: https://www.therapynotes.com/r/amanda… “Find out more information about our online therapy course that teaches you everything you need to know about starting and thriving in an online practice” https://myprivatepracticecollective.com/online-therapy-u/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community… Continue Reading This Article

How to avoid conflicts in a group practice

Amanda Patterson shares her tips: How to avoid conflicts in a group practice Use the promo code “Amanda” or use the link for two free months from TherapyNotes! Start your two free months: https://www.therapynotes.com/r/amanda… “Find out more information about our online therapy course that teaches you everything you need to know about starting and thriving in an online practice” https://myprivatepracticecollective.com/online-therapy-u/   Amanda Patterson is a private practice consultant who helps therapists create business and marketing plans. She’s the owner of a group practice, Caring Therapists in South Florida.  She’s the founder of My Private Practice Collective, an online community for… Continue Reading This Article