When I started my private practice back in 2016, I had no clue how much this endeavor would challenge me, overwhelm me, and invigorate me. During the first year of my business, I felt like I was faking it. Even as I got my first several clients, I remember waiting for some imaginary auditor to … Continue reading Three Difficult Lessons I Learned From Building a Private Practice
Category: Highly Sensitive People
An Open Letter to Sensitive Therapists With Money Shame
I see you. You are empathic, creative, and intuitive. You’re known for your keen insight and ability to anticipate other’s needs. You remember dial-up internet, Myspace, and a time before smartphones. You feel the world as deeply as an abyss. You experience emotions as bundles. Joy and grief. Sadness and bliss. Beauty and loss. Sometimes you … Continue reading An Open Letter to Sensitive Therapists With Money Shame
5 Surprising Ways Your Money Management System Speeds Up Money Healing
You're undeniably a kick-ass clinician. Yet, you are clueless when it comes to developing helpful money systems for your business. You check your bank account daily, yet you have no clue how much money you're actually making. You started a spreadsheet to track expenses, but once it became too complex, you fell behind. You have no … Continue reading 5 Surprising Ways Your Money Management System Speeds Up Money Healing
5 Myths About Sliding Scale That Keep You Broke (And A Script for Handling Requests for A Lower Fee)
As Sensitive therapists in private practice, we find ourselves having to make emotionally-charged decisions around money. Every. Single. Day. As socially conscious beings, we can't help but want to alleviate as much suffering as possible in the world, yet we only have so many hours in the day and have to make sure that we … Continue reading 5 Myths About Sliding Scale That Keep You Broke (And A Script for Handling Requests for A Lower Fee)
Here’s Why I’m Done Telling Myself “I’m Worth It” When It Comes To My Fee.
After years in the trenches, doing endless on-call shifts, working at low-paying agencies and internship sites, you are thrilled to step into the private practice world. As you get the keys to your first (sublet) office, you exclaim inwardly: "Finally, I get to charge what I'm worth! I get to make a decent wage! I … Continue reading Here’s Why I’m Done Telling Myself “I’m Worth It” When It Comes To My Fee.