You're blocking full fee clients. And you don't even realize you're doing it. This mindset shift can change that.
"What is one thing you wish you had been told before going into private practice?" This question was asked of me earlier this week by a graduate student in a local counseling program. She interviewed me about being a therapist and why I decided to go into private practice. While my story is nothing new … Continue reading The Paradox of Private Practice for Sensitive Therapists
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
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
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)