What To Do in Your First Month

Abundant Practice Podcast Allison Puryear

Consult Monday

Sarah Barnes, LMHP, LPC of Play Therapy Omaha

Sarah Barnes LMHP LPCA mother of three and with over 15 years working in a variety of children's mental health and educational settings, Sarah knows kids. She is passionate about helping children & adolescents find their voice in this world through healing, empowerment, & development of a positive self-concept.

Sarah holds Bachelor Degrees in Psychology & Education, and earned a Master's in Counseling from UNO in 2008. Her credentials include: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Certified Teacher, Certified School Counselor, and a Certificate of Play Therapy.

Sarah believes passionately in the power of play and that all children are valuable, capable, & worthy of love & opportunity.

Specialties include: school-related problems, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, impulse control, anger, self-regulation, parenting skills, caregiver support.

For Consult Monday we discuss:

First thing I suggest is to get great support:
  • friends
  • family
  • other practice owners (they get it more)
Why getting clear on the work schedule you want makes life way easier.

We talk about narrowing your niche & getting clear on your ideal client’s pain points.

I implore you all to write awesome website copy

Next make a list of people who see ideal clients before you do

Send networking emails to those people (template provided)

The first and most important step in managing money

And any first month list would be severely lacking if it didn’t include Impostor Syndrome Management Techniques


Simple Practice



What I Wish I'd Said Wednesday

Laura Long, LMFT-S of Your Badass Therapy Practice

Laura Long is the creator of Your Badass Therapy Practice, where she helps therapists in private practice organize their business systems, streamline their marketing strategies, and fill their practices with clients who are not only willing, but happy to pay. Laura offers free practice-building tools through her mailing list, individual and group coaching packages, and will be launching her first flagship course, 60 Days To Your Badass Therapy Practice, in Spring 2017. You can follow Laura at www.YourBadassTherapyPractice.com.

For What I Wish I'd Said Wednesday we discuss:

Taking time now to put systems in place
  • Create checklist of every step for new clients
  • Focusing on Return on Investment (ROI) instead of stressing over expenses
Getting out of “Marketing tactical hell”
  • What small, basic thing can you do now?
  • Collaboration with medical providers
  • Providing excellent customer service
Managing Finances
  • Sub-share accounts
  • Where is money going?

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Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS of Abundance Practice-Building

Allison Puryear Abundance Practice BuildingAllison Puryear is an LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different cities and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support. You can download a free private practice checklist to make sure you have your ducks in a row, get weekly private practice tips, and join the Abundance Practice-Building Group to gain the confidence and tools you need to succeed.



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I know, right?! It's a good lesson for all of us that we know more than we give ourselves credit for. Laura clearly knows her stuff!
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