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Transitioning from Agency to Private Practice

Are you trying to decide how and when to transition from agency to private practice and are at a loss of where to start?

If you have plenty of savings to keep you afloat or a partner who can cover the bills, you have a lot more flexibility. I still wouldn’t recommend making any moves until you’ve identified a niche and developed a marketing plan. Once that’s done, though, by all means jump ship. I'd definitely have those things in place first though.

If you’re like most of us and don't have tha…

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Episode #281: Drawing in the Wrong Clients with Maggi

In today's episode, Allison chats with Abundance Party member Maggi about the ways in which we inadvertently draw in the wrong clients & how to better target ideal clients.

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Episode #277: Becoming a TikTok Therapist Influencer with Ryan Allen

 

At the time of this recording, podcast guest & Inner Circle graduate Ryan Allen (aka @preschooltherapy) had 706,400 TikTok followers. In this episode, he shares with Allison how he grew his following, how it has impacted his practice, & how he manages this busy side of his business.

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Ryan Allen, LPCC-S,LICDC:

I became a child therapist because I wanted to help kids in those crucial years when their brains are still malleable and they are able to lear…

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Episode #276: Do My Business Partner & I Both Need LPCs to Start a Practice?

In this Ask Allison episode of the podcast, Allison explains the nuances of going into business with a pal & whether both owners of a private practice need an LPC.

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Episode #274: Business/Finance Book Recommendations

Want to start a private practice & looking for some books to help guide you? Then this Ask Allison episode of the podcast is just what you need!

Check out the list below for the books Allison mentions (we recommend ordering through a local book store):

Oldies but Goodies:

  • 12 Months to Your Ideal Private Practice by Lynn Grodsky’s
  • Be a Wealthy Therapist by Casey Truffo
  • Private Practice Specific:
  • ACT on Your Business by Lee Chaix McDonough
  • The Entrepreneurial Clinician by Jo Muirhead

Fave Fina…

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Episode #273: Getting Started in a Big City

In today's podcast, Allison chats with Abundance Party member Robin about how to start a private practice in a big city like New York. They discuss how growing a practice in a big city is different from other places, how to stand out, and whether SEO is effective.

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Episode 266: Advice for Creating More Online Content?

Facebook posts, blogs, Instagram Reels - oh my! Creating online content can be overwhelming, y'all - maybe even a bit scary. In this Ask Allison episode of the podcast, Allison is sharing her tips & tricks for how to make content creation both manageable & fun.

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How to Start a Podcast

We get a lot of questions about the best way to start a podcast. First I’d get crystal clear on the point of your podcast. All the other stuff - the good microphone, the headphones, the software and platforms - that can come second. Ask yourself if your content has a clear audience then think through the structure: when do your podcasts air? Will you keep to a production schedule or will you air them kinda willy-nilly as they’re done?  How much time in your schedule do you have to schedule gues…

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Being Professional When You're Disappointed

I get a lot of questions that sometimes showcase more disappointment and discomfort at a certain stage of practice building than they are questions about a business name or a cranky landlord.

One issue that comes up a lot is what to do when someone has the same practice name as you. We’ve heard about this from clinicians down the street from each other with the same name and from people upset because someone across the country has the same name.

Unless you trademark your business name, this is …

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Is Private Practice Right for Me?



Y’all know I’m a private practice proselytizer. I believe private practice is an excellent fit for the vast majority of the people it appeals to, but you can get stuck in a huge loop of private practice-free resource overload and not realize private practice may not be a good fit for you. 

Let’s talk about what would make private practice a bad fit for someone.  

If you have no job or a job you have to get out of ASAP and no savings, and no way to pay your bills, now may not be the best time. St…

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