Starting a private practice is an exciting and freeing experience. It can also be a confusing and scary process.
I understand and want to be there for you as you set up the practice of your dreams. In 2013, I started my practice and it’s been love ever since. I joke with my husband that it is my first baby.
Beginning a practice wasn’t easy. When I started, I had recently moved back to Philadelphia from Louisiana. I accepted a job that I soon learned was over utilizing me and under paying me. I finally hit my limit when they weren’t paying me on time and I had $12.00 left my bank account. (Moving and schools loans are no joke!).
I left the job with a dwindling account and feelings of discouragement with the mental health field. I knew I had a lot to offer but I also needed to pay my bills. After a couple of days of feeling sorry for myself I decided I was going to have to make the life I want happen for myself.
I sold some clothes on posh mark and asked for $1,000 from my parents. I decided to open a practice. I found the teeniest, tiniest office in all the world in October of that year and put $500.00 down. And from there it’s been history.
I read everything I could about business and private practice. I made mistakes and then fixed them. I asked questions. And by November of that year I had a full caseload. One month.
By the Spring I had moved into a nicer office and by the summer I had a few contract therapists taking on clients I did not have the room to see.
My dream was to provide a space for other therapists to be caring, supportive, and helpful therapists while also being able to support their families. I want to advocate for therapists being treated well and getting paid. We’ve worked for it!
Now I run a six figure practice in Center City with 6 other therapists! I have a full caseload and I love every moment with the people I’m lucky enough to work with.
I would love to get you here too. If you’re motivated, hard working, and willing to push yourself past “old school” marketing then I believe you can have it.
For more information send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Earnshaw will guide you through starting and marketing your practice so that you can have the fulfilling therapy career you desire.
Consulting can occur in office or from the comfort of your home or office via Skype or Google Hangouts.