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The Part-Time Therapist's Guide to Private Practice - TheraNest Blog

The Part Time Therapist’s Guide to Private Practice

Building a Private Practice as a Part-Time Counselor or Therapist

Many therapists have the goal of opening up a private practice and working for themselves exclusively. It’s quite a sense of accomplishment, and a dream realized when you finally hang your shingle for the first time.

However, that dream quickly turns into a nightmare when you realize that things aren’t going quite as you planned. Building up a list of regular clients can take a long time. There may be a huge influx of new clients one month and a head-scratching amount of cancellations the next. But the bills still come every month and demand to be paid.

It may prove financially impossible to bootstrap your own private practice without working full time to supplement your income. But here’s the good news:

You can start your therapy practice part-time.

By working as a part-time therapist, you will likely avoid many of the financial problems that full-time private practitioners face. In this guide, we’ll discuss the most important things to know before becoming a part-time therapist. But first, let’s look at the major benefits you’ll gain by working as a part-time therapist.

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Why and How to Set Up a YouTube Channel for Your Private Practice

Why and How to Set Up a YouTube Channel for Your Private Practice

Video Marketing for Your Private Practice

Video marketing is one of the most effective ways to get new therapy clients. When it comes to video marketing, there’s no tool better than YouTube.

YouTube has made millions of dollars for many of its users. However, even if your goal isn’t to make money from your videos, YouTube can still act as a reliable referral source. You can use YouTube to pull in many more prospective clients than you could possibly reach through SEO or traditional marketing campaigns, such as print, television, and radio, alone.

If you’d like to learn how to use YouTube to grow your private practice, keep reading. We’ll share tips on why and how to invest in organic YouTube marketing.

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PPC Marketing for Therapists - TheraNest Blog

PPC Marketing for Therapists

How to Use Paid Marketing to Grow Your Practice

Let’s talk about setting up a paid marketing campaign for your private practice.

Have you considered online marketing but hesitated because it’s so confusing? Once you enter into the world of online marketing, you’re immediately bombarded by so many questions like:

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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Therapy Podcast

What to Expect when Starting a Therapy Podcast

Have you ever thought of starting a therapy podcast as an extra resource for your clients?

At first glance, it may not seem like a natural leap to go from professional listener to podcast speaker. However, podcasts are actually growing in popularity in the mental health community as more therapists discover the value of sharing their expertise with a podcast audience.

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SEO and You: How to Use SEO for Your Private Practice

How to Use SEO for Your Private Practice

You have an inkling that you need to improve your website’s SEO, but you don’t know where to start. You’re not even sure what SEO means. A quick Google search of SEO turns up millions of results, and it’s overwhelming. After all, you’re a therapist, not an Internet marketer. You just want a quick guide to implementing SEO for your private practice in easy-to-understand terminology.

You’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll discuss exactly what you need to know about SEO to dominate the search engine results and generate more leads for your private practice. Let’s get started.

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How to Blog for Your Private Practice When You Have No Time and No Ideas

How to Start a Blog for Your Private Practice

Everyone’s granted the same 24 hours in a day, but as a therapist, you need at least 25. Between seeing clients, running a small business, marketing your services, and attempting to have a personal life, you don’t have much time to devote to blogging. You know you need to blog for your private practice (or at least that’s what you’ve heard), but it’s so hard to find the time to actually sit down and write.

Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’ll tackle in this post: How to blog when you have absolutely no time in your schedule to do it. But before we go into the how, let’s talk about the why. Why should you even make time to blog? Is it enough to have a website?

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How to Improve Your Website (and Get More Appointments!)

Get More Appointments Through Your Website

As a private practitioner operating in the 21st century, your most effective marketing tool is your therapy website. While offline efforts, such as printed flyers, billboards, and radio ads, still play an important role in marketing your mental health services, it’s essential that you focus on online strategies as well. Not only will you reach out to new people through your website, but you can also gently nudge those new people to book an appointment with you right away. Billboards and radio ads can’t get immediate bookings, but your website can!

Below, we’ll discuss how to optimize your website to increase your appointment bookings. Let’s get started.

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7 Marketing Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Avoid These Marketing Mistakes as a Therapist

You’ve trained as a clinician, not marketer. But when you’re in private practice, you must wear several hats—and one of those hats reads “marketing manager.”

What do you need to know to effectively market your therapy services?

Below, we’ll take a look at the most common mistakes that many well-meaning therapists make, along with useful marketing tips you can implement right away. Let’s get started.

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How Do I Use Email Marketing For My Private Practice?

Using Email Marketing in Your Private Practice

Email marketing is a great way to grow your private practice. Not only will it enable you to build awareness for your services and stay top of mind with your clients, you can also use email marketing to develop long-lasting and meaningful relationships.

For a minimal investment of time and money, you can increase retention rates, improve client education, and solidify your reputation as a trusted source of information. Knowing the value of email marketing is one thing. But figuring out how to implement email marketing in your private practice belongs in its own category. The good news is you’re in the right place. Below, we’ll discuss how to use email marketing effectively as a therapist.

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Insurance Panels: What They Are and How to Get on One

What are Insurance Panels?

Are you interested in getting on insurance panels, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll navigate through the steps you need to take to get credentialed with insurance companies. 

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