I’ve had private practices in 3 different states, in 3 different sized cities (small, medium, and large… call me Goldilocks). Plus two maternity leaves, which felt like mini-re-starts. I’ve felt the panic of no one calling, the worry about whether people would keep calling, and the I’m-too-busy stress that comes with a full, but not optimized, practice.
For years I’ve offered individual and small group practice-building services. I’ve helped over 1,000 people through consultation. I’ve seen the themes that pop up whether the therapist is in a small town in Texas, the heart of London, or working virtually from wherever they’re traveling. Here’s what I’ve seen: