How do I find clients I actually enjoy? How do I make more money without feeling guilty? Can I run a private practice and still have a life? These are just some of the questions long time psychotherapist, group practice founder, and serial entrepreneur Wendy Pitts Reeves tackles each week on The Ideal Practice Podcast.Here, you’ll learn how to create your version of an Ideal Practice that serves you as well as you serve your clients. Learn how to think like a marketer, attract clients you love, get paid well for what you do, and have a life. We’ll talk about the power of intention, the energy of money, and how to banish imposter syndrome for good. In short, we’ll dive deep into what it takes to develop a healthy business that is profitable, impactful, and - can we say this? - enjoyable.When healers stand in their power, make peace with profit, and honor the difference they make in the lives of others, they can change an entire industry.With a mix of interviews, special guests and solo shows from Wendy, you won’t want to miss a minute of this. New episodes every Tuesday. So hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.
In today’s episode, we get to meet Melanie McGhee, LCSW, the founder and visionary behind a powerful new treatment methodology that’s breaking new ground in the world of mental health - and beyond.
In my own counseling practice, I find myself referring clients to trained AAIT practitioners more and more often - because the work is profoundly effective.
Acceptance and Integration Training (“AAIT”) changes lives in minutes - not month...
In this week’s episode, you’ll get 3 strategies AND access to a sample letter, a free downloadable template you can use, to start telling your clients about your decision that it’s time to make some changes in your practice.
Following any one of these strategies will allow you to raise rates in your practice in a healthy and positive way.
Do this the way I teach you. :)
You’ll increase your income, AND you take good care of your cli...
Today we’re talking about what it really means to bring your true self, your real self… what it means to be as you as you can be…in your business.
I know we SAY we want that, but do we really?
When is it okay to be authentic with our clients?
And when is it a little risky?
My take: you must be real to be effective.
And - when you’re real, you will meet resistance.
That’s what we’re talking about today.
Check it out - then let me know...
I’ve got a question for you….
Is it possible, just for a moment, that you might be imposing your personal money beliefs…. on your clients?
I know you don’t think so - but it’s entirely possible that you are, and don’t even know it.
But we have to talk about this…about how we healers, even as compassionate, experienced and unusually self aware as we tend to be (!), might be imposing our OWN money beliefs - our fears, our limitations,...
Learning how to overcome objections is an important part of the sales process. Learning how to minimize resistance is an important part of most healing work.
As a healing arts professional in private practice, you need to know how to do both, so that’s what we’re talking about on the podcast today.
In this episode, you’ll hear a story about one of my clients, Karie, who found herself holding back in her practice in a way that she d...
So here’s the thing.
Free consultations don’t work.
Which is why I no longer offer them - in either one of my businesses.
Not as a therapist. And not as a private practice coach.
Does that sound mean? It’s not.
Does it sound like bad business strategy? It’s not.
That’s what we’re talking about today. :)
In this episode, you’ll learn:
Today we’re doing something a little different.
Allow me to introduce you to Janet Feld, a professional musician, singer/songwriter, and a music teacher who lives in the Boston area.
Wondering why I’d have a musician on a show meant for healing arts professionals? Because we have more in common than you’d think. :)
In this episode, you’ll hear:
I hate small talk.
So when I find a way to connect with others that is truly satisfying, I love it. (There’s a reason I’ve been a psychotherapist for decades, after all.)
And when I stumbled on a way to attract client referrals, add outstanding clinicians to my group practice AND make new friends? Well - I was hooked.
You are looking at the world’s biggest introvert. Yet when I was building my group practice, I knew I had to get out ...
Not long ago, someone in my private Facebook group asked: How do I start a private practice where I can serve those dealing with cancer?
And today, I’m sharing a deceptively simple answer to that BIG question.
Think of this as the roadmap for your Big Idea. It’s a step by step process I’ve used for years to turn courage into confidence, and do anything BIG I didn’t think I could do.
Starting a practice. Roaming overseas. Running for...
“Geez - there’s nothing like hitting us right between the eyes first thing in the morning, Wendy!”
That’s what one of my clients said - laughing - right after a coaching session where we’d talked in depth about how to handle the discomfort of success. To be fair, she was being funny — but she also had a point.
Most of us are used to failure. We know what it feels like to fall short of a goal - and to be honest, we’re rarely surprise...
I took the day off on Wednesday.
See, this is my birthday week, and I like to do something special if I can. So I spent the day in my favorite way, huffing along through the woods with my boots and my stick, on a rocky, beautiful, high-up trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Could I have used that day to work on the podcast? Of course I could.
Could I have scheduled clients instead? Served them well? Made some money? ...
It’s a story I have heard before, how one exhausted, heart centered healer gives everything she has. How, over and over again, she’s there for her clients, there for her family, but not always there for herself.
But today, you get to meet someone who changed all that.
In fact, she’s moved from no control over who she saw, or how she worked, or what she could charge - to a thriving practice that she thoroughly enjoys, with open spac...
You need referrals. Right?
You’ve done all the things. Got your license. Set up an office. Opened a bank account for all the income you’re about to create. Printed a few business cards. You might even have a website up.
Yay for you!
Now - you’re ready for the phone to ring with all those clients you can’t wait to serve.
But hang on a minute - how do you make THAT happen?
Turns out, all you really need are what I call the Fab Five - ...
(You’ll want to take notes with this one, y’all.)
Do you HATE small talk?
Does just the thought of getting out to do a little networking, meeting colleagues for coffee, making new professional contacts - make you want to lock the office door and hide behind your couch (or maybe under your massage table)?
Well I have good news. Because I myself am an EXTREME introvert, I’ve had to develop my own strategies for networking that made it...
“I feel like the message I keep hearing from you is that the best way to start owning our marketing is to start really finding that worth in ourselves…”
That’s what ALI BOEHM said on her podcast recently when I spoke about the role of marketing in a healing arts practice. Ali is a massage therapist turned business coach, who helps other massage therapists build a thriving practice that serves them financially AND energetic...
Today we’re taking a look at pricing.
I want to talk about this because - based on my conversations with so many of you - there’s a good chance you might be selling yourself short in how you price your services.
And I get that! Setting your rates is EASILY one of the most stressful things about running a private practice. When I was starting out, I wrestled with questions like:
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Bone Valley is a 9-episode true crime podcast. New episodes are available for free every Wednesday. In 1987, 18-year-old Michelle Schofield was found dead in a phosphate pit in Florida. Two years later, her husband Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Fifteen years later, previously unidentified fingerprints matched Jeremy Scott--a violent teenager who lived nearby. Jeremy has since confessed to Michelle’s murder. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars. In this groundbreaking podcast, Bone Valley host Gilbert King uncovers startling new evidence that Jeremy is responsible for a string of murders. King is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Devil in the Grove, which led to the exonerations of four innocent men. Bone Valley is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.