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Beyond Managed Care

November 30th, 2010

Welcome to the online forum for the Beyond Managed Care event. Please feel free to share your insights and learning from the Beyond Managed Care Tele-Forum Event Dec 6-10th.  If you have questions for our speakers please share them, and we may use these questions during the LIVE calls.

In case you missed it, here are the event details:

I know as a helper and healer it is in your heart to be of service and help people, it’s innately what you love to do ( me too)! Here’s the thing, many therapist struggle with helping more people AND creating consistent income. They believe it’s either one way-serving clients, or the other way- making money.

Well, I’m so excited to share with you a F*R*E*E (everyone loves F*ree!) paradigm-shifting event that will help you discover how you can have both- a thriving practice with consistent income while helping many, many more people.

Join me as part of the complimentary Beyond Managed Care Tele-Forum: How to Stop Giving Your Time and Money Away to Insurance Companies, December 6-10. (Don’t worry if you don’t take insurance, this event will show you practical ways to help more clients WITHOUT taking insurance! Yippee!)

Click here to learn more:

I am bringing together a panel of experts to talk about working WITH AND BEYOND insurance- and I know this will be of immense value to all the LCATs out there who are looking for ways to increase their income and help more clients.

Regardless if you accept insurance or not, you will leave this event with practical information you can apply to your practice to see immediate results.

Image how this information will impact your practice when you learn how to:

  • Streamline your working with managed care, to save you time and head-aches
  • Welcome new clients into your practice, regardless if you accept insurance or not
  • Increase your fees 20- 30% (or more) without offending or losing your current clients
  • Focus your time and energies so you connect with more potential clients (and I can honestly tell you it’s not what you’ve been taught)

I’d love for you to join me in this truly transformational event December 6-10!

Click here to learn more:

Thanks so much for being a part of this paradigm-sifting event! I’m truly honored you are here. Please add you comments and questions below and I look forward to connecting with you at the tele-forum!

Until we connect again, let your brilliant light shine!

Dr. Laura JJ Dessauer, EdD, ATR-BC,LCAT,LMHC
Creativity Queen, LLC & Founder of the International Association for Therapists in
Private Practice

P.S. Please free to pass this information on to friends and colleagues, we’d love to have them join us and they are welcome to attend this complimentary event!

Here are some links to help you keep a pulse on the latest news on health care reform:

Fiscal Commission’s Recommendations on Health Care Spending

New York Times Health Care Reform

Kiaser Health News

New York State Assumption of Medicaid Administration

Health News Florida

Boston Globe Health Forum

Los Angeles Times Largest Health Care Plans Fined


How do you stand apart from other therapists?

July 7th, 2010

If you are looking to step forward and establish yourself as an expert then you are going to want to differentiate yourself from other therapists. So how are you different?

Here are some ways to help to separate yourself from other therapists and let your brilliance shine so your clients are attracted to you and your message.

1. Have an area of specialization that sets you apart from others

2. Use branding to create a unique message of what you stand for and what you do

3. Look at how you can help people beyond your office, such as offering workshops and programs to share your unique message

4. Establish your credibility in a big way by stepping forward as an expert in your niche

Are you ready to step out of your office and learn step-by-step how to establish your expertise and touch the lives of many, many, more people?

If so, then you are not going to want to miss the upcoming telesummit 101 program, where I will hand you all the tools and templates to create and event to help hundreds of potential clients, and step out from the crowd of therapists! Click here to learn more


What's Next in Growing Your Business?

March 25th, 2010

All right, you listened to all the empowering topics last week during the telesummit, and wrote down copious notes, and thought, “yes I can do that”…then what?

Life happened, work happened, things got busy, you got distracted, and all of a sudden you get my newsletter in your inbox and your thinking, “oh yeah, I forgot- I was going to do ________(fill in blank).

Okay, your human, life happens, we get busy, overwhelmed, and one more to-do seems just overwhelming. Or maybe you really don’t know where to start, so you’ll put it off for a bit.

Or maybe you are one of the so many people who share with me that they had taken action, created a blog, or implemented SEO for your website. WHOO HOO! I celebrate your steps, even the ittty bitty ones.

For those of you who seem a bit overwhelmed, and even for those of you who took action and are now wonder what’s next. I’d thought I’d offer some support.

Here’s a way to map out your vision of your business that’s authentic and congruent with your vision and values.

and you don’t need to waste your time with excessive business plans to do this.

1. Where to you want to be in 6-months to a year? Write about it, envision it, and become crystal clear.

2. Why is this so important to you?

3. Have you made a commitment to do what ever it takes to achieve this goal? If so, what does that mean to you?

4. What’s your step-by-step plan to achieve this? This is where you get very specific about what you are doing, the time it will take, the outcomes you desire, what support you will need along the way. Most people get stuck on the “how”. They don’t know what they don’t know, so they keep doing the same thing and operating under the same beliefs and actions. This is where most people get frustrated and spend years wasting time and energy, and often where they give up.

So how can you move forward if you don’t know what steps to take?

You can’t really. However, you can learn.

So it’s time to do some research and explore programs, books, and mentors who can help you with this process.

You see, everything you do should lead you into the next step. Meaning the next step for your clients to work with you, the next step you can connect with people after meeting them, the next step you can take to educate potential clients on the benefits you offer and how they can work with you. There should always be a next step.

If you take the time and write out your response to the 4 questions above you have yourself a map of where you want to go, now it’s time to take the next step and take action.

Depending upon where you are in your practice it could mean establishing your niche (that’s the foundation if you haven’t done this yet), it could be establishing your brand so you clearly convey what you do and who you work with, it could be creating marketing systems so you know what you’re working on and when, it could be developing your ‘signature system’ to help clients understand the benefits they get from working with you, it could be creating programs and packages to offer your current clients, it could be learning how to have a “connecting conversation” so you authentically enroll new clients into your practice, it could be designing your ‘profit pyramid’ whereby all of your programs and products are mapped out for the year, so you know what income you are creating and where to focus your time and energies.

Now it’s time to step forward and decide, what’s next. If you don’t know what’s next, how committed are you to learn and take action? It’s every action that you take in the right direction of your goals that will help you achieve what you desire swiftly. So out of the list of steps, decide what you’ll focus on and then take action to learn and implement it- really it’s that easy!

If you are in need of support and want to move swiftly to create more income then I invite you to learn more about the 6 month ‘Create A Business I Love’ blueprint for an authentic 6- figure + business platinum program

I’ll show you the blueprint to create a profitable authentic practice quickly, so you can implement the strategies and see results!

(and there’s only 2 bonuses left)
Two individual laser coaching calls to get clear about your business and
where you’ll take action to create income quickly!


Client Connection Tip- what's your expertise?

March 9th, 2010

I’m going to offer you tips to build your practice leading up to the Therapist Resource Telesummit March 12-14. Here’s a tip that will help you establish yourself as the ‘go to person” when a problem arises-


It is necessary not only to help strengthen your clinical skills, but to help your clients recognize how you can help them. If you are a generalist, you do a disservice to those clients who are seeking someone with specialized skills.  Most therapist do not specialize because they are fearful that they will not be able to fill their practice. the truth is just the opposite!

To fill your practice it is essential to clearly and concisely state who you work with and the benefits they get from working with you. When you become a specialist you establish yourself as an expert, and your clients will seek you out and happily pay you for your expertise.


Here's a tip on how you can help many more people in the new year

December 21st, 2009
I know if you are a therapist then your goal is to help many people heal their lives and discover their potential. I also know most therapists want to help many more clients than they are currently seeing, but often just don’t know how to.
I’m happily planning for the upcoming year and realized that there is something therapists should consider to ensure the year is a successful one, something they can borrow from the business model. It wasn’t until recently that I understood the power of strategic planning, mapping out what the year would look like. My income started to dramatically change when I shifted from 1:1 hourly sessions, in which there is little control over the number of client seen, to a model that supported not only my business, but my client’s long-term growth and development!
So here’s a quick tip worth its weigh in gold. Start to map out how you can leverage your gifts as a therapist to help many more people this year. No, you cannot control the economy, and you cannot control who comes to your therapy practice, but you can control how you develop supportive streams of income, so you never encounter “dry periods” when you’re struggling to find clients. Here are some questions for you to get you thinking about how to help many more people:
  • What gifts do you have?
  • What results do you help your clients achieve?
  • List all the different ways you could offer your gifts outside of 1:1 therapy sessions, and help your clients achieve the benefits that they get from working with you!
  • Now start to fill your calender. So regardless of the number of 1:1 clients you currently have, you’ll have long-term sustainable income, and you will help many more people in the upcoming year.
This brainstorming session will help you see the possibilities of all the different ways you can leverage your gifts, and help many more people!
If you are not sure where to start join our “Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class. In addition to the exact techniques that have worked for me, the System includes everything you need to know to prioritize what to work on first, and set up simple, solid systems to consistently draw clients to you. It’s all step-by-step, so we will cover step one of the system, then move on to step two, and so on. That’s why you will get such great results from it. All the “how to do it” tools are given to you, so you know what to do and in what order. Don’t worry that the class has started, we’ll send you the audio links so you can listen and be caught up before the next class in January. It’s so easy- REGISTER NOW at “Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class Click Here!

Leverage your time to help many more people!

October 16th, 2009

If you are a therapist then I know it is your goal to help people. You know the benefits of what you do and you’ve seen how it has transformed lives. However, you may be so busy working 1:1 with your clients or busy trying to get more clients into your office that you may feel like you’ve lost your true vision of why you went into this field, to help others. If so, there are a few things you can do to get you focused on sharing your gifts as a therapist. Read the feature article below to learn how you can use your innate gifts to help many more people and free up time for you to enjoy your business and life! 

Perhaps you want to make a difference in lives, but you just don’t know how to do it outside of your individual clients?
Maybe you have been playing it safe and small because you are scared of what might happen if you really steeped out and started to BOLDLY speak your vision?
Or you are just so busy and distracted trying to keep up with what’s happening in your current business (and life) that you can’t imagine doing one more thing?
All of this may be how you are feeling; however, there is a little ache of wanting to create something more in your life. It is that aspect of yourself that desires to shine your light brightly and bring forth your innate gifts as a healer. It is hard to deny that part of yourself when it is ready for you to step more fully into your life and play BIGGER.
So I want to share with you some thoughts and actions that can help you move into your bigger vision of helping many more people.
1. What would it look like if you played full out? Here’s an opportunity to pick up the art materials and ask yourself what it would look if you were living your life aligned with your calling. Use markers, magazine pictures, and pastels and take some time to reflect on what you would be doing, thinking, and feeling.
2. Who are you going to help? You’ll need to know exactly who you are going to help, what their biggest problems are, and what you do that will offer solutions to their problems. When you are clear then you will have a platform to help reach many more people.

3.  Reach more people through programs. You can work with many more people when you offer group programs and there are so many format options these days, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas to reach more people and free up your time: live workshops, group coaching programs, teleclasses, webinars, Ning or Yahoo groups, home study programs, audio/cd programs, audio/video of live workshop, continuity (membership) programs.

Here’s what I’ve found, most therapists have a hard time seeing outside of the 1:1 therapy model. This is the paradigm we are accustomed to, yet there are so many possibilities to help many more clients when we look beyond the traditional model.

If you would like to learn how you can create products and programs to leverage your time and help many more clients join the 90 day Fill MY Practice NOW telecoaching program. Click Here!