Posts Tagged ‘practice building’

Tools of the Trade: Creating a Successful Art Therapy Business

August 16th, 2010

Want some support in growing your therapy practice?

Join me for a complimentary 1 hour webinar part of the American Art Therapy Association Institute for Continuing Education-Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

This workshop explores contemporary issues and current trends in developing a thriving business as an art therapist. The workshop will address how to create a successful business via the understanding of a target market and niche marketing. The Webinar also includes how to use our inherent creative problem solving skills as art therapists to identify obstacles and resources, and create professional success. When we have an understanding of our ideal client and their specific needs we can assess if our identified niche will be a match for that client’s needs. Now more than ever–there are tremendous opportunities to create programs and services directed at helping transform the lives of others while earning a healthy salary!

Register here:
Continuing Education Credits – This live Webinar session will be converted to a CEC-Eligible online course by August 31, 2010 and be available on the American Art Therapy Association’s Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy (ICE/AT). The live session does not meet the CEC eligibility guidelines, but you can attend the live session for free, then if you want to attain the CEC, simply login to ICE/AT to acquire the CEC ($18 for Association Members, $25 for Non-Members).


Something exciting is about to happen!

March 8th, 2010

There is this buzz going around about therapists looking to create consistent revenues and finding ways to let go of the dependency on insurance companies. I’d have to say a revolution is happening, as I read the practice building blogs out there. Therapists are getting tired of working so hard to get paid meager wages or they are fearful of leaving a secure job to create a private practice. Doubt and uncertainty have caused therapists to stay stuck; however, there is a undercurrent of change that happening and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

If you haven’t signed up, I urge you to do so asap and join us for the complimentary Therapist Resource Telesummit March 12-14. Over three days you’ll find tips and strategies to help you shift from a dollars for hour work week, relying in insurance reimbursement or an agency to receive payment, to learning how you can create a profitable authentic practice, helping even more people (and making more money too). It will be a groundbreaking, and fun, event you are not going to want to miss. I’m looking so forward to sharing this information with you!

If you haven’t registered yet, here’s the link


Do you know how to create program and products your clients love?

March 1st, 2010

Ok- I just got off the phone with a client who was jumping at the opportunity to work with me in my therapy practice. She was ecstatic that she had found me, and knew that this was the exact service she needed to help her child and family make the changes she was searching for. So when I described the program she was already jumping ahead to ask me what the investment in the program would be.

Do you have programs in place for your clients? If not, you may be missing the opportunity to serve them in a bigger way. Just this week alone I created three new opportunities to serve my clients in a more comprehensive way. All three individuals and families were thrilled to work with me at a new level and were eager to receive the support I provided. In turn, I created new business and immediate income in my business this week-and in one week made more than most therapists make in 3 months. I share this with you not to brag, instead to inspire you to see a bigger vision of what is possible with you step forward into your brilliance. What would you do if you had an extra income of $10,000- $15,000? I bet you could think of many ways to spend that money on yourself, and with others.

However, you may have some money gremlins popping up to burst your bubble. Perhaps they are saying you went into business to help others, not to make money. Or maybe you are feeling like that couldn’t happen with your business. Or maybe you believe that I’m unlike you and perhaps all I want to do is make money and I’m not authentic.

If you are have any type of reactive response, then that’s a good thing. It means you are out of alignment with where you want to be with your money goals and there is a signal that you want something more. Wonderful!

Here’s the delightful truth. You can be of service and of great value to your clients, and get paid stunningly well! These beliefs can be in alignment, and they must be in order for you to welcome the money you desire in your business.

So when you decide to clear away any beliefs that no longer serve you, or your clients, then you can step forward and create powerfully supportive programs your clients will thank you for! Mind you, after I told the parent on the phone the cost of my three-month program she thanked me for being authentic and supportive. That’s right, it was of immense value to her and she could see the potential benefits of her investment (which greatly out weighted the costs).

If you’d like to learn how to create programs and packages to help you create a profitable 6-figure practice aligned with your soul’s purpose, then you are going to want to join the complimentary Therapist Resource Telesummit March 12-14

Learn from the experts how to create a therapy business you love working in, while help many more clients!