Posts Tagged ‘therapists’

When you are clear of your unique brilliance, there’s no competition

December 3rd, 2010

…and my friend Dan Franz is clear of his unique brilliance! Really who else can call themselves the Therapist Sherpa?

Dan’s hosting the Practice Building for the Next Decade and you’ll want to be there! I’ve had the honor of working with Dan, and believe me, you’ll want join this event.

He has put together a team of expert guides to help start your journey to a successful and authentic private practice!

You will spend time with authentic and successful practitioners who have created their own practices and are ready to guide you to yours!

–    Develop an understanding of your unique marketing niche in your community and how it will provide a constant flow of clients.

–    Create your ultimate marketing “DO’s” and DON’T’s” list.

–    Learn the secrets of taking care of yourself as a therapist, and treating yourself like a business person.

–    Develop an understanding of abundance, and that it is OK, it is actually desirable for therapists and helping professionals to live in abundance, and teach their clients abundance.

–    Find your strength and renew your passion to be the outstanding clinician and helper you have always dreamed of being.

Join Dan, and me too, for this awesome event!


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


Why NOW is the time to focus on creating successful therapy business

August 11th, 2009

The news keeps churning out stories about the recession and there is a state of fear and uncertainty about the economy. Now more than ever there is a need for emotional support. I hear clients and families being swept into fearful thinking, impacting their lives. Worry and anxiety has spread throughout the family system and there is a trickle down of fearful thinking. It is exactly NOW- at this moment, that individuals and families are in desperate need of our services as therapists.

Yet, many therapists are facing their own crisis. Seeing regular clients scaling back on sessions, watching their pay for service clients caseload wither, eagerly awaiting the referral calls that are seemingly less frequent. There is a feeling of desperation. The fear of , “what if”. What if I can’t find more clients, what if they stopping coming, what if i can’t pay my bills. It is this fear that is fogging the clarity of many brilliant therapists, who are desperately needed, now more than ever!  So now is the time to start saying yes to your business, to creating a beacon of light that shines for your clients to see. If your therapy business in in a decline it is because you are operating under an outdated paradigm that needs to refocused. This refocus is on your client’s needs, struggles, and fears. When your marketing message speaks directly to your client’s fears you will find those people who are eager to work with you, regardless of the cost, and regardless of their economic situation. Now more than ever your services are needed. Take the time to asses how you can let your potential clients know you understand their pain and you are there to help, as a result your business will flourish, even in these difficult times.