Tag Archives: clients

Sources of Clients for Therapists

As therapists, we are often so consumed with our day-to-day practices that we fail to analyze the sources of our client base and our pattern of responses to them. Lynn Grodzki has been a mentor to many, providing insight into the machinations of referral sources while advocating that therapists make conscious decisions about their practices. […]

Get More Clients as the Courts Choose Less Jail and More Counseling

There’s a revolution in the criminal justice system: less jail and more counseling. The result of innovative programs such as Drug Court is a substantial increase of court-referred clients available to therapists and counselors. For many counselors who have struggled with creating successful counseling practices in this economic crisis, the increase in new clients is […]

Ten Things Not to Do when Building Your Therapy Business

Don’t advertise. One shot advertising is seldom successful and long-term advertising is always expensive. Don’t spend big bucks on business cards and letterhead. People do not decide on getting therapy at your shop on the basis of your printed materials. Don’t buy expensive furniture. Don’t buy cheap furniture. Don’t promote long-term therapy. Don’t take sides […]

The Successful Entrepeunerial Therapist

These days, it isn’t enough to be a great therapist. Especially in difficult economic times when people have less money, there are too many therapists and too few clients. To make a good living, you need to be an entrepreneurial therapist, part-businessman, part-therapist. The successful entrepreneurial therapist is smart, observant, decisive. Whether you’re in private […]

Counseling is Expendable

Counseling is expendable. That’s what people think in an economic downturn. They stop buying designer clothes and start eating at Culver’s. They stop counseling: it’s an intangible, and it’s harder to see its value compared to buying a new kitchen stove or putting vinyl siding on your house. If you’re a therapist and some of […]