Returning Home with Positive Vibes: with Carey Lamoureux – TTC007

Important Points

  • Try out private practice to see if you like it, if you don’t like it you can always stop.
  • Word of mouth is still the best way to advertise your practice.
  • You might get sucked into private work by your community because people know what you do and they desperately need you!
  • Private work grows depending on what you put into it and what you want. You don’t have to force it to be anything huge right away and can let it grow naturally with no stress.
  • Being independent and free are huge reasons to work for yourself.

This podcast has been brought to you by the Electronic Health Information System

An electronic medical record designed specifically for allied health professionals. Sign up now and take your private practice paperless.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Post

Prepared for Private Practice: with Stephanie Fedak – TTC006

Important Points:

  • There is a lot of training available online to help expand your skills in marketing and business. Check out Stephanie’s blog post here for some examples.
  • There is no rush to start your practice or that you have to continue with one plan when you discover that it doesn’t quite suit you.
  • Online counselling is a viable private practice model that can give you a large population base and can really support individuals and communities who are under-serviced or need a different approach from traditional face to face sessions.

This podcast has been brought to you by the Electronic Health Information System

An electronic medical record designed specifically for allied health professionals. Sign up now and take your private practice paperless.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Post

Healthy Eating: with Lenora Vatamaniuck – TTC005

Important Points:

  • Follow your passions to find the life that you want to live. Change jobs if needed to find a good fit and start projects on the side to really fill out what you want to do.
  • Facebook and instagram is a great way to communicate with your local community, you can share you knowledge and expertise with them. This not only can promote your work but also the work of your profession as a whole!
  • Community engagement is huge, make a connection with your audience and respond to their needs.

This podcast has been brought to you by the Electronic Health Information System

An electronic medical record designed specifically for allied health professionals. Sign up now and take your private practice paperless.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Post

Living without Regret and Acting on Opportunities: with David Ambrose – TTC004

Important Points:

  • Be open to opportunities because you never know where they will take you
  • Developing your programs based on evidence based research will help guide your clinical practice and your business
  • “Doing good work” will be the best advertising for your business, your clients will tell people about you and how happy they are with your service
  • Growth can mean sacrifice, but usually only for a short period of time until the larger space or new service has been established

If you are interested in getting ahold of David he can be contacted at his clinic:

http://theraplaypeds.com/

1805 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK

306-668-0066

This podcast has been brought to you by the Electronic Health Information System

An electronic medical record designed specifically for allied health professionals. Sign up now and take your private practice paperless.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Post

Never too late to do what you really want: with Michelle Schmidt – TTC003

Important Points:

  • Always keep growing, if this means going back to school as a mature student to reach your potential GO FOR IT.
  • Word of mouth and community connections are great ways to grow your business.
  • Keep learning and expanding your skills. This helps to serve your clients as well as to keep your practice fresh and interesting.
  • Your practice will change and grow over the years with you. If you need to slow down you can and you can build your practice up again when you are ready.

To contact Michelle and learn more about her business call: 306-891-9622

This podcast has been brought to you by the Electronic Health Information System

An electronic medical record designed specifically for allied health professionals. Sign up now and take your private practice paperless.

Other Ways to Enjoy this Post

Intake Form Example

There are many factors involved in building a successful private practice. But the single most important factor is seeing clients. Without clients, you don’t have a private practice. This makes it very important to have an efficient intake process!

Having a processes in place shows your professionalism and helps you start developing a therapeutic relationship.

Since your business serves a community, word of mouth will always be your best source for new referrals. So make your first impression a great one with the following tips:

  • Have business cards on hand
  • Run an easy and accessible website
  • Be clear and concise about the services that you provide
  • Make sure you can be contacted relatively easily
  • and of course, have an effective intake process in place

When you are making your intake process pretend that you are the client. Does your process follow an order that is easy to understand? Can you get through your process in one client session? Are all your questions relevant? These points convey your expertise to your client.

Your intake form should be custom to your business and the type of client you are seeing. Download this month’s free resource the intake form template and modify it to suit your needs. Make sure your form has:

  1. Everything you need to open up a new client chart (e.g date or birth, health card number)
  2. Relevant Medical History
  3. Intake Assessment (depending on the type of work and length of your first session)
  4. Legal agreement to begin interventions