Hi, I’m Alison Pidgeon.
In 2015, I was burned out. My job as the director of an outpatient community mental health clinic demanded long hours, working with too few resources, and responsibilities which just kept piling up. Six weeks after deciding I’d had enough, I launched my private practice.
It wasn’t easy — a lot of trial and error, research, self doubt — but meeting Joe Sanok helped, and I started to get the hang of what worked and what didn’t in private practice. After just six months, I hired my first clinician and became a group practice.
My private practice grossed $30,000 in its first year. During 2016, after just 18 months in business, my practice is on track to quadruple its gross profit, surpassing the 6 figure mark.
300% Private Practice Growth!?
So what changed in my private practice?
I’m here to share with you some of what I’ve learned the hard way, like:
- What works and what doesn’t with marketing a private practice
- How to systemize your counseling business practices
- When to hire more clinicians and counselors
- How to bill insurance and create an insurance-based practice
- How to free up more time to focus on growing your business
And I was able to achieve this while operating a practice whose clientele is 95% insurance based (Here’s a link to my free course on adding insurance to your practice). Learning how to bill insurance in private practice is a steep learning curve. But once you get the hang of it, it’s totally doable.
How to Grow a Private Practice
I was able to grow my practice while working part time so I could spend more time with my young children. I believe in working as efficiently as possible and being laser-focused on your priorities. You should be running the business instead of “the business running you.”
What counselors are saying
“Alison was great to work with. As someone who is new to building a business and considering adding insurance, she was very helpful in calming my fears about being overrun by the insurance billing process. She also increased my confidence that I could manage the billing myself to save money, and gave me useful advice to prevent me from getting stuck waiting for payments. I will definitely consult with her again.”
-Dr. Melissa Leedy, Ph.D. www.legacycounselingservice.com
How I Can Help
You can plan, start, and grow a private practice too! Do you have young children and want to build a business? Want insurance to be part of your practice? Ready to create the exact plan for a group practice, so you can sleep well at night?
I love consulting with other private practice owners to grow their businesses. I can help:
- If you are in the beginning stages of private practice.
- If you have been thinking about growing from a solo practice to a group.
- If you need help walking through the intricacies of the insurance game.
Interested in consulting with me?