How do you hire clinicians that stay for the long term? Are you interested in becoming part of a therapist-centered online community? Why should you maintain an abundance mindset?
In this 2 part podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Wendy Dickinson about 5 tips for building a long-term successful practice.
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Meet Dr. Wendy Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson is the Founder and CEO at GROW Counseling, a counseling and leadership development organization that assists individuals, couples, groups, and corporate teams to achieve their fullest life or career potential.
With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Dickinson specializes in such clinical issues as addictions, crises, faith-based issues, leadership development, stress management, trauma, maximizing productivity, and vocational counseling.
She has recently launched a project called The Right Counselor – a platform that allows clients and counselors a place to connect that is ad-free, soothing, and provides helpful content and reviews.
In This Podcast
- Hiring clinicians for longevity
- The Right Counselor
- Maintain an abundance mindset
Hiring clinicians for longevity
Hiring the best-fit clinicians into your private practice is a nuanced procedure, but it is entirely possible to find the best therapists to work in your practice that align with your values and share your passions.
We spread it out over a few weeks because we want [the clinicians] to have enough information about us to make a good decision about whether it’s a good fit [for them] as much as we are looking for information about them. (Wendy Dickinson)
To hire clinicians that will hopefully stay for the long-term, you need to make sure that they share similar visions for the future.
- What are you looking for in the best clinician for your practice?
- What kind of community have you built within your practice and regarding your clients?
- Why is this community important to you and to the practice?
The Right Counselor
This is Wendy’s creation, a free, more intuitive, and softer approach to common online therapist directories.
When you go on Psychology Today it can be very chaotic and a little difficult to navigate. We needed something that was intuitive and straightforward for our clients, and also soothing, right? (Wendy Dickinson)
The main distinction of The Right Counselor is that it is a space where a therapist can recommend another therapist.
Who is it that I [as a therapist] would endorse? That’s the piece that we worked for a long time to figure out. (Wendy Dickinson)
Maintain an abundance mindset
Many clinicians are nervous to share connections, client leads, or resources with one another because they think that clients and the work that they provide is scarce.
This is not true.
When we source from that place of scarcity it makes it [much] harder to connect [and] support each other. (Wendy Dickinson)
There will always be people who need help, and there will always be needs to care for. By restricting networks, scarcity is created, but by being open with referrals and building networks, abundance is supported.
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Get your first 3 months of website service completely FREE. To take advantage of this amazing deal, head to brightervision.com/joe.
- Visit the Grow Counseling Website and connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- See also, The Right Counselor, and connect with them on Facebook, and Instagram
Check out these additional resources:
- 5 Tips for Building a Long-Term Successful Practice with Wendy Dickinson: Part 1 of 2 | GP 123
- Group Practice Launch
- Group Practice Boss: www.practiceofthepractice.com/grouppracticeboss $149 a month
- Email Alison: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PoP Group Practice Owners Facebook Group
- Free resources to help you start, grow, and scale
- Work with us
- Consult With Alison
- Alison Pidgeon on Therapy for Your Money Podcast
- Practice of the Practice Network
Meet Alison Pidgeon, Group Practice Owner
Alison Pidgeon, LPC is the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a group practice in Lancaster, PA and she runs a virtual assistant company, Move Forward Virtual Assistants.
Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016. She has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.
Transformation From A Private Practice To Group Practice
In addition, she is a private practice consultant for Practice of the Practice. Allison’s private practice ‘grew up.’ What started out as a solo private practice in early 2015 quickly grew into a group practice and has been expanding ever since.
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