Hire the Right Team to Grow Your Group Practice, with Jenny Walters GP | 109

Image of Jenny Walters. On this therapist podcast, Jenny Walters talks about how to Hire the Right Team to Grow Your Group Practice

Have you been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work you are doing? Are there different avenues you want to explore in your practice? How do you want to incorporate your creativity in business?

In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Jenny Walters about hiring the right people to grow a group practice.

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Meet Jenny Walters

A photo of Jenny Walters is captured. She is the owner of the group practice, Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy. Jenny is featured on Grow a Group Practice, a therapist podcast.

Jenny Walters is the founder and clinical director of Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy located in Los Angeles, CA. HPHP is a practice founded on values that include providing effective, high-quality depth psychotherapy, addressing social justice as it intersects with mental health, and providing total support to therapists.

Jenny’s own therapy practice specializes in working with the adult children of narcissists, borderline parents, and the attachment trauma and issues that arise in these relationships.

Visit the HPHP website and connect with them on Instagram.

Visit Jenny Walter’s personal website and connect with her on Instagram.

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In This Podcast

  • Jenny’s story of starting a group practice
  • Getting help to grow the practice
  • Learning curves
  • Jenny’s advice to new group practice owners

Jenny’s story of starting a group practice

Due to a full schedule and having a desire to supervise and run a business, Jenny decided to start a practice.

Jenny wanted to scale back on the number of clients that she was seeing to create a sustainable and financial space for herself in the business.

I knew that I always wanted to do something besides one-on-one therapy, I have a variety of interests, so I wanted to get out of that one-on-one work and I thought [that] this could be a way to do that. (Jenny Walters)

And because being a clinician can be lonesome, Jenny was excited about the idea of building a team to work in.

All these aspects pointed Jenny in the direction of starting a small group practice.

Getting help to grow the practice

To speed up the process, Jenny hired Alison Pidgeon as her consultant and got working to set up her practice with good foundations and structures.

Jenny also hired a virtual assistant before she could afford one, but she found it to be well worth it and integral to the success of her practice.

I’m so glad I [hired her] because I believe that’s what’s facilitated the growth that’s happened over the past two years that’s happened pretty quickly. (Jenny Walters)

Having a capable assistant helps to get problems solved quickly and admin completed efficiently.

Learning curves

I think the biggest learning curve for me has been to move out of people-pleaser into a leadership mindset. (Jenny Walters)

People-pleasing in leadership can lead to serious issues for a business. Jenny learned this lesson by having hired clinicians at the start of her group practice who were not good fits.

Being resolved in what your principles and core values are, how you want the practice to run, and knowing the kind of work environment that you want to create will all help you to be firm in who you decide to hire for the practice.

Jenny’s advice to new group practice owners

Be clear on your why because that is the thing that you will return to when times are tough.

Get an assistant as soon as possible. Consider this as investing money into the practice.

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Meet Alison Pidgeon, Group Practice Owner

An image of Alison Pidgeon is displayed. She is a successful group practice owner and offers private practice consultation for private practice owners to assist in how to grow a group practice. She is the host of Grow A Group Practice Podcast and one of the founders of Group Practice Boss.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.

Visit Alison’s website, listen to her podcast, or consult with Alison. Email Alison at alison@practiceofthepractice.com

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