Do you need an extra boost to help you get your group practice going? What are some of the benefits of working in a group alongside other clinicians? How does being in a community help your mindset?
In this podcast takeover episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Dr. Carita Anderson about how she started a group practice with Group Practice Launch.
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Dr. Carita Anderson is a Licensed Psychologist in the metro Boston, MA area. Her group practice is the Boston Center for Couples and Sexuality. While sex therapy, sexuality, and couples therapy are her specialties, she works with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues using Brainspotting, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Imago Therapy, and psychodynamic techniques to help people experience more agency in their lives and relationships.
Visit her website.
In This Podcast
- Getting started with Group Practice Launch
- Since being with Group Practice Launch
Getting started with Group Practice Launch
I reached out for a consultation and … I spoke with Whitney for what I think was about eight minutes … and she gave me all this [information], all these things to do immediately … if she can do that in eight minutes, imagine what I could get out of joining the group. (Dr. Carita Anderson)
Dr. Anderson tried to launch her group practice in the few months before Group Practice Launch was released, however, she joined the group the moment the doors opened.
There was a lot of material and a collection of rich resources that were available to people like Dr. Anderson to make use of in their venture to launch their new group practice.
Since being with Group Practice Launch
In the months during and after being a part of the Group Practice Launch community, Dr. Anderson has:
- Revamped the practice’s marketing and social media,
- Upgraded systems within the practice,
- Become a part of an accountability group,
- Hired two clinicians.
One thing that I have noticed [and] that has been important for me and that has become apparent in the group process is the difference in abundance mindset versus scarcity mindset. (Dr. Carita Anderson)
Being in the Group Practice Launch group has brought the benefits of having accountability and knowing that there is abundance.
Clinicians are working alongside other clinicians and are not fighting against one another because clients are abundant.
The importance of mindset is not limited to abundance but also to know that you can do difficult things. If something is scary you can still go for it and accomplish it.
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- Spruce Health
- Boston Center for Couples
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- Whitney Owens on Myths about Starting a Group Practice | POP 600
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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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