Are you wanting to get involved in online counseling? Q&A was part of Next Level Practice, the most supportive community for therapists starting a private practice. In this video, Joe answers the question based on how to run an online counseling practice.
Question: How to Run an Online Counseling Practice?
Matthew: I am in the start phase and am also launching an online practice. Any tips?
Running an Online Counseling Practice Answer
Joe: With an online practice, the things you really want to think about is especially internal linking and SEO, so that you’re ranking high. But then, also connecting with influencers in your community that are online. So that can be your local blogs, local websites, local podcasters, people that already have a group of people that understand online. And so, for them, online counseling is a natural extension of that.
You also want to start to market outside of your own city because, you can then see people from all over the state. So, looking at different influencers throughout your entire state and trying to get on those podcasts, trying to get on to those local news, or in those other newspapers. Really networking throughout your state.
I would also go look at the URL for your state plus ‘online counseling’. So many people I’ve consulted with have been able to pick up, for example, ‘Online Wisconsin Counseling’. So I would look for those just to have those websites.
Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC
Joe Sanok is an ambitious results expert. He is a private practice business consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice to increase revenue and have more fun! He helps owners with website design, vision, growth, and using their time to create income through being a private practice consultant. Joe was frustrated with his lack of business and marketing skills when he left graduate school. He loved helping people through counseling, but felt that often people couldn’t find him. Over the past few years he has grown his skills, income, and ability to lead others, while still maintaining an active private practice in Traverse City, MI. To link to Joe’s Google+ .