Are you on the fence about getting started because you don’t have everything perfectly set up yet? Not quite sure how you can get your first clients? Do you know that there is a great community of people who could help you along the way?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Jennifer DiGennaro about how she got seven clients in her first month.
Next Level Practice is an industry-changing project to help counselors to start a private practice. Unlike many programs that are time-limited, or just an e-course, this brand new approach offers live and recorded trainings, small group accountability, and feedback.
Meet Jennifer DiGennaro
Jennifer is the founder of Nourished Energy, a holistic psychotherapy practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She specializes in treating binge eating disorder, chronic stress, body image concerns and trauma.
Jennifer’s website and blog can be found at http://nourishedenergy.com/
Find out more about Jennifer here:
Jennifer DiGennaro’s Story
Jennifer originally founded Nourished Energy to help people step out of diet culture and into their bodies. She quickly realized the often-common link between unresolved past hurts to current issues and symptoms.
From working with people experiencing devastating depressions and overwhelming anxieties, to body disconnection, binge eating and troubled relationships, Jennifer could see the depth of the hurt. Jennifer believes that as powerful as talk therapy is, there is more. She began to take training’s that brought the body, heart and spirit into the therapeutic relationship.
In This Podcast
In this episode, Joe speaks to Jennifer about how she started her practice in 2015, when she was heading into grad school. Jennifer started this practice before she attained her Masters Degree, she got a certification in intuitive eating counseling – something she is very passionate about.
She was doing an internship at a private practice where she given a lot of autonomy and was working with several clients. Jennifer made these clients aware that she would be going into her private practice in a few months.
Jennifer got her license at the end of February this year and since then she has moved into her office. When she opened up her doors for business she already had seven clients on her books whom she had previously worked with.
Before Launching Jennifer Focused On:
Embrace imperfection, it will paralyze you if think everything needs to be perfect. You’re allowed to make mistakes.
- Her website and writing her own copy
- Getting business systems in place
- Opening a bank account
- Joining Next Level Practice
Why Jennifer joined Next Level Practice
If I hadn’t joined I think I would have felt lonely and lost.
- Being in a community of people who could guide her
- Sharing real life experiences within their businesses
- Having the human connection aside from all the resources made available
Next Steps for Jennifer to Grow her Practice
- Creating more visibility and getting a marketing strategy
- Get more consistent with her blogging
- Connecting more with people who her work speaks to
Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.
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