earning potential in private practice

Are you not achieving your vision as a therapist? Are you meeting your earning potential in your practice?

As a therapist, you likely chose this career from a deep calling.

That calling often includes a personal journey of challenge, crisis, healing and triumph.

And that journey happens in different ways for different people.

One of the main reasons therapists are so amazing at their work is this personal connection to understanding and overcoming unnecessary suffering. If you never went through some version of your own personal growth and transformation, it’s unlikely you could guide others through their darkest hour.

Most therapists I meet are very good at being therapists. They practice deep work with their clients and help a lot of people.

There is always room to grow, but you likely have a specialness about you that clients want to be around.

However, if there is one common complaint among therapists I hear over and over it’s that they can’t enough money in this work.

Therapists have a range of beliefs and ideas to substantiate this claim.

They will say I simply didn’t go into this work for money.

It’s not ok to make a lot of money when helping others.

I’m not good at making money.

Money is the root of evil in this world.

I just need enough to get by, even though I always feel like I don’t have enough.

I wish I had more and someone could do it for me.

I don’t believe in setting financial goals.  It’s not spiritual.

I feel like a child when it comes to money.

It’s just so expensive to live these days.  How does anybody do it?

You can only see so many clients in a day…on and on…

These are called money imprints. You constructed them from your past relationship to money. Typically, your imprints are a reaction to the way your primary caregivers related to money when you were growing up.  And if you are like me and most therapists I know they are limiting your earning potential in private practice if you haven’t dealt with them.

Here’s the truth, and I know because I see what thriving therapists earn every day. There is plenty of money in private practice.

In fact, you can earn six-figures if you want to and if it’s within your integrity.

But money imprints are often the last frontier in psychological growth work. This is why so many therapists never thrive in private practice.

Isn’t this amazing? Think about it…how many hours have you spent doing personal growth work around relationships, family, loss, sexuality, parenting, career, spirituality.  And all of this work makes you a better therapist.

But few therapists have really dived deep into their relationship to money!

This is one of the main factors that keeps therapists feeling burdened in multiple jobs, employment they don’t want, or barely surviving financially off of a practice that looks good on the outside, but doesn’t look good for the bank accounts.

If you’re ready to deal with this money conversation and want a thriving practice in all areas come join me if you haven’t already signed up by registering at Free Live Webinar: How to Meet Your Financial Goals in a Heart-Centered Therapy Practice.

We would love to have you on the live training so you can learn how to change your imprints so you can create the practice you desire.

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Keith Kurlander

Keith Kurlander is the founder of Higher Practice, a company dedicated to helping therapists achieve their highest potential in private practice. He has two decades of combined experience in business administration, group facilitation, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, yoga instruction and as a licensed professional counselor in private practice.

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