Updated: Jul 14
There are a lot of mistakes you can avoid just getting advice from the people who have have been in business before, especially those who have helped other therapists build a successful practice.
1 Expectations: Starting a practice without a clear plan and putting too much expectation
The best way to make a better transition is to come up with a solid business plan that will lead you to every step you take. instead of starting renting out a bigger office without having even a single client, it is not a good idea when starting your business for the first time. because you are a therapist and you have worked with many clients at your previous full-time job it does not mean you will be able to generate clients right away to cover your rent and your salary. coming up with a solid business plan is highly recommended, it will lead you very well where to start, and where to take a break or organize things in the way that you understand them correctly.
Your plan could like
Research on a perfect location
Research on your competitors who have been there before you.
How much do I charge per session?
What problem should I focus on?
How many clients do I want to see every week?
How should my monthly revenue look like?
What is the best way to get referrals?
Don't Think About The Out Come
Thinking about the outcome without a proper process is the number one business killer, focus on the process. take time to learn the best ways to grow business. you could simply ask yourself questions like
How do you start a private practice?
How did other therapists start?
Who can help me with a solid business plan?
How do I sublease an office?
Come up with many questions so that you generate new ideas and get a clear sense of where to start before spending money on anything that is needed to start your own private practice.