8 Ideas to Generate More Referrals


– Guest-post on other blogs

– Offer a support group for the parents of kids with crisis pregnancies.

– Start a “new-professionals” group for goal setting, idea sharing, and accountability.

– Host a workshop on secondary trauma for Police, 911, and emergency dispatchers.

– Connect with other professionals on LinkedIn. Setup times to meet for coffee or lunch.

– Start a peer consultation group that meets at your office. Provide the space, food, and drinks.

– Call the local beauty school, ask to come speak at their next luncheon on issues of self-care, abuse, and trauma.

– Over the course of 1 month, send 50 handwritten notes to other clinicians in your community. Ask if you can refer to them, ask for referrals from them. Tell them one specialty you work with. If I were writing it today, it would sound like … “Hi Brad, ran across your name on the web and wanted to say hello. I’m new to the neighborhood, and am reaching out to other professionals in the area. I’d be curious to explore how we might be able to work together. My colleagues refer to me as the “therapist for nice guys” but you can call me Samuel. Looking forward to connecting soon.”

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