The Need for Productivity: The New Disorder

I have begun to notice this trend with my clients, and not just with a couple of them, but with almost all of them. At some point they say things like, “I feel like I am not doing enough.” “I should be doing more.” “I’m not as far in my career as I should be.” […]

Tech Tuesday: Keeping Calendars

Some time ago, I was driving out of my office parking lot getting settled in for my commute home. Just as I was about to turn down the secondary street, I noticed my clients drive by me on their way into my office parking lot. My first thought is unpublishable here, but suffice to say […]

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Taking Payment – Part 2

“Caleb, I know you have a business to run, and I know you probably just thought it was a credit card, but when you charged my card, you charged my debit card and wiped out our funds for the rest of the month.” My heart sank. I realized that I had caused my client a difficult hardship. […]

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Taking Payment – Part 1

To practice your craft for the good of your clients you have to have a fee. The fee is foundational to building a practice.  For young and old counselors alike, this can be a difficult task. There are many reasons for this. Maybe the therapist has not integrated himself/herself as a therapist and a business person […]

Integrating your Therapist Self with your Small Business Self

Often our clients only see one side of who we are as persons, which is our therapist self. Hopefully, they experience a non-anxious presence that provides safety and encourages them as persons, facilitating their growth process. Because of the nature of the therapeutic relationships, they do not experience another side of us who takes care […]