Managing

Managing is a big part of what a practice owner does every day. This includes things like: growth, crises, self, the various essential daily tasks, managing staff, culture, and community, as well as you brand, marketing, numbers and finance, and then your leadership team.

To break down this long list to a more manageable size, click on subsections in the sidebar to the right.

Mandatory owner’s skills

The owner’s skills will determine if a solo practice grows. Sometimes this is hard to face, but the organization will take on the character of the founder. There really is […]

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Managing leaders

I remember the moment when I realized that I needed to learn how to manage leaders. We had grown to a second location in a different community fifty minutes away […]

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Independent Contracting vs Employing

According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are only two employment types: independent contractors (1099-employees) and regular employees (W-2 employees). Who pays which taxes is determined by this legal distinction. […]

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Why join insurance panels

Should I become a provider on all the insurance panels in my area? One can find many practice management consultants promoting the “cash only” model of outpatient psychotherapy. There are […]

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Wrong ideas I needed to change

Our attitudes about what we are doing in therapy can either set us up for self-criticism and doubt or they can guide our thinking toward more achievable and satisfying ends. […]

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Creating demand by marketing

Practices succeed when they market services to the community they reside in a consistent, congruent, and appealing way. But creating demand by marketing does not come natural to many of […]

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