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17th Mar 2015

4: Building a Private Pay Practice

Tips to build a insurance0free practice.  Can you build a private pay practice in this day and age?  That is the question that Keri Nola and I explore in Session 4 of the Selling the Couch podcast.  Keri’s a licensed psychotherapist who helps therapists build the private practice of their dreams.  In this episode, you’ll learn about: How to overcome the fear of telling a client that you’re private pay, how to use “out of network benefits” for a client who wants to use their insurance, what to say to clients when discussing an increase in fees, how often to consider increasing fees, and how do setup a practice so you can increase fees as demand increases.

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About the Podcast

Selling the Couch
Impact + Income Beyond The Therapy Room
With over 1.2 million downloads, Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for current and future mental health private practitioners.

Psychologist Melvin Varghese interviews successful therapists about how they've built their therapy practices + diversified their income in/beyond the therapy room as well as top entrepreneurs, business/marketing, productivity, and social media experts.

You'll learn how successful business owners get referrals, make money, work through fears, and how they've stopped "trading time for income."

Melvin also shares the lessons as he grows his impact + income beyond the therapy room (podcasting, video, online courses, membership sites, group masterminds, investing, etc) and the tips, tools, and tech he uses to grow STC from a single-person business to the CEO of a 5-person 100% remote team.

What you get are bite-sized and highly actionable tips to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey.

The best way to get started is to check out https://sellingthecouch.com/start. =)
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Melvin Varghese, PhD

Hi. I'm Melvin. I'm a Vanderbilt-trained psychologist, entrepreneur, and online creator living in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2014, I began to think about how to use the therapy skills we learn in grad school, and in our clinical work into different realms (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, etc).

This allows us to serve others on larger scales while diversifying our income beyond 1 to 1 work.

I make podcasts and videos about business, tech, productivity, and lessons I'm learning from becoming the CEO of a lean, mean 5 person 100% remote team (we're not really mean..it just rhymed =P).