You didn't sign up to spend your days bogged down in paperwork, haggling with clients and insurance companies about money, or living paycheck to paycheck. Nor did you think that sustaining a successful practice and finally having a decent paycheck would mean working crazy hours and never getting real time to rest and recharge.
You (and your employees) are the product being sold. You need to take care and value yourself in the way you'd care for a child or a priceless artifact. There is only one you, and you are SO needed on this planet.
Until you fully step into your role as the business owner, get crystal clear with your vision, and develop an implementable plan, your private practice won’t thrive and you won't find the ease that you need to sustain your passion long-term. And, worse, your client outcomes will suffer.
Business School Bootcamp is a year-long, super-powerful, online business training system + community that helps therapists (like you) learn EVERYTHING you need to know about running a successful private practice focused on serving clients and getting amazing outcomes in the real world. (You know, all the stuff you wish they had taught you in grad school!)
The Business School Bootcamp program is developed around the way that therapists just like you make the best progress possible. It is the perfect mix of concise teaching on what works, coaching, a built-in community, personal accountability, and time to pause, reflect, and then take a deeper dive into making more progress!
Unlike generic business coaches, we are therapists ourselves, and have run our own successful practices! Everything we teach is specifically geared toward therapists, social workers, coaches, and other healing professionals. From how to structure a specifically therapy-centric business model to the legal nitty-gritty, you learn everything you NEED to know and nothing more.
Because, seriously, who has time to learn stuff they don’t need? Not therapists, that’s for sure!
So how does all of this deep change happen? We break the mold that says that you are supposed to learn everything you need to be a great business owner, a great private practice therapist, a great marketer, a great employer in a few weeks or months. This is a lifetime program that will create BIG change in a short period of time (if you allow it to).
AND, there is time to continue to learn, grow, develop, and share your triumphs inside of an amazing community from around the world!
Hey! Kelly + Miranda here. We’re two therapists who have built successful, low-stress, highly passionate cash-pay private practices. Miranda even created her practice during the recession, and Kelly built hers in an area supersaturated with therapists. Now we are passionate about helping other therapists, all over the world, do the EXACT. SAME. THING.
Well, we got into therapy because we liked helping people, but we struggled to find reliable information to help build our practices. There were trainings out there, but they were either outdated or not applicable to us. It felt like this content was one-size-fits-all. (And we know how well one-size-fits-all shirts tend to look!)
Business School Bootcamp for Therapists began because we know, firsthand, that getting the business side of your practice on track will make you an even better therapist. We spent years putting our souls into this program, compiling the most useful information, and creating fool-proof procedures to help you succeed.
We believe deeply in the work you're doing and want to help you do it even better (and with less stress and struggle.) We coach not for the money but because we truly feel called to do this work.
We love to have fun and laugh and try not to take life too seriously. What we truly love about our work is helping therapists like you fulfill their purpose, be the best clinician they can be, and change the lives of each client they reach. (It makes us misty-eyed.)
When we started developing online courses for therapists back in 2008, there was very little out there for therapists. Your options included a teleconference, getting a book down at the local Border's Bookstore, or asking a friend. We started developing the course that WE wanted, needed, searched for, and couldn't find. We both spent our hard-earned money on resources that were okay but didn't even remotely cover all the moving parts and pieces of running a successful practice.
You want ALL the information you need at your fingertips when you need it, as you need it. You want something that is both big picture planning and nitty-gritty implementing. You want something that meets you where you are at, prepares you for the future, and that lets you know what the future options are to explore and prepare for. You want coaches you can trust, who know their stuff from top to bottom, and colleagues that are kind-hearted that you can connect with, so you have COMMUNITY and CONNECTION as you go through this beautiful journey of aligning your life and your business.
No, we don't expect you to watch all of those trainings. We will show you how to pick and choose what your unique business needs when you need it. But know this: whatever might change in the future, you have unlimited access to everything you need to run a successful and happy private practice, whether it is solo or a group, in a rural area or a city, or whether you are a generalist or a super-niched practice.
You will get instant access to our entire library of information and one-of-a-kind business planning strategy and approach that is uniquely tailored to you and your practice vision, while also getting LIVE support during our working session and individual feedback from Kelly + Miranda, including reviewing your marketing language for your website, website page reviews, branding reviews, and any and all other questions you ask during the two-week live working sessions. Yes, you read that right: unlimited questions for two weeks at a time, twice a year!
When you enroll, you will get access to a resource that financial planners and business owners from outside of the therapy world are BEGGING to get access to as part of your enrollment. We have a one-of-a-kind premier business planning tool that will blow your mind, and make the process of choosing your fee, hiring, and budgeting make SO much more sense!
With just one payment (USD), you are good to go for the entire lifetime Bootcamp experience!
All live working sessions, masterminds, social media & marketing updates, live Q&As and more included for life!
With four monthly payments (USD), you are good to go for the entire lifetime Bootcamp experience!
All live working sessions, masterminds, social media & marketing updates, live Q&As and more included for life!
With six monthly payments (USD), you are good to go for the entire lifetime Bootcamp experience!
All live working sessions, masterminds, social media & marketing updates, live Q&As and more included for life!
We have literally HUNDREDS of reviews and testimonials, so you'll see different ones pop up every time you visit this page!
Is the question about the business of private practice? Yep. We cover it. Is it about how to integrate your business and clinical work to make sure your business aligns clinically? Yep, we cover it.
Is it out of our scope — talking about taxes, financial planning, legal structure, or employment law? Those are examples of topics where we brought in someone for an exclusive Q&A, or to provide an entire training on that topic for our Bootcampers, and you can watch the recording anytime and anywhere!
Beyond the basic costs of running a business: website, phone, practice management system, etc. You will NOT need to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars to be successful in your business and grow your private practice.
We are bootstrappers at our core. We don't see the value of investing a lot of money or going into debt to build a business. We also have seen a LOT of therapists taken advantage of who outsourced activities that they didn't understand and ended up feeling very frustrated with the outcome. We will teach you what you need to know so that you can save money or avoid costs at every possible juncture. You will also learn when and how to outsource to ensure you get real return on investment for anyone that you hire to help you in your business.
You will NOT be asked or encouraged to build your practice by investing hundreds or thousands of dollars in Facebook ads, Google ads, etc. In fact, we will show you how to advertise everywhere for FREE, and how to ensure that your marketing is leading to new clients before you spend a dime on advertising.
Of course. We are constantly adding to Bootcamp as issues arise (like 2020's CARES Act and payroll protection program). But here is a quick video that scrolls through what is covered in Bootcamp. You won't need everything you see right this moment, but you will be happy it is there for you when you do need it!
Our program will always be about more than just money or a number of clients.
We have developed a program that interweaves the financial and business side of your practice with the clinical perspective. We teach you client-centered and relational marketing techniques that tap into your innate skill at empathizing and caring because at the end of the day you want a business that generates income for you and positive outcomes for your clients.
We help you understand how taking some time to understand your finances and make a business plan will let you be the best possible clinician for your clients. You deserve to have a profitable practice. Clients deserve to have a confident, passionate therapist. The Business School Bootcamp is for therapists who want to feel more confident, inspired, organized, and accountable for running an inspired, effective, profitable private practice.
Business School Bootcamp is WORLDWIDE. You can access your modules from anywhere with internet, at any time. The schedule for the working sessions is above. Click here to view the schedule. We have worked with clinicians all over the world in big cities and small rural areas. We have success stories from the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, and the countries keep coming in.
This is a year-long program that you can repeat each year. In the Fall and Spring, we run live working sessions for 2- week periods. We thought long and hard about the timing of our program. What we have found in our longer-term programs (8 weeks or more) is that often people start off with LOTS of energy and then fall off and get distracted. We have tested shorter and longer programs and 2-week working sessions are the sweet spot for a program like this one! We know what works after all this time doing it. ;)
The intensive nature of Bootcamp is powerful. We want people to see a shift in their mindset and their business knowledge right away! That doesn't mean Bootcamp "ends" after a live working session or after your first year. Our businesses are a lifetime journey, and you have lifetime access to come back and get your questions answered at EVERY SINGLE LIVE WORKING SESSION!
Registration for the next Bootcamp will happen in the Fall, and if you are on the interest list you will be the first to know when the cart opens. (We've sold out NINE TIMES so far!) Once you register, you can start the program immediately at your own pace.
Creating a solid business foundation will save you SO much time, energy, money, and heartache! There are two types of time we ask you to set aside:
We have had Bootcampers like Mallory and Tabitha that started out working with us when they had 3-4 jobs and were working CRAZY hours. They joined so that they could get out of that old dynamic. So, they used our program at their own pace initially to start the habit of carving out time. They developed an action plan to build their private practices while they dropped one job at a time until they were full-time in private practice.
Sometimes that meant that they went at a slower pace — they could only listen to the videos during their commutes, or they could only do an hour a day during a working session. But they kept up with one of our mantras of "progress, not perfection." They practiced self-compassion and avoided comparing themselves to others who had more time. Sometimes it meant scheduling some vacation days during the Working Sessions to give them some breathing room. They found what worked for them.
And guess what? Before they knew it, they were in full-time private practice.
Sometimes you need to build a private practice FAST because you've been laid off, your job is ending in the future, your hours have been cut, or you are burnt out to a crisp and cannot keep doing what you've been doing. Bootcamp will show up for you and pace with you so that you can get things implemented and streamlined ASAP. If you do have LOTS of available time, we recommend limiting yourself to no more than 6 hours a day to avoid burnout, but this program will allow you to go at your own pace!
Every situation is different. The amount of internal and external change needed to get to the practice of your dreams depends on many factors. We try to share stories from therapists where change was immediate, as well as those where things took a bit longer.
We can't make any guarantees, except that if you do nothing, things WILL stay the same (or sometimes get worse). And, we promise that with each working session, we'll work together to help you get clarity on what needs to shift and change so you can reach your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We hold Live Working Sessions twice a year in the Spring and Fall for our lifetime Bootcampers!
For as long as we offer the program, you get access to everything including updated materials, all live working sessions, Q&A with Kelly + Miranda, and more! You get to ask unlimited questions twice a year, get updates on all future materials and will be able to access the material year-round.
We do not provide a refund for this course after the first 7 days. You will have instant access to all the materials. If you go through this course thoroughly and it doesn't work for you, we want to know so we can work with you to make this a success. We answer every question that is asked during the live working session, provide individualized responses to website reviews, marketing copy reviews, and so much more.
This is also a HIGHLY interactive program and event. Would you sign up for a conference, not attend, and then ask for a refund 3 months after the event happened? Probably not. We are here for you and will take you where you need to go. Trust us to show up and hold you accountable to your business goals!
Absolutely! Besides making sure that our training is spot-on doing exactly what you need any time you log on- 365 days a year- we are involved with you throughout the year. Four Weeks of Live Working Sessions with unlimited Q&As plus 4 (or more) live scheduled Q&A calls, lots of daily "lives" answering questions via video, and we answer your questions daily during the live sessions in written format and even record live screenshare answers! We are there to provide the support you need through the entire process!
We believe information without implementation doesn’t make change. Too many times in live trainings people have great ideas — and great intentions to implement when they get home. But, they get busy. Or, they get home, and something that sounded “easy” is actually incredibly confusing and overwhelming!
Click-by-click videos are focused on showing you exactly how to do what we are asking of you! And, our supportive private community allows you to post questions and get answers immediately. We also know that logistically getting even 10 therapists anywhere at the same time can be a nightmare!
So, video training allows you to do the bulk of the work at the time of day that works within your life. We also break down our daily training into manageable little bite-sized pieces to make it easy to reference in the future — and to help you break up the work into small chunks!
Finally, we want you to be learning skills that you can practice on an ongoing basis. Learning a new skill or habit often takes a few times before it becomes second nature. Having videos you can re-watch any time you need to is the best way to help you become confident in your new business and technical skills.
No worrying about “waiting your turn” to ask a question. In an online environment, you can post all of your questions, as you have them! And, during live working sessions that happen 4 weeks a year, we will answer every single question that you ask! That includes helping you tweak or rewrite your website, giving you feedback on webpages, and holding you accountable to your marketing plan.
Here's a video with a little excerpt of Business School Bootcamp alumni sharing their stories and their advice for other therapists in private practice about the value of Bootcamp. They were once reading through all of this information and wondering if it was worth the risk, too.
The leap into Bootcamp completely changed their lives, and they aren't shy about telling others how valuable it is.
We wish we could convey how many success stories we have in our vault. We've been doing this for a LONG time. We have hundreds of stories out there in various forms: video interviews, testimonials, and written blogs. Click here to see additional success stories we've featured on our blog from fabulous Business School Bootcamp alumni. We LOVE to celebrate their success and the way they are showing up for their communities!
People make a LOT of promises about what their course, product, or service will do. But, how do you actually get clarity about what service is right for you among the wealth of available resources?
We survey our community regularly and really care about their outcomes — they inform the changes and updates that we make to improve our course. Many of them have been so kind and have asked to share their story. They share not to "sell" Bootcamp but because the stories they watched from other Bootcampers gave them hope and confidence that they could have the kind of practice that they truly desired.
Listen to a few case studies below. Or click here to listen to case studies that match your current stage whether you are already successful, starting from scratch, a group practice, or somewhere in between.
We get it. This is a stressful time and there is a lot of fear being thrown around. But guess what? You CAN be successful right now. Listen to real therapists share how their practices have and have not been impacted by the economic upheaval, and how Business School Bootcamp made their continued success possible.
The Harpers from Florida went from an insurance-based solo practice to a private pay-based group practice. Yolanda and Shamon joined us from their private pay group counseling practice in Florida to share their growth story. They grew from a private practice that was taking over life on nights and weekends to one that has boundaries, a clear vision, and is successful and sustainable.
Dr. Gary in Los Angeles said, "Clinically I feel rejuvenated!" He was a successful therapist who was already private pay and full, looking to see what was next. He was stunned by everything that Bootcamp had to offer to help make his business even more successful.
Charlotte from Kentucky started from scratch at 61 years old and was completely full in less than a year using the Bootcamp system. She created a sacred space and practice that fit her needs, which included a barn with horses! "Bootcamp gave me so much connection and support." She was newly licensed and created a private pay practice that met her unique practice vision.
Karina in Dublin, IR came to us to help with an additional stream of income. She was pretty sure that psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Ireland just weren't valued the way it is in the United States. Despite her fears, she followed the Bootcamp formula, transformed her practice, and began charging a fair fee with confidence. She has now expanded into a group practice with her husband, had two children, and continued her success.
Topics covered include: Overcoming fear, finding your fee, expanding into group practice.
Kris in Canada: came to us with a group practice that didn't have a strong foundation. They were all seeing a lot of clients, but the culture, hiring practices, and processes needed an entire overhaul. She was able to rebuild a strong foundation, create a culture and processes that really work, and make a great income while getting her life balance back in order. Thanks to Bootcamp, she's been able to put away 6 figures of profits into savings alone.
Topics include: Building a sustainable group practice, finding life balance, charging the right fee.
Matthew in Melbourne attended our free Masterclass with just a vision of a private practice he wanted to build. He made a plan and enrolled in Business School Bootcamp for Therapists. From there he started to lay his foundation for the practice and specialty that he really wanted. Six weeks after opening he was completely full with 16 clients a week who primarily found him through Google Searches from the website he wrote using Business School Bootcamp for Therapists.
Topics include: Growing from scratch, SEO, finding your niche.
Marca suffered from burnout before they even got licensed. They went from the lowest point to finding the support they needed to create a life that really meets their needs. Marginalization impacted their private practice journey as a queer person from the tribal community. In Bootcamp they found a diverse and welcoming environment where they could grow and create a business that would be sustainable for years to come.
Ibi (I-Bee) used to hide and feel sick when she talked about her fee and she was fearful of sharing her picture on her website as a woman of color. Bootcamp helped her tap into her Introvert superpowers and find ways of connecting that felt GOOD and helped her create a practice that really meets her needs. Now she feels confident and safe to share her picture on her website and has a full practice.
Polina was in Denver, CO going through a divorce and feeling lost, alone, and unsure. Bootcamp changed her life. She wasn't sure at the time how she would come up with the money for Bootcamp, but is so grateful she made it happen. The community and connecting with another foreign-trained Bootcamper made her feel like she belonged and while she wasn't a "perfect student" she STILL found success.
Now she attracts clients that are perfect for her and that fully resonate with the marketing message she wrote via Bootcamp. She is usually almost full and working on finding balance and implementing processes to get to that "full" place.
Is this what you need right now? If it is, don’t put it off. Get started and feel the relief that comes from stepping into taking action in your business! Are there other questions that we haven't covered? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Disclaimer: You have to make change to experience change. Each person's story, practice, and needs are different. Our program is designed to be flexible, but that does not guarantee any particular outcome or financial return. We can guarantee that if you don't make change or do anything different, your situation probably will not change. The majority of our clients report wishing they had done this earlier. Lifetime access is available to everyone unless you are mean, rude, or demeaning to our community . We protect our space to provide you with the safety that you need and desire.