Attention therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and healers
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.
Your work is needed. Your work is powerful.
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.
You hear a lot of people making a LOT of promises of what their course, product, or service will do. But, how do you actually get clarity about what is right for you when you feel like you are being sold to right and left?
We survey our clients regularly and really care about their outcomes- they inform the changes and updates that we make to improve. Many of them are so kind and have asked to share their story. They share not to "sell" Bootcamp. They do this 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 in March and April of 2020 sharing how their practices have and have not been impacted 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 join us from a private pay group counseling practice in Florida to share their growth story. They share a little bit of the story of a private practice that was taking over life on nights and weekends to one that has boundaries, has a clear vision, and is successful.
Dr. Gary in Los Angeles says "Clinically I feel rejuvenated!" He was a successful therapist who was already private pay and full, looking to see what was next. "I'm utterly stunned and amazed. I didn't know what I didn't know."
Charlotte from Kentucky started bootcamp at 61 years old in 2015 from scratch and was completely full in less than year using the Bootcamp system. She created a sacred space and practice that fit her needs that 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.
WHAT EXACTLY WILL I LEARN ABOUT CREATING MY SUCCESSFUL, SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE PRACTICE?
A better question would be "what won't I learn?" but we'll answer the first one.
You are going to learn everything there is to know about growing, launching, or revamping a happy, impactful, sustainable private practice (solo AND group)!
WHEN DOES ALL OF THIS MAGIC HAPPEN?
HERE IS THE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE FOR THE FALL 2020 BUSINESS SCHOOL BOOTCAMP COHORT
Jump Into the Program at Your Own Pace
Get started as soon as you enroll in this program. We will teach you the quick, hands on techniques to get clients in, while you implement longer-time strategies that you can eventually set and forget as your practice is established.
Two-Week Fall Working Session October 4-17, 2020 Includes two weeks of support like you've never had with an online program before to provide you the support and direction you need as you dig into your business. Includes (90 Minute Q & A Calls Fridays 9-10:30 am PDT & 2-3:30 pm PDT) Unlimited Q & A daily with responses from Kelly or Miranda to provide you with personalized responses, coaching, website reviews, marketing message reviews, etc.
Implementation Time Work the plan you developed in your first working session, gather the data, be accountable to the support network you've created, and then come back to dive even deeper!
Two-Week Spring Working Session
Springtime of 2021 Includes two weeks of support like you've never had with an online program before to provide you the support and direction you need as you dig into your business. Includes (90 Minute Q & A Calls Fridays 9-10:30 am PDT & 2-3:30 pm PDT) Unlimited Q & A daily with responses from Kelly or Miranda to provide you with personalized responses, coaching, website reviews, marketing message reviews, etc.
Lifetime Access After your first year you get to come back every year, get access to all updated materials and participate in all future working sessions.
Let us help you make big changes in growing, streamlining, or launching your practice so that you can have the life and the work that inspires you long-term and be paid well for it.
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 a Q & A, or to provide an entire training on that topic for our bootcampers and you can watch the recording anytime or 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. If you want a private 1-hour coaching session, that is an optional upgrade, but more than 90% of our bootcampers report they get their needs met in bootcamp year after year without needing to invest in additional coaching.
Of course. We are constantly adding to bootcamp as issues arise (like the March 2020 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 will access your modules from anywhere with internet at anytime. The schedule for the working sessions are 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 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 weeks 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 they 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! We know what works ;)
The intensive nature of the 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 yif you are on the interest list you will be among the first to know when the cart opens. (We've sold out SEVEN TIMES so far!) Once you register, you can start the program immediately at your own pace. We will end enrollments when we fill our spots so grab yours today.
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 carving out time. Developing 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, that 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 avoiding 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 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 in flow 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 pace with you and go at your 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 without making a change things will stay the same (or sometimes get worse). And, we promise that with each working session we dive in with you 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 be able to access the material year round.
We do not provide a refund for this course. 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, which is why we limit seats. 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 anytime you access them 365 days a year- we are involved with you throughout the year. Four Weeks of LIve Working Sessions with unlimited Q & As that also include 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 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 group allows you to post questions and get answers. 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 today. 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 anytime 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 is video with a little excerpt from Business School Bootcamp alumni sharing their stories and their advice for other therapists in private practice.
We wish we could convey how many success stories that 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 of our fabulous Business School Bootcamp alumni and their success stories. We LOVE to celebrate their success and the way they are showing up for their communities!
Is this what you need? Are you ready to feel the relief that comes from taking a step into taking action in your business! Are there other questions we haven't covered? Feel free to email us at email@example.com so we can make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Lauran from Orlando, FL:
From a newly licensed, overworked, burnt out therapist with two sliding scale clients to almost full in less than 14 months. Update: full a few weeks after this was filmed! Another update: Having 5 Figure Months!
Topics covered include: Newly licensed, starting from scratch, private pay practice.
Charlotte from Kentucky:
Started bootcamp at 61 years old in 2015. Created a sared space and practice that fit her needs that included a barn with horses! "Bootcamp gave me so much connection and support."
Topics covered include: Newly licensed, starting from scratch, private pay practice.
She graduated May of 2017 and was at capacity 6 months after embracing my niche and opening my practice.
Topics covered include: New therapist, niche, building confidence, marketing, private pay
Hilary from North Carolina:
Started private practice to have time with her kids. Enrolled April 2018 in the middle of a move, opened doors October 2018, first client within two weeks, March 2019 full with all private pay.
Topics covered include: Starting from scratch, mom, niche, perfect day, perfect schedule.
Joanne from San Jose, CA
She went from working in an agency sitting a windowless cubicle having a powerful ahah moment after watching the private practice vision training and creating a perfect practice.
Topics covered include: Prelicensed private practice, rule-breaker
Kimberly from El Dorado Hills:
Kimberly, joined our bootcamp in Spring of 2015 as she was starting out in private practice. Now, she used the skills, insight, and tools she learned to grow through pregnancy.
Topics covered include: Moving practice, maternity leave, full in 6 months in a new city.
Since Covid-19 hit, She transitioned 90% of clients to telehealth using a web-based service, charges her fee with confidence and attracts clients that put a smile on her face. "Kelly and Miranda take their commitments seriously and follow-through on their promise of responsiveness, individualized feedback, and community."
Was spending money on the wrong things, was unsure of her niche, and had an ineffective marketing plan that took more work. Went from taking every insurance plan to private pay.
Topics covered include: Niche, Insurance Based Practice, Leaving Insurance Plans, Community
Josie in Salt Lake City:
"I tried to do what I'd done before to build my practice, and it wasn't working in a new state where I didn't know anyone." From 8-10 clients to waitlist after doing bootcamp.
Topics covered include: Moving, restarting a practice, niche, retirement, death, mom of twins
Before Bootcamp, she was unsure about her fee and felt guilty charging more. After Bootcamp, she has been able to raise her rates and bring in more ideal clients and she had her first ever 5 figure month this year! Seh will almost double my income from last year too.
Sitting in her office doing good work with clients but not sure how to help them find her to quickly growing and leaving her other job to go full-time into practice. 2019 Update: She has a group practice now!
Topics covered include: Niche, Transitioning from part-time to full-time, leaving your job, faith based niches
"I know what I need to charge, am getting a steady client base, no longer see clients late into the evening. My schedule is so much better. I recently took an unplanned day off and didn’t freak out about lost $$ because it was built into my business plan. I’m seeing the clients I want to see and am not worried about saying no to something that doesn’t fit for my business. I also started collaborative notes. Recorded March of 2020.
Erika won an entry to bootcamp and shares how it changed her life and moved her business from a tax savings to a real income. 2019 Update: She has a thriving group practice
Topics covered include: Psychologist, testing, transitioning from contract labor to self-employed
Hear Nam share her story of her practice that was like a "bad boyfriend" to being a healthy relationship that meets her needs and feeds her soul!
Topics covered include: prelicensed private practice, private pay practice, business planning.
Dr. Gary in Los Angeles:
Successful therapist who was already private pay and full, looking to see what was next. "I'm utterly stunned and amazed. I didn't know what I didn't know."
Topics covered include: Successful practice, private pay practice,
Joined BSB October 2016 within a month I earned back all the money I spent on bootcamp with the script of how to handle client calls.
Topics covered include: Leaving insurance panels, niche, private pay practices, brainspotting, coaching.
Nicol in Murietta, CA:
"I realized I was running a business. You take from it what you need, and you can keep coming back. I am grateful because I need it all the time."
Topics covered include: Beyond the couch, passive income, non-profit, out of the box practice
Sherry from Riverside, CA
From a small two-person group to a powerhouse group practice. Hear how bootcamp impacted the growth and foundation of her group practice.
Topics covered include: Group practice, niche, marketing, business planning
She got clear on her identity as a helper, a manager, and a group practice owner. She got clear on her goals and got her life and work in balance.
Topics covered include: Group Practice, addiction counselor, niche development, feeling anxious,
Yolanda and Shamon join us from a private pay group counseling practice in Florida to share their the story of a private practice that was taking over life to one that has boundaries, has a clear vision, and is successful.
Topics covered include: Insurance based practice, leaving insurance panels group practice, successful beyond the couch, partnerships
Robyn shares her story of avoiding group practice only to find it was easier than she thought once she got started. Hear why she had to make friends with numbers to ease her fears.
Topics covered include: Niched group practice, steps to hiring, group practice, planning.
Erika shares her story of group practice including a bad hire, and what it took to really create a sustainable group practice that made sense for her business needs.
Topics covered include: Group practice, niche, marketing, business planning
Tiffany shares her story of expanding without running the numbers, and what happened when ZynnyMe came in to "Mary Poppins" her group practice. Spoiler alert: She doubled her income!
Topics covered include: Group practice, business planning, group culture
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 ok 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, 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 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!
Right now during a pandemic is a scary time to make a decision, we get it. We both started our cash-pay private practices during the Great Recession and we had a LOT of reasons (and people) telling us it wasn't possible.
And then, when we were successful, those same people came asking for advice or expressing their frustration that they'd not made a change. We have consistently surveyed our bootcampers and asked them- when do you wish you had done Bootcamp? What do they say? I wish I'd known all of this from the beginning. I think they should start teaching all of this in graduate school!
We have no idea what the world will look like in the Fall, but we know that we will be here to provide guidance, and support to make sure your business is rock-solid. And not because doom and gloom are around the corner, but because people are going to need us MORE than ever. And, you are going to need a private practice that can sustain and take care of you and your family. This is not just your calling, this is your profession and your livelihood. It is ok to be supported by the work that you do with clients.
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.