Change happens . . . to clients and therapists alike.
In the last month, I’ve spoken with a lot of therapists about transitions:
- Four are in the midst of relocating their practices to new cities or states;
- One just lost a pregnancy;
- One was just diagnosed with breast cancer;
- Seven are just beginning their journeys into private practice;
- Three are increasing their fees for their professional services;
- Four are narrowing the focus of their marketing;
- Six are making new choices about how to support clients with financial needs;
- Three are beginning clinical supervision;
- Three are removing themselves from managed care panels;
- Two are applying to work on managed care panels;
- One is defending herself in a malpractice lawsuit;
- Two are starting to write their next books;
- Seven are making changes to their branding and online activities;
- 5 are terminating therapy with clients; and,
- One is closing her practice.
At least that’s what I’m remembering off the top of my head.
I mention them because all of us have to contend with change – whether by choice or whether it is thrust upon us.
That’s why I was happy to be interviewed about women in transition a few weeks ago by Dr. Chris Quarto.
Sometimes, in private practice, we often get so busy putting out fires and taking care of our clients and our families’ needs, that we fail to recognize the many changes that we are going through and the impact those changes may be having on our clinical and business choices.
Today I’m wondering what the changes are that you are going through and what impact they are having on your clinical work and your business practices . . . .
Care to share?