In part two of this month’s Practice of the Practice takeover, I’m talking with Whitney Owens about how to start and grow a private pay practice in a “saturated,” insurance-heavy community. Even though Whitney isn’t a testing psychologist, she pursued an evaluation for one of her kids and has some fantastic insights into the marketing and customer service that we MUST have to thrive in private practice. Here are just a few things that we discuss:
- Starting a private pay practice in a new city
- What customer service looks like in a private pay practice
- Training admin staff to “sell” your services in a private pay practice
- What NOT to do as a testing psychologist in private practice
Cool Things Mentioned
- Jessica Tappana’s SEO course
- Whitney’s website: Water’s Edge Counseling
- Practice of the Practice
- Whitney’s podcast: Faith in Practice
- The Testing Psychologist Beginner Practice mastermind
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About Whitney Owens
Whitney Owens is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Private Practice Consultant. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns a group private practice, Water’s Edge Counseling. In addition to running her practice, she offers individual and group consulting through Practice of the Practice. Whitney places a special emphasis on helping clinicians start and grow faith-based practices. She hosts a podcast to help faith-based practice owners called the Faith in Practice Podcast. Whitney has spoken at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s annual convention as well as Maryland. She has spoken the past two years at Practice of the Practice’s Killin’ It Camp Conference. She has also been interviewed about mental health issues on several media outlets including WSAV in Savannah and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Whitney is a wife and mother of two beautiful girls.
If you want to contact Whitney you can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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