Heather Hill-Spaine, Founder- Real Psych Practice LLC, helping therapists Start, Manage, and Grow dynamic therapy practices

    Whether you are starting a private practice, or hoping to grow or market your existing therapy practice, I hope you find the info I share through my website, blog and consulting de-mystifies the business side of private practice and helps give you the confidence you need to build your own dynamic practice.
    Heather Hill-Spaine, Helping Therapists Starting Private Practice Build Dynamic Therapy Practices

Are you a Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, or Therapist starting private practice? Are you a Psychotherapist hoping to find help in Managing, Growing, or Marketing your clinical psychology or psychotherapy practice? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place.

Heather Hill-Spaine, founder of Real Psych Practice LLC, has been helping therapists build and grow dynamic psychotherapy practices since 2004.  She has brought together many of the tools and concepts she has used so successfully in her own practice, and in her practice-building consultations with therapists and made them available here for you on her blog and website.  And, if you find that you need more direct guidance than these tools provide, Heather is available for private consultations tailored to the specific needs of your therapy practice.

Whether you are starting private practice, managing a private practice, or looking for help in expanding your existing therapy practice, Heather will bring you the information you didn’t get in Grad school about key business concepts such as:

  • Learning to develop and follow a business plan
  • The basics of starting a private practice for psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists and other therapists
  • Tools for the day-to-day management of a psychotherapy practice
  • Establishing an appropriate niche for your therapy practice
  • Understanding private practice finances
  • Complying with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Marketing your practice to the right target audience
  • Expanding your practice with the right staff and practitioners
  • Avoiding potential pitfalls with employees, patients, and vendors
  • Working smarter not harder to achieve your desired work/life balance
  • And much, much more…

Starting private practice, marketing a private practice, or working to grow an exisiting practice can often be frustrating and confusing. Whether you are a psychologist, social worker, counselor, or psychotherapist, it’s unlikely your graduate school prepared you for the business side of private practice.

Searching all over the web for answers is time-consuming and often produces little results (or leads to sites that simply want to sell you something). Please look around this site. If you don’t see your questions about starting a private practice, marketing a therapy practice or growing your psychotherapy practice answered here, please visit the ASK A QUESTION page so your question can be answered in an email or future blog post.