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Why I Started my own Private Practice

Hello everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my website. I am thankful that you are here with me today.

Today, I’ll be sharing about WHY I started my own private practice and my mindset as a therapist.

I never thought I would start my own practice. I always envisioned myself just working for someone, and just doing my job. I didn’t really want to make it MY LIFE, but it was starting to be MY LIFE.

My work schedule looked like this:

  • 8 hours of patient care/day (1 hour sessions)

  • 2 hours of documentation/chart review/day

So, working pretty much took 10 hours of my day. I am very passionate about my job, I love to invest time into my patients. This means, I would spend time outside of my work hours collaborating with colleagues, looking into new techniques I could try on my patients so they could get better, and even spending time reviewing my continuing education notes or research articles to better my practice and skilled care. So, add another hour or two each week on top of my already very packed schedule.

I was feeling compassion fatigue. Burned out. I knew it wasn’t going to last long-term. I started thinking about starting my own practice in the past few months, but didn’t really act upon it, other than just reading up on it and watching Youtube videos on how other therapists started their own private practice. It just seemed very daunting to me. A lot of work. Even the fear that I would get more burned out because of all the heavy front work I had to do.

But, after thinking it over, I realized that it would be best for me. If I had my own practice, I could set my own schedule. Set the number of clients I see each week so that I could provide the best care I could, without feeling exhausted or burned out. I could have more time to learn more, to better my skill set and ways of practice by taking more continuing education courses.

One thing I’ve learned is that I need to take care of myself, before I take care of others.

My goal as a therapist is to walk with you in your journey of healing and wellness. I want to invest in you, your goals, your health, your journey. I know that I also have boundaries in terms of what I do and do not know, which is why I love to collaborate and work together with other healthcare professionals, including acupuncturists, chiropractors, pilates instructors, and more! You need a wellness team, not just me.

I also know that my job is not to “fix” people. Each person and body has their own healing time frame. My job is simply to provide guidance and tools that can help you! Having this mindset has really set me free from the expectations that I MUST “fix” people in order to be a GOOD therapist. While I do hope all my patients get better and meet their goals, I know that results and outcomes DO NOT define me as a person or therapist. I simply do my best to help you, and provide you with the resources to heal.

So, if you’re reading this and one of my clients, thank you for trusting me in your care.


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