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How To Add Coaching To Your Practice with Carly Hill

Have you been thinking about adding coaching to your private practice? What is the difference between coaching and therapy? How do you ethically set up your coaching services?

In this podcast episode, LaToya Smith speaks about how to add coaching to your practice with Carly Hill.

Podcast Sponsor: Brighter Vision

An image of Brighter Vision Web Solutions is featured as the sponsor on Faith in Practice Podcast, a therapist podcast. Brighter Vision builds all in one websites for therapists.

It’s that time of year again!

My friends over at Brighter Vision are once again kicking off the fall season with a month-long digital conference event they call ‘Fall Into Cash’.

For the entire month of September, they’ll be teaming up with the top brands, consultants, and coaches in the mental health industry to provide you with the best advice, tools, content, podcasts, and giveaways; all centered around one main goal – helping you grow your practice and make more money.

Plus, in celebration of the 6th anniversary of ‘Fall Into Cash’, they’re also offering a very special discount exclusively for Practice of the Practice listeners.

From now until the end of the month, they’re offering $20/month off of any website service plan for your whole first year plus no signup fees – that’s a savings of over $200!

For more information and to take advantage of this great offer, head on over to brightervision.com/joe.

Meet Carly Hill

A photo of Carly Hill is captured. She is a LCSW and business strategist for clinicians. Carly is featured on Grow a Group Practice, a therapist podcast.

Carly Hill is a LCSW and business strategist for clinicians. She specializes in helping overworked and underpaid female clinicians make more money and more impact by teaching them to build the online coaching business of their dreams.

She helps clinicians break free out of the 1:1 model to leverage their time, get paid for their knowledge, and live a life of true freedom.

Visit Carly Hill Coaching and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

In This Podcast

  • What is the difference between coaching and clinical work?
  • How to add and offer coaching in your private practice
  • Basing your prices

What is the difference between coaching and clinical work?

There are many nuances. Many people think that clinical work and therapy only look at the past while coaching only looks at the future, but this is not true.

Therapy is working with medical necessity [like] DSM diagnoses, … and coaching is working with a non-clinical problem, a more situational problem [that] is less severe and not textbook DSM.

Carly Hill

You have to use your clinical hat to discern which type of approach, either coaching or therapy, a person needs based on the scope and severity of their situation.

How to add and offer coaching in your private practice

  • First, get clear on your why. Why do you want to add coaching?

Do you feel limited by your license? Is it location, career options, whom you work with, or the money you could make? Does it resonate more with you, getting clients from A to B and [from] problem to solution?

Carly Hill

There are many potential reasons! But you need to figure out your “why” because that will inform how you approach it within your business.

  • Separate the businesses: create one business for therapy and another business for coaching. File a separate business license and get a coaching contract.
  • Supply a disclaimer about the difference between therapy and coaching.
  • Keep therapy clients to therapy clients, and keep coaching clients as coaching clients. You shouldn’t chop and change between them.

Basing your prices

Setting your one-to-one fee can depend on different factors. Be mindful of comparison bias to avoid getting sucked into feeling like you are under or over-charging.

You know that you do good work, so own it … it has nothing to do with how long you’ve been a therapist, it has nothing to do with you giving back. You can do that in other ways when you can afford it, but [in business] you come first.

Carly Hill

You can ask for what you want. You can set your fee, know your worth, and set boundaries around the value of your time.

Useful links mentioned in this episode:

  • From now until the end of the month, Brighter Vision is offering $20/month off of any website service plan for your whole first year plus no signup fees – that’s a savings of over $200! For more information and to take advantage of this great offer, head on over to brightervision.com/joe.
  • Visit Carly Hill Coaching and connect on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Level Up Your Business from September 12th to 15th 

Check out these additional resources:

Meet LaToya Smith

An image of LaToya Smith is captured. She is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling. LaToya is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

LaToya is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency in Fortworth Texas. She firmly believes that people don’t have to remain stuck in their pain or the place they became wounded. In addition to this, LaToya encourages her clients to be active in their treatment and work towards their desired outcome.

She has also launched Strong Witness which is a platform designed to connect, transform, and heal communities through the power of storytelling.

Visit LaToya’s website. Connect with her on FacebookInstagramStrong Witness Instagram, and Twitter.

Apply to work with LaToya.

Email her at latoya@practiceofthepractice.com

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