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Author: Cindy Norton

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Hi! I’m Cindy Norton from Mountain Practice Journeys, here to guide therapists and counselors on their private practice journey. My mission is to help therapists like you to love the business side of private practice, and provide the inspiration and motivation to keep going even when you reach difficult terrain. Through this podcast you’ll discover helpful tips related to starting and growing your private practice. I’ll cover topics such as branding, niching, marketing, websites, copywriting, sliding scale, cancellation policies, rate setting, client scheduling, business structures, taxes, email marketing, networking, finances, productivity tips, and much more. This podcast will be a mix of solo shows, interviews, and features with special co-hosts and expert guests. Subscribe now for inspirational support for your private practice.
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Here in Episode 15 I talk about how to name your therapy practice. I’ll share different options and the important considerations for each.Episode 15 Show NotesNaming Your Therapy Practice WorksheetFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 14 I chat with Jane Carter of Jane Carter Coaching about overcoming common fears in private practice. We talk about fear, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism and what to do about them. Jane's Website: https://janecartercoaching.com/Jane's Instagram: @janecartercoachingEpisode 14 Show NotesEnneagram School of AwakeningEmpowered EnneagramFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 13 I talk about how to niche your therapy practice, as well as how you can niche when you’re not yet sure who your ideal client is.Episode 13 Show NotesBonfire Apparel & FundraisingFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 12 I chat with Jesse Martin, a holistic business coach. We talk about how therapists and counselors can use their expertise to be highly-paid online consultants and ethically attract their dream clients. Jesse will answer questions such as: Can therapists do consulting and coaching? How much should you charge? How do you get clients? and How do you pick a niche?Episode 12 Show NotesJesse's Website: https://theholisticbusiness.com/Jesse's Facebook Group: Holistic Therapists and CoachesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 11 I discuss what to do about those credit card processing fees. And the short answer is: Don’t pass them along to your clients! It’s illegal and unethical.Episode 11 Show NotesHP Instant Ink [FREE trial] HP PrinterMountain Practice Journeys Store-therapy related apparel-roller skating apparelFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Simple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 10 I’m going to talk about why I do what I want and why you should too. It’s all about feeling confident to work the way that you want to in your private practice so that you can best help the clients who are looking for your unique approach and specialty.Episode 10 Show NotesMountain Practice Journeys Store-therapy related apparel-roller skating apparelRebel Therapist Episode with Karen SmillieFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Simple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 9 I talk about why you shouldn’t charge what you’re worth in your private practice. I know that’s a strange statement, but keep listening and I’ll explain myself. I think you’ll like what I have to say.Episode 9 Show NotesOld School Financial SpreadsheetMOO Business Cards - 25% off first orderHeyTiffany Fun With Fees CalculatorRebel Therapist Episode with Nam RinandiFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 creditSocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 8 I chat with Ryan Schwartz, the founder of Mental Health Match. Ryan shares his uplifting and inspiring story of how Mental Health Match came to be. I can’t wait for you to hear it!Mental Health Match is a new therapist directory that helps to connect you with ideal clients. If you’re already intrigued by this new directory and want to create your profile so that you can start being matched up with new, ideal clients you can use my referral code for a free 6 months - MPJ2021. Episode 8 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 7 I talk all about blogging, and answer the question “Should you have a blog for your private practice?”Episode 7 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 6 I help therapists who are overwhelmed with client inquiries to consider how systems and automation can save them precious time and money.Course: The Introvert's Guide To A Simplified Private PracticeEpisode 6 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and InstagramOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 5 I talk a bit about sliding scales in private practice, and answer the question "Do you have to offer a sliding scale in private practice?”Episode 5 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 4 I chat with Patrick Casale of Casale Coaching & Consulting. We talk about how to know when it’s time to leave your agency job for private practice. We both share our experiences working at an agency and provide inspiration and encouragement to those who want to take the leap into private practice.Episode 4 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 3 I introduce you to the specific elements that should be included in your cancellation policy and I’ll help you to design an agreement that you’ll have the confidence to uphold.Episode 3 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 2 I share with you the three characteristics that you’ll need when starting your private practice. Episode 2 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
Here in Episode 1 I discuss the most popular question asked by new private practice therapists - “How long will it take for me to get full in my private practice?” Episode 1 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
During this seasonal break for the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast, I wanted to hop in and give you a bonus episode related to the season and what it has to offer us. Here's some Spring inspiration for you and your practice. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
I’m sure you’re wondering what this podcast is all about. Well, that’s what you’ll find out here in episode 0. I share with you who this podcast is for, a little about myself, what you can expect in future episodes, and provide some inspiration for you as you are on your private practice journey. Let’s get started.Episode 0 Show NotesFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
*Podcast launches Early 2021*Have you been wanting to start your private practice, but you can’t seem to take that first step? Maybe you’re afraid of failure or lack confidence, or maybe the idea of running your own practice is overwhelming. I’m Cindy Norton, your host here on the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast and I help therapists and counselors to love the business side of private practice. Mountain Practice Journeys is the place for counselors and therapists who want to learn more about private practice. Whether you are in graduate school or at an agency job and you have the dream of starting a private practice, or you already have your practice and you want to continue learning and growing, you are definitely in the right place. No matter what stage you are in, you are truly welcome here. Subscribe to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast and I’ll share with you practical skills and advice along with a healthy dose of inspiration so that you can be on your way to the practice of your dreams. Put on your hiking boots, and let’s get going.*Podcast launches Early 2021*Mountain Practice Journeys podcast websiteFollow on Facebook and Instagram The Introvert’s Guide to a Simplified Private PracticeOld School Financial SpreadsheetEmail Marketing Basics for Therapists[may contain affiliate links: see disclaimer below]Mountain Practice Journeys StoreSimple Practice FREE trial & $50 credit25% off MOO Business Cards SocialBee social media scheduling FREE trial Google Workspace FREE trial (email me for a discount code: mountainpracticejourneys@gmail.com)Acuity appointment scheduling FREE trialDISCLAIMERSome links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission, however there is no additional charge to you. Thank you for supporting Mountain Practice Journeys so I can continue to provide you with free content!Links to other websites, products, and services do not endorse or guarantee the services, products, or information contained at the other sites. The information, products, resources, materials, services, and documents found here are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, or other professional advice, nor does their use establish a professional relationship between you and Cindy Norton or Mountain Practice Journeys.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=CU6J8KWTMPCFY)
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