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In this session, we get to hear from Emily Whitish, a therapist just outside of Seattle who decided to get off *most* insurance panels and raise her rates to $200/session despite living in a small town. She specializes in working with people who have chronic illness and found a way to serve the clients she is passionate about serving, without sacrificing her own financial security. Quite the opposite!
In this episode, Emily will share:
Why she got off all but one insurance panel
How she marketed in a way to serve chronically ill folks, while still making bank
How she overcame the fear that raising fees meant only working with “rich” people
More about Emily:
Emily Whitish is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with people with chronic illness and health challenges. She has approached private practice by biting off more than she can chew and then quickly learning how to chew it. This method has worked well and other therapists started noticing her unique business practices. Now, in addition to her clinical work, she does private practice coaching, therapist websites, and leads a practice-building group.
Learn more at: https://www.levelupyourpractice.com
I love this! The research that Emily did to help her determine her fee was very smart. I still have another year or so provisionally licensed but this is motivation to start playing around with my fees!
So great, Raye! You’re right – Emily is ON POINT>
And, definitely. You don’t have to be licensed to start charging premium fees. In fact, this is a great time to play around and get lots of support when you’re still in the pre-licensed phase.