Growing a Practice

The Complete List of Income Streams for Therapists

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March 10, 2024
May 23, 2023
Ben Behnen
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

When I first began my career as a therapist, the main stressors I faced came from the work itself: trying to meet client’s expectations, struggling to find community, and feeling varying degrees of self-doubt.

What surprised me, though, was just how quickly and intensely financial stress began to impact me.

This combination of professional and financial stress led me down the road of burnout and made me seriously reconsider my career choice. If my income was always going to be directly tied to how many clients I could see any given week, I doubted how long I would last in the field.

That’s when I started exploring how to develop other streams of income. I wasn’t the only one. In fact, Heard recently surveyed their audience on Twitter and more than half (53.8%) reported having more than one source of income.

As I learned more, the benefit of diversifying my work became abundantly clear: freedom.

Freedom from the weight and uncertainty of financial stress. Freedom from the heavy demands of a constant and overflowing caseload. Freedom from a broken system that makes you choose between serving marginalized populations and having financial security.

The first step toward that freedom is knowing what options for “side hustles” are available to you. Here we’ll cover the complete list of income streams available to therapists. You might find yourself overwhelmed with all of the choices available. That’s understandable.

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How to select an income stream for therapists

I’d suggest you pick one that comes easiest for you. What skills do you already have that would be needed to succeed? Who is in your professional network that might be able to support, guide, or give you the push you need? What are you passionate about that you could envision yourself spending time exploring and learning more about?

Start with the path of least resistance and lean into your strengths.

A quick disclaimer: Always make sure you are operating with the ethical bounds and expectations of your licensing board. Proactively check whether any of these income streams might put your license at risk and always contact your board with questions. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

As I lack direct experience with some of these streams of income, I interviewed therapists who have years of experience and expertise with each of them. They’ll share how to get started, the challenges you may face, and the benefits waiting for you if you spend the time and energy investing in them.

Let’s dive in.

Therapy

The first and most obvious stream of income is providing therapy. You can provide individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, or group therapy. One thing to financially consider is the varying compensation that comes with providing therapy with different payment structures (notably private pay vs. insurance), modalities, and settings.

For example, some insurance companies reimburse less for couples and family therapy compared to individual therapy. So, if you’re planning on strictly being a couples and family therapist, you may have to see more clients or charge more to earn the same income as someone who strictly sees individuals.

The other consideration here is the model of income you are being compensated by. If you are a salaried therapist then you have the stability and peace of mind of knowing what your paycheck will be week-to-week regardless of cancelations or no shows. 

However, if you work from what is sometimes referred to as the “production model,” you’ll often have the opportunity to earn more per client that you see than someone who is salaried, but you sacrifice the peace of mind of knowing what your paycheck will be week to week. 

If your clients no show, that’s lost income, depending on your policy. If you have a lot of clients under an insurance provider that doesn’t reimburse well, your income might suffer, too.

Even within providing therapy, there is a lot of variance around how much you can make and how many client’s you’ll have to see to get there. Heard has a great fee-setting calculator to help you play around with the numbers.

Coaching

Coaching is a mix of teaching, motivating, and problem solving. It’s a great option for therapists because, in theory, you already possess the skills required to be a good coach. Dr. Alex Auerbach is a licensed counseling and sport psychologist and mental performance coach. “Mental health providers are uniquely qualified to offer coaching services at a level of quality and sophistication that’s hard to match,” he explains.

Technically, anyone can say they are a coach. There are certification programs you can complete to add credibility to your name, but that is not a necessity to get started. 

One of the biggest challenges to getting started as a coach is finding clients. It’s best practice to specify what specializations you offer as a coach. For example, Dr. Auerbach specifically coaches high performers such as athletes, executives, and musicians. 

Having a niche allows you to see clients within your scope of practice as well as build credibility in a specific topic. The more people know you as the go-to person, the easier it will be for you to market yourself as an authority figure.

It’s important to note here that you should never treat coaching as therapy. It is unethical to provide clients therapy under the guise of coaching and could result in you losing your license. Be upfront with your coaching clients that what you are providing is not therapy. 

If your coaching clients would like therapy, only provide this within the state(s) you are licensed in and always be direct with how therapy differs from coaching.

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Supervision

Providing supervision is a great way to diversify your schedule, increase your income, and give back to up-and-coming therapists.

The path to becoming a supervisor varies greatly depending on what license you have and what state you are in. Typically, you need a certain number of years experience and to complete training before you can become a certified supervisor.

With telehealth becoming more popular, the accessibility of being a supervisor has also greatly increased. Companies like Motivo help supervisees connect with supervisors online, reducing the geographic barrier for those hoping to add supervision as a stream of income. 

Case consultation

Case consultation involves consulting with other therapists on their difficult cases. Unlike supervision, consultation tends to focus solely on the cases therapists bring rather than their professional development. You can offer case consultation services to individuals, dyads, and even groups. 

Elizabeth Hinkle, LMFT offers case consultation. She says the biggest challenge of offering case consultation has been connecting with other clinicians looking for consulting because therapists haven't had many opportunities to advertise and connect formally for this purpose.

An accessible way to get started offering case consultation is offering free consultation to those you know. It can start as a group led consultation and a way to explore what you might offer for paid consultation in the future.

Once you have a specific topic that you would like to offer consultation for, go back to those you know and ask if they would be willing to write a testimonial if you offered free or discounted consultation.

After a month of consultation and a few testimonials, you can add your offer to your website or any therapy directories you are associated with. Having social proof from other therapists goes a long way in building credibility and trust before someone schedules with you.

Hinkle shares that offering case consultation is a wonderful way to continue your own growth as a therapist as well. “It provides an opportunity to think through decision-making, self-of-the-therapist, case conceptualization, and much more,” she adds.

Clinical assessment, evaluation, and testing

Offering clinical assessments is a great way to pad your schedule where there might normally be gaps. Any therapist can typically offer one time diagnostic assessments (DAs) which are often needed for folks looking to receive additional services and a heightened level of care. 

While DAs do mean additional paperwork, insurance typically reimburses higher for them which could give you the opportunity to see less recurring clients week to week.

Additionally, DAs tend to be less emotionally draining as they center around information gathering. This could be a simple and accessible way for you to reduce the emotional strain of your caseload.

In order to offer any higher level evaluations such as ADHD testing, ASD testing, and neuropsychological testing you need to have the necessary credentials. Dr. Amy Marschall offers higher level evaluations like these and says you typically need the psychologist license to do these kinds of assessments, but it varies state-to-state.

“It’s a great service to be able to offer," she says. “It's so needed and I constantly get referrals for folks who need testing.”

The two main challenges that come with offering clinical assessments are overhead and marketing. Dr. Marschall says she does some evaluations that cost $1,400 upfront. Others are lower startup costs, but you still have to purchase the score reports. For these, score reports often run $20-30 per administration, but many give a discount if you pre-purchase a certain amount up front. Again, bigger overhead cost, but it pays off in the long run.

Marketing is tricky sometimes because “psychological evaluation” is a broad term and psychologists often specialize within a couple specific types of evaluations. To try to mitigate confusion and frustration, Dr. Marschall says she communicates what her evaluations will help a potential client learn and, “if that's not the question they are trying to answer, then I'm not the right evaluator for them.”

The initial investment of becoming a psychologist is a lot between school and overhead costs, but there is incredible demand right now for clinical assessments and evaluations.

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Consulting

Once you have a certain level of expertise and experience with a specific population, theory, or diagnosis you can explore offering consulting services to other therapists, professionals, or companies.

Kenya Crawford, LMHC noticed a common complaint among her clients of color: workplace racism. “No matter how much support I provided, nothing could outweigh the daily microaggressions,” she says. “I started Kenya Crawford Consulting to disrupt workplace trauma before it got to my couch.”

For anyone interested in getting into consulting, Crawford suggests starting with what you are passionate and knowledgeable about. She also suggests starting with the connections you already have. “Share your desire to consult with your network and let them know you are taking on new clients,” she adds.

The barrier to entry here is a little higher because you need to demonstrate your expertise. That being said, you could make the case that as long as you are a few steps ahead of someone else, you could be considered an “expert.”

A specific challenge Crawford has faced is clients that don’t genuinely align with the work she does. “Since my work is centering on the healing of workplace racial trauma, there are a lot of companies hoping to check a box by working with me,” she explains. To prevent this, Crawford uses intakes and consultations to determine if they are the right fit and refer out if they are not.

As far as what has been most helpful for Crawford and her consulting business, she says, “Community! I have been fortunate to not need to spend a lot of money on marketing or advertising. My community has continuously sent clients my way and I am deeply grateful.”

Consulting is a great way for you to make further connections in your community, build credibility, and diversify your schedule.

Writing

Writing was the first income stream I explored. Writing is far more mentally taxing than emotionally taxing, which is what I was looking for. It’s a skill that still helps people and something I can master throughout my life.

The tricky part about writing is that earning income from it is far less a straightforward path. One option is to write articles for publications that offer pay for work. Many publications do not, but still offer exposure, which is helpful. 

Platforms like Medium are free to join and offer compensation depending on how many views your work gets. This is how Dr. Marina Harris got her start as a writer. “It was a great way to build a portfolio so I could submit to other places,” she explains. “I won a few awards that boosted my confidence, and I pitched to Psychology Today. So now I have my own blog housed there, and I've even had several of my articles selected to be in the magazine!”

Then there is the classic route: publishing a book. While this is understandably daunting, with the advent of eBooks and Amazon, self-publishing a book is as easy as it has ever been. 

Personally, I’ve started by writing on Twitter because that’s where my audience is. Starting a blog or writing for a publication often means you’re writing to a faceless void. You typically don’t reach many people and you’re not getting valuable feedback for what is and isn’t working. 

From Twitter, I refer my audience to my weekly newsletter. The newsletter is a longer form of writing that helps deepen trust with my audience. It’s also direct access to them for when I want to monetize: book, course, community, etc. Regardless if you want to be a professional writer or not, having a newsletter is an incredible tool to connect you with those you are looking to serve.

I’ve been viewing writing as a long series of iterations: developing my own writing style, connecting with an audience, and slowly building trust and authority. 

Dr. Harris shares this sentiment as well. “Writing is a very slow process and not always scalable, so if someone wants to get started with writing they should really love it. Otherwise it can feel like a slog,” she says.

Speaking

Speaking is another great way to generate income as a mental health professional. Diamond James, LCSWA got started through the relationships she already had. “Because they know me and the work that I do, they either asked me directly to speak at one of their events or they have sent my information to someone else who's asked me to speak,” she explains. 

Start with the connections you have: your grad school or college, faith community, local AA. Offer to speak for free and see what people connect with. Once you’ve gotten some practice and have a topic you feel confident speaking about, then you can start charging for speaking engagements. 

Many therapists feel awkward or unsure of putting a price tag on their skillset. To that concern, James suggests to “build relationships with people in this field who do different types of work and don't be afraid to ask the questions that feel taboo.”

As therapists we’re constantly immersed in the therapy world and it’s easy to forget what a discrepancy in knowledge and experience there is between our field and the general public. Even if you’re relatively new to the field, you have valuable perspective and insight that people would be happy to pay for.

James, who is working her way to full licensure, speaks to her own experience of self-doubt. “On multiple occasions, I have been in my own head about not being enough or having enough insight to speak because I am provisionally licensed,” she says. She counteracts this by “reminding myself of this very truth: these individuals have asked me (sometimes on more than one occasion) because they also recognize I have something to offer these spaces.”

Speaking engagements are a great way to make connections, gain credibility, and build an audience.

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Teaching

Teaching opportunities tend to be available within colleges and graduate programs. Dr. Lindsay Snow, who has several years of experience teaching in both college and graduate school settings, suggests therapists start by looking for adjunct positions at local institutions.

“Colleges and universities post available adjunct positions online, so all it takes is a simple Google search to see what’s available and then applying,” she says. “I would encourage therapists to be open to unique opportunities in these settings, such as teaching in entirely online programs, teaching in applied counseling or psychology programs, or even teaching general psychology courses at the community college level.”

If you would like to start with less formal education, Dr. Snow recommends looking into community education opportunities. “Connecting to local schools, churches, non-profit organizations, or other community centers/clinics could be a great way to provide education and training on all kinds of specialized mental health topics,” she continues. “Networking to these organizations usually requires a few phone calls or emails as an initial introduction so you can begin building a relationship.”

As for the benefits of teaching, Dr. Snow highlights the difference in relationship with a client compared to a student. “While I believe wholeheartedly in the value of being myself as a therapist, the reality is that psychotherapy is not about me,” she adds. “As such, I enjoy attending to other facets of myself through teaching. Teaching is both mentally stimulating and relationally gratifying to me. It pushes me to think and speak more clearly about topics that I’m passionate about and that inform my clinical practice.”

That being said, teaching comes with its own set of challenges. Dr. Snow mentions that engaging an entire class of students, while fun and energizing at times, can also be a daunting task. Other tasks such as creating a syllabus, grading, and responding to emails also come with the job. 

Overall, teaching may be a great option for you if you enjoy integrating your clinical experience into a classroom setting. Teaching provides a great opportunity for you to channel your passion for the work itself into the next generation of therapists. 

Clinical training

If you’re interested in offering clinical training but are unsure where to start, Dr. Kevin Handley suggests “spending some time reflecting upon what you want to teach, who you want to teach, and why you want to teach. Knowing these things about yourself will direct your journey to finding opportunities to train others.”

Dr. Handley also speaks to the challenges he has faced in offering clinical training. “There are logistical challenges and mindset challenges,” he says. “Logistically, you have to figure out how to structure a training or course, find people willing to pay you to teach it, and find a face-to-face or online venue to conduct the training. If you are offering professional continuing education, then you also need a CE sponsor so that therapists can use our training for re-licensure.”

The mindset challenge is that most therapists don’t think they are “experts” or have anything to offer. “You are often the hardest person to convince that you have something valuable to offer,” he says. “Don’t confuse credentials, publications and notoriety with expertise and value. You have something to offer.”

As far as the benefits of offering clinical training, Dr. Handley has this to say. “Clinical training gives you the opportunity to connect with people who might well become colleagues, referral sources, collaborators and friends. That’s just not possible with therapy clients.” He adds, “For therapists who sometimes feel professionally isolated, training can help you meet your need for connection.”

Dr. Handley tells me the biggest benefit, though, is sharing what he has come to know about being a therapist. “I want to give away my knowledge and experience to everyone, but particularly to my therapist colleagues. We help clients use new knowledge in the service of their agenda. When training, the agenda is to help people be better therapists.” He adds, “I think training can promote personal, as well as professional and practice development.”

Info products

Information or info products are online educational material that you create and sell. Examples range from worksheets to e-books to courses.

Getting started in offering info products is as easy as compiling a set of reflection questions, calling it a worksheet, and selling it on Gumroad. The difficult part, though, is in creating something that is truly valuable and then getting that product in front of those who would find it valuable.

Whitney Goodman, LMFT offers several courses related to helping helpers. These are pre-recorded courses that once purchased, you can complete at your own pace. These differ from masterminds or cohort-based courses as we’ll see in the next section.

The main challenges that come with creating info products in general are identifying pain points to center your course around, developing the product itself, and then finding people who would be interested in purchasing it.

“Therapists are not trained to sell and this was something I had to learn as I went,” she explains. “Selling mental health related products is quite different from selling other consumer goods and there aren’t a lot of resources out there to help you do this in an ethical, appropriate way.”

The benefits that come with info products are they tend to be more scalable and help separate your time from your income. “I’m able to see way more clients at a reduced or sliding scale rate, work with the people I want to work with and can help, and I have a creative outlet that helps me beat burnout.,” Whitney adds. “I would not be where I am today if I didn’t take that leap. I love that my income is not completely tied to seeing clients and the security that gives me.”

If you are passionate about teaching and willing to invest the necessary time to learn what your potential community needs, then creating and selling info products may be a good fit for you.

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Masterminds and cohort-based courses

Dr. Melvin Varghese started creating courses after therapists asked him how he launched his successful podcast, Selling the Couch. After offering several therapists paid one-on-one consult sessions, he wanted to separate his income from his time and created a course based off of what he centered his consulting sessions on.

Therapists then reached out to him about how they might build their own courses, which sparked the inspiration for his first cohort-based course.

“My grandparents and parents were all teachers. And I love learning and sharing,” Dr. Varghese explains. “I wanted an element in my business where students could gather in real time and our team could teach a bit, but more importantly, where we could do breakouts to exchange ideas and hold each other accountable.”

In a cohort-based course you tend to teach a group of people with some sort of live component. You may still have pre-recorded lessons, but then meet with the group periodically to dive deeper into the content and offer your guidance.

When he offered his first cohort-based course, Dr. Varghese underestimated the prep time for each lesson. “In general, the first time through a cohort-based course is rough,” he explains. “But the next time it gets 50% easier. The time after, another 50%. The best advice I can give is to not overcomplicate each lesson. Teach one thing. No more than three activities per hour. And aim to have your students get in at least two breakouts during each session to exchange ideas.”

While cohort-based courses tend to require more of your own time, you typically can charge a premium because of this. Dr. Varghese’s first cohort-based course launch made around $9,000. His second made around $13,000. Now his mastermind, which has a cohort-based course rolled into it, averages about $10,000 per month.

Another benefit of this over self-paced courses is your students will be able to make connections with others who are in a similar position as themselves which often incentives them to complete the course. 

Many creators of self-paced courses speak to the common problem of their students not finishing their course which often makes the course not seem as valuable as it could be. To get started, Dr. Varghese offers a free, seven-day email course to validate your course idea.

Memberships and communities

Memberships and paid communities have become more popular as society becomes more isolated. The Teletherapist Network was founded in July 2020 by Kathryn Esquer  in response to the burnout of doing teletherapy and feeling isolated. The community offers case consultation groups, co-working sessions, workshops and more.

If you’re interested in starting a paid community, there’s lots of great platforms that make it easy to host an online community such as Circle. Like many of the challenges of previous income streams, the biggest will be in finding people who would be interested in joining your community and offering something of value to them. If you can carve out a niche for yourself, some people may want to join simply to connect with others who are experiencing the same thing.

Another challenge that comes with paid communities is that you usually get out of it what you put in, especially on the front end. We’ve all experienced the awkwardness of going someplace new and not feeling welcomed, and that’s the danger of anyone hoping to start a community if they don’t build a stellar onboarding process.

The benefits of starting a paid community include forming a community that you yourself can benefit from, learning directly from your community what they are needing (which can be repurposed as content or courses), as well as solidifying yourself as a leader in whatever niche you choose.

Brand partnerships and influencer marketing

Building an audience on social media can enable you to monetize through brand partnerships and influencer marketing. Kelly McKenna, LCSW, MBA has done just that.

When she got her first offer for a brand deal in April 2021, she had 3,000 followers on Instagram. She promoted a therapy journal she liked and was so excited to be offered $5 commission per sale. “I made like $60 which wasn't bad, but I quickly realized that this wasn't the best use of my time and energy on Instagram,” she explains. “I could bring in a lot more revenue by marketing my own services, like therapy or a course, instead.”

One of the major challenges that come with working with brands is maintaining trust with your audience. It takes time to build trust and everyone knows the off-putting feeling of inauthentically being pitched a product. Because of this, Kelly is thoughtful with which brands she works with. 

“I love working with brands that I genuinely love,” she says. “I only partner with brands like Heard that fit within my niche and that wouldn't feel out-of-place to recommend or talk about on my page. I have worked so hard to build trust with my community. I'd never throw it away for a brand deal I didn't truly stand behind!”

The financial upside of working with brands can be significant. A key component of making this work for you, though, is knowing your own worth. In 2022, Kelly earned $37,516 just from brand partnerships. For context, she ended the year with 50,000 followers. 

She suggests taking on fewer deals if it means they’ll pay a rate that fits better with your financial goals, “It will be a much better partnership in the long-term. And your business will thank you,” she says.

The key to good brand deals is working with brands that ultimately serve your community. Think of when a good friend recommended a restaurant you ended up loving. You most likely felt thankful that they suggested it to you and will trust them the next time they suggest something to you. Trust is key.  

Podcasting

Podcasting can be another great way to monetize through sponsorships and advertising.

Starting a podcast may be easier than you think. Options like Spotify for Podcasters makes starting streamlined with built in recording and editing tools as well as audio assets that are ready to use. 

While starting might be easy, getting people to listen is more challenging. Podcasting is often thought of as a way to deepen your relationship and trust with your community rather than building a community. With the current podcasting platforms, it’s difficult to reach those who do not already know about you. It’s best practice to start building your community on other social platforms such as Twitter and Instagram and then direct them toward your podcast.

Dr. Kate Campbell, LMFT and Katie Lemieux, LMFT of the Private Practice Startup podcast share insights and wisdom from their own experience building thriving private practices. The Private Practice Startup wanted to expand to have a global reach to help therapists brand themselves, grow their practice, live their dream lives all while making a difference.

One of the main challenges they faced when they started was managing the system of podcasting. “There are also many steps to a podcasting system which can be super time consuming and overwhelming if managed all on your own,” they explain. “We have a step-by-step podcasting system which allows us to find the guests, show up, do the interviews that we enjoy and our amazing team takes care of all of the rest of the details!”

The monetary benefits of podcasts largely come from sponsors and advertising. If your podcast fits within a specific niche, it’s easier to create a mutually beneficial relationship with potential sponsors. You always want to keep serving your community at the top of your decision making process, and companies with products or services that could directly benefit your community could make great partnerships both for you and your community.

A secondary benefit of podcasting is making meaningful connections with other therapists and professionals in the wider community. Many folks are honored to be asked to speak about their experience and expertise. Connecting with them is a wonderful way to expand your own professional community as well as opens the doors for further partnerships and collaboration.

If you’re interested in deepening your relationship with your community, connecting with and learning from other community leaders, and working with sponsors then podcasting may be a good option for you.

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YouTube

Another way to generate income is through YouTube. Creating videos can feel daunting as it involves capturing video, audio, editing, and having an “on camera presence.” That said, video is a wonderful medium for your audience to get a better sense of who you are.

Dr. Marie Fang had two YouTube channels before starting Private Practice Skills, a channel with 45,000 followers focused on helping therapists start a therapy practice that fits their life. One of the biggest challenges she has faced while creating videos is an emotional one. “I still feel gutted when I see a comment that takes down my character,” she says. “And the paralysis that comes from fearing that I might inadvertently share inaccurate information that thousands of people then consume.”

As far as benefits go for starting a YouTube channel, Dr. Fang highlights the “evergreen” aspect of videos. “Though income from YouTube isn't truly passive as I need to create content for it to work, people are still watching all my old videos for years to come and my income holds steady even if I don't work for a few weeks,” she says.

YouTube is known as a platform that tries to incentivize their creators as much as they can. Income is generated through ads, so the more views your video attracts the more money you can make. It also has a powerful suite of analytics on the backend that helps you understand what exactly is connecting with your audience.

Another benefit of creating on YouTube, according to Dr. Fang, is the connection you can create with your community. If people are really interested in you and your content, they’ll watch several of your videos in a way that’s a little more unique to YouTube compared to a feed or “for you” page where someone quickly swipes through your content and is on to the next person.

If you’re interested in creating evergreen content and learning the skills behind video, then YouTube may be a good fit for you.

Retreats

If you love to travel and plan events, offering retreats for therapists can be a great option. They’re also a tax write-off. Patrick Casale, LCMHC, LCAS offers retreats through his business, All Things Private Practice.

Patrick chose retreats because the power of travel is so transformative. “Retreat planning for me is so much more than just travel and experience,” he says. “It's an intimate incubator-like setting in a destination and it allows people to work through their self-doubt, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome together.”

You don’t have to start with an international destination retreat. It could be as simple as a day-retreat for your colleagues. “Once the guest is able to be vulnerable enough to share about their experiences and goals, this is where the magic is, and the life changing begins,” he says. 

Focus on creating an environment where therapists feel comfortable opening up. Pick a theme, share your own story, and offer some discussion questions. The magic comes from your guests sharing with and encouraging each other.

The opportunity for income offering retreats is extensive. Last year was Patrick’s first year and he hosted two. This year, he’s hosting five. It’s become a primary income source for him and he’s dedicating the majority of his career to it at this point.

If you enjoy hosting, facilitating discussion, and helping people grow toward their goals then organizing retreats might be a great fit for you.

Start by helping one person with one problem

I chose to lean into writing as an additional income stream. When I started, I hoped I would see monetary results quickly. Maybe that’s the case for the lucky few, but that has not been for me.

At first, this was discouraging. I questioned if it was even worth it to keep building something that seemed to have no guarantee.

I’m often reminded, though, of what my entrepreneurial inspiration Pat Flynn often says: “just start by helping one person with one problem.” All business boils down to helping people solve their problems. This is something we therapists are intimately familiar with.

Instead of providing therapy, what other ways might you help those in need? You have the skill, the expertise, and the experience. All you need to do is channel that into a new medium. 

It won’t be easy, but like all the difficult things you’ve experienced and helped your client’s walk through, it will be worth it.

Ben Behnen is a therapist who loves helping other beginning therapists. He's getting close to attaining his license in marriage in family therapy and is using his experience and love for writing to help other beginning therapists on their journey to licensure. You can follow him on Twitter where he posts daily or subscribe to his free newsletter that he sends every Friday with practical ways to grow as a therapist.

This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, business, or tax advice. Each person should consult their own attorney, business advisor, or tax advisor with respect to matters referenced in this post.

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