There are so many resources out there for private practice owners these days! It’s hard to know where the best place is to invest your money. What will really help you grow? As a private practice owner myself, I (Jessica) understand.
While Simplified SEO offers amazing resources for therapists wanting to rank better on Google, we understand there may be additional resources you need as your grow your practice. Here are some resources I recommend, many of which I personally use for my own practice!
Logo & Graphic Design
Oliver Rains Group -> This amazing Graphic Design company is based out of Springfield, MO. They (specifically Brad Oliver) designed the logo, business cards, and all of the marketing materials for my own private practice and I enlist their help with this business from time to time as well. Their work truly is the highest quality and I can’t recommend them enough!
The Practicery -> Run by a husband and wife team, The Practicery knows how to help therapists with branding! We’re seeing their logos pop up all over the place & are impressed by what we’ve seen!
Looking for help building a great private practice website? We know a variety of great website builders who specialize in working with therapists! We’ve listed a few of our favorites below, but feel free to reach out to us for other suggestions if none of these feel like a fit.
Brighter Vision -> Brighter Vision create therapist websites using the Word Press platform and are very affordable!
Growing Therapists -> Cris makes beautiful Word Press websites really tweaked to give you exactly what you need.
Practicery -> A Great Husband/Wife (she’s a therapist!) due creating Square Space sites for therapists. I met Kim & Justin and have seen several of their sites. Very creative sites and just an awesome couple! We are also working on a partnership with Practicery where they will incorporate our “wish list” as they build your website so your new site is all ready to be optimized the day it goes live!
Practice Boss-> A great, super friendly business that can help you create a Square Space site for an affordable price.
Wellspring Website Design -> Kat Valentine does a fantastic job creating websites for therapists! She also offers a website evaluation (mention us in the referral for 50% off this service) if you’re contemplating making changes to a current site or can help you make tweaks if your site needs updating but not a full redesign.
Video for Therapist Websites
Cupla Media -> Cupla media can help you add video to your counseling website. They have a free e-book that I used to help create introductory videos for each of my therapist’s “About pages.” They also have “practice shorts” which are short videos you can customize with your logo and embed on the service pages of your website.
FYLMIT -> Ernesto really understands video marketing AND the therapy business! He films amazing promo videos for private practices and is now teaching therapists to create their own amazing videos for social media and websites!
Private Practice Consulting
We have some AMAZING consultants in this field!! The truth is we have several we frequently recommend depending on your needs. So, feel free to send us an e-mail (Jessica@simplifiedseoconsulting.com or Danica@simplifieseoconsulting.com) and tell us a little about what you’re looking for in a coach and we’re happy to point you toward one or two options that sound like they may be a good fit!
Move Forward Virtual Assistants -> Move Forward Virtual Assistants offers many services to take tasks off of your plate as a therapy practice owner. They offer traditional VA services, such as managing phone calls, emails, scheduling, verifying insurance benefits, and data entry. In addition, they offer blog writing services, social media management and graphic design packages. Alison is a group practice owner herself, so she is in a unique position to create a company to meet the needs of other private practices!
Service Page Creation
Empathy Copy-> Empathy Copy is an affordable, quick way to generate some great service pages focused on reaching your ideal client. We recommend using the generator and then reading through to tweak/further customize your new service pages. Even if you take the time to really tweak the content after, having this generate your first draft of a service page will save you a TON of time! Best of all? you can create unlimited pages, so join for 1-2 months and set aside a good chunk of time to just create all of the pages you need.
Blog Post Creation
Move Forward Virtual Assistants–> Blogging is SO important for SEO. If you don’t have time or energy to write your own blog posts, this is the next best thing! Move Forward VAs will write you an original blog post that is long enough to help with your SEO. Furthermore, they will work with you to choose topics that target keywords you want to rank for. If you have my four page monthly SEO package, you can just forward them the blog post ideas we send you each month!
Jenni Bedsworth -> Jennie is a personal friend of Jessica’s and as a therapist who also has a degree in journalism, she is uniquely qualified to help write blog post for private practice websites.
Simplified SEO Consulting-> OR Consider our Blog writing service that focuses on writing fully optimized blog posts that will help you rank better on search engines.
Private Practice Paperwork
Having good paperwork that covers all of the legal stuff AND includes the information you want to get from new clients is important. In a perfect world, we’d each have the time/money/energy to have an attorney help create new paperwork for your practice from scratch. But since many of us don’t, some consultants offer great paperwork packets you can use as a base.
FREE HIPAA form -> Kate & Katie from the Private Practice Startup offer this important form to include in your packet for free.
Paperwork Package -> Kate & Katie’s full paperwork package. Now, we are an affiliate for this package. But we’re sharing it because we truly think it’s useful. Jessica downloaded the package and used it to update her own private practice paperwork. Also, use the code “SAVE40” for $40 OFF the BASE PACKAGE or “SAVE80” for $80 OFF the PEAK PACKAGE.
Rachel Driver-> I often get asked about who we recommend for Google Adwords or if we offer that service. We don’t, because we prefer to really, really, really focus our efforts at being awesome helping therapists with organic SEO. However, in some situations it’s helpful to think about both SEO and Adwords. In those cases, I strongly recommend hiring a professional at least to help you setup, and likely to help you monitor/tweak your campaigns. Rachel is one of several people in our industry who offer this service. She’s very knowledgable, down to earth and cares about getting you great ROI.
Killin’ It Camp -> I am so excited to speak at Killin’ It Camp 2019! Joe Sanok really knows how to put on a great event so I’m confident this will be an amazing experience for all involved! If you are ready to learn how to balance work and your personal life and where to invest your time/energy/money in your practice, this is the conference for you!
Therapy Re-Imagined-> Simplified SEO Consulting has chosen Therapy Re-Imagined as the first conference we will ever sponsor. Why? Because it sounds amazing! You earn CEUs AND learn about what it will take to own a successful private practice as a therapist in the 21st century. Best of all? It’s being held at Universal Studios in California!
My Private Practice Tribe -> This group provides a TON of great information about running a private practice. Amanda, the administrator, does videos with tips on things such as filling your daytime slots, using social media and more. I highly recommend joining this group!