5 Myths About Sliding Scale That Keep You Broke (And A Script for Handling Requests for A Lower Fee)

As Sensitive therapists in private practice, we find ourselves having to make emotionally-charged decisions around money.  Every. Single. Day.

As socially conscious beings, we can’t help but want to alleviate as much suffering as possible in the world, yet we only have so many hours in the day and have to make sure that we cover our bills as well.

How can we make peace with our desire to be of service AND our need to make a living? Continue reading “5 Myths About Sliding Scale That Keep You Broke (And A Script for Handling Requests for A Lower Fee)”

Here’s Why I’m Done Telling Myself “I’m Worth It” When It Comes To My Fee.

After years in the trenches, doing endless on-call shifts, working at low-paying agencies and internship sites, you are thrilled to step into the private practice world.  As you get the keys to your first (sublet) office, you exclaim inwardly: “Finally, I get to charge what I’m worth! I get to make a decent wage! I get to set my own schedule!”

As you take the baby steps to build your dream practice, you’re now faced with having to do what you rarely–if ever–had to do at past jobs: talk frankly and explicitly about money.  More specifically, you have to put a dollar amount on your worth as a therapist.  Continue reading “Here’s Why I’m Done Telling Myself “I’m Worth It” When It Comes To My Fee.”

7 Signs of Money Trauma (And How It’s Messing Up Your Practice)

As a sensitive therapist, there is nothing like running a business to bring up every single unresolved issue around money.

You think deeply about the financial aspects of your practice and personal life. Money is about so much more than money– it’s about worth, power, privilege, shame, and fear. 

Continue reading “7 Signs of Money Trauma (And How It’s Messing Up Your Practice)”