Episode 106. The One Thing We All Struggle With - and a Surprisingly Simple Fix


I want to get real for a moment folks. 

I want to talk about one aspect of growing a private practice that we all struggle with at one point or another.

It’s so exciting in the beginning, when you first get out from under the thumb of your employer and start your very own practice. 

There you are - running your own practice - and finally, you’re the one calling the shots! 🎉

But here’s the thing.  You’re also the ONLY one calling the shots, and sometimes that can feel scary, overwhelming, and…isolating. 🥹

If you’ve come from a hospital, agency or perhaps even another group practice, you were part of a team, a collection of professionals with different experience, skills, and perspectives. 

Anytime you weren’t sure how to handle something, odds are there were plenty of people around to ask for advice.

But when you’re in private practice you ARE the team. 

Because you’re the CEO of your own show now, and it’s all on you.

Growing a successful private practice can be many things … exciting, challenging, rewarding … but it’s not always roses and rainbows.  

Clients can be difficult.  Providers can let you down.  Toilets can get blocked 

(Yeah - that may be yours to handle, too. 😬).  

You might make strategic mistakes that could cost you money - or even your reputation.

And all of that is so much harder when you’re trying to deal with them in isolation. 

So, what’s a saavy CEO to do?? 

The antidote to isolation is connection.

There are lots of different ways to find this and in this episode, I’ll share some of my favorites.

In fact, in my own private practice, I recently launched a group for accomplished, professional women - the kind of people who don’t really think they need help. Total badasses - every one of them. 

And yet I see them light up when they experience this sense of connection and recognition inside the group … I see you, I get you, and oh my gosh, you get me too!!

It’s so powerful it gives me goosebumps. ⚡And I want YOU to experience this for yourself. 

That's what connection does for all of us - and that’s why I’m launching a summer workshop series that kicks off next week on June 3.

I’ll be teaching a series of three live and interactive workshops where you’ll be able to experience just how cool it is to be in the (virtual) room with others who are in alignment with you.  And the best part? It’s 100% free to attend. 

(But hey - I do need you to register so that I can give you access. This won’t be open to the public!)

You’ll find all of the details below. 

Get your name on my list, and mark your calendars.

Because life (and business) is so much easier when you don’t have to go it alone.

In the meantime, give this one a listen.  

Here’s to finding your tribe!


P.S. What would it be like to talk to others who are facing the same challenges, have similar goals, and totally get you??? Join me and I’ll show you. 😎

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Wendy Pitts Reeves, LCSW
Host, Ideal Practice
Private Practice Coach and Mentor

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pppsssst…Have you heard about this?

The Ideal Practice Summer Workshop Series is coming on June 3!

How to Overcome Overwhelm and Finally Create the Profitable, Sustainable, and Enjoyable Private Practice You Wanted All Along - But Never Thought You Could Have.

  1. The different gifts, talents, tendencies, and energy that each star sign has.
  2. Why we are drawn to certain professions.
  3. How to work with the ebb and flow of energy – for yourself AND your business.
  4. Why some signs work well together - and others, not so much!
  5. Why one business model might suit you better than others.

In this 3 part workshop series I’ll be working with you around some of the most foundational aspects of a successful private practice.

You’ll learn what it means to be “Profit Centered, People Forward” through healthy pricing and solid payment systems.

I’ll walk you through 5 key ingredients to marketing that will help your message sing so that you really do connect with - and attract - the clients you love working with the most.

And on top of all that, we’ll dig deep into what it means to be the CEO, including learning how to prevent some of the problems and pitfalls that come with being your own boss. (And there are plenty!)

The best part? The whole thing is freeeeeeeeee…..So why in the world wouldn’t you want to join us?

Got a client? Move them. Create the space. Join us. You. Will. Love. This.



I’ll be sending out all the details soon!



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