Marketing Resources for Starting or Building a Therapy or Healing Private Practice
Counsellor Directory in BC
CounsellingBC.com is hands down one of the most cost-effective way for counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers, etc in BC to advertise their private practice. Many of my BC-based clients get many of their referrals from counsellingbc.com. I encourage all practitioners in BC to utilize this excellent, low-cost resource. You can find out more here.
Ezine List Delivery Service
Aweber is the email list service that I use to send out my newsletter, Enlightened marketing. I have tried several newsletter list delivery services over the years, and this is by far the best. It has a lot of great features that other services don’t offer and a great reputation. You can sign up for a 30-day trial free by clicking here.
Recording Teleconferences or Audios for Your Website or Blog
Audio Acrobat is the easiest and most cost effective audio recording method I have ever used. You can record via your computer or through your telephone. Once the audio files are complete you simply log into your account and access them. You can then post them to your website, blog or emails. Even technophobes will find it easy to use! Here is the link.
Website Design by nrichmedia
Nathaniel Richman and his team at nrichmedia are some of the most talented, efficient and professional designers that can be found. They specialize in websites for therapists, counsellors, healing professionals and socially responsible businesses. Nathaniel and the nrichmedia team have designed many of my client’s websites since 2004. They are some of the best people one could ever work with! Click here for more info.
Web-hosting and Domain Names
Online Appointment Scheduler
I recommend therapists use Full State. It is easy to set up and use. Most importantly, it is HIPPA compliant which means it provides the best security to help ensure client confidentiality.
Online Computer Back-up
I love using BackBlaze to back up my computer online. I can’t believe how many therapists and healers do not back up their data. I have had several clients whose computers have crashed and they lost all their data because they hadn’t backed-up! And even if you do back-up on disc or on an external hard drive, that won’t help you if your computer and external hard-drive are stolen or happen to be in a fire.
BackBlaze backs up all your data online automatically. Once it’s up and running you don’t even have to think about backing up anymore. It is easy to set up and very affordable. Not backing up your computer online is like not having home insurance.