Consulting clients seek support for personal and professional objectives. Examples of consulting topics include employment transitions, weight management, anger management and attentional concerns.  Consulting offers greater flexibility in session lengths (15 to 60 minutes), cost management and client determined session frequency.  Consulting is not diagnosis-based and therefore is not reimbursed by health insurance plans.  The typical consulting process includes:
  • Goal definition
  • Developing and engaging in brainstorming skills
  • Creating manageable, realistic milestones
  • Resource identification and network expansion
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Understanding and overcoming obstacles
  • Embracing doubt and tolerating risks

Consulting for Therapists

Deborah has assisted fellow therapists, both licensed and pre-licensed, with establishing successful practices.  With over 30 years of experience in setting up small businesses, including budgeting, marketing and management, Deborah applies her acumen to help fellow therapists develop their practices. Consulting session length and frequency is flexible, to the needs of the therapist.  Examples of topics covered include:
  • Considerations with subpoenas and testifying in court cases
  • Creating balance personally and professionally
  • Coping with compassion fatigue / monitoring self-care
  • Increasing business skills confidence
  • Embracing doubt and tolerating risks
  • Population specialization
  • Pursuing licensure and defining a path to having a successful practice
  • Creating a client base
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Defining and implementing effective networking
  • Considerations for and becoming panelled with health insurance
  • Office space requirements
  • Office administration
  • Software evaluation