Aaron Potratz, LPC is the owner of Discover Counseling (www.discovercounseling.com) and the co-host of the Shrink Think Podcast (www.shrinkthinkpodcast.com). He and John discuss the topic of boundaries and the concept of the Fear Triangle
Managing Employees to Maximize Your Business with Aaron Potratz | PoP 486
The Practice of the Practice Podcast | Innovative Ideas to Start, Grow, and Scale a Private Practice
How can effective management grow a business? What benefits come from effectively managing your staff? Do you want to learn how to best utilize... The post Managing Employees to Maximize Your Business with Aaron Potratz | PoP 486 appeared first on How to Start, Grow, and Scale a Private Practice| Practice of the Practice.
Aaron Potratz (LA Territory Sales Manager at Firestone Walker)
So Now That We're Talking...
Aaron Potratz is the LA Territory Sales Manager for Firestone Walker Brewing Company. We talk about the importance of finding a job and company you are passionate about working for, the power of positive mental thinking and self-motivation, the lies we tell ourselves in life and the dangers of doing so as a means of avoiding vulnerability/self-analysis, and so much more...
Aaron Potratz Helps Clinicians to Provide the Best Services | GP 19
Practice of the Practice: Grow a Group Practice Podcast
How can you train your clinicians to be better therapists? Do you or any of your clinicians suffer from imposter syndrome? Have you identified... The post Aaron Potratz Helps Clinicians to Provide the Best Services | GP 19 appeared first on How to Start, Grow, and Scale a Private Practice| Practice of the Practice.
Being Creative in Private Practice with Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz | FP 15
Practice of the Practice: Faith in Practice Podcast
Are you stuck in the idea of what a private practice has to look like? Have you lost the ability to have more creativity?... The post Being Creative in Private Practice with Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz | FP 15 appeared first on How to Start, Grow, and Scale a Private Practice| Practice of the Practice.
Aaron Potratz & Nathan Hawkins | Creating Successful Partnerships As Private Practice Owners | TPOT 112
The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer
In this episode, Aaron Potratz and Nathan Hawkins join the podcast to discuss starting a partnership in private practice. They reveal some vital things you will need to know before committing to a partnership; you especially need to know the identity of your practice and where you see your business going. Later, the two explain why there is no competition between them and the importance of trust in a partnership. Meet Nathan Hawkins Nathan Hawkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the field for almost 17 years. He is a certified trauma professional and performs EMDR and also utilizes Hypnosis at times as well. He is an approved clinical supervisor in the state of Oregon. He is the owner of Life Encounter Counseling which he established in 2004. While maintaining his own client load he supervises the clinical and administrative work of 4 employees and a clinical intern program. The success of Life Encounter Counseling birthed a passion to multiply the work of counseling in different ways. One of those directions leads to him co-founding another private group counseling practice, Life Discovery Counseling Services with Aaron Potratz in 2016. Life Discovery Counseling Services has grown from 1 location to 2 successful locations that serve opposite sides of the Portland Metro. He supervises and manages the counselors and staff in both of those locations with Aaron. Nathan loves to teach and also intermittently fills in at Multnomah University as an Adjunct Clinical Supervision Professor. Meet Aaron Potratz Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, the owner of Discover Counseling, and co-owner of Life Discovery Counseling Services – two private group counseling practices. Aaron maintains his own client caseload while also managing and supervising his counseling staff. He started out as a solo practitioner in 2007, expanded to a group practice in 2015, and started his second practice with his business partner, Nathan Hawkins, in 2016. Between the two businesses, he has 10 clinicians and one support staff. Aaron also does consulting for small businesses, helping them become more efficient and productive. He especially enjoys helping other therapist business owners grow their practices and focus in on the areas they are most passionate about. Building Trust Nathan and Aaron get along really well. There went through a honeymoon phase; however, there wasn’t much depth at first. As time went on, they had to lean on each other and give each other additional information. Plus, they were vulnerable when speaking about their businesses and gave honest feedback about the direction of their companies. They play up each other’s strengths and complement each other’s weaknesses. Integrating Practices When Nathan and Aaron first started with the shared space, they had a lot to think about, like rent, square footage, and office space. It is easy to make assumptions when you find a partner – even small things need to be discussed. Nathan and Aaron have separate businesses. However, the way they treat their employees is identical. These people are in the same space, so they need to be treated equally. When you are dreaming about combining practices, this may not be something you think about upfront. Competition You know what you’re good at, and you stick with those things. Aaron and Nathan have niched down and found what they do well. They both know what clients they work best with. If a client doesn’t fit one practice, then they will refer them to the other practice. Getting competitive with other therapists doesn’t make sense; there are more than enough clients out there for everyone. We will be doing a disservice if we are not giving our clients the right therapist. Tips for Starting a Partnership Both Aaron and Nathan have their own identities for their businesses. One reason they got together is because of how isolating private practice can be. However, it would be best if you spent some time understanding what you like to do on your own. Do not be in a big hurry to get together with another practice. You have to know who you are on your own before starting a partnership. Plus, Aaron and Nathan say how essential, to be honest, and open with your partner. Being transparent… Some of the resources below use affiliate links which simply means we receive a commission if you purchase using the links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for using the links! Resources for Nathan & Aaron Life Discovery Counseling Life Encounter Counseling Life Encounter Counseling on Facebook Life Encounter Counseling on Instagram Call Nathan: (503) 446-2135 Email Nathan: Nathan@lifeencounter.com Discover Counseling Discover Counseling on Facebook Discover Counseling on Instagram Call Aaron: (971) 222-8166 Email Aaron: firstname.lastname@example.org Resources TherapyNotes.com BrighterVision.com How To Be Financially Successful For 2020 Business Models for Private Counseling Practices Money Matters in Private Practice Session Note Helper Be a Podcast Guest Follow @TPOTpodcast on Instagram Meet Gordon Brewer, MEd, LMFT Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast & Blog. He is also President and Founder of Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC. He is a therapist, consultant, business mentor, trainer, and writer. PLEASE Subscribe to The Practice of Therapy Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. 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