What Our Previous Students
Have to Say About Working with TPA – Check Out Their Reviews Below
Gayle Robertson, LMFT, LPC in Springfield, MO
“Since grad school, I’ve put my dream of running my own business on the back burner – mostly out of fear.
A colleague told me a year ago that we’d never succeed without community mental health and private insurance clients. This comment lit a fire under me! It was time to make a career change and prove him wrong.
When I first noticed the ads for TPA on Facebook, I was intrigued and skeptical. I stopped scrolling every day (Every. Single. Day) to check out what TPA had to say.
I couldn’t get TPA off my mind. Was it really worth investing in something I didn’t know much about, but held so much promise? Should I invest in my dream?
Well, the answer is a resounding yes! TPA has been a gold mine of learning from start to finish. With their step-by-step guidance, I’ve become the entrepreneur I was always meant to be.
After two decades in group practices where I sat in anticipation waiting to take any referral that came through the door, I now have ideal clients reaching out to me!
And get this – no more managed care. I’m free from those long, grit your teeth phone calls with insurance companies that get you nowhere.
I get to determine the value of my work, which is over twice the amount insurance companies paid me. 100% of my clients are self-pay. I raised my rates to the upper end in my market and clients didn’t even blink an eye.
I’ve gone from 10 weekly clients to 20 full fee clients per week, and I’m in charge of my schedule. No more Saturdays.
My current ROI, which I learned about in TPA, is 900%!
Financially, I’m in a place where I can afford the extras in life, like sending my teenager on a school trip to Costa Rica to improve her Spanish. TPA has been a life changer both personally and professionally.
The new skills I’ve acquired in this program will help me confidently run my practice far into the future. Thank you, TPA for helping me bring my private practice vision to life!”
Lesleigh Tolin, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist in Encino, CA
Lesleigh Tolin, grief recovery specialist, celebrates her TPA journey with TPA’s Madonna Archer. She had one client when she joined… and now has a full practice of ideal clients nationwide, including her first international client.
Renee Avis, LPC in Cary, NC
“Before I found Therapy Practice Accelerator, a little over 2 yrs ago I was still working at an eating disorder treatment facility and doing my private practice very part time.
When I had taken on the position at the treatment facility I gave myself a 5 year plan, in 5 years I wanted to be out and doing my private practice full time treating eating disorders.
It was terrifying to think about leaving a steady pay check and becoming my sole income knowing I have a family to be responsible to.
Then I found TPA. I did a little research read some reviews and then decided to join.
Matt, Victor, Amy, Madonna, and all at TPA were amazing and supportive right from the start. I felt fully supported and encouraged.
I loved the community support and feedback that comes with being part of TPA.
The information I was learning about the business side of private practice was everything you are not taught in grad school for counseling.
I signed up with TPA in 2016 and by October I was ready to take the leap of faith into full time private practice.
So I did! I started with about 7-10 clients, depending on the week and by December I was full and I have had a full practice ever since!
I even have to refer potential new clients out to other therapists at times.
One key piece to my success is learning about marketing and finding out how to market in ways that work and feel comfortable to me.
If you’re like me you read this review and think “yeah, she is just one of those lucky people and this is not possible for me”, I can’t encourage you enough to believe in yourself and become part of TPA and amazing things will begin happening for you and your private practice!”
Kelly LaPorta, General Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ
“When I started, I had a private practice of about 3-4 people. My goal was to get to 13-15 clients a week. I knew I needed help building. The past month I’ve been averaging 17-19 clients a week. All cash pay and about 70 percent of them are full fee.
I am considering starting a waitlist because I don’t want to burn myself out. I’m in awe of how helpful this program has been for me.
TPA offers so many helpful tools for your practice. Learning how to confidently present myself and expertise to other professionals was incredibly powerful for me. I have learned to value myself and what I have to offer. Good luck to everyone out there! And thank you so much TPA staff for everything.”
Anne Redmond, LCPC in Chicago, IL
“Although I am a well-trained and experienced clinician, I couldn’t sustain a steady caseload…and more puzzling, couldn’t figure out why.
I started TPA with 3-7 clients a week. After a few months of guidance from the great TPA staff…my practice is full!
I now see 18-20 clients weekly, all who perfectly fit my skills and areas of expertise.
I have paid off my bills, funded my savings and retirement accounts and am planning a vacation abroad once this pandemic ends!
I am filled with immense gratitude daily…for not only transforming my practice into a thriving business but for finally feeling empowered to know how to make my life what I want it to be. Joining TPA changed my life!”
Kim Daulton, Psychotherapist in Greeley, CO
“When I joined TPA, I had a part time practice that I had never needed to rely on for income to live my life. I was a full-time mom and a part time professional. I was consistently at 6 clients a week and was grateful to have that. Then I went through a difficult divorce and became a single parent that needed to provide for my two kids.
It was at this point that I felt the pressure to figure out how to grow my practice to be able to support my kids and feel financially secure on my own.
I saw the ad regarding TPA and looked into it.
I joined feeling lost and wounded but needing to build my business. Going through the TPA process not only helped create a structure for my business, but it helped me find a deeper confidence in myself personally and professionally.
My dreams at the beginning were to make enough to survive, and I doubted I could reach that level.
But being in this community, listening to others struggle and overcome and accepting my small wins helped me realize that I am capable of accomplishing my dreams.
I am ending my TPA time with my goal of being full (20 clients a week) accomplished and my income goal exceeded. I am starting to dream bigger, and plan for starting a group practice.
TPA is a beautiful, positive group that helps you find yourself, your power and your ability to fully impact your community.
The staff is kind and caring. They encourage you in your process and hold a space that helps you discover that you are capable and can do way more than you think you can.
By joining TPA you are investing in yourself just as much as you are investing in growing your business.”
Joslin Chidester, Marriage and Family Therapy in York, ME
Joslin tells us how TPA filled her practice with ideal clients and gave her the financial freedom to focus on doing the work she loves.
Jeff Stucke, Counselor in Evansville, IN
“After being in practice for almost 20 years I was completely burned out…or so I thought. I had always fashioned myself as fiercely independent, doing things my own way. Just after all these years, the rigors of the profession had caught up with me. Regardless, I had to get my numbers back up. I saw TPA’s ad on Facebook and to be candid I was mostly interested in just that, getting my numbers up. Consistent growth, self-pay? Let’s do this. In my first conversation with matt I shouted, “let’s make it rain!”
I was not prepared for what was about to happen to me.
I started the process and got chills. I don’t get chills…I give them! I was giddy. In just a few minutes they found my soul as a therapist that I had lost somewhere along the way…or so I thought.
The process sent me down the rabbit hole! You see I hadn’t lost my soul as a therapist, I had never found it. Not in a deep substantive sort of way that expressed itself in an equally meaningful and substantive sort of way. This wasn’t burnout. This was enlightenment. Self-discovery beyond the hodgepodge of theories and studies and latest research that I’d become. Now these things are of the utmost importance, but without a specific soul fueled by a specific passion they had become bits of data creating a matrix projecting therapist and client as two characters on a screen performing a scene in the matrix. Prepare to be unplugged!
This process found parts of me that I was to insecure to show on my own. Those terrifying parts that are my most authentic self. Most fragile and most afraid of rejection. TPA pushed and celebrated and pushed…and celebrated and pushed some more. I don’t get pushed…I push! And they found my authentic self and gave me the courage and confidence to express it.
This wasn’t about burn out or getting my numbers up. This was about discovering a part of me that I had missed. TPA led me to my authentic self with the mastery and gentleness of a wise shaman.
Therapy Practice Accelerator will get your numbers up because they really know what they’re doing. But they will take you so much further if you let them.”
Scott Peacock, MA, LPC, LMFT, LCDC, CCSAS in Houston, TX
“Therapy Practice Accelerator took my practice to the next level. I knew very little about marketing myself and my services despite twenty years of business experience in corporate America before becoming a therapist. Matt Coffman has a gift for educating his clients on how to become a successful private-pay therapist. My monthly revenue has doubled and I am on pace to double last year’s total revenue. I now have a thriving practice with no insurance hassles and motivated clients who value what I bring to the table”
Myeshia Brooks, LMFT in Encino, CA
“When I started TPA, I had zero clients!
I was banking on “hope-based marketing” to fill my practice and it was not working.
I was simply another therapist in an already saturated market. I wanted to feel confident in my abilities to attract and work with my ideal clients.
I found TPA, and it has been simply magical! It has not only transformed my practice into a successful and thriving business, but it has changed me as a person.
I went from zero clients to now having a waitlist and constant referrals of my ideal clients.
My practice has grown into something I could not have imagined, and I am now able to truly create the balance I need in life.
I can afford to be fully present with my clients and my family.
I am forever grateful for all of the knowledge and wisdom offered by the team at TPA. They have given me something invaluable.”
Dr. Melissa M. Racho, PhD, Licensed Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
“I had seen TPA ads for at least a year before I finally set up a consultation.
The biggest impetus behind my engagement in TPA was the fact that I had an impoverished sense of myself as an entrepreneur, and the realization that if I didn’t cultivate that part of my professional life, I would never fully reach my potential to help others to the extent that I wanted.
I’d never learned the business side of building a thriving practice, so I was charging less than I deserved and seeing fewer patients than I wanted. I’d never conceptualized my ideal patient and subsequently found myself in a position where in theory I loved the work I was doing, while in reality I was dreading an increasing number of sessions, week after week.
Today, after a year of work, study, and self-exploration with TPA and its abundance of delightful and supportive people, I feel empowered as an entrepreneur.
I’ve developed the confidence I need to build a practice based not only on my desire to help others, but upon my own passion, wants and needs as well.
As a result, I love the work I do, I love the patients I work with, I’m earning more than I ever thought possible, and I end my workdays feeling inspired and renewed.
So if you’ve found your way to this testimonial by way of a TPA ad, please know this… TPA has been an invaluable investment in my practice, in my work with patients, and in myself, and I can’t recommend it or its people highly enough.”
Amy Mentrasti, Speech-Language Therapist in Yorktown Heights, NY
TPA prepared Amy for running a business in ways that her doctorate never did. In this clip of our conversation, she tells Nathan Ramos, TPA’s Success Concierge, about the dream practice she built while raising three children.
Jevita Hamilton, LCSW – Group Practice Owner in Homewood, IL
“When I started TPA, I was transitioning from a solo practice to a group practice.
My biggest concern was being able to keep my clinicians full – and I had a very antiquated website that was not functional.
When I started my solo practice, I just learned what I could along the way. I wanted my transition to a group practice to be more structured with fewer mistakes. I wanted to learn from and be amongst a group of people that understood what my goals were and could teach me how to reach them.
Because of the success I’ve found through TPA, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family. I now have a career that works around my family, instead of the other way around.
I’ve been able to grow a thriving practice with 11 clinicians serving 150-175 clients weekly. Prior to TPA, we were getting 1-2 new clients a month. Now, we get between 3-5 client leads a day.”
Heather Richards, MFT, M.Ed, CST, PhD in Philadelphia, PA
“When I started with TPA, my practice was in its beginning stages as I was leaving my “day job” to be 100% present in my practice. My practice had 4-6 clients consistently over 3 years and was only paying for the space and nothing additional.
Honestly, before joining TPA I did not know how to grow my practice. I have always heard it takes years and years for one’s practice to be up and running at a consistent pace where you are seeing a profit.
Unfortunately, that was the mentality I was working from before joining TPA and it was incorrect.
I joined TPA in 2019 and was able to make a notable profit from my business exactly 10 months after being in TPA! I reached all my financial & personal goals. I now have ideal clients who pay my specialist rate and stay consistent. I am a private pay therapist.
When I look back, I feel so relieved and supported by the program and the knowledge it has provided to sustain my business for a lifetime.
Before joining TPA, I did not have a clientele that was consistent. I also did not have the knowledge to obtain the clients that I wanted to attract.
The bottom line is that TPA taught me how to obtain clients that are a match for me and my style of psychotherapy.
Go for it because you won’t regret any of it and will have these skills for the rest of your therapeutic career!”
Leslie Bennett, Speech Language Pathologist in Burbank, CA
In this conversation, Leslie tells us how TPA helped her create a thriving practice through the uncertainty of a pandemic and the complexity of shifting her entire practice online.
Licia Freeman, LMFT in Atlanta, GA
“I joined TPA exactly a year ago, and just yesterday I was thinking about where I was a year ago, and where I am now, both personally and professionally. My practice needed an overhaul, and I needed to treat it as a business.
TPA got me on the right track. The program inspired me personally, and that changed my relationship with my business.
I have been in practice for 33 years, and I have never made as much money as I am making now, and my hours did not increase! I set a goal to make 2K a day last January, and I soon met that goal. I never work more than 7 hours a day, and I have been steadily making that. It feels amazing.
I love the clients I work with, and have raised my fee exponentially, with very few complaints.
So, thank you all for holding my hand and guiding me through this process. I worked hard, never felt discouraged, just kept plugging in, and you all were amazing.
I never felt alone, and there was always someone willing to rescue me from wherever I was stuck.
TheTPA program is a lifestyle change, and once you automatize that routine, you can only succeed.
Am so grateful for you guys! Thank you!!”
Carmen Farro-Gekrke, LMHC in West Palm Beach, FL
“Before I joined TPA I was mainly seeing clients who wanted to use their insurance. I was working hard, but with low insurance rates my bank account was not showing it.
Now I see less people, make more money, and I am able to prioritize my schedule to be with my family and/or celebrate a holiday.
Since joining TPA my practice is thriving, and the number of clients who pay my full fee has doubled. I never thought that I would be saying things like this about my practice.
TPA has an amazing system that teaches therapists what it means to be in private practice, its fundamentals, and how to use those fundamentals to honor what you want in your practice. TPA is also very supportive and holds you accountable for your own work as you learn what you need to know to have a full practice. In addition, TPA offers a wonderful community of practitioners which is vital to take your practice to the next level.
Thanks to TPA I know how to get more clients, how to charge for my services, and how to market to the point that it comes naturally. I no longer have to worry if the following month I will have enough money to pay my business expenses or even to pay myself.
TPA system is very organized, knowledgeable, efficient, and professional. Thanks to it I no longer feel lost about how to run my practice and make it grow. I learned how to have a successful practice. And, most importantly, I discovered that I can do it while honoring what is important to me personally and professionally.”
Nirmal Conforti, LCSW in Bend, OR
“When I started TPA, my practice was stuck at 1/2 to 3/4 full, and about 20% were “ideal clients.”
I wasn’t receiving many referrals.
I had a difficult time feeling confident about my fee – and my work in general.
I met a new friend, and when she said her practice was full I looked at her with a questioning face.
She said, “I had help.”
At that point, even before I knew anything about TPA, I had pretty much decided that I was going to sign up for whatever program she was in.
I knew that I was at least as good as a therapist as she was – I was more experienced, had more time (she had young children), and I had an abundance of determination.
My practice had been stuck for almost 20 years. The entire time I had been in private practice.
One year later my practice is FULL for first time ever. 90% of my clients are ideal. I am getting my full fee with 80% of my clients, and the other 20% pay a little less. That is my choice.
I have learned to talk about what I do with confidence, and this has made me (somehow) more confident and proficient at what I do. I have also learned new ways to talk about what I do in ways that speak to my ideal client.
In the places where I needed to upgrade my work, I did that while I was in TPA by doing both personal work and professional trainings.
My client retention rate is higher, and my clients are truly happy to see me (this still surprises me sometimes) because they are getting value at each session. This in turn helps me to be more present and skilled with each and every client.
My life was good before TPA. My life since joining TPA is richer in more ways than in just my business. I am more motivated to live a fuller and more balanced life in all areas, not just in my private practice.”
Judi Ross, MS, LMFT, RYT in Bloomington, MN
“I came across Therapy Practice Accelerator one month after quitting my day job to go full time in private practice. With no business background or training, I had been winging my online marketing and relying solely on word of mouth and Psychology Today for over 2 years.
With TPA, I have already gotten to the point where I turn away clients that are not a good fit based on my schedule and/or specialties which is the most confident I have ever been as a therapist. I now understand what to do to continue growing my private practice thanks to my work with Matt.
I continue to thank TPA every time a new call comes in – a great gratitude practice cultivating my newfound abundance attitude.
I highly recommend working with TPA if you’re truly ready to invest in creating the private practice of your dreams!”
Robyn Muir, LMHC, LMFT in Weston, FL
“While on maternity leave from my very small private practice (filled with mainly insurance clients), I started to reevaluate what I wanted for my private practice moving forward.
After giving it great thought, I concluded that focusing on private paying clients was the path I really wanted to take.
There was just one problem – I didn’t know where to start to make my dreams become a reality.
Then one evening, I found TPA.
Since I joined, my private practice has grown beyond my imagination – even during a pandemic.
I went from having 17 sessions a month to 17 sessions a week.
For some people that might not sound like a lot, but for me it’s perfect.
I still have room for a few more sessions each week, but those are specifically reserved for my ideal clients (another approach I learned from TPA).
None of this would have been possible without TPA.
Being part of this community has been the BEST decision I have ever made for my private practice. Their concepts, mindset and tools have allowed me to achieve successes that I never thought were possible.
I am truly grateful for every TPA staff member I have had the pleasures of working with. Every last one of them have always led with generosity, kindness, empathy, knowledge, support, and guidance. They don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk.
They will celebrate your wins no matter how big or small and encourage you with every dip you experience. All of them have helped me tremendously utilizing their expertise.
If one of your professional goals is to have a thriving private practice, I strongly suggest for you to join TPA and get ready for your dreams to come true.”
Colleen McCormick, M.A., BCBA, LBA-CT in Cheshire, CT
“It’s been quite a ride!
I started with 0 clients, opened my own practice, quit my job and now only work 3 days and have 16 clients – all self-pay, at my full fee!!!
I’m completely full!
To all the newbies wondering – this system works. I am forever grateful for the wealth of information, strategies and skills this group has given me.”
Marissa Esquibel, LMFT in Claremont, CA
“I first joined TPA at the end of March 2020.
I was three weeks into my practice, one week into the country’s shutdown, and I feared I’d be shutting down my business pretty soon too.
I could count on one hand the number of clients I had and even lost a few due to their layoffs.
In a state of panic, I stared in disbelief while reading these emails from TPA about therapists having their “busiest week ever” and getting “multiple inquiries.”
How was that possible when I was barely hanging on?
I thought it must be a scam.
But then I finally made the call.
Since joining TPA, I stand corrected: this program is far from a scam!
In fact, it is the best therapist business course out there.
Case in point: in the past three weeks, I’ve converted four ideal clients at my intake fee of $325 and I’m getting inquiries multiple times per week.
My practice is filled with ideal clients whom I love to work with and it’s all thanks to TPA.
In addition to filling my practice, TPA has overwhelmed me with their daily support, interactive community, and proven practice-building strategies I can use for the entirety of my career.
If you’re like me and reluctant to join, I implore you to take the next step. Signing up for TPA is the best business decision I’ve made, and I have no regrets.”
Alexa Venski, LMHC in Fort Myers, FL
“I started TPA in March 2018. In July 2018 I left my non-profit agency job, in September 2018 I moved to my dream office and today I have a thriving practice with full fee, self pay clients.
The TPA process has been not only a catalyst for growth in my professional life but has changed the way I approach my personal development as well. Their knowledge and insights were the missing piece that my business needed to go from surviving to booming.
The TPA team has discovered a “magic formula” for private practice therapists.
The team’s knowledge and guidance has changed the trajectory of my business forever.
Many thanks and eternal gratitude to the TPA team!”
David Hardy, LCPC in Bozeman, MT
“When I joined, I was working 60-70 hours a week between a full-time community job and my private practice. My private practice had 7 clients at the time, and it had taken me a year to reach that point. In addition to that, I was spending a lot of energy on a lot of different efforts to get clients – there are a lot of ideas floating around on what to do to build a practice.
For me, my decision to join TPA was based on a realization: I was doing all of these things to build my practice, but I didn’t know which things were working and which ones weren’t.
Even as my practice was slowly growing, I didn’t know what was working and what was draining my time and energy without getting results. I realized that I didn’t just want a successful practice; I wanted to know how to build it, and how to keep it successful once I had.
It took me about 2 months to implement everything from the TPA process. Even during that time, I started to notice a pickup in clients. Three months after that, I had gone from those 7 clients to my full caseload goal (26 clients a week).
It has been most of a year since then and I have never had a slowdown, even during the summer months that many other therapists in my area had identified as the slowest time of year.
TPA was exactly what I hoped it would be: a team of people who didn’t just support me in building my private practice, but also taught me how to do it and how to keep it going strong.
The skills you learn, and the things TPA will help you put into place, will stay with you and continue to benefit you for the rest of your career in private practice.
That is what TPA did for me, and I am glad I took the plunge.”
Sean Jarman, LPC & Neurofeedback in Asheville, NC
“When I started TPA I had a part-time private practice of up to 10 clients a week. As I moved through the process, I was soon able to go full time. I then hit my target of 30 weekly clients.
I was committed to working only 4 days a week. The more of the process I completed, the more the phone began to ring.
In addition, I have successfully relocated my practice to a new location, and never lost potential business coming in during the transition.
I am eternally grateful to all at TPA.”
Brian Hooper, M.Div., Psy.D. LCPT in Belle Meade, TN
“The Therapy Practice Accelerator team are true professionals. Their word is their bond and they deliver far more than they promise.
As I think of what I have received in terms of clarifying my “sweet spots” in therapy, my target market, how to speak to the needs of my prospective clients, the technical aspects of marketing, AND the collaborative development of various technologies that convey the essence of my practice, I know that I have gotten a bargain that far exceeds the investment. Others will simply build a basic webpage for even more and deliver far less.
You will not go wrong with TPA. They epitomize integrity in how they conduct business. “
Christie Hays, MA, LPC in Austin, TX
“Therapy Practice Accelerator saved my practice and ultimately saved me. 11 months ago I was working in a taxing agency job and completely burnt out. I was doubting myself and my talents. Owning my own practice had been my dream since I was in high school, but I never, ever thought I could actually be my own boss. With some loving encouragement from my husband, I quit the agency job and ventured out into private practice all by myself. I spent a few months recovering from burnout, and trying this and that with desperate attempts to attract new clients. Several months later, I had added ZERO new clients, used up most of my savings and facing the reality that I would not be successful in my private practice and have to return to agency work. I could not and would not let that happen.
In that moment I had a realization. I had no clue what I was doing. And it was okay that I had no clue what I was doing. I was trained in how to be a therapist, not run a successful business. There were people who knew how to run a successful business and they could help me.
Then I found Matt and TPA. Not only did he know what needed to be done to attract new clients, he knew the challenges of a therapy business and how to make a therapy business successful. I signed up for an initial consultation, and began working with him later that night.
From day one, there was this trust in Matt. You could tell he just knew what to do, and how to do it. He created a step by step process that produces results time and time again. Because of TPA I have a successful, thriving, and profitable private therapy practice. I wake up each day my own boss, living my dream, helping other people, and giving back to the world. Matt helped me share my gifts with the world and along the way gave me the confidence in myself and my business that will serve me for many years to come.
Thank you Matt and Therapy Practice Accelerator!!”
Elizabeth Long, Marriage and Family Therapy in Arroyo Grande, CA
“When I joined TPA I had just signed my lease for my office and had zero clients.
My first attempt with private practice was in 2013 shortly after getting licensed. I did the things that I thought I was “supposed” to do, and months passed by with only a few clients. After operating at a loss for a year, I let go of my office and gave up on that dream.
After 5 more years of stressful and exhausting agency work, I decided to try and give private practice a go again. After researching consulting options and reading reviews, I decided on TPA.
I started with zero clients and I have been consistently full since completing the program.
My income literally doubled from February to March and has gone up again by 50% since March. I am earning more than I have in my 24 years of adulthood. It has gone so well that I have decided to expand to a group practice, and I hired my first employee this week.
Personally, I have more self-confidence and I no longer worry about making ends meet in private practice. I am regularly taking vacations, I took my kids to Italy and visited Costa Rica with my husband.
I was able to weather the storm of COVID and not only did I not lose money, I continued to watch my practice grow.”
Bryan Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, EMDR in Miami Beach, FL
“In March 2016 for reasons I could not understand appointment and revenues dropped off by 50%. I became anxious and fearful and wrote my own professional obituary.
And then I came across a friend’s recommendation for Therapy Practice Accelerator. I decided the investment was worthwhile and went for it.
After working with TPA the phone started to ring. Comparing Q1 2016 with Q1 2017, my business is up dramatically. The numbers tell the truth.
It only takes one client to recuperate the investment into TPA.
Matt is readily available and has greatly helped me become a champion for my business.”
Maureen Morrison, Psy.D. in Wichita, KS
“I started TPA from a place of fear and dread.
I feared after 33 years in practice I would not be able to transition from a very part-time practice to a very full-time practice.
I worried that my tendency of accepting any patient that reached out for services would lead to burnout.
I was too old to continue the “feast to famine” model of private practice but did not know how to do it differently.
One goal for me was to break the six-figure barrier.
I did that after ten months.
My practice has increased by 250% in the past year.
I consistently see 8–10 new patients a month. I work 4 days a week, take a week of vacation every quarter, and may increase that this coming year.
I don’t worry financially about taking vacations anymore. I have paid down debt this year, completed household repairs, increased savings – and I am confident this will all continue going forward because of this system I have in place.
My practice is bursting at the seams and folks are on a waitlist now.
All of this during the year of the pandemic!
TPA’s framework provides a solid, reliable foundation that frees you from feast to famine living.
TPA operates as an ideal role model for entrepreneur therapists.
They practice what they preach. They provide excellent service that is always on time and responsive when you reach out for help.
They are warm and personable and magically make it feel like you’re not just a number, but that they really “get you.”
They understand the value in relational connection as well as providing exceptional results.
I so appreciate TPA for all they do. They changed my life and practice for the better.”
Kathryn Galbraith, Ph.D. in Nashville, TN
“When I needed help building my practice I was overwhelmed. I had no idea how any of this stuff worked and didn’t even know where to start.
At the recommendation of a friend, I began working with Therapy Practice Accelerator. Through TPA I created various marketing campaigns that I am still using to this day.
Thanks to my work with TPA, my practice increased over 300% in a year.
Literally every aspect of my life improved, from my income to my stress levels to my ability to do more of the things I want to do.
I have happily recommended Therapy Practice Accelerator to many colleagues, and I will continue to do so whenever I meet someone who could benefit from it.”
Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT in Whittier, CA
“I started TPA in March of 2017. I had about 10 clients that were constantly shifting which didn’t seem like such a big deal since I had a full time community based agency job. I realized that I just wasn’t happy doing agency work, and I wanted to be full time working for myself – dreaming big – owning my own agency.
The TPA process has been a transformative experience which landed me back at the basics – my own therapy. This process, and all of the therapists who are walking the journey really push you to face what’s keeping you from reaching your goals. It’s July of 2017 now, and I have had no less than 20 clients since May, 2017.
I just contracted my first therapist, and leased more space. My original plan was to quit my job by December of 2017, and I quit my job on July 14th – nearly 6 months ahead of schedule. It has not been easy. Who I believed myself to be when I began is very different than the person I am now, and the person I am looking to become. I thought, “In 3 years I can have someone start working for me”… 3 years turned into 3 months.”
Natalie Valle, LMFT in Wichita, KS
“Thanks to the TPA journey I have become a sought-after clinician.
I owe all of the marketing and conception of my professional narrative to TPA. My practice was non-existent in terms of clientele when I signed-up in October 2019.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think my case load would fill up this fast.
I recommend this journey to anyone who is questioning their purpose for doing what you do every day. There is always someone out there who needs exactly what you offer. Take the leap of faith and trust the TPA process.
The whole team wants you to become the success story you have only dreamt about.”
Diana Reinhart, LMFT, EMDR in Austin, TX
“Joining TPA was the best thing I have ever done for my private practice.
When I started TPA in March 2019, I had been in business for four years and had never been able to quit my second jobs or get more than half full.
I had spent THOUSANDS of dollars on web design, marketing, and SEO “experts” that got me nowhere and never generated any clients.
TPA told me that I could hit my goal of being full in four months, which honestly I did not believe.
I told myself I would be happy if my practice filled by December, but TPA was right, and by July I had several full weeks.
I am still full and have said good-bye to my side hustle. I also found the courage to raise my rates and it went without a hitch.
There are so many amazing things about TPA.
For me, the most powerful is that I FINALLY found someone who knows what they are talking about! I have asked TPA staff literally every marketing/business development question I have ever had, and they always have the answer.
Before TPA, figuring out how to generate clients felt like a mystery and seemed to progress at glacial pace. No one I hired was really that helpful.
TPA is also great at helping you think like an entrepreneur and maintain a positive mindset.
Part of this is getting you to see the things you do that lead to self-sabotage. It was such an eye-opener to see these things in myself – no one had ever pointed them out to me and I had no clue that I was shooting myself in the foot.
Wow! Overcoming these things and learning how to think like a positive business person every day has changed me deeply on the inside. A lot of the mindset tactics carry over into personal things as well, and so my entire life has changed in many ways.
Finally, it is wonderful to have the TPA community! I learn so much from other other TPA members. It feels like a broad, comforting support system that keeps me on my toes and my business running well.
Thank you TPA!”
Sheena Ford, MS, LPC in Cinnaminson, NJ
“I was first introduced to TPA by clicking on an ad through social media. With any online ad, there is a healthy level of apprehension about sharing information with a stranger. After the first phone call, it was clear that this was legit.
When I began my journey with TPA, I had recently started my LLC (in name only). I was working a full-time job (not therapy related) in addition to a part time (therapy) position.
As a new entrepreneur with a private practice and little business experience, I was clueless about where to start. Other people told me that I should get some business cards and hand them out as an advertising strategy – but I was not convinced that strategy was for me.
When I started with TPA, I didn’t have anything but a business name. By the time I finished the initial videos, I had a brand-new mindset and a 12-month plan for how to get my business off the ground.
Within the first 3 months, I began to build a clientele and within the first six months, I had a full practice of twenty plus weekly private pay clients.
One year later, my practice is still private pay only and remains full. With the help of TPA, I have been able to work from home and continue to generate consistent income even during the COVID epidemic. I have a complete practice of ideal clients and have been able to charge my specified fee.
Since joining TPA I have been able to pay off all my credit cards and outstanding debt, create a plan to pay off a 30-year mortgage in 7 years, and put money aside for vacations. Most importantly, I have the freedom to create my own schedule. This has allowed me to home school my four children through the COVID shut down and spend time with my family on my terms.”
Dr. Jennifer Kilgore, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Nashua, NH
Dr. Kilgore sits down with TPA’s Amy Bouldin to share how TPA helped her navigate the complexities of private practice and increase the scope of her business so she could make the impact and create the lifestyle she always envisioned.
Dawn Bodi, LPC in Sand Springs, OK
“Since I started TPA, I’ve gone from 5 clients to 25-plus. I am currently turning away clients because my practice is maxed out.
Before joining, I struggled with marketing, accounting, and motivation. I was working full-time while trying to build my private practice on the side. This went on for 5 years without much growth.
I knew what I wanted to build, but I just could not figure out how to make it happen.
I researched TPA (as well as other options) for many months. I knew I needed help and realized this was the best investment I could make. Then I joined TPA and my practice exploded. Four months after I joined, I quit my full-time job and dove into my private practice. I was finally able to secure the confidence and the skills I knew I needed to become successful.
This was exactly what I needed because it literally walks you through the entire start-up process. I used to take anybody that walked through my door because I couldn’t afford to be picky and I didn’t have the skills to market to my ideal client. Now, I am finally reaching my target population of clients and better able to serve them since they reflect my interests and skill set.
I’m able to utilize everything I’ve learned and am expanding my practice. Thank you for guiding me through this process and helping me realize my goals. I could not have done this without TPA!”
Jonathan Taylor, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT in Bountiful, UT
“I joined Therapy Practice Accelerator when I was at the lowest point of a 9 month dry spell. I have been full time private practice since graduating and had never experienced a stretch so long where I wasn’t getting new clients. I remember getting home late one night and saying to myself “I have 3 more months I can do this, then I’ll have to get a ‘real’ job.”
Luckily for me, Matt knows exactly what he is doing and my anxiety about the future of my practice faded within the first 2 weeks of starting my work with TPA. Almost immediately felt that I now knew how to run a private practice.
Not only has TPA helped me to get new clients in the door consistently, but I know what to do with “downtime” now. I used to halfheartedly kind of think about what I could do to “get my name out there” sometimes, but my advertising campaigns were short-lived and based more on hope than what I knew would work for finding my ideal clients.
I can take weekends and vacations now without fixating on money. I am confident that my practice is going to continue to grow and succeed because I know how to make it happen!”
Philip Rogers, Marriage and Family Therapy in Murfreesboro, TN
“Prior to joining TPA I had enjoyed moderate success in growing a private practice. That all changed in 2017 when I started to see my business slowly decline.
I began attempting to fix these issues myself however, I soon realized that I was ill-equipped to turn my business around. I was beginning to fear that my dream of a private practice was going to soon disappear. I had even begun looking into giving up my private practice and going to work in a clinical setting or changing careers altogether.
When I first contacted by TPA, I was very skeptical. It was like the adage “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” However, I was desperate! I joined TPA in March of 2018 and I can say with confidence now it was the best thing that I have ever done for my practice.
Within the first few weeks my business decline had come to a halt. The turnaround was such that the last five months of 2018 I saw a 26% increase in revenue. The calendar year of 2019 saw an increase of 47% compared to the 12 months of decline.
Everything about TPA has paid off. What was a solo practice is now a practice that includes two contract therapists and two interns. TPA has provided me the encouragement, knowledge, resources, and support necessary to grow my practice. I am indebted to TPA for assisting me in saving my private practice.”
Nicole Barkhordari, MA, LMFT in Westlake Village, CA
“Before starting TPA, I had only been licensed for 4 months and had two kiddos under the age of three. I was in survival mode, passing my licensing test was a huge feat, but I hadn’t really planned for what came after that. I loved being a mom, but I always knew in my heart that I was such a better mom and wife when I was able to find a balance and do what I love, help people!
TPA found me on Facebook and at some point, I must have provided my email because I started getting Matt’s emails. I would periodically open them, read the testimonials and think, yeah, no way, not possible.
Then one day, I stumbled across a testimonial from a TPA’er who lived in my city. I decided to reach out to her and see if she would be interested in talking to me about her experience. She was honest, warm and realistic, which I truly appreciated. After meeting with her, I went home, took out my first loan and jumped in headfirst. That day, my life changed.
I started out with 2-3 clients a week at a very very low fee – this week I have 18 clients, 15 of which are full fee. In total, I have over 25 active clients. My run rate for the annual year is set to break 6 figures!!! In working diligently through TPA’s steps and utilizing the amazing feedback and expertise of all who are involved in TPA, I have been extremely successful at targeting my business to my ideal client and working with people that I love to work with and those who I can best support!
Through the course of TPA I have allowed myself to dream big with full confidence for the first time in my life that I can achieve anything that I desire. TPA gave me the tools and action steps to keep climbing, to have resilience, to be kind to myself, to know my worth and for the first time in my life to make more money than my husband! While I plan to put a majority of my money into savings this year, there will surely be grand vacations in my family’s future!
This year doing TPA was full of amazing things, but it is only just the beginning. There is so much more to come and I am so excited! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you TPA for teaching me to live a life without limits!”
Jill Giuliano, LCSW in Westfield, NJ
“I have been where you are. The details are different, but I have been there.
Being a therapist is not my job, it is my calling.
If I hit the lottery, I would still be a therapist.
I was in private practice, working hard, doing great work and helping people change their lives. But something was not working in my own life. This calling of mine was not making me enough money to be financially comfortable, much less prosperous like the people around me.
I am a reasonably smart person, but I could not figure it out. I invested in a several practice building workshops.I tried what they taught, no change. I had many moments where I wondered if I would be able to do the work I love and have the life I wanted.
When I first saw Therapy Practice, I was intrigued but hesitant. My past experiences made me skeptical. I thought it sounded too good to be true.
I did my due diligence and Googled a few of the therapists from the success stories. I learned that they were actual practicing therapists. So, with much anxiety, I took the leap and said yes.
I am forever grateful that I joined.
To say that TPA has been life changing for me is a gross understatement.
TPA gave me the opportunity to be inspired by a group of therapists who were setting income and practice goals – and exceeding them. I would say the secret sauce of TPA was the chance to follow a tested and detailed road map with the guidance of an expert team. And what an amazing team they are.
While in TPA, I tripled my practice income.
Gone are the days that I worried about retirement money and how I was going to afford the cost of educating my children. Since I completed the TPA program, my family has moved to a bigger home, gone on some great vacations and I am finally saving money.
Most importantly, I learned that I can have it all. I can do the work that fulfills me and have an income that is way more than enough.”
Rick Grant-Coons, Psy.D. in Sacramento, CA
“I have been meaning to write this recommendation for Therapy Practice Accelerator for a little while now but because of TPA, I have been too busy to sit down and actually write it.
I began working with TPA right after I had moved to a new city and started my private practice. I had a total of 4 clients and wasn’t getting the momentum I wanted. After my first conversation, I instantly knew they had an insight for marketing and growing a private practice that I did not possess but knew I needed.
After everything went live and I followed the strategies, I began to see my phone ring more, the emails came in and within 3 weeks I hit my initial goal of 20 total clients. I am now completely full and have stopped taking new clients.
I can’t thank the Therapy Practice Accelerator team enough. They were able to understand my vision for my practice and helped me get there.
I am now exactly where I wanted to be and I owe a great deal of that success to TPA.”
Nick Sanchez, MA, LMFT in San Jose, CA
“WOW!! is the first word that comes to mind when I think of TPA program and the team behind it.
TPA provides aspiring therapists a safe community to spread their wings and take the plunge into the private practice world.
From the first “consultation call” to see if you are a good fit all the way to experiencing a level of success you didn’t imagine possible, you feel supported, heard, and understood.
The idea of starting a practice is daunting and often leads to discouragement because of the endless steps to get to the end goal.
TPA provides a clear-cut approach that is easy to follow and has proven to produce results from the numerous success stories I heard about before joining.
Upon joining, I was working full-time as a school counselor and held a part-time gig at a group practice.
I left the group practice and started TPA with 4 weekly clients.
Within 4 months of implementing TPA tactics, my school-counselor role became an option and how about my 6-month TPA anniversary?
I am fully on my own in MY OWN private practice and have the largest income I have had since graduate school.
As I am writing this, I received a lead that led to me hitting my goal of 32 clients a week.
You owe it to yourself to be a part of this fantastic team and community.
Stop hoping and start hitting your goals!”
Christina Cummins, LPC – Online
“I was lying on the couch, nursing my not-yet one year old after working a 12-hour day.
I was tired.
I had always had at least two jobs – one full time with benefits and one part time as a contractor.
Had I really gotten licensed as a counselor just to work 12 hours a day 6 days a week?
I spent hours and hours (during all of my free time at 1 am) researching books, programs, and teachers. Time and time again I came across Therapy Practice Accelerator.
At the end of yet another 6 day work week, having logged 70 hours between both jobs, going into my office for one client on my day “off” I decided I needed TPA.
I called TPA that day, joined, and started to work the program.
Within months, I went from 4 appointments per month to 15 appointments per week. (Oh yeah, I also raised my rates!)
Now, a year after joining, I see 20 or more clients a week and continue to get new referrals. I work with the type of client that I love. They want to be in therapy, they want my help, and I feel confident knowing that I can help.
Did I mention that I paid off all of my credit card debt over the past year. Over $25,000 in credit card debt is gone!
TPA continues to guide my practice and my business. I followed syllabi in school, I followed the state board’s steps to become licensed, & I now followed the TPA steps to build a successful private practice. I was given the tools to know what the heck I had to do in the first place.
I simply can’t recommend TPA enough for those that really want their own practice and take full responsibility for the level of success they achieve. TPA is for the hard working professional who is ready to embrace challenge in order to be truly independent.
Thank you so much to the TPA team.”
Rich Yeager, LPCC, MFTC, CSST in Aurora, CO
“Before joining TPA in February 2020, I worked full-time in my corporate “dream job” – or at least that is what I kept telling myself.
I ran my private practice on the weekends or in-between travel for work. I was so conditioned to the traditional American grind that anything outside of it didn’t seem real or attainable.
When I joined TPA, I had five clients in my practice; 1 client was at my then full fee of $80; 3-4 clients were every other week, only paying a portion of my fee.
My mindset was very different at that time; I took what type of client I could get. I had a very weak website through a small therapy company that didn’t really serve my needs or impact my business.
One year after joining TPA, my practice is 100% cash pay. I hit 32 clients this month with a waitlist.
I was able to bring on another therapist, which helps me offset my overhead expenses. I moved out of my one-office suite to a three-office unit in September of last year, which allows the potential for more growth.
My credit card utilization is down to 3%, with little to no debt. I’m now able to save quite a bit per month. We can now vacation/staycation with less stress and debt.
The additional money is going toward my family’s goal of living in Santa Marta, Colombia, a few months out of the year, and that dream is becoming more of a reality.
25 of the 32 clients are at my full fee (the remaining 7 are on a bundle or sliding scale, but that decision came from a place of generosity, not desperation).
TPA has the potential not only to change how you do your business, but how you see yourself, how you work with your clients, and your relationship with money.”
Ren Baudoux, LCMFT in Mission, KS
“I started TPA shortly after I launched my private practice at the beginning of 2020. What timing!
When I started, I just had 1 client.
I was putting a lot of time and energy into trying to figure out how to build a business and market myself.
I had spent my career in agency work, so I felt very overwhelmed about learning the business side of private practice.
Fast forward a few months, and I’m now consistently booking 20+ sessions a week and am on track to meet all my goals.
One of my favorite parts is working with clients who are a good fit for what I offer. I feel like I’m making a real difference in their lives.
I’m confident in the populations I can help and I’m now able to refer on clients that are better suited for someone else in my network.
I am so excited! This is what winning feels like. Thank you TPA!”
Alice Baldwin O’Keefe, LMFT in Bend, OR
“It is hard to fully articulate how much TPA has helped and continues to help me with my life and my practice. It is enabling me to create a business that connects to all the most important parts of life, and supports life outside of work. I consider TPA something I will be drawing on for years to come as I refine and shape the growth of my practice.
Though I had explored other methods for building my practice before, I only found a comprehensive process for doing so in TPA. I joined TPA after having my practice open for 7 months of wheel-spinning. (It would be amazing to start TPA well before doors are open. I can only imagine how much time, money and energy that would have saved me!)
When I started the program I was ready and committed to completing the process as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The process took work and time, and it was a journey of self-discovery. All along the way the support of the staff and the vision I had developed helped push me through. I think if I had not had parenting as a primary job during the process I could have completed it in half the time.
And after roughly a month after implementing everything, my practice has filled. I am so filled with gratitude. And the momentum continues, the work is not done yet!
I would recommend this process to any therapist who has the dream of having a private practice and delivering the kind of mental healthcare they know is the best, without the constraints of insurance or agencies.
The investment is worth it, because nowhere else will you get such clear direction and personalized support.
This is not some gimmick to get therapists to shell out money to get mediocre generalized marketing advice and then pay more for personalized attention. This is the real deal, the kind of process that gives you results based on exactly what you put into it. The staff is present and ready to bring you into success. The materials and resources are truly stellar.
I can’t say enough about the quality operation TPA is. This program is a transformational approach to the business of a private practice, and a pathway to your ideal vision.
Thank you Matt, Amy, Victor, and the whole TPA staff. You are making a difference for a lot of people. There are very real positive ripple effects going on here. People are finding the help they need.”