Multiply Yourself With Group SessionsFeb 25, 2020
Hi, I'm Dave Kats with Therapist Consultants and I have a tip for you.
Therapists are a unique group when it comes to healthcare professionals because therapists bill predominantly only by time. In other words, if you spend so much time with a patient, you bill out a certain code. Other healthcare professionals can bill by the service. If they do a service, regardless of how long it takes, they can charge for that code.
Now, that means that once you're full, you're full. In other words, you don't have any more time in the day. You can't improve your income if you're doing time services, but maybe that's not true. Let's think about that. What would happen if you started doing several group sessions during the week? Let me give you an example. If you had six couples come and pay you $50 to be in a one-hour group session on marriage counseling, that would be $300 compared to just $150 if you saw just one person.
One of the ways you can multiply yourself, and I think you should think about doing this very seriously, is doing group sessions. You can do group sessions for marriage counseling. You can do group sessions for depression, for anger, for anxiety. You can do group sessions for almost anything. I know one group that does three sessions a week and all three sessions are to teenage girls about just improving their self-image as they go through life.
Think about starting some group sessions. You'll gather the people just from the patients you have and it'll be enough to get the group started. I know some therapists that have had the same group session going for seven years in a row. If you're going to do it, I suggest you start right now. Do group sessions and multiply yourself.
This is Dave Kats. Thanks for listening.
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