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Practicing Old or New Style

Feb 04, 2020

This is Dave Kats with Therapist Consultants and I have a tip for you, and I have a question for you.

Are you practicing in the old style, or are you practicing in a new style? See, the old style was this. You have one patient. You see them for one hour, one time a week, but the new sessions go like this. You have a patient. You may see them two hours during the day and you see them once a week. You see them for twice as long. You charge twice as much, and they get twice as much as care as they would have gotten originally.
I think dual sessions are a great way to improve your practice and to give the patients a lot better care. When I think about it, some of the marriages that are under stress, they need more than 45 or 55 minutes a week. They need a couple hours to really get into the depth of things that they need. I know lots of therapists that don't accept marriage counseling patients unless they're going to do dual sessions.
It doesn't just have to be with marriage therapy. It can be with anxiety or depression or anger or anything like that. Anything that's a major issue, you should offer the patient the opportunity to have dual sessions. It's not a sell job. You don't care if they do it or not. You think they'd do better with dual sessions, but you'd let them decide. I'd offer every patient the opportunity to have dual sessions instead of just single sessions each week.

This is Dave Kats. Thanks for listening.

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