Strategies for patients
The psychologist (or psychologist) entrepreneur firstling, which is primarily to whom it is addressed our website, one of the points lost walking more often, just, the most important: Where I get my patients. It is essential that, during the week, is set aside some time to do this work and systematically. Often it is a pain having to devote time to this work is not the activity of psychology, but it is essential. I threw some ideas that are:
Become a Web and business cards: every psychologist You need both a website where you can reflect all the services offered in the largest showcase there (If you're not online, do not exist) and business cards to hand out and leave all your contacts. But this alone is useless. That is to say, If you have these tools, but do not use them effectively, you will not get patients.
Internet positioning: When a potential patient looking for a psychologist in his / her area, you you have to appear at the top of the list. For it, You are not essential having to hire a community manager (although you can evaluate that option). What is very important it is to have some strategies that help clear positioning (some also seen in this blog).
Word of mouth: Definitely, This is the main route by which they will reach patients. Suppose you were a psychologist to the baker in your neighborhood and what are your specialties. Circulate much your cards. But, especially, Do a good job for your patients recommend you.
Specialize in one type of disorder or collective: The field of psychology is so broad that it is impossible to be a specialist in all. Thus, as you go increasingly have training and experience, you have to start closing your field and ultimately defining performance in this regard. Why, although you can work with various types of disorders or go to a general public, is fundamental that you specify in one (or two or three) areas the, why not, also a collective concrete. Why, shut you away from public, This will make this group think of you to go through your query. further, this will help, for example, to more accurately you choose your keywords for Internet search engines.
Networking: Working with other professionals, or similar sectors and NGOs and organizations in the social field, It will help you to let you know and you to refer you think about cases that they can not cover for lack of resources or specific training.
voluntary contributions: This, Aside from getting what we mentioned in the previous point (that particular entity and the public who use them know you), will help you increase your experience in that field of action. And that, even if done for free, priceless.
I hope you find them useful these ideas to have a portfolio of enough patients to be calm and to make ends meet is not a subject that overwhelm you and all your energy can be devoted to proper care of users in your cabinet.
Pablo Lopez. firstname.lastname@example.org