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To give you an idea of the benefits of our programs, here are some unsolicited testimonials we have received via email from some of our past and present clients. If you'd like to personally speak to or email some of these people, let us know:
You have really put together an inspiring program. Far from a dry course of study into marketing, it has been nothing short of uplifting and encouraging.
I now have more referrals in a week than I used to get in a month!
Your Website Success Strategies course provided more useful information than any other resource I've ever seen.
It’s all making so much sense to me now, I’m in different shoes about the whole marketing thing. This business thing now makes sense…the articles are really good information that I can understand. It’s been really valuable for me.
I found Uncommon Practices through a professional publication and was impressed but I was also fearful about investing money in the business during lean times. Hiring Uncommon Practices made all the difference. I got out of my head and into action. Every month I set goals guided by the content sequence and consulted my coach. In the end, I implemented less than half of what Uncommon Practices taught me, partly because they over-deliver on content and partly because I became busy and had a full caseload. Having my dream practice is better than I anticipated in many ways. The income is a big part of the satisfaction for me but what really sustains me professionally day-to-day is spending my time doing the work I love with the clientele I most enjoy.
Without Uncommon Practices I could have toiled for a decade and never learned how to develop my dream practice. With them, I realized the bulk of my dream within months and exceeded my original goals within the year. Financially more secure and professionally satisfied, I now have the resources and creative energy to look to the next horizon. It's delightful.
Thanks for teaching this stuff-you are Godsend to those of us struggling in private practice..No one is doing what you are doing to create a "faucet" of referrals. This really gives me optimism for the future....
I feel certain that this campaign is helping me...I have never booked so many hours in a week and a half-a total of 10 new hours!!!!
Joe and Mel have been an invaluable resource as we go through the steps of turning our practice vision into a reality. With Mel's savvy for interpersonal networking and Joe's knowledge of how to use online resources to better market our services, we are already seeing success. Our office doesn't even open until next week but we are already getting referrals and client conversions. We will continue to recommend Uncommon Practices with highest praise to any of our therapist friends and colleagues who are uncertain of how to transform their small private practices into full-fledged, profitable businesses.
Uncommon Practices was, without question, the most exciting and practical thing I have ever done regarding my practice. Thank you for your time, patience, and persistent sharing of your knowledge and experience.
Your program is so professional, but also so personal. That’s refreshing. Also you’re very generous with time and ideas. You create the feeling of true mentorship and support. I feel encouraged to move forward at a robust clip.
I want to say how much I benefitted from your help in a very short time, just like your publicity says. I am overflowing with emails from my internet advertising. It is tiring, but a great feeling...I am to the point where I need to turn down new patients, at the rate of 2-3 per day.
I’m starting to get very happy. This week coming up I’ve got almost twice the number of appointments booked that I’ve had in an average week for the past two years! You guys have given me more strategies than I can probably handle in a lifetime. Am I ever fortunate to have stumbled upon your website!
I really appreciate what you’ve done for me and my practice. FYI, not only did my practice survive 2009 but it grew! I made more money, doing fewer hours with 100% self pay practice thanks to my website and you!!!
All of the things that I have learned from you have enabled me to create my dream practice and beyond. I am still integrating all of the wonderful ideas that I learned from you. Thank you!
I'm finally thanking you for one of the richest half-an-hours of my life! You were amazing in terms of the depth of your knowledge, your focus, and your wonderful pay-it-forward mentality.
My personal website has risen to page one on Google for many important keyword searches due to my incorporating your suggestions. I know that is the reason, because it has all happened since I started your course Website Success Strategies.
...with all the loosely-constructed marketing courses I’ve tried in the past, yours is the only one during which I’ve felt that I’ve really learned what exactly to do, and seen that translate into profits and expansion. If I’d had access to the material ten years ago, today I would have the practice of my dreams I’m sure. Thanks so much for sharing it and making it so affordable for people. It’s more than returned the cost.
I've tripled my practice since I began your program... To me, that is an astonishing accomplishment. I had no concept, no real notion how I would be able to do that. I can’t really describe the kind of confidence that I have.
The best part for me about Uncommon Practices is the course-like format. The monthly assignments helped me stay on track and work on my business each month, and I got feedback from an expert every month. Before I always had all these wonderful marketing "ideas" and plans, but was always too busy to follow through. The program takes marketing ideas and assignments from top business gurus and applies them to therapists in private practice. It is like having a year long business course for therapists, and I found that extremely helpful.
The website I created with your guidance is paying off. For the last 2 weeks, I am back to my full schedule of clients and I have a small waiting list—even though my area has been really hard hit with the recession. I have not had this much business in a YEAR.
Through the years I have consulted with different practice consultants. By far you are the most creative and practical. I have recommended you to my colleagues who want to grow their practices.
I've nearly tripled my income in five months.
I’m finding this program VERY helpful! I used to be in marketing . . . and am humbled and excited by what I don’t know!
Uncommon Practices is the best thing that's ever happened to me...you guys are great.
I just want to tell you again how pleased and impressed I am by your program, as well as amazed at how it has boosted my confidence level/hopes that I can make changes to my practice to make it more profitable. I so much appreciate your assistance.
There is something you got me to do right! In addition to your own wizardry with all the STUFF I would never have managed on my own, nor even known about. It is almost miraculous what is happening…
I feel really fortunate to have completed this program. It has truly acted as a compass to help guide me through the steps of practice building and so neatly compiled the foundation of information in which to start working towards my goals…which I really had no clue as to how to get where I wanted to go! I feel far more confident in my abilities to maintain and continue growing my business.
I am so glad your company exists. I felt so alone in this whole venture. It's nice to be in a community of others who are working to be "uncommon."
The rapid responses from you guys is amazing. I really appreciate it.
Talking with you was incredibly helpful. Thanks so much for your time. In case you haven't heard it yet today - your services are incredibly unique and valuable.
For me, the last 18 months has been the most eventful time period in my life. From a professional standpoint, the Uncommon Practices program and your guidance has enabled me to be in a place far beyond where I ever could have imagined. I had this plan of building a private practice for the past ten years. The day finally arrived and what was an abstract notion was suddenly a very real challenge. If I had not come across you advertisement, I think I would be working for somebody else, trying to get a practice off the ground. I can’t believe there are many other psychologists with your expertise in marketing and business who can successfully blend the two with the clinical and ethical aspects of our work.
I had to turn off my Google Adwords campaign because I can't take any more people. Believe me, I'm not complaining. I'm delighted.
The real diamond for me as goes the Uncommon Practices program has been the specifics of looking at my practice as a business. I have no business background to speak of, and no template about how to apply anything to the Business of Psychotherapy. They have been incredible in showing me how to do those things. I would highly recommend the Business of Psychotherapy to anyone.
I've now got a full caseload, with 80% of my referrals coming from the Internet - and six months ago I was uncomfortable with anything to do with technology and computers.
The teaching and professional support from Uncommon Practices has been profoundly helpful in an area that I finally realized I need help in, building in practice.
I have doubled my clients, and that is a conservative estimate. I am so grateful, and so very happy with these results. There is no one I know, no one near me geographically that has these results or has heard of these results. It is absolutely incredible. I am truly blessed to have found you.
Today I actually looked at the hard numbers – comparing last year’s income to date vs. this year’s. I have TRIPLED my income. Yee haw! Life is good. Thank you so much for everything.
I used Uncommon Practices’ help to redo my web site. Prior to having it examined by Uncommon Practices my web site was generating about 4 clients each year. I was also wasting tons of money on advertising the web site. I implemented all the changes suggested and completely redid the site, now I’m getting about 2 new clients each week, with about 3 inquiries each day! Plus, I’m getting this response while spending LESS than I did before. If you have a web site that just isn’t generating income, have them look at it!
My practice has grown from an average of 13.5 clients per week to an average of 23 clients per week in just 2 months, a gain of 70%.
I have been busy with my growing practice (thanks to your help). There aren't enough hours in the week! I am getting calls every week from clients who want to work with me. It feels great to be in professional demand. Applying your marketing strategies to my website and locator profiles has been a very big factor contributing to this success. Thank you!
I relocated about 11 months ago to build a practice from scratch. I pretty much designed my own website, but with significant guidance from Uncommon Practices, who helped me with the initial layout and applying key marketing principals in its design. I recently completed their year-long program and believe very strongly in the program. If you don’t have a business or marketing background, the program will give you the knowledge to bridge the clinical with the business end of things. Joe and Mel have studied many of the top business minds and break the information down in a way that is understandable and applicable.
My website has been pivotal in building my practice. I get 25-40% of my referrals a month from the web. It is the difference of 10-15 clients per week and 20-30. In addition, I have been contacted by other referents in the area inquiring about my services and recently appeared on a TV show as a result of a producer who found me online. In short, it’s a major key and I couldn't have done it with guidance from Uncommon Practices.
As we often write in letters of recommendation, I give my highest endorsement without any reservations. I have a full practice and holding off taking new referrals. I’m busier than I ever dreamed and having fun (and working a lot!)
This past year I finally realized that far more than “sending messages out to the universe” and being convinced of my profound clinical skills, I needed some practical, real, applicable business knowledge. I also realized that I had never gotten this, or worked in an environment that encouraged this. In other words, I realized that a lack of business sense was not an innate quality in me that could never be changed. If I am capable of learning how to manage and heal clients with axis II disorders, then I can certainly learn how to grow my business given the right effort and direction.
Uncommon Practices has given me the skills to increase my gross income 88% from March 2006 through July 2006 – just 5 months!
Thanks for your help so far. My business has nearly doubled in the past three months. It's amazing. I will likely have to add several more office hours at the place I rent.
I am so swamped with new patients right now that I am running out of time slots at the office. Currently, I receive a new referral almost every day. I am somewhat overwhelmed by the phenomenon. everyone who calls wants to make an appointment because they have picked me intentionally. My web presence is invaluable – the patient, when calling,knows whom they are talking to and has picked me among many others…it feels truly miraculous.
I have more cash paying clients than I have ever had. Since starting the program 4 months ago, I have been the busiest since I started my practice almost three years ago.
Implementing only about 10% of the ideas you guys have shared with me has doubled my practice in the past month! WOW!
Our work together has been, I would say invaluable. But what this has been worth for me personally in finally jetissoning the baggage that held me back, well, that’s definitely been invaluable, since I can see that new energy and understanding carrying me for decades. Anyway, thank you for developing this program and for your work and encouragement. I have more clients. More people are benefitting from my skills. Which means that more people are able to work and love and enjoy their lives. In other words, your program is certainly making a difference in the world, for the better.
I wanted to tell you that I’ve gotten more useful information from any given page of the first two assignments from Uncommon Practices than from the 4 or 5 books I’ve read on marketing and the 3 workshops I’ve attended all together. And to think that I had all but given up on ever being able to really market my practice.
I am bursting at the seams with referrals. I even took my Adwords down about six weeks ago, because I couldn't manage the calls and have a wait list.
The main reason I chose Uncommon Practices is that you have experienced so much and know exactly what applies and what doesn’t. I hope you realize how reassuring and powerful it is to other MHPs hear the success stories of you and Mel. It’s one thing to read it in books and want to believe it can work with me, but it’s so much more powerful to hear your stories and to know it is possible in our profession. What you are doing is such a valuable service to our profession and I’m proud to be learning from you.
I'm very happy with Uncommon Practices for a number of reasons...it keeps me thinking 'business' in some way or another every day...the conference calls are very valuable as windows into other people's similar businesses, and the decisions and challenges and solutions they employ...not to mention the numerous and extremely enlightening, specific lessonsabout tracking referrals, numbers of sessions, value of a referral, advertising dollars, and other specific formulas for evaluating costs and benefits...on and on. The course is GREAT.
I am told this is the slowest time of year and I have had more referrals in the last two weeks than in my whole career…
I’m really getting a lot out of your training. You’ve really done a great job with it.
I feel like a dinosaur that has suddenly been given a key to modern times.
I am quite glad that I didn’t listen to those who thought this consulting thing was a “waste of money.” For every one dollar I've spent on Uncommon Practices services, I have made an additional $23 in extra income. Now that's a return on investment that is sure worth it!
I look through my client list for this week and 40% of my clients are new…I don’t even want to think about where I would be at if I hadn’t found your service.
The first year I averaged 2.4 new referrals per week. Thanks to your suggestions I am averaging 9.5 new referrals per week this year. I am thrilled with the potential of the Internet. You are the answer to many prayers. Thank you for your great business expertise.
I've tripled my income in five months...colleagues are coming up to me and asking, "What's the secret to your success?"
As I am looking over my tasks for the day, I had an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the Uncommon Practices program. You see, tonight I go to the open house for the treatment center where I almost took a job last March. I know the lady who did take the job. She’s totally overworked and (I’m assuming) underpaid and stressed out. I, on the other hand, am growing my practice, making more money everyday, have more clients than I know what to do with, and still spending two days a week at home with my kids. I am fulfilling my dreams, so thank you… thanks for your program… I have learned so much in the 7-8 months I have been a part of it. I can go to this open house tonight with no regrets for not taking this job. I can freely be glad for them and have no insecurity about their success… and I have Uncommon Practices to thank for it.
I have just rented an additional office....I am seeing too many clients to continue sharing an office, and now need my own full time. Good news!
I want to thank you for the free teleconference lecture. Even one single hour with you was filled with incredibly important and motivating information. I listened carefully to every thing you said and wrote up my own notes to highlight key ideas from your talk. I have a very strong sense that you are speaking with exceptional expertise and experience. I also appreciate very much that you provided answers for my own most pressing professional questions. You prompted me to think about "what I need to do in terms of knowledge, skills, and beliefs to build my ideal practice" - this is a great exercise and motivator. I sincerely thank you for your generosity and business-mindedness with regard to our profession.