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Episode 140 Counseling with the Cows -Six Tips for Growing a Rural Private Practice

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Startup Nation, Meet:
Dr. Julie Merriman, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, CSC
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Dr. Merriman is an avid Camp Gladiator, mom to a farmer and a fireman, and Boombie to Court and Beau. She and her state trooper hubby farm and ranch in the middle of no where Texas.


She has been in private practice since 1999 and has started practices in both the big city and in a tiny country town (both insurance based and cash).


She is a published author, national speaker, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Counseling, and lover of supervision.

Show Notes:

1. Relationships - be willing to make some potato salad and go to the county picnic
2. Telemedicine - market beyond the county borders
3. Networking
4. Speaking -How to use a two hour workshop to reach clients
5. Writing - Be the expert and write your ass off!
6. Fearless Mindset - Why your narrative will make or break you

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Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and frustrated not knowing where to start or how to grow and scale your private practice. You’ve spent years in school and a ton of money getting your degree, but you weren’t taught about the necessary branding, marketing, and entrepreneurial skills needed to be successful in private practice.


We get it, we’ve been there. We are Kate and Katie from The Private Practice Startup. We’ve spent a crazy amount of money and over a decade learning and perfecting a proven marketing strategy that works. Let us teach you the step by step system to help you fill your practice with the clients you love and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Visit and look for the e-course tab to learn more and see the amazing results our coachees have been achieving.

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