Hi, I’m Sue Bates and this is my site. I’m betting that you’re thinking you might need a web site, (finally:) or you need to make sure your website is good enough to get you more clients. You also might not be sure how to go about all this internet marketing stuff to build your practice. Well I’m here to help you get more clients by using online tools.
If you would like to learn more about me and my journey, here you go:
I am a LMHC and have been in practice for 37 years! I have a private practice in downtown Seattle and specialize in Eating Disorders and Relationship Issues. I knew I wanted to be a therapist in High School. My mom, my Grandma, my Aunt Lady and my Friends all said ” You should be a counselor.” I remember sitting on the side of my bed when I was probably 21 and thinking I really want to help women have more confidence. It was a calling of mine early on. I have loved it ever since, I never had a Plan B.
Then, skipping forward several decades…The internet happened. In about 2001 I put up a website, I sure wish I had saved a picture of it now:). But I didn’t really know what to do with it. A few clients contacted me that way, but not many.
I just had the site up, I wasn’t doing much with it, and Social Media wasn’t here yet.
So I just went back to doing my private practice work. In 2008 I started learning about how to build my private practice using my website and online tools. About that time, I realized one day, I wasn’t getting many phone calls. I was a bit alarmed. You know how you get scared when the phone doesn’t ring? Then I realized that most of my clients were contacting me by e-mail. AND, my income since that time has tripled.
While learning all this online marking I was SHOCKED to realize I LOVE it! I have spent a lot of money, time and energy in the past 3 years learning how to use technology and marketing to grow not only my practice, but my business. At this stage in my life I feel so lucky to have something else that I also love doing and am passionate about.
I have built 6 sites now, counting this one . One day a few weeks ago I was having lunch with a couple of therapists and was telling them what they need to do to use online tools to help get more clients. I do this all the time when I meet other Health Care Professionals, I just won’t shut up. They said I really should help other health care professionals do this, and it dawned on me that I do love it. So here we are.
We therapists have hidden away for too many years, we need to let people know we are here and that we can make a big difference, if not, we are going to be taken over by COACHES!
So if you need to be found by the people that will love working with you, the first step is to sign up at the right for my weekly Very Practical Tools to help you get started. Sign up now, you can leave at any time.
To your being FOUND.