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Coaching and Supervision for Music Therapists

This page goes out to all of the MT-BCs out there who are working with seniors and/or running a private practice, and have at one time thought,

“I NEED HELP!”

We’ve all been there!

That includes me.

I’ve been a board-certified music therapist in private practice since 2004, and I’ve gone through many periods of self-doubt and burnout.

I’ve thought about switching to another field, where I could have a “real job.”

I’ve taken work for less money than I should, just because I needed cash.

I’ve struggled through financial dips and having contracts terminated for silly reasons and barely having the courage to make another phone call to a potential customer.

But…

I’ve also had eight years of sharing music with hundreds of amazing people.

I’ve started businesses in two different cities.

I’ve planned my work around my life so I could get married and have a baby and go to grad school, all while doing the work I love.

I know very clearly that I am doing the work I am meant to do, and that gets me through the hard times.

I want to help you through the hard times.

I want to help you avoid – or survive – burnout.

I want to help you be the best clinician AND the best business owner you can be.

So, now I offer coaching and supervision.

Coach-a-vision.

Supercoaching!

(Or something like that.)

This is for you if:

  • You’re new to music therapy, and you desire the expertise of a seasoned clinician.
  • You’re new to private practice, and you want individualized help growing your business from a music therapist who has been there.
  • You’re struggling with balancing the dual roles of clinician and business person.
  • You desperately want to practice music therapy, but you’ve thought about quitting because you can’t get enough work.
  • You know you’re meant to be a music therapist, but you aren’t working with the population you love.
  • You know you’re in business, but you’ve had a hard time thinking of yourself as a business person or entrepreneur.
  • You have clinical or business issues that you can’t discuss in a public forum, like the (excellent and supportive!!) Facebook groups.
  • You feel burnt out and ready to quit.

This is not for you if:

  • You don’t want to do marketing.
  • You don’t want to be self-employed.
  • You aren’t ready to do some hard work to get your business growing.
  • You’re getting all the information and support you need from all of the free resources and music therapist communities out there on the web.
  • You don’t see how your role as a business person affects your clinical work, and vice versa.

Topics we might address include:

  • Discovering the music therapy business model that works best for you.
  • Creating a marketing plan to attract and retain agency contracts and private clients.
  • Managing your practice efficiently, including planning, documentation, and billing methods.
  • Troubleshooting relationship snags with agencies/administrators/clients/parents.
  • Addressing ethical dilemmas arising from clinical work, business practices, and where the two intersect.
  • Processing your own thoughts and attitudes about being in business and being a music therapist, and how these affect your work.
  • Getting back in touch with your musical self and how to care for yourself musically.

Super-coach-a-vision is available by phone, Skype, or FaceTime at a rate of $75 per hour.

Still not sure? Contact me to set up a complimentary phone consultation – 20 minutes to pick my brain and figure out if I can help you reach your professional goals.

Once we’ve chatted and scheduled your next coach-a-vision session, make a secure payment through PayPal by clicking the button below: