What tools are available to source therapist referrals in the short term?
The internet has free or low cost directory listings for our industry which can produce short term gains if you take the time to use these. Did you know that 28 â€“ 35% of people search online specifically for mental health information? Will they find you? Get on every relevant directory listing you can. Here is an easy first step to ensure you are visible online:
Check Out This Online Directory Listing
The Heart and Soul of Change, Dr. Barry Duncan's website, includes the Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy/Counseling Services Directory. The Directory lists practitioners who consistently use the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) and who subscribe to the assumptions and values of client-directed, outcome-informed (CDOI) practices.
The purpose of this Directory is threefold:
1. Enables professionals to make referrals for clients who are moving or who live outside of their practice areas.
2. Permits consumers to find potential providers who will take their perspective and their benefit seriously.
3. Allows individuals and agencies to identify themselves as available to assist others and share their expertise in CDOI/PCOMS: similarly, it allows training programs that systematically measure outcomes to identify themselves for prospective students.
To be listed you pay a onetime, lifetime fee of $10 for an individual or $25 for a group practice or agency. Click here to be listed.
Category: Therapist Marketing Tips