54. How To Build An Online Group Therapy Practice with Dr. Lisa Lovelace

by | Jul 20, 2020 | Podcast

In today’s episode of the Private Practice Elevation Podcast, we’re discussing how to build an online group therapy practice.

Many therapists have heard of the business model of a group practice.

This is where you hire other clinicians underneath the umbrella of your own practice and essentially get a cut of the revenue they bring in.

It’s a great model that takes a lot of work.

But usually, when we think of group practices, we think of a group of people in one physical location.

Well, today we’re talking with Dr. Lisa Lovelace, founder of Synergy eTherapy, a group practice that has been solely online since starting in 2016. 

Today, Lisa’s group practice has 12 clinicians and is serving clients in 14 states.

If you’re curious – as you can hear I was when you listen to our conversation – in creating an online group therapy practice, I know this episode will be helpful to you.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • The steps Dr. Lisa took to start her online group practice back in 2016
  • Some of the challenges therapists may face when setting up an online group therapy practice
  • How to build rapport with your virtual team of therapists
  • Important questions you need to answer before you get started
  • Tips for building authority, showcasing your expertise and marketing an online group therapy practice
  • Website and SEO tips you can use to help get more traffic 

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About Dr. Lisa Lovelace

Dr. Lisa Lovelace is the founder of Synergy eTherapy and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York. Dr. Lisa has over 17 years of post-graduate level clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, and other emotional or behavioral disorders. 

Before moving back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Dr. Lisa worked in New York City as a clinical director for a grant-funded substance abuse treatment program for teens at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Child and Family Institute. During this time, Dr. Lisa was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she enjoyed teaching and supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees. She received several honors throughout her career including Psi Chi Honors in Psychology, Teacher of the Year – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and Supervisor of the Year – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Lisa enjoys working with kids, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues for kids/teens, relationship and family discord, infertility, and more. She has clinical expertise in the areas of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. 

Dr. Lisa typically uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach in therapy, along with elements of Mindfulness and relaxation skill building to help clients better understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She believes that everyone she works with is doing the best they can at that time. Learning how to find balance and become your best self is a lifelong process, and sometimes we could all use a professional, unbiased perspective to help move forward in a healthier way. 

Dr. Lisa currently lives in Minneapolis with her family and they enjoy fishing, cooking, spending time with extended family, traveling, and dancing to music!

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