A CAREER IN MUSICAL THERAPY



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Table of Contents
Rationale ..............................................................................................................................3
Steps for Developing Self-Employment ..............................................................................5
Finding Clients.....................................................................................................................9
Agencies to Contact for Potential Clients..............................................................10
Example Agency List.............................................................................................11
Marketing..........................................................................................................................15
Financial Issues..................................................................................................................18
Sources for Reimbursement...................................................................................19
Considerations for Determining Fees ....................................................................22
Tax Deductions ......................................................................................................23
Business Resources............................................................................................................24
Tips about Self-Employment .............................................................................................27
Business, Finance, and Insurance Glossary .......................................................................31
References.....................................................................................................................



If you have a personal Facebook profile that you use to communicate with family or friends, keep that profile private. You should instead create a Facebook page for your therapy business. This page is a business page, it's free and you can manage it from within your normal Facebook account. This is where you can provide your practice information and start having people "like" your page.

It's important that you create a Twitter account specific to your business. When you create your account, start by following some other therapists and of course, follow us here:

  • Don't accept friend requests to your private Facebook page from clients.
  • Never, ever, ever discuss a patient over social media, even if you remove the names.
  • Do not send direct messages over Twitter to clients. Twitter is not HIPAA secure and it's also very easy to accidentally post a public message when you mean to post a private message.
  • Don't have clinical discussions on social media
Join Forums:  Type in Google “Forums: NeedingMental Therapy”
Participate and offer advice.



Get reviews - references

INTRODUCE YOURSELF WITH A YOU TUBE VIDEO - Watch series of videos.e
Put your intro video on your website/blog.

Getting Traffic to Your Website/Blog

Videos to Watch for Promoting Your Business on- Line




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Offer Free Demos to Nursing Homes and Hospitals
Have sessions promoted and filmed with Press Releases'
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