Therapy Network

Therapy Network Strategies: How to Build Relationships

While it's always best to have your work speak for itself, it's also important to note that networking (sharing information or services between people and businesses) has become an essential part of growing any business. This is especially true when it comes to therapy.

However, that's not as easy if you're just establishing your practice, as it's really tricky to explain what exactly makes your practice unique to your fellow clinicians without sounding too self-promoting to prospective referral partners.

In this guide, we'll go over a few tips on how to develop and leverage your network to boost your business, gain the exposure you need, and ultimately grow your private practice.

Join a Colleague Support Group

Joining a colleague support group implies connecting with other healthcare providers, particularly if you share a specific specialty, including family therapy, relationship issues, ADHD, LGBTQ-related issues, and other specialties. However, just exchanging numbers and emails isn't enough.

Strive to spend some quality face time with your colleagues; you can always turn to them for case consultations and share your therapy knowledge. The point is to develop relationships with your colleagues, which will lead to consistent referrals among the members of your support group, thus resulting in a steadier referral base.


Blogging is a great way to draw in prospective clients to your practice. It allows people and other health care providers to learn more about your perspective and approach to different mental health issues. It also provides you with the opportunity to establish online relevance and authority.

The best thing about blogging is the fact that you can hold your own blog and also write guest posts on your colleagues' blogs or for various other online publications. Publications love posts written by licensed therapists and other guest writers.

Build Complementary Partnerships

Building complementary partnerships outside your specialty or niche is a wonderful way for you and your referral partners to expand your referral network. Besides connecting with colleagues within your field of expertise, it's also really important to connect with other practitioners from different professions.

By connecting with physical therapists, medical doctors, chiropractors, and personal trainers, you're enabling yourself to send and receive referrals from other health experts, providing the client with the treatment they need. You're also able to work complementary with other professionals and provide more holistic care for your client's well-being and self-esteem every step of the way.

Join Consult List

Regardless of how professional or accredited you are, getting clients to reach out to you or getting referrals through your clients and colleagues still takes time. But what if you could fast-track to getting more therapy clients? That's where the Consult List comes in.

Consult List bridges the gap between you and the potential clients in need of your specialty, whether you're practicing psychotherapy or physical therapy. We believe no one in need of health and mental health services should sift through endless online directories while searching for adequate therapy or being continually turned down by mental health practices with packed schedules.

So stop waiting for clients and meet the ones already seeking you by joining Consult List.


At Consult List, we believe all clinicians and healthcare professionals should be free to build their practice according to their distinct vision. Whether you're independent or part of a network, we're here to help you grow your practice on your terms. Don't hesitate to contact us today!