9: Listener Q & A: Growing a Business, Getting Customers, Liability Insurance, & Finding Outdoor Space

Running a nature-based therapy practice is more complicated than just taking your patients outdoors. There’s a lot that has to happen behind-the-scenes – from payroll to insurance to business strategy – and you’re bound to have questions along the way. I’m answering some of those questions today!

In this episode, I answer a few listener questions about starting and growing a nature-based therapy practice. I explain how you can work towards your goals, even when you’re not in a place to scale your business. I explain the purpose of liability insurance and why you need it. Plus, I share my experience finding outdoor spaces where I could legally conduct my practice.

We’ll discuss:

  • What to do if you don’t feel like you’re ready to grow your business yet
  • How to reverse-engineer your way to your business goals
  • How hiring employees can actually help you work less 
  • The importance of parent buy-in when growing your practice
  • How to talk to families about insurance issues and best practices
  • What liability insurance does for therapists
  • How to find outdoors spaces to use in your practice
  • How to protect and respect the outdoor spaces that you use

Resources from this episode:

Life Course Nature Exposure and Mental Health Outcomes A Systematic Review and Future Directions

If you're ready to take the next step in this adventure, join our free Therapy in the Great Outdoors Community at therapyinthegreatoutdoors.com. The TGO community is a private space just for nature based pediatric practitioners. We have loads of resources there to support you as you start or grow a nature based practice or program.

Are you a pediatric therapist interested in taking your work with children out into nature? The ConTiGO Approach Online Course will open for registration soon: visit www.ConTiGOapproach.com to join the waitlist.