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2013 Therapist Blog Challenge

Build your practice and attract more clients to your practice by creating regular content on your private practice website. I’ll make it easy for you!

Welcome 2013! I tell my private practice consulting clients is to have an integrated blog on their private practice website and become a regular online content creator. Potential clients are searching online for your services and I want them to be able to find you more easily. Here’s how blogging can help.

Why is blogging on your private practice website important?

  • Fresh website content boosts search engine rankings/SEO (remember Google is my #1 referral source)
  • It add value to your website visitors and give them a reason to come back to your site
  • It gives you valuable content to share on social media that direct people back to your website
  • It helps you to strengthen your online presence as an expert
  • It allows potential clients get to know you and your practice philosophy

Why are some therapists hesitant to start blogging?

  • They don’t know what to write about
  • They think they have to write totally original content
  • They think they have to write a “dissertation” (blogs posts only need to be 300-600 words)
  • They haven’t found their “blogging voice”
  • They don’t have the “time”
  • They’re scared

To participate in the 2013 Therapist Blog Challenge:

  • Post your practice website link in the comments below.
  • Watch for my suggested blog topic twice each month. I’ll come up with the content idea so you don’t have to. I’ll title and number the posts “Blog challenge #1” … so you can keep track.
  • Write your 300-600 work blog article that week for your private practice website.
  • Post your blog article link in the comment section on the corresponding post here on this Toolbox blog.
  • Read and share other therapists articles.

Pretty easy, huh? So, are you IN? By the end of the year you’ll have at least 24 articles on your website!

Blog challenge #1 coming soon….

Remember to post your practice website below and any questions you have. And please invite colleagues to join in. This will be fun!


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About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.



I love this idea! Count me in!


Challenge accepted.

Elise Rittler

My website is


I’ve recently started blogging but find myself resisting it. It takes a while for me to write so I procrastinate. I’m hoping being a part of your blog challenge will inspire my confidence. Thank you!


We love your ideas and creativity Julie. Keep it coming! And I would like to post our blog post to your pinterest board. We just participated in Challenge #4, but plan to go back and do some of your earlier ones.

Thank you!

Gina Senarighi

Thank you for your leadership! I started the Therapist Blog challenge earlier this year and have been able to maintain regular posts so far! I would love to be added to the pinterest board if possible. My pinterest site is

Thank you!


I am very interested in doing the blog challenge. Here is my blog:

I am currently doing one blog a week and one monthly. I would love to increase my blogging! This will help! Thanks so much!!


I found your Therapist blog challenge on pinterest and was wondering if you would mind adding us? -Is there an assigned topic, or can you post any blog that you have written?

Thanks so much!

Lisa Mitchell | Inner Canvas

Joining a little late, but I’m finding the Pinterest board to be a good source of inspiration and information. I’d love to participate?

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