HART ASSOCIATES PROGRAM

Working in Private Practice doesn’t have to be lonely.

We help high-quality therapists find more clients and grow their private practice.

At The Hart Centre, we are a community of professionals who are passionate about transforming relationships and maintaining professional excellence in our field. With a legacy spanning across two decades, established by psychologist Julie Hart, we have grown to be a pillar of support for 150+ Psychologists, Counsellors, and Sex Therapists across 120+ locations in Australia.

Our mission is to be the most highly regarded and comprehensive relationship help service in Australia, by partnering with mental health professionals, to connect them with clients whose needs align with their expertise and experience.

Our dedicated administration team strive to match clients to a therapist most suitable to them, establishing a consistent stream of bookings by improving client satisfaction and retention rates. We share our huge body of resources with all our members, including our own in-house relationship counselling training program, and  conferences held annually with world class speakers (see below for our speakers). We stay up-to-date with the  latest therapeutic approaches and industry trends, and seek best practice methodologies to enhance the therapeutic experience.

We understand working in private practice can be isolating. We have built an engaging community of mental-health professionals, fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange, and a supportive network for personal and professional growth.

We do not operate on a franchise model, so there are no large upfront fees for new Associates who join our group. Our business model is built on a fair and transparent Win/Win/Win formula. We genuinely care about our therapists and our clients, and are always open to feedback and suggestions from our group that help improve and streamline our processes, services and conferences.

With a very high therapeutic success rate, combined with an effective marketing plan, we are experiencing huge demand and growth and are currently still expanding in Australia.

We are looking for Psychologists, Counsellors and Sex Therapists, who are already in private or group practices, to join our team via our Associate Program, as an adjunct to their current practice.

What We Look For in our Associates:

  • Genuine Care: Passionate about couples or individual work, whether its your exclusive focus or an addition to your practice. You are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to heal their relationships.
  • Client-Centred Approach: Aspire to free up your time and energy to helping people, instead of marketing and administration work.
  • Looking For Growth: Either as part of a group practice, or as an individual in private practice.
  • Collaborative Partnership: Desire to expand your client base with us as your main client referrer, with new bookings made directly into your PM calendar on an ongoing basis.
  • Community Spirit: Interested in being part of an engaging and supportive community of Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists Australia-wide, for meaningful networking and collaboration.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Always seeking opportunities for growth and interested in attending Hart-provided events and PD across the year.

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Why should you join the Hart Associates Program?

  • Targeted Clientele:
    Our dedicated administration team strive to book clients whose needs align with your expertise, ensuring a better match for higher success rates and enhanced therapist satisfaction. This has established a consistent stream of bookings, by improving client satisfaction and retention rates.
  • High Quality Clients:
    New clients regularly provided and booked directly into your Power Diary, Halaxy, or Google calendar, with an average return rate of 6 – 8 sessions.
  • Huge Demand and Growth:
    We are still expanding in Australia, resulting from a high therapeutic success rate and an effective marketing plan.
  • Low Fees:
    We do not operate on a franchise model, so there are no large upfront fees for new Associates who join our group. Our business model is built on a fair and transparent Win/Win/Win formula, and we offer all-inclusive memberships to suit your needs.
  • Proven Marketing Expertise Provided for You:
    We invest heavily in our marketing strategy on an ongoing basis, providing you with the benefits of SEO optimization, targeted ads, Google My Business visibility, Directory listings, and more.
  • Supportive Community:
    We understand working in private practice can be isolating. We have built an engaging community of mental-health professionals that goes beyond professional networks. We believe in the power of collaboration to share insights, support personal and professional growth, and build lasting connections.
  • Administrative Ease:
    We handle the initial appointment bookings and client communication, so you have the freedom to spend more time doing what you’re great at – helping people.
  • Profitable Business:
    No EAP work. You will be paid for your time if client’s ‘do not attend’ their first session. Our focus on client satisfaction allows us to maintain low cancellation and ‘no show’ rates.
  • Practice Flexibility and Choice:
    Set your own work days and appointment times, with full control over your practice hours and holidays. Choose the various types of counselling and therapeutic approaches you’d like to offer.
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities (CPD):
    Our memberships include access to our large body of resources, comprising of training opportunities and regularly-held CPD events such as group webinars and supervision. We hold annual conferences presented by world-class speakers such as Janina Fisher (May 2024), Barry McCarthy and Terry Real, providing a great opportunity to collaborate with others in the community. We stay up-to-date with the latest therapeutic approaches and industry trends, and seek best practice methodologies to enhance the therapeutic experience.
  • No Minimum Terms or Lock-in Contracts:
    We value a life-work balance. This flexibility ensures that the Hart Associate Program aligns seamlessly with your unique career aspirations and personal commitments.
  • Feedback Loop:
    We genuinely care about our therapists and our clients. We value continuous improvement by actively seeking feedback from our Associates and clients, which helps improve and streamline our processes, services and members resources.

OUR LAST 5 YEAR’S CONFERENCES

2021 – Dr Ellyn Bader (US) –
“The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
” – Online

2020 – Barry McCarthy (US) –
“Sex and Relationships” – Adelaide

2019 – Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett –
“Aspergers Syndrome and Relationship” – Sydney

2019 – Terry Real (US) –
“Relational Life Therapy – Level 2 Training” – San Francisco

2018 – Janis Abrahms Spring (US) –
“Secrets, Cybersex, Infidelity & Forgiveness” – Hobart

2017 – Terry Real (US) –
“Couples on the Brink & Treating Narcissistic partners” – Hawaii

2016 – Robert Masters (US) –
“Transformation through Intimacy” – Gold Coast

(Your Annual membership gives you free attendance at our conference each year)

Phone answering and Appointment Setting:

Our Head Office on the Gold Coast takes all enquiries and makes initial appointments for you directly into your calendar. An immediate email is sent to you and your new client welcoming them, and giving them all of your details.

We charge clients a non-refundable booking deposit, and cancellation fees are charged with insufficient notice, resulting in excellent attendance rates.

Would you like to know more?

If you are interested in discussing our Associate Program in more detail, please fill in the below enquiry form, or call us on 1300 830552.

Associate Program Enquiry Form

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