Is a website really that important? Can't I just use my profile on Psychology Today to tell people what I do?
Yes, a website is paramount if you own a business, which you do. Think of it like this: you rent or own space to hold your therapy sessions, right? And you put time, care, and attention into making it a space in which your clients feel welcome and at ease, right? Your website is your virtual office space for your business. Visiting your website is often the first encounter your clients will have with you - help them feel welcome and at ease in your virtual office space, and they'll be more likely to work with you in your actual office.
What website building platform do you use?
I design websites exclusively on Squarespace. I do this for a few reasons:
- Squarespace sites are one of the best performing in terms of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which means when people search for counselors in their area, your website will show up toward the top of the list.
- A Squarespace account includes everything you'll need to run a secure website, including tech support.
- The backend of any Squarespace site is extremely user friendly. I'm all about designing you a site that makes you feel empowered, not helpless. When I finish my design, I want you to feel confident in making changes/additions as your business grows so you don't feel like you have to hire someone anytime you want something changed.
Do you design logos?
Short answer: no. Long answer: I can tweak your existing logo to match the new visual identity we create for you, but for entirely new logos, I refer out.
Will you write the words on my website, or will that be up to me?
I will write all the words on your website (this is known as "copy") based on your answers to my questionnaires. I'll translate the important information you need to provide into simple, concise language that connects with your specific clientele.
What's the process like to work with you?
First, let me know you're interested by clicking the "apply now" button below and filling out the application. I will return your email within one business day with any additional questions I have about your project. Then, I'll send you a proposal with three package/price options for you to choose from. Once you select your preferred package, we'll sign some paperwork and get started!
Standard projects are usually complete a month after starting, but our timeline will depend on the size & scope of your project, and how quickly I receive feedback and information from you. The first two weeks are the information-gathering phase, where I get to know you, your business, and your ideal clients. After that, I'll get to work on the design and copy writing. Throughout the process, we'll stay connected via email to make sure everything's coming together in the way you envisioned.
Every project ends with a Tutorial Call, where I walk you through the backend of your website and make sure you feel confident in managing your site on your own.
Do you only work with therapists?
Nope! I work with all types of helping professionals; coaches, healers, teachers, etc. If you're wondering if we'd be a good fit, fill out the application below and I'll get back to you.