“I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and specialize in two areas: Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“Here’s what I’m doing right now to market myself:
- A Facebook page.
- A website.
- Two blogs: The Couch Trip for general psychology and “Shrinking” Chronic Illness.
- A monthly newsletter (with only 11 subscribers–sigh).
- A Twitter account.
- A LinkedIn profile (but am not terribly active)
“I share different information on each site.
“Here’s my question: Do shrinks get patients via social media marketing? I am doing a lot and watching all of the videos you and others send. But often, people are trying to sell something onlne. I am trying to sell ME—my services and education, and my time.
“Can this be marketed on sites like Facebook and Twitter? If so, how? Marketing for therapists is different than marketing for someone selling widgets.”
“If social media won’t work for me—and I’m willing to be patient—I don’t want to waste a lot of time.”