Are We a Good Fit? 2017-11-16T17:11:02+00:00

May you see in what you do the beauty of your soul.

~ John O’Donahue

ellen gregory website designer

ARE WE A GOOD FIT?

This question is an important place to start in deciding who you contract with to build a website for your psychotherapy practice. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the way I work and call me with any questions.

ARE YOU UNSURE OF HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF?

I have 15 years experience helping therapists grow in practice, and find their voice. All you need to do is describe to me the way you work, and the clients you want to attract. I know how to create something that feels like you.

I will tell you to write your content in the same way you would speak to your clients. It has to be authentic to the way you are in the room. Clients will call you based on the connection they make with you, from your website. You need to be the same person when they arrive in your office and use the same language, to maintain that connection. No gimmicky marketing or sales terms work. No copy writers. Truth, transparency, a genuine presence – that is what works.

DO YOU WANT TO BE APPROACHABLE WITHOUT BEING INAPPROPRIATE?

This is a common concern of clients I work with. As a therapist, we are taught to maintain strict ethics. It is our ethical responsibility not to claim to be an expert when we are not, to represent ourselves based upon our experience, and to maintain a level of advertising congruent with standards of our professions. I’m not a lawyer and I do not put a legal stamp of approval on your website, but I can assure you that after 15 years of holding ethical standards, my approach is grounded from this perspective.

DO YOU WANT TO PROVIDE A SAFE SPACE FOR TRAUMA CLIENTS?

Could a website be trigger proof? Not completely… but I try my best. You will see from my samples that I am not a fan of pop ups. I don’t like when I go to a website and a mailing lists pop up. I find that to be intrusive. I also don’t like websites where there are many different visuals in the same area. You will see that my designs are very horizontally based – meaning – that I try and keep a clean and calm focus while viewing different parts of a page.

Can I do pop ups? Of course. I can make the website look however you want it to look. I’m describing my ideal clients, which are therapists who are drawn to the same visuals I am. Just like in practice, you have certain psychotherapy clients who you could treat without any effort, because you share a similar language beyond words – a connection where your energy just fits.