4 Ingredients of a Perfect Therapist Headshot Photo

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You would be surprised to watch people look for a therapist online.

As a mental health clinician, you might assume that your training, your specialties, your fees, or the words of your profile would all be important factors in a potential client’s decision-making process.

But none of them are as important as your photo.

Singlehandedly, your photo can stop a potential client from scrolling past you and instead stop to learn more about you and your practice.

Get the free toolkit: 4 Ingredients of the Perfect Therapist Photo.

Why are headshot photos important for therapists and counselors?

Your photo conveys a lot about you, but more importantly it can create an initial emotional connection with a potential client.

Your headshot can immediately cause someone to feel a sense of trust and connection with you, opening them up to learn more about you and start the process of becoming your client. While their rational brains might digest your words or your specialties, your photo is the part of your therapist profile with emotional appeal.

What should every therapist or counselor consider in their headshot?

There are four ingredients you should plan for your photo:

  • Lighting
  • Eye contact
  • Background
  • Presentation

These details ensure your photo creates an emotional connection with prospective clients.

Learn more about each of these elements, including examples of what works and what does not, with the free guide below.

How can therapists and counselors take their own headshot photos?

You do not need a studio environment or a professional photographer to take a good headshot photo. Simply pay attention to the right details and make sure your lighting and background are professional. Download the free guide to help you plan your own photo.

Get your free guide: 4 Ingredients of a Perfect Headshot Photo

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