Layla works with therapists in private practice in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. We help complement your private practice with clients that align to your strengths and areas of clinical interest. We understand that you went into private practice perhaps seeking more independence, and we work with you to retain that control and flexibility while belonging to a new community.
Unlike listing services, let Layla bring you engaged clients so you can focus on therapy and professional development. We take care of marketing, the initial guidance and screening call with the client (offered for free), book the first session, and handle ongoing billing. We also offer our clients a secure e-counselling platform as an option to reach you.
We tailor our collaboration to suit your private practice, and you retain control over your schedule and workload. There are no monthly or referral fees. We contract you directly on a fee for service basis to support the clients that you accept from Layla.
We take time to understand your practice. We also take time to understand the client’s challenges, goals, therapist preferences, and logistical limitations. We appreciate both sides of the therapy equation. Better fit means increased client retention and improved therapy outcomes.
Be part of a new model to simplify clients’ access to therapy. We work with compassionate and competent therapists committed to achieving better outcomes for their clients. All of our therapists are experienced in their focus areas and are licensed mental health providers in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and/or Nova Scotia.
If you are identified as a successful applicant, the Layla team will contact you by email about next steps. Here’s what you can expect in our recruitment process:
Our team will coordinate an initial video meeting (20 mins) with you to share more about Layla, and also review your application submission with you. Our interview process includes two steps: an online video-based assessment tool (30 mins), and if successful, you will be invited to a clinical video interview with our team (60 mins). Due to the sensitive nature of our work, Layla also requires successful completion of a background check facilitated electronically by Layla. If you are a therapist that also offers in-person therapy sessions, the Layla team will also request a tour of your office space, in-person or virtually.
In our recruitment process, we evaluate candidates based on a variety of factors including clinical training, experience, ability to communicate how they would use their skills with clients, interpersonal therapy skills (using an online video-based assessment tool), and overall alignment of their practice to our needs.
Our model relies on connecting clients with the right therapist for them, and we take a broad range of factors into consideration in the intake protocol. Ultimately, clients are empowered to make the choice on how to proceed. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee a specific number of new client connections as it depends on the therapist and fluctuations we see in client need by concern, setting, or geographical area. Generally speaking, we try to maintain some balance for therapists by making 1-6 new client connections per month during periods when you’re taking new clients. Note that Layla’s model works best as a way to complement your practice.
When you join Layla, you will create (and ongoingly update) your therapist profile. Clients complete a digital intake with Layla followed by an intake care with a dedicated Care Coordinator. A short list of therapists is created in the back-end, validated by the Care Coordinator based on information shared during the intake. We typically like to share up to three options with clients (subject to suitability), and they ultimately choose who to work with. Our goal is to support clients by providing them with some guidance while empowering them to retain choice.
In short, no. Our value proposition to you centers around you retaining control over your schedule and practice. That said, if a significant period of inactive time passes without supporting any Layla clients, we will engage with you on options appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
We offer a variety of ongoing programming to help therapists feel part of a community at Layla. Some examples of what we offer are monthly peer supervision, in-person social events, and regular educational live webinars.
Layla handles billing and absorbs banking fees. We respect your time, and you are paid for all sessions you deliver (or late cancellations) regardless of Layla’s ability to collect fees.