Decorating Your Office!

Decorating Your Office!

Decorating Your Group Practice <– Click the link to see my practice!

If you need help with ideas for decorating your office, watch the video above to take a look at my group practice office.

LOVE decorating. It’s the part of my creative process that fills me up when I get to do it. But I get it, not everyone gets filled up trying to decorate their offices. But in the years of having a private practice, one thing that I have learned is that people love going to an office that looks nice. On a daily basis, clients are telling our admin or their therapists how much they love the home-like feeling, the comfortable, safe, environment that our office brings them. We even have clients whose significant others or parents stay in the waiting room doing work on their computers because they like the atmosphere better than their own homes and offices!

What I am saying is that a nicely decorated office plays a big part in your clients’ first impressions, and research has shown, plays a part in whether or not a client continues to work with you. A great therapist with an eyesore of an office may have difficulty keeping clients because their office says, “I was put together haphazardly, without much thought.”

With that in mind, I have listed a few details that are important to me, and that through feedback from many clients, has shown to be important to them too.

Ways to create a safe space for your clients

  • Desk
  • Loveseat or couch
  • One (or two) armchairs
  • Fresh coat of paint on walls
  • Artwork that is comforting and YOU
  • Lamps (lots of them) | Nothing sets the mood like good lighting
  • Pillows and blankets | Source of warmth and comfort to clients
  • A clock that everyone can see
  • Arrange seating in a way that creates safety and comfort
  • Mints, water, fidgets (these are things I like in my office, may not be everyone’s style)

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Maureen Werrbach is a psychotherapist, group practice owner and group practice coach. Learn more about her coaching services here:

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2018-08-28T18:48:25+00:00 By |4 Comments


  1. Rachel January 26, 2018 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Love you video and tips! I am moving next weekend from a smaller space to a larger space within my building so this was perfect timing for me 🙂

  2. Vicky July 13, 2019 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Any tips for decorating a very small space?

    • The Group Practice Exchange October 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Crate and barrel has small space furniture! CB2 I think it’s called. Our smallest rooms have a loveseat and chair with a writing desk and lamps. That is enough for a small space!

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