Link Love 21: Building a DIY Therapy Website

Hello my friend! How have you been? I’m doing very well.

This month’s links are all about building a DIY therapy website. Specific focus will be on using self-hosted and all the fun technical and design nerd stuff.

Let’s start with some basics like understanding website hosting and domains and some considerations you may need for choosing a domain name.

You also will want to consider why keeping your hosting and email separate is a good idea.

Some recommendations on where to go for hosting, domains, and email that can help narrow down the options for all three, because there are so many options and it’s overwhelming not knowing who to go to.

But what is a website for a practice and what makes it effective?

It’s also important to remember these three priorities for an effective, heart-centered website.

What WordPress is and why it’s so awesome!

For premium themes some of the bigger theme shops with good reputations include Studiopress, Theme Foundry, Array, and Organic Themes.

Need a step-by-step guide? Melvin put together this awesome DIY guide to building your private practice website.

Hope these help you get on your way to a DIY website!

Kat Love

Hi, I'm Kat! I'm the founder and lead designer here at Empathysites. Therapists helped me heal from childhood sexual abuse so now I help therapists with creating their websites. I write on topics like website design, strategy, and turning website visitors into clients. Reach out anytime if you'd like to say hi. Pronouns: they/them/their