Here's the short version of why I continue to restrict my practice to accepting new patients by referral only.
1) My rates are far from cheap & my time has never been more limited with increasing demand (in spite of increasing my fees).
2) My patients & clients are some REALLY cool people, and they go out of their way to protect me from anyone who will be a pain in the ass.
3) My patients & clients are people I'm emotionally invested in. If they're not feeling better, meeting their goals, and oftentimes surpassing them, I feel like I've let them down. I need to know that the people I get invested in are worth that kind of energy.