Private Practice Start-up Consultation

Tired of working long hours for less money than you thought you would make with an advanced degree? Thinking about developing your own practice but not sure if you are ready? Afraid you won’t be able to generate enough referrals to stay solvent? Graduate schools do little to educate new therapists about the business aspects of private practice. You can make it happen and you won’t regret it! Many new (or even established) therapists think they are too “green” for private practice, but if you have a little tolerance for risk, the payoff can be life-changing and affirming of the quality work you do with your clients. If you need more guidance than the internet can offer, we are glad to provide direction on these sometimes perplexing aspects of launching into self-employment:

 

  • Setting your fees
  • Legal and tax structure
  • Estimating business-related costs
  • Getting paneled with insurance companies (if desired)
  • Networking with collateral referral sources
  • Finding the right office space and negotiating a lease
  • Establishing an online presence
  • Building confidence, feeling good about putting on your “business hat”
  • Finding your niche, defining a specialty area
  • Avoiding burn-out and isolation

 

For $400, this two-hour consultation (virtual or in-person) for mental health professionals new to independent practice will address all of your specific questions and concerns on these topics and more. Templates for common forms used in private practice will also be provided.
 

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