Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Private Practice-What They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

Next Workshop is Saturday, February 4, 2023 9-12:30PST and 12:00-3:30pm EST

Try the self paced course here or buy the book. I am also available for individual consultations. 

Recording Option Available: A recording of the training will be available for 60 days and will be sent out within 3 days to all those who have registered. 

****By attending the live event, you consent to your voice and/or likeness being recorded and heard/seen by those viewing the recording of the training****

CEUS are not offered for this course

Cost is $195 and include extensive handouts and a copy of my Ebook

Learn all those pesky legal, logistical, and marketing details you need to know to start your practice. Everything you did not learn in Grad School. The things you don’t know that you don’t know! You will leave the workshop with an extensive check list of things to do to start your practice.

I have gotten nothing but positive feedback for this course.

This is a three and a half hour workshop that covers the following


Office space, Business license, Forms, Malpractice Insurance, Record Keeping, EIN, NPI, Tele-Health

Financial Aspects

Fees, Sliding Scale, Insurance-to do or not to do, and bookkeeping

Technology Issues

Basic HIPAA, email, text, phone options, Electronic health record,


Marketing Basics

Websites, professional listings

Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice $175

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Once I receive notification of your payment I will let you know via email that you are registered. If you don’t hear from me in 2 business days please reach out to me. I will send out Zoom information the week of the workshop. The email I send the confirmation to is the email associated with your Paypal account so please check that email or email me with whatever email address you would like me to use.

Do you have a question or complaint? Do not hesitate to email me at I will get back to you as soon as possible.
My grievance policy is found here.

Cathy’s class for running a private practice was fantastic. It was incredibly comprehensive with so many resources. I also did not feel overwhelmed as Cathy was organized and very knowledgeable. Cathy also presented in a calming, down to earth style which was very soothing. I got so much out of her class and would strongly recommend to any therapist starting a private practice. 
Marcella M Raimondo, PhD, MPH (PSY#27037)
working with folks with eating problems, eating disorders and body image issues
Marcella M Raimondo, PhD, MPH

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 Currently the workshop is only offered via Zoom.

Do you have a question or complaint? Do not hesitate to email me at I will get back to you as soon as possible. My grievance policy is found here.

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Cathy Hanville, LCSW has been in private practice since 2001 and was a social worker for 10 years prior to that. Her clinical practice focuses on anxiety, trauma, and gender identity issues. She is certified by WPATH as a gender specialist and by EMDRIA in EMDR. She is also an EMDRIA Consultant. In addition, she started Get Down to Business Consulting a business where she coaches and teaches therapists about business and marketing aspects to private practice.

All workshops are currently offered by Zoom. Please email me at if you need any additional accommodations in order to attend. 

Do you want to come to the workshop but this date doesn’t work for you? Let me know. I am adding new dates all the time and will work to fit you into a workshop that fits your schedule.

Cancellation Policy

All class registration fees are non-refundable. If you find you cannot attend a training and give 72 hours notice I will give you a credit you can use for another training or consultation.