Starting Your Private Counseling Practice-What You Wish You Learned in Grad School

I have been teaching a workshop on starting your private practice since 2011. Not to toot my own horn but the feedback I have gotten on this workshop has been amazingly positive. People feel so overwhelmed by the idea of everything there is to do to start your private practice. They also recognize that they don’t know what they don’t know! They also feel nervous about asking the many questions that are arising. I have been able to provide a safe and interactive workshop where you can ask any questions. 

Originally I focused the workshop on CA therapists since that is where I was practicing. However, with the move to Zoom workshops and my move across the country I have revamped the workshop to be non-state specific. I have also revised the Ebook that I first wrote reviewing all of these concepts. 

In the last workshop, I ran one of the participants asked for a checklist of things to do to start your practice. I was amazed that I had not created that yet. It is so helpful!

And here it is for you to use. I want you to start and have a successful private practice. I hope you will also buy the book and take the Zoom course. 

But the most important thing is to take the time to be thoughtful in envisioning your practice and what you want it to be. Then just work through the list one item at a time (and they might not all be necessary for your practice).

Private practice is a great job. Building it is work but it will be so rewarding when you have your business. 

Feel free to email me if I missed anything on the checklist. Like everything it is a work in progress. 

Also I have a Facebook Group where you can get tips on starting your practice. Join Here!