Resources for Building Your Private Counseling Practice

I have found many excellent resources for building your private practice.

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Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals by Lynn Grodzki

Be A Wealthy Therapist Finally, You Can Make a Living While Making a Difference by Casey Truffo

An often recommended book about money and private practice. I found it very helpful in examining my own attitudes about money and private practice.

Get Clients Now
This book was recommended to me when I sought consultation when I moved my private practice. It is not specific to therapy practices.

Book Yourself Solid
This is another book that is not specific to therapists but I picked it up on the recommendation of therapist I know online.

Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working With Insurance –And Whether You Should by Barbara Griswold

The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner

I used this many times starting out as a guide to treatment planning. 


Person Centered Tech is an awesome resource for all things tech and HIPAA for your private practice.

US Small Business Administration has all sorts of resources about starting a small business. They include resources on making a business plan and on different types of private practices.

Dr. Keely Kolmes has many good articles about social media use and private practice

CAMFT has many free resources


If you are into podcasts Melvin Varghese’s Selling Your Couch Podcast is highly rated. In fact, I was interviewed in episode 102.

Using SEO To Grown Your Private Practice-Selling the Couch