Starting a counseling group can help you reach new clients, serve a greater number of clients, and gain an additional stream of income. If you decide to facilitate your group with another therapist, it also creates opportunities for learning clinical skills from one another. Some suggestions for getting started: Describe who your counseling group will … Read more Starting a Counseling Group
I had less than $15,000 in savings when I started my private practice, and no other sources of income. That was enough to hire a web developer, pay my office rent, and meet my personal expenses for a little while, but it wouldn’t last long. So, I looked into financing options for small businesses and … Read more Individual Development Accounts
As a solo practitioner, you’ll need decide on a legal structure for your business. The default structure for a single-owner business is known as a sole proprietorship. As a sole proprietor, you’re legally identified with the business and can be held personally liable for things like unpaid debts, injuries to others, or damage to someone … Read more Sole Proprietorship or LLC?
Many new therapists aren’t sure how to handle client no-shows and late cancellations. I’ve looked at informed consent documents with very ambiguous policies or no policy at all. Even once therapists have a clear policy in place, they may have belief systems about money or themselves that make it difficult for them to stay consistent … Read more No Shows and Late Cancellations