Podcast 97 | How to run a rural group private practice an interview with Michael Pecosh

For Michael Pecosh, his rural group counseling practice was one of the last things he thought he’d do with his life!

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PoP Culture meet Mike PecoshM.Ed., NCC, LPC

P10-bf8b3Michael K. Pecosh, M.Ed., NCC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples/family, and anger management therapy in private practice in Washington, PA 15301.

Mike has over 10 years experience as a therapist. Known for his great humor, he specializes in helping clients help themselves. Mike is currently working with a broad spectrum of clients.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Mike has presented to general audiences, speaking on a variety of topics.

Mike is an interactive, cognitive behavioral therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates humor and story-telling to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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  • Thanks for this interview Joe and Mike. I especially appreciated Mike’s comments about wrestling with 1099 versus W2. The ACA seems to be backpedaling from this quite a bit which seems bizarre to me… either something is ethical or it’s not – regardless of what state you happen to live in. We ended up going the same route as Mike – we W2 all our therapists – it just seems more ethical and safe all the way around, and now we don’t have to worry about future rule changes or being made an example of by the tax man.

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