Group Practice Panel Discussion with Alison Pidgeon, Whitney Owens, Susan Doak and Dawn Brunkenhoefer – Killin’It Camp Speakers Series 4 of 4 | PoP 525

What are some of the benefits that group practice owners enjoy? Are there some valuable words of wisdom from successful group practice owners that can benefit you in your practice? What pressing questions do you have about your practice?

We are sharing the Killin’It Camp speakers series. In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon, Whitney Owens, Susan Doak, and Dawn Brunkenhoefer speak about group practices and all that it encompasses.

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Meet Alison Pidgeon, Whitney Owens, Susan Doak, and Dawn Brunkenhoefer

In This Podcast


  • Why say yes to a group practice?
  • Group practice owners give advice about retaining clinicians
  • Advantages of being in a group practice rather than solo

Why say yes to a group practice?

As a group practice owner that runs a successful practice, you can have more free time and not have to see as many clients, you can set up the practice well so that it runs smoothly, you help by establishing a practice that caters to the community’s needs all while making extra money and spending time with your family.

You gain freedom of time and money. Having and running a successful group practice gives you the opportunity to enjoy the other important aspects of your life. This flexibility of time also enables you to envision the future of the practice, and your clinicians trust you to guide it towards success while they see to clients.

Another benefit is not having to work alone as a solo practice owner. You and other therapists can share the space together, support one another, and collaborate together under a practice that allows each person more freedom and flexibility.

Group practice owners give advice about retaining clinicians

As far as for my practice, having a W2 model and creating a culture where people want to work and they enjoy their job and they get to do the things that they like and not the things they don’t like so much has helped me keep them employed.

Creating a group practice space that clinicians feel comfortable in, enjoy their time working in, and can receive no-strings-attached perks will help to encourage long-term clinician retention.

Advantages of being in a group practice rather than solo

You can offer a lot more in a group practice than you can when you are going solo, which gives you an advantage in your community.

The more people you have in your practice, the more it’s going to grow at an exponential rate.

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