My Group Practice Journey | FP 128

On this therapist podcast, Whitney Owens talks about how she start her group practice.

What does the journey from solo to group practice ownership look like for a seasoned practice owner? What are some of the mistakes that many new business owners make that you can learn from? Do you know what type of culture you want to create in your practice?

In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks about her group practice journey.

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In This Podcast

  • Becoming a solo practice owner
  • Starting a group practice
  • Fully take the reins of your practice

Becoming a solo practice owner

Whitney moved to Georgia from Colorado with her husband due to his job and searched for places to join practices.

I ended up not finding a job. I reached out to any and all kinds of connections that I had and those weren’t going anywhere, and I was feeling [quite] discouraged. (Whitney Owens)

Whitney ended up connecting with an old counseling friend and started working with them.

She had to renew her license to keep working in Georgia, and with her new license she could open up a cash-pay practice.

Starting a group practice

While listening to the Practice of the Practice podcast, Whitney took part in a competition where the prize was a free consultation with Joe Sanok.

At the time I was thinking about starting a group, [I] wasn’t sure … I told my husband, “If I win this consult call with Joe, that’s going to be my sign that I’m supposed to start a group practice”. And you know what happened, I won that call. (Whitney Owens)

At the end of the consultation call, Whitney was inspired to join the Mastermind group and committed to starting her group practice.

Whitney knew that if group practice ownership was not for her she could go back to being a solo practitioner, so she gave it a shot, succeeded, and found her calling.

Fully take the reins of your practice

Consider what type of culture you want for your practice.

What do you want to be known for in your community? What kinds of clients do you want to work with? What is the kind of work relationship that you want to encourage between yourself and your clinicians?

I made some mistakes upfront and you’re going to make some mistakes upfront, and all of it is a journey and a learning process of figuring out what works for you and what works for your culture. (Whitney Owens)

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Meet Whitney Owens

Photo of Christian therapist Whitney Owens. Whitney helps other christian counselors grow faith based private practices!Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.

Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.

Visit her website and listen to her podcast here. Connect on Instagram or join the Faith in Practice Facebook group. Email her at whitney@practiceofthepractice.com

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