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Ada Pang

Ada Pang is a LMFT and the proud owner of People Bloom Counseling, a Redmond counseling practice in WA. She helps distressed couples and breast cancer patients. When she’s not meeting with clients, she loves working on her business.


Green Tea Latté + Mason Jar = Lessons Learned from Private Practice 

The Power of Networking Tips to Stay Supportive 

When Your Partner is in a Start-Up Practice


Alison Pidgeon

Alison Pidgeon is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. In 18 months she went from starting a solo private practice to building a insurance-based group practice. She now employs 3 clinicians and a virtual assistant. In her spare time she is often seen running after her two small children and her therapy is cooking.


How Do I Fill Out An Insurance Claim Form? 

Should I Have a Self-Pay or Insurance-Based Private Practice? 

How Do I Get Off Of a Bad Insurance Panel and Bill “Out of Network?”

How To Create a Marketing Plan


Courtland McPherson

Courtland McPherson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to holding certificates in ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ and ‘Clinical Issues in Adoption and Foster Care’, he was a trainer for the Providence Men’s project. He is a clinical supervisor and case consultant. Past speaking engagements include ‘The Art of Listening’ and have addressed such topics as trauma, how to overcome fear, and pathways to a meaningful life. He is working toward a doctorate degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy with research focused on social connectedness.


How To Get Beyond Analysis Paralysis

Private Practice: The Long Game


Danielle Swimm

Danielle Swimm is a wellness enthusiast who has a passion for mind and body health. She’s a newlywed that enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs in the great outdoors. She has a love for learning about business and hearing other entrepreneur’s stories. She provides psychotherapy in Annapolis for clients suffering from disordered eating.


How I Grew My Practice to a Waitlist in Six Weeks

How I Grew My Practice to a Waitlist in Six Weeks: Support Network


Gordon Brewer

Gordon Brewer is a licensed marital and family therapist in private practice located in Kingsport, TN. He is the owner/president of his group practice Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC (www.kingsportcounseling.com). Gordon has been in practice for over 10 years and is also a private practice consultant. His blog and consulting website is www.practiceoftherapy.com.


The Forrest Gump Mindset For Private Practice

Solo Private Practice; Maybe Not For Everyone

Human BEing Vs. Human DOing

Investing & Re-Investing In Your Practice

Why Customer Service Is Important In Private Practice


Jeff Guenther

Jeff Guenther, LPC, is a therapist in Portland, OR. He has been in private practice since 2005 and currently leads workshops on how health and wellness practitioners can build their digital brand and attract more clients online.


Why Search Engine Optimization Is Crucial For Your Practice





Jenna Fleming

Jenna is a licensed professional counselor in beautiful Georgetown, TX.  She is the owner of her group practice Jenna Fleming Counseling, PLLC, where they serve children, teens, young adults and parents with counseling servicescourses and classes to support families in getting on track and staying that way.


How To Win Clients At Every Inquiry

5 Tips to Overcome Imposter’s Syndrome

6 Must-Haves for a Child and Family Therapist

Creating a System of Success for Your Practice

Where to Spend or Save When Starting a New Practice

Why You Need a Vision Statement (& How to Get Started)



Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT is an experienced child and family therapist and public speaker who specializes in trauma, ADHD, and conduct problems. Discover more about her diverse clinical background and family. Reach out to Jennifer with questions or comments by emailing at info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com


Play Therapy As a Private Practice Niche

Handling No-Show Fees In A Play Therapy Practice

Balancing Motherhood and A Play Therapy Practice

The Truth About Social Work Licensure and Out of State Reciprocity

What The Election Taught Me About Private Practice

New Year’s Resolutions: Private Practice Edition

Group Practice Vs. Solo Private Practice? Which Is Right for You?

The Secret About Your Ideal Caseload


Jeremy Sharp

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and clinical director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling. He also offers consulting services for mental health practitioners who want to develop or grow psychological assessment services in their practices via the Testing Psychologist (www.thetestingpsychologist.com).


Three Reasons You Never Want a Waitlist In Your Practice



Joe Sanok

Joseph R. Sanok is the owner and counselor at Mental Wellness Counseling in downtown Traverse City. Join his free seven day World Changers Challenge.


Why You Have To Slow Down

How To Confidently Build a Private Practice

Is Blogging Worth The Time

How Micro-Goals Will Change You

Lessons From a $456k Year

What I Learned From Launching a Member Community

Expectations and Flexibility

Why Your Business Will Fail in the Next 10 Years

5 Business and Marketing Videos

When to Leave

Everybody Hurts, Sometimes aka How to Change the World

12 Mistakes New Private Practices Should Avoid

Avoid the Summer Slump in Private Practice

How to Market Your Private Practice

How to Position Yourself for 2021


Julia Smith

Julia Smith, BA, MEd, CCC, is the owner of Insight Mental Health Counselling in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. She specializes in helping teenagers stop depression from affecting their lives.


Should I Or Shouldn’t I Build My Own Website?

The Game Changer: Harnessing Your Hormone Cycle in Private Practice

Getting In The Mood… To Blog

Why Are Clients Not Coming Back? (And How To Keep Them)

Five Things I’ve Learned In My First Month Of Private Practice

Five Things I’ve Learned In My Second Month Of Private Practice

Five Things I’ve Learned In My Third Month Of Private Practice

Five Things I’ve Learned In My Fourth Month Of Private Practice

Five Things I’ve Learned In My Fifth Month Of Private Practice


Margie Wheelhouse

Margie Wheelhouse is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Springfield, Illinois.  She helps couples build great relationships and repair broken ones. For her thoughts on life, struggles, and relationships, check out her blog: https://margietherapy.com/blog/


Saying No To “Do It Yourself”

Is Lack of Confidence Stealing Your Success?

Finding The ‘One Thing’ That Leads To Private Practice Success




Melinda Vesely

Melinda Vesely, LCPC, CADC, Owner of Empowering Minds counseling. http://empoweringmindscounseling.com/


The Fear Of Starting a Private Practice

Do I Really Need To Identify My “Ideal Client”??

Benefits Of Being a 1099


Melissa Leedy

Dr. Melissa Leedy is a clinical psychologist in Broken Arrow, OK. She specializes in helping adults adjust to chronic illnesses and overcome insomnia. She is the owner and operator of Legacy Counseling Service. She opened her doors in January 2016 as a solo practice and at the time of this publication (June 2017) has three additional clinicians working at Legacy. You can contact her through her website at www.legacycounselingservice.com


14-Year Vision Creation to Being a Therapist in Private Practice

What I Learned About Private Practice Development from being a Mary Kay Consultant

4 Tips To Manage The Uncertainty of Starting a Counseling Business

Starting a Private Practice In a New State


Richard Tifft

Richard Tifft, M.A. is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern specializing in Marriage Counseling in Clearwater, FL. Richard started his practice right out of Grad school and has a passion for helping couples in distress rediscover their lost connection. Richard has been through all of the training required to be certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist pending completion of supervision and licensure.


Midlife Grad School Grad Goes For Brass Ring

Creating Headspace for the Next Big Thing: Finding a Supervisor

Sowing the Seeds of a New Practice: Negotiating Rent

Build it and They Will Come


Samantha Carvalho

Samantha Carvalho is the Chief Marketing Officer of Practice of the Practice. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and kitten. Over and above Practice of the Practice, she is passionate about women empowerment, fashion, and animals.

Click here to outsource your marketing or contact Sam at sam@practiceofthepractice.com.


How To Improve Productivity, 25 Comprehensive Tips

A Guide On 3 Invaluable Social Media Tools (With Screenshots)

Key Advice From 12 Successful Entrepreneurs

Ready To Be Inspired? Watch This!

An Authoritative Guide To Improving The Customer Journey Through Your Website

40 Facts You Never Knew About Steve Jobs

9 Advantages To Using QuickBooks

How to Set Up a Facebook Business Page in Under 5 Minutes

Blog Images: 15 Tips to Nail It!

Can I Use That Picture?


Sara Dungan

Sara Dungan, MEd, ALC, NCC, MFTA, Certified Parenting Coordinator, Divorce and Family Mediator (Domestic Violence Trained) has her private practice called Sparrow Counseling in Birmingham, AL. She specializes in Parenting Coordination, Co-Parenting Counseling and Divorce and Family Mediation.  Her passion is helping parents learn how to become successful coparents, so their children can thrive after their divorce.  Contact Sara at sara@sparrowcounsel.com. Sara is an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of H. Hobart (Bart) Grooms, M. Div, MEd, LPC-S, LMFT-S, Supervising Counselor.


Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking To Your Teenage Daughter About Sex

5 Key Strategies For a Single Mom To Grow a Successful Private Practice

How Divorce Mediation Training Helped My Co-parenting Counseling

11 Reasons Why Your Divorce Needs a Parenting Coordinator

What is a Parenting Coordinator?

7 Ways To Help Your Children Grieve Your Divorce


Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy is a licensed professional counselor, licensed alcohol and drug counselor and certified yoga teacher. She has worked in behavioral health for over 16 years and currently has a private practice in West Hartford, CT. Her writing has been featured in Wallingford Connecticut Magazine, Natural Awakenings, and she is a contributing writer on practiceofthepractice.com, TODAY Parenting Team ǀ today.com, psychcentral.com and she is a regular contributing guest on Radio 103.5FM WNHH “The Culture Cocktail Hour”. Having learned from personal experience she is passionate about helping women heal from the past and embrace their future.


How to Work Through the Fear of Starting a Private Practice

Swearing, Cursing, Cussing, Profanity: Is It Ok To Swear With Your Clients In Therapy?

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Private Practice

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Biller In Private Practice

Using Mindful Self-Compassion For Support When Starting a Private Practice

Top 5 Reasons To Blog In Private Practice

7 Reasons To Podcast In Private Practice

Are You Feeling Stressed in Private Practice? 3 On the Spot Tips to Help

Planning The Interior Design And Décor For Your Private Practice


Our Guest Contributors

Aaron Skinner-Spain

Aaron Skinner-Spain, LCSW is the Founder and Director of Clinical Services of NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy LCSW PLLC. NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy is a community-focused, sliding scale group practice with a special commitment to serve queer communities of color. Besides working in his group practice Aaron provides clinical supervision and consults with other therapists who want to start private practice, group practices, or those launching other types of new businesses.


Embracing Entrepreneurial Anxiety

It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint: The Reason Why Energy Conservation Is Important

Self Doubt and Starting a Private Practice

Social Media: A Necessity in Today’s Online World


Abby Ghattas

Abby Ghattas studied Business Administration and Economics at Maryville University. She has spent the majority of her professional career in healthcare administrative roles; bringing with her experience in behavioral health, long term care, acute care, and neurosurgery. She utilizes this perspective in the Success Department to better serve the healthcare professionals we partner with. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.


How To Get Your Practice Online



Amanda Sparks

Amanda Sparks is a freelance content writer for a number of writing and review services, including Essaysupply and Onlinewritersrating . Her career is ideal, she says, because it allows her to travel wherever she wants with her diving buddies. She is especially active in efforts to preserve our endangered coral reefs.


Content Audit For Local SEO



Angel Koenig

Angel Koenig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Denton, Texas.  She loves utilizing mindfulness into her practice with her clients, emphasizing the importance of being here now and treating self with kindness.  Angel has and continues to enjoy building her group private practice and helping others who are on the same path.


Planning To Hire Your First Clinician?

My Journey in Providing Health Insurance to my Employees



Antony Garlton

Amanda Be, LMSW, MBA is owner and counselor at Supportive Counseling Services in Grosse Pointe, MI.  Amanda has been a practicing clinical social worker since 2005. She is passionate about helping others lead happier, more successful lives through her private practice, advocacy and volunteer work.  Amanda’s main objective is to support others during life’s challenges and hopes these blogs will help. She writes and speaks on topics for parents, counselors and educators.


6 Secrets: Advice for Private Practices Seeking to Successfully Manage Remote Teams


Amanda Be

Amanda Be, LMSW, MBA is owner and counselor at Supportive Counseling Services in Grosse Pointe, MI.  Amanda has been a practicing clinical social worker since 2005. She is passionate about helping others lead happier, more successful lives through her private practice, advocacy and volunteer work.  Amanda’s main objective is to support others during life’s challenges and hopes these blogs will help. She writes and speaks on topics for parents, counselors and educators.


Ways to Keep Focused When Starting a Private Practice

How to Stay Motivated When You Start Your Practice

Networking Guide For Therapists

Overwhelmed! 10 Tips to Effective Scheduling

Alycia Burant

Alycia Burant, MA, LPC, NCC is founder, owner and therapist at Healthy Minds Therapy in bustling Alexandria, VA. Her practice has three locations in Northern Virginia providing expert support and services for people in times of need. When she is not working, she enjoys relaxing with her family,  wine tasting, cooking and traveling.


Empathizing With New Patients

Decorating Your Private Office With Purpose

It’s All About Relationships: Networking Locally to Build a Client Referral Base

What I Do For Fun & How It Helps Me Grow

Social Media: How to Choose the Best Platform for your Practice

On Being a Therapist…and Mother and Business Owner

Buying A Private Practice

Systems That Save You Time in Group Practice

6 Ways to Thrive when Working from Home

Amy Fortney Parks

Amy Fortney Parks describes herself as a life­long educator, a passionate psychologist and often stressed­out, but mostly happy, mom of four! She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia­based practice focused on children, teens and families. She is also the owner of The Wise Family – a comprehensive brand for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families!


4 Reasons To Get Out And Talk



Amy Rosechandler

Amy Rosechandler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Group Psychotherapist and owner of Clarity Mental Health, a counseling practice in Rochester, New York. She is honored to work with teens and adults looking to strengthen their relationships, feel more empowered and find clarity. Amy adores collaborating with colleagues to make their career dreams come true and helps new counselors build confidence.


What I Did After My Client No-Showed

5 Exercises To Spark Your Creative Thinking Skills



Angela Caiazza

Angela Caiazza is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and owner of Fulfillment Family Therapy in Portland, OR. She has 15 years of experience working with family systems. Her six-figure independent practice is currently scaling to a group practice. She is also currently developing a national resource through The Practice People for clinicians to connect with incorporating services specific to their private and group practice needs. She enjoys working with her clients, clinicians, and other small business owners in reaching their full potential and impacting her community at large.


6 Necessary Mindsets to Succeed in Starting or Scaling A Practice

Pitfalls and Tips to Succeed in Small Business

Annie McLaughlin

Annie McLaughlin is a behavior analyst consultant who helps families navigate the special education world. She helps parents understand the process of special education, write IEPs, behavior intervention plans, and conduct observations in schools, homes, and communities. Annie also works with other behavior analysts who want to add educational consulting to their repertoire of expertise.


How To Determine If It’s Time To Hire An Administrative Assistant

Babita Spinelli LP, JD

Babita Spinelli | Contributor to Practice of the Practice Blog | Mental Health Writer | Psychology | Clinician helping other Clinicians | Grow your Private Practice Today | Private Practice HelpBabita is a Licensed Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst, Certified Relationship Coach, and Speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Opening the Doors Psychotherapy and Babita Spinelli Group. Babita works with individuals and couples and her practice has locations in NYC, NJ, and Florida. As the recipient of the 2019 New York Psychotherapist Award, Babita features frequently in prominent media outlets such as Forbes, Insider, Washington Post, and Mind Body Green as a relationship expert. She is a Certified Gottman Level 2 Therapist, Certified Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Parent Coordinator. Her specialties include infidelity, narcissist abuse support, divorce recovery, multi-cultural couples, and career transitions. For all Babita’s latest news follow her on Facebook and Instagram.


6 Signs You’re Suffering From Therapist Burnout (And 3 Things You Can Do About It)

Barbara Maulding

Barb Maulding is the owner of Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching. Her passion is working with people who suffer from anxiety. Once people come through the other side of anxiety, their transformation is a beautiful thing to witness.  She enjoys taking the journey with people as they explore the unknown together. She has been working with adults who struggle with anxiety since 2004, and there is a reason that she has worked in this field for this long.


Quick Tips For Networking



Casey Lee

Casey Lee is the owner of Rooted Hearts Counseling and specializes in Couples and Marriage Counseling with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). He gets to the heart of the matter in issues of communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, and infertility. He helps couples heal wounds, grow together, and connect emotionally.


First Steps to Get a Website Up For Your Private Practice

How To Start A Private Practice If You Struggle With Perfectionism

How to Create a Logo for Your Counseling Practice

5 Ways to Address Inadequacy and Shame When Starting a Private Practice

5 Common Challenges to Growing Clinically as a Therapist in Private Practice


Catherine Park

Catherine Park is a professional Content Writer and a blogger, full of energy and positivism. Currently, she is working with a team at BackOfficePro, a well-known back office outsourcing firm. She is expert in writing exclusive content on business and technologies that are helpful for large enterprises, SMEs, and business startups.

Follow her on Twitter & Facebook and check recent articles!


Business Basics Used by Highly Successful Entrepreneurs


Calvin Black

Calvin Black is a clinical counsellor in Victoria B.C. He leaned into his Strength of Empathic listening and Positivity and started Calvin Black Counselling. Calvin offers counselling and coaching for men. He is also a certified Strengthsfinder coach.


Start Your Practice By Knowing Your Strengths




Choya Wise

Choya Wise, LICSW, PIP is the owner of Aspire Counseling & Consulting Services in Huntsville, Alabama. Choya specializes in relationship counseling and hosts Online Social Work Clinical Supervision Groups in Alabama.


How the coronavirus is impacting changes in telehealth

5 Ways I Have Kept A Full Caseload During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Make More Money By Diversifying Your Practice

3 Reasons Why Your Practice May Not Be Growing

Why Haven’t You Started Your Private Practice?


Ciji C. Gamble

Ciji C. Gamble, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Kalamazoo/Portage Michigan area, and the owner of Maternal Counseling Services, a counseling private practice that specializes in the mental wellness of pregnant and postpartum moms. As a counselor Ciji helps women, at all stages of life, find peace in their present and hope for their future.


Motherhood, Money, and Private Practice



Clay Cockrell

Clay Cockrell, LCSW is the founder of Onlinecounselling.com – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist or life coach that will best meet their needs.  The site also works through their educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner.  This is a site for online therapists developed by an online  therapist.  Originally from Kentucky, Clay moved to New York City with his wife in 1997 and started the concept of Walk and Talk Therapy – he walks with his clients in Central Park instead of meeting in an office.  He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’s The Doctors.  He has also been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and National Pubic Radio.

www.onlinecounselling.com | Take Your Practice to a Global Audience.


Top 5 Reasons To Create An Online Therapy Practice

Connie Jones

Connie Jones is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland, a nationally certified counselor, and a Practice of the Practice monthly contributor. She has worked for years providing outpatient mental health care throughout Maryland and started her own practice, Bloom Therapeutics, LLC, in 2016 where she specializes in supporting adult women of color who are working to overcome unique challenges, including those related to transition, motherhood, and self-esteem.


A Few Practical Tips That Helped Me Establish My Paper & Process Systems

Courtney L. Jewett

Image showing Courtney Jewett | Practice of the Practice Contributor Writer | Therapist and Owner of Center Yourself TherapyCourtney L. Jewett, MS, MA, LPC is a therapist and owner of center yourself therapy, a private practice in San Antonio providing therapy throughout Texas. Courtney’s specialty is helping young women in their 20s and 30s with anxiety, self-esteem, and quarter-life crisis. Additionally, she works with sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors in their journey of healing. Courtney believes in Dr. Irvin Yalom’s idea of creating a new therapy for each client, placing a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship itself. Along with incorporating elements of DBT, CBT, and EMDR, she enjoys utilizing expressive therapy and poetry therapy with clients. Courtney also believes in the importance of supporting one another as clinicians and people.


A Call to Return to the Basics of Counseling Amidst the Chaos of 2020

Cristina Castagnini

Cristina Castagnini, Ph.D., CEDS, is a licensed psychologist and is recognized as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She graduated with honors, earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of California, Santa Cruz, her Master’s Degree in clinical psychology (with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) from Pepperdine University and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Southern California. Find out more here.


Self Disclosure As A Therapist: Maybe The Best Thing I Never Learned in Grad School Yet

The Toll COVID is Taking on Therapists: 5 Self Care Tips

Specialization: Is it Necessary?

Outsourcing is a Must: And Here is Why 

Virtual Reality: How to Manage Your Online Practice With Your Kids’ Online School

Social Media: When Personal and Professional Collide

How to Stay Connected and Beat Isolation in Private Practice

When, Can, Or Do You Go Back to In-Person Practice? Part 1

When, Can, Or Do You Go Back to In-Person Practice? Part 2


David Clarke

David Clark is an engineering manager with a Fortune 500 company and business manager for Valley Counseling Center in Mechanicsburg, PA. Valley Counseling Center specializes in therapy for children, teens, young adults, and their families to empower everyone to a bright future.


Transforming an Office Space For Your Group Practice


David Klein

David Klein, LCSW-R, began his practice in Brooklyn in 2013. He has extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, as well as Focusing, , and practices in a humanistic, experiential way. davidkleintherapy.com.


My Experience(s) With Burnout

How To Overcome The Anxiety Associated With Blogging


Elizabeth Pace

Elizabeth Pace is a therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana.  What she loves the most about private practice is supporting others as they question their old ideas about “doing it right” and start to cultivate a newer awareness about the kind of life they want to fearlessly pursue.  Another passion is advocating for and advancing the counseling field through presentations on professional development, financial literacy, and coaching others towards the personal and professional goals that bring them joy, excitement, and financial stability!  


Taking The Leap

An Abundance Mentality And Your Ideal Client

Loneliness in Private Practice is Real

Reflection and Growth

Discipline and Motivation

Becoming an Expert and Staying Relevant

Patience is a Practice, Not a Virtue

Attracting Wealth

Celebration as Marketing

Emily Bartels

Emily Bartels is a Content Writer and Developer at Constant Clicks that helps businesses to grow using digital marketing practices. She has been in this industry for 5+ years and specialises in writing educative content on SEO, Social Media, businesses. She loves to read trending news to keep her updated!


6 Factors to Consider Before Deciding Your Digital Marketing


Eric Smith

Eric S. Smith, MMS, PA-C is a family practice physician assistant (PA) operating since 2001 in Clearwater, FL. He is a Bachelor of Science graduate of Florida State University and a Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant graduate of Nova Southeastern University.


Get Doctor Referrals: Three Tips


Eva Wislow

Eva Wislow is a career coach and entrepreneur from Pittsburgh. She is on a mission to help people find their true calling. Eva maintains a strong interest in bringing the digital revolution in human resources. She finds her inspiration in writing and peace of mind through yoga. Connect with Eva on Twitter.


8 Habits of Emotionally Strong Leaders

7 Ways to Significantly Improve Your Online Reputation


Freddie Tubbs

Freddie Tubbs is a communication professional at Ukwritings. He also works as a business writer and proofreader at Paper fellows, and contributes articles to Oxessays blog.


7 Email Marketing Tips For Private Practices




Gloria Kopp

Gloria Kopp is an ecommerce marketing manager and a content writer at Academized. She is a contributing expert writer at Huffingtonpost and UK Writings blog. Besides, Gloria is an author of Studydemic blog where she writes her online reviews for students and educators.


6 Ways For Private Practice Business to Handle Negative Reviews

Gennifer Morley

Gennifer Morley MA LPC became a counselor after years of working in the medical profession. While on the path to becoming a nurse practitioner, she realized that the aspect of medicine she most appreciated was supporting patients when they faced significant changes and challenges in their lives.

With years of experience and research, Gen has created an approach to counseling that effectively combines evidenced-based therapies with a down to earth approachability. Gen is well informed and easy to talk to. She frames therapeutic concepts in ways that make them meaningful and helpful to your personal experiences.


Anxiety And The Coronavirus: 3 Tips For A Better Pandemic

How to handle grief and loss from social distancing during COVID-19

Hannes Wessels

Hannes Wessels is an educational psychologist based in Centurion, South Africa. Hannes has a special interest in cognitive behavioural therapy, career counselling and anxiety treatment. The psychological uses and impact of social media on people is also a field that intrigues him greatly. Therefore, he does various workshops related to social media use for parents, schools and health professionals.


How Can Career Counseling Help?



Jacob Kountz

Jacob Kountz is the founder of Kern Wellness Counseling, a mental health blog, in Bakersfield, CA. His works have been featured on USA Today, Thrive Works, Fatherly, Martha Stewart Weddings, Thrive Global, and is a Practice of the Practice monthly contributor. His blog has also been ranked as one of the top 60 Mental Health Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2018. Currently, he is a full-time graduate student and a Clinic Manager of a mental health training clinic at a local CSU where he provides therapy for individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. He aspires to one day open a private practice in Bakersfield, CA so he may continue to serve his local population.


It’s Never Too Early to Begin Private Practice

A Formula for Success that Actually Works

The Three E’s of Every Long-Lasting Business

Stop Asking People to be Your Mentor and Try This Instead

There’s the Generalist, the Niche and Specialty, and Then There’s This…

10 Ways to Get Your Name Out There

Social Media VS Search Medium

The Importance of Vision

Different Self Care Ideas For Business Owners

The Button Every Private Practice Website Needs

Be A Game Changer In Your Town

Book Of The Month For Your Private Practice


James Marland

James has been working in mental health and social services for over 20 years. He earned a Masters in Ministry at Lancaster Bible College, and a Masters of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. During his time in the mental health field, he experienced the power of teamwork, a positive work environment, and a caring culture. One of the best pieces of advice he learned was “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” He currently works at Move Forward Virtual Assistants helping to strengthen private practice owners through support services so they can build their business.


Growing Your Business With Support Services and Scale-Up Summit


Jennie Lannette Bedsworth

Jennie’s passion and purpose in life is to help others understand and heal from trauma and anxiety struggles. She runs a private therapy and consulting practice called The Counseling Palette in Columbia, Mo. There she helps clients as well as other professionals deal with anxiety, daily stress, post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and secondary trauma. She is trained and experienced in multiple PTSD therapies and also incorporates complimentary services like expressive art and movement. Jennie also consults on self-care, compassion fatigue and other related topics for organizations. Her favorite self-care tool is taking walks with her three-year-old Terrier mix named Claude Monet.


Caring And Compassion Fatigue


Jeremy Zug

Jeremy grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he discovered his passion for people. He decided to go to college in Chicago to further develop his skills working with people and pursue a degree in counseling. While in Chicago he worked for a group practice as a practice biller and marketing manager. This initiated his desire to pursue learning about the business of Private Practice, particularly medical billing.


3 Tips on Adding Services To Your Practice

3 Ways To Get Paid More Without Working Harder

What Manufacturing Companies Can Teach Private Practice Owners

So, You Want To Go Into Business With Your Spouse…

Building Your Billing Systems Part 1

Building Your Billing Systems: Part 2

3 Ways to Do Verification of Benefits

When Social Media Goes South, Do These 3 Things

Jessica Feinsmith

Even though I officially became a therapist later in my life, it is a journey I have been on since as far back as I can remember. I have always been curious about myself, my patterns and why I do the things I do or feel the things I feel. Born with a deep sense of empathy and compassion, I care deeply about other people’s feelings and experiences and am someone who wants to help. I combine years worth of life experiences that have been leading me here with pragmatic, evidenced based therapies to assist others on their journey to solid mental health.

Joel Syder

Joel Syder is a career counselor and writer at Originwritings.com and PhdKingdom.com. He enjoys helping people to find themselves in rapidly changing job markets as well as creating articles about things that excite him for AcademicBrits.com.


Top Tips For Decorating Your Office Well




Katie Hido

Katie Hido is the owner of Gray Cat Counseling, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been in the field for over 5 years and currently specializes in communication skills and adult attachment therapy. Her practice focuses on helping adults struggling with corporate burnout and issues with connection to improve their boundaries and quality of life.

Katie has a Masters in Philosophy from Duquesne University, concentrating on phenomenology and existentialism. She took that perspective and decided to use it to help others cope with issues such as time, death, and existence. Katie completed her Masters in couples counseling from Duquesne while working with children and teens in a residential treatment facility. She worked with adults and teens in a substance use facility, then provided therapy at a community agency.

Katie trained in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and used those skills to work with couples and to build a behavioral health department for her local Planned Parenthood affiliate. Currently, she is focused on building up Gray Cat Counseling and promoting her blog, as well as wrangling her many cats, reptiles, and chickens in rural Western Pennsylvania. You can reach out to her through her website at graycatcounseling.com.


Color Palettes for your Practice

Dressing Up Teletherapy

An Open Office

Top 6 Products In My Office

Laurie Eldred

Laurie Eldred is a licensed master of social work and certified drug and alcohol counselor in Lowell, MI.  She is also the owner of Eldred’s Clinical Services. The goal of Eldred’s Clinical Services is to help teens and adults with transforming their lives from sobriety to recovery in a way that is empathetic, supportive and long lasting! Laurie has over 10 years experience in a variety of systems. These include community mental health, child protective services, the prison system, and inpatient substance abuse treatment. She can be reached through her website: www.ecstransforminglives.com, or through email at laurie@ecstransforminglives.com. You can also follow Eldred’s Clinical Services on Facebook or Instagram.


Substance Abuse is Related to Mental Health: 3 Things Therapists Should Know


Leila Dorari

Leila Dorari is an entrepreneur, freelance writer, and business-improvement enthusiast from Sydney. Currently, she is working with some of the best web video production Sydney area offers, consulting companies on various effects different marketing solutions can have on their business. In her spare time, you can usually find her hiking with her furry four-legged friend.


Why Your Business Needs a Welcome Video & How to Nail Making It




Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis has gained extensive training in the mind-body connection with three certificates in energy healing, Level 2 Reiki certified, and a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also part of the Disaster Mental Health Team for the world’s largest volunteer network, the American Red Cross. Lisa is a certified Bereavement Group Facilitator so she has a passion for helping those in need. Get in touch with Lisa at lisa@lisalewiscounseling.com or call her for a free consult: 626.319.5076


How to Create a Wellness Room to Relieve Anxiety, Stress, and Fear

How To Decorate a Home Office

How to Use Intentional Transitioning to Balance Between Online Work and Home Life

Do You Have Trouble Saying “No” to Yourself and Others as a Business Owner?

Lynn Louise Wonders

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS, has been practicing play therapy since 2002 and has been training, supervising, and providing practice-building consultation and mentoring to therapists since 2010. She is an APT Approved Provider for Play Therapy Training and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.  She founded and built two successful play therapy group practices in metro Atlanta between 2007 and 2017, and has created a rich bank of play therapy training webinars and recorded workshops utilized by therapists worldwide. Lynn leads a 90-day Mentoring MasterMind for therapists, as well as private business coaching and mentoring services. You can read more about her training and services at www.wonderscounseling.com.


Selling Play Therapy Services to Parents in Private Practice

Marketing and Networking Play Therapy Services: 7 Top Tips



Melissa DaSilva

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW is a licensed therapist in private practice located in Providence, RI. She is the owner/president of her group practice East Coast Mental Wellness. Melissa has been a therapist for over 10 years, is an advocate for LGBT rights and public speaker.


Are You Breaking Up with Me?

One Therapist’s Journey Through The Insurance Jungle


Melissa J. McLean

Melissa J. McLean is a Licensed Counselor and Certified Professional Coach who is the owner of Morning Joy Counseling. It is a successful practice that primarily helps individuals dealing with anxiety and depression. She also helps couples who want to rebuild or strengthen their relationships. In addition, Melissa helps other professionals move beyond the gap between visualizing their dreams and making it a reality. She does this by mapping out their next right steps towards having a successful and fulfilling business!


I’m Thinking About Hiring My First Clinician, Now What?

I Hired My First Clinician, Now What?

Get Exposure for Your Practice Through In-Person Networking Events

How to Use Facebook to Get Involved with Your Local Community

Create Systems to Help Grow Your Practice!

Considerations When Adding An Additional Practice Location

Five Things You Can Do Today to Start Achieving Your Goals

3 Tips on Outsourcing Billing


Michael Gilliard

Michael Gilliard was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in Georgia. He is in the final stages of planning his private practice named Ujima Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting. It is based off the Kwanzaa principle of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) which means “to build and maintain our community together and to make our brother’s and sister’s problems, our problems and to solve them together.”


Stay The Course

The Unplanned Day Of Networking

The Counselor in the Room: Attending a Conference Outside Your Field

Five Things Prospective Counselors Look for When Joining a Private Practice

The Importance of Energy Efficiency

My Leap: Thrusting Myself into Private Practice

Doing it for Myself: My First 30 Days of Private Practice

Finding A Home: 5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Practice Location

Month Three: Trending Upwork After The First Quater

Five Tips To Automate Your Private Practice

Colleagues Not Competitors: Building Relationships With Your Peers


Mike Jones

Mike Jones enjoys writing about mental health. He hopes society will understand that going to a therapist isn’t a sign of weakness, but of strength. Mike advocates for seeking professional help and stopping the stereotypes surrounding mental illness. More of Mike’s work can be found on Twitter, @mike_jones35.


4 Misconceptions People Have When Going To a Therapist




Moira Howard

Moira Howard is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Private Practice in Palm Beach County Florida. Moira assists clients in developing coping skills, which includes increasing their capacity for emotional regulation and self-acceptance. Moira is EMDR trained and a yoga teacher. Moira provides therapy to adults in her Private Practice and can be reached via email at MoiraHowardLMHC@gmail.com or her website at www.Counselingpalmbeach.com.


How Yoga Expanded My Practice and My Mind



Naphtali Roberts

Naphtali Roberts is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an On Purpose Business Coach. She loves counseling big feeling kids and teens and strategically nurturing business owners to grow their business from chaos to confident, clear, connection. When she is not running her two businesses and helping her husband with his, she is laughing with her three kids, doing Pilates or savoring a cup of coffee.


How To Stop Sounding Like Every Other Therapist



Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen, LPC, NBCC owns private practice in the surrounding metro area of Grand Rapids, MI. He specializes in improving and strengthening relationship and communication habits between teens and their parents, dating & married couples.


5 Helpful Tips For Starting / Growing a Private Practice





Nazanin Moali

Dr. Nazanin Moali is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. Dr. Moali provides treatment to adolescents and adults in her private practice in Torrance (South Bay Area of Los Angeles County) and also online, depending on her clients’ needs and locations. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with her family.


Three Marketing Tips I Learned from Comic-Con International




Priscilla Hurd

Priscilla Hurd is an LPC and the owner of Magnolia Family Counseling, a Metairie counseling practice in Lousiana. She specializes in helping couples get their relationship back on track. When she is not working with couples, she enjoys spending time with family and rooting for the New Orleans Saints.


The 4 Most Important Things I Learned While Starting My Private PracticeGetting Your Office Ready!

6 Things I Learned After Hiring a Virtual Assistant

5 Things I Learned After Adding My First Clinician

3 Things I Learned in My Search for Office Space



Priscilla Rodriguez

Priscilla Rodriguez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX. She works with couples and individuals who are wanting to enhance their relationships and connections with others. She offers online services and an online relationship class; which couples can learn a multitude of research-based relationship skills.


Getting Your Office Ready!

Why Linking Your Social Media Posts To Your Blog Is Important

Instagram Stories And Highlights: How You Can Use Them To Showcase Your Practice

Juggling Family Time and Building a Practice

Setting Up Systems For Your Practice – For Beginners

How I’ve Launched Big Ideas

Self-Care as a Private Practice Owner

Branding your Practice – Color Scheme and Fonts

How I Have Optimized My Website

Networking to Grow your Practice

Setting Up Expectations For When You Hire A Biller

Contacting Old Clients – Yes or No?


Rinda Smith

Rinda Smith LSW, CLC, RET is an experienced choice for your coaching needs and the owner of Rinspire Life Coaching. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ashford University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Alabama A&M University. Rinda also earned her certification as a Rapid Eye Technician (RET) and Life Coach (CLC) from the Rapid Eye Institute in Salem, Oregon.


Viral Opportunity



Rose Skeeters

Rose Skeeters is the creator of Thrive: Mind/Body, LLC, an innovative online counseling and wellness practice aimed at helping adults and teens that have experienced trauma heal their inner pain and transform their lives. Rose also provides consulting and clinical supervision to like-minded and driven clinicians. Are you interested in learning more tips to grow your online practice? Contact her today at rose@thriveonlinecounseling.com.


8 Self-Care Tips Every Online Counselor Needs to Know

How Training My German Shepherd Puppy Enhanced My Empathy Skills

3 Key Tips To Up Your Game As An Online Therapist

How To Attract Ideal Clients And Build Your Online Counseling Case Load

How to Be Social on Social Media: 4 Expert Tips

Why you need to Enhance your Executive Functioning Skills now


Santiago Delboy

Santiago Delboy, MBA, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining the mental health field, he spent over a decade working in marketing research for multiple organizations and as a consumer insights consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on business growth and brand strategy. He is the founder of Fermata Psychotherapy, where he helps individuals navigate the consequences of complex relational trauma and live a fulfilling life.


What is a Marketing Strategy, really? (1 of 3)

What is a Marketing Strategy, really? (2 of 3)

What is a Marketing Strategy, really? (3 of 3)


Scott Kampschaefer

Scott Kampschaefer, LCSW is a private practice therapist in Austin, Texas.  He has an extensive background in working with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder at a clinic for older adults with these disorders in Austin.  He now works with adults and adolescents of all ages in private practice.


Six Steps to Self-Care

Bumping Into Ego-States In Working With Trauma

How To Know When To Discuss Sex With Clients

Three Things You Can Do to Prevent Retraumatization

The Unseen Connection Between Shock And Dissociation

Boundaries With Clients Through EMDR

3 Keys to Having Sexual Health Conversations with Clients

5 Activities to Help Treat Trauma

3 Ways to Increase SEO and Rank Higher With Google

Dancing and How It Helps Me With Counseling

How to Network Locally

Which Social Media Sites Should You Use and How to Use Them


Shannon Heers

Shannon Heers is a licensed professional counselor in Colorado. She owns the private-pay group practice Catalyss Counseling in the Denver metro area, focusing on helping adults manage their anxiety, grief, and trauma. Shannon is also an experienced clinical supervisor and manager and is just starting to offer business consultation services to other therapists. She balances working with raising her two young children.


7 Questions to Ask When Starting a Group Practice

Outsourcing When Starting a Group Practice: Part 1

Outsourcing When Starting a Group Practice: Part 2

Systems To Create For Your Group Practice

Hiring Your First Clinician, Part 1

Hiring Your First Clinician Part 2

Hiring Your First Clinician Part 3

How To Hire Right in the Beginning

Don’t Settle When Hiring Clinicians

4 Mindset Changes Moving From a Solo to Group Practice

How to Hire Your First Therapist When You’ve Never Hired Before

How to Find Good Therapists to Hire for Your Group Practice

Simon Beaufort

Simon Beaufort is the resident editor at The Negotiation Experts, with more than five years of experience. Simon has a master’s degree in writing and has been creating and editing online content ever since. He is passionate about clear messaging, helping business professionals continue learning, and the Oxford comma. Simon also loves to write in his free time. A member of a creative writing club, Simon and his friends have authored several science fiction novels, which they hope to one day have published.


How to Handle the “You’re Too Expensive” Sales Negotiation Objection


Sofia Lockhart

Sofia Lockhart is a passionate writer from Sydney. She also enjoys decorating houses and engaging in home renovation projects. That is why she loves sharing her experience and advice with other people through her writing. Besides this, she loves technology and gadgets which can help us get through a busy workday.


How To Promote Your Business On A Small Budget




Susan M. Doak

Susan M. Doak is a licensed professional counselor and the owner of Newberg Counseling & Wellness, a private practice in beautiful Newberg, Oregon. Her practice provides experienced support for people in seasons of change, teens and parents. When she is not with clients, she enjoys dancing with her kids, hiking, gardening and making pies.


Small Town Therapist

The Benefits Of Starting A Counseling Practice In A Small Town

How Starting A Private Practice Killed My Social Life, And What I’m Trying To Do About It



Syrenna Kononovitch

Syrenna Kononovitch is a certified school counselor in New Jersey and the editor of OnlineCounselingPrograms.com – offering individuals interested in the field of counseling, supportive resources on counselor education, career pathways, and mental health advocacy.


Counseling Profession Pathways





Tara Pandarinath

Tara Pandarinath, LCSW is the founder of the Decatur Counseling Center, which is a small community outside of the City of Atlanta in Georgia. She serves adolescent and adult clients struggling with depression and anxiety.


Importance of Building Community

The Importance of Investing in Yourself



Tiffany Rowe

Tiffany is a leader in marketing authority, she prides herself in her ability to create and provide high quality content that audiences find valuable. She also enjoys connecting with other bloggers and collaborating for exclusive content in various niches. With many years of experience, Tiffany has found herself more passionate than ever to continue developing content and relationship across multiple platforms and audiences.


How To Transition Mid-Career To A Counseling Practice

How Therapists Can Do Social Media Right


Tom Bruett

Tom Bruett is a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA.  Tom works with couples and individuals that are looking for more connected and meaningful relationships.


3 Easy Ways To Generate Ideas For Content Marketing

How To Add A New Niche To Your Private Practice

How to Use Instagram to Promote your Blog Posts




Tom Quinn

As a progressive clinician in the field of ADHD and Male Psychology, Tom Quinn is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Originally from Scotland, Quinn is former Clinical Director of Addiction Services at Sage Neuroscience Center and more recently Clinical Supervisor at Walsh Counseling. Quinn brings a wealth of experience and expertise accumulated from over 30 years as a hands-on, practical counselor. As an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis Community College, Tom taught both lecture and online classes in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Human Growth and Development, General Psychology and Addictions and Compulsive Behavior.


Stages Of Change Into Private Practice: The Pre-Contemplation Stage (Part 1 of 5)

Stages of Change into Private Practice: The Contemplation Stage (Part 2 of 5)

Tyra Butler

Tyra Butler is a licensed therapist and helps pre-, provisionally-licensed and early career therapists navigate the maze of licensure and advance in their careers. She offers consultation for important career moves and supports the emotional development of therapists. As a professional writer provides copywriting coaching for web site and marketing content. Don’t miss out on signing up for her email list where she delivers exclusive content, including blogs, motivational and inspirational pieces, and must-know industry facts. She’s also the founder of the Facebook group Early Career Clinician Community where she gives some of her best tips and inspiration to succeed on the road to licensure. Tyra has been in private practice for 10 years, with 15 years in mental health, business and professional copywriting.


Busting Myths About Starting in a Private Practice While Pre-Licensed

Victoria Greene

Victoria Greene is a freelance writer and branding consultant. On her blog, VictoriaEcommerce, she shares tips on content and digital marketing. She is a passionate about using her knowledge to help businesses increase their online brand equity.


How To Grow Your Private Practice With Email Marketing: Beginner’s Guide



Wendy Galyen

Wendy Galyen, LCSW and BC-TMH, is the founder of Thrive for Life Online Counseling, a solely private pay and entirely online private practice in Indiana. She has degrees from the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University where has also served as an adjunct faculty member. Wendy has over 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children.  She also has extensive social work research experience and has published and presented this research in textbooks, journals, online periodicals, magazines and at national conferences.  In addition to her work with clients via online counseling mediums, Wendy also provides consultation services to other counselors who are looking to add online counseling as a component of their practices.


Who Needs Online Counseling

6 Reasons To Add Online Counseling To Your Practice

5 Things to Accomplish Before Beginning Your Online Counseling Practice

5 Ways to Market Your Online Counseling Practice

Is Online Counseling Effective?

How to Assess if a Client is a Good Fit for Online Counseling

6 Ways to Make Extra Income with Online Counseling

Fee Setting for an Online Counseling Practice

Should You Add Email Or Text-Based Counseling To Your Online Practice?