Stephanie Korpal on Starting & Growing a Group Practice | FP 70

Does your work as a group practice owner make you a better version of yourself? Have you considered how moving from solo to group will change you for the better? Is there a group practice community that you can join to make the transition easier?

In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Stephanie Korpal about who she started and grew her group practice.

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Image of Stephanie Korpal speaking to Whitney Owens about how to start and grow a group practiceMeet Stephanie Korpal

Stephanie Korpal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

She has been in private practice since August 2018 and expanded to a group practice in September 2020. Her practice is located in St. Louis, MO.

Visit her website and connect on Instagram and Facebook.

In This Podcast

  • Advice to upcoming group practice owners
  • A practice owner’s experience going from solo to group
  • Stephanie’s advice to Christian counselors

Advice to upcoming group practice owners

I think it’s really important to think about yourself as a person and to consider all of the pillars of self and if being a group practice owner can help you thrive as a person and in other ways in your life, it is absolutely worth considering. (Stephanie Korpal)

  • Consider: how are you going to show up as a friend, as a family member, and as a colleague by taking on a group practice? Ask yourself whether all these things would be made better, or worse, and decide from that.

A practice owner’s experience going from solo to group

For Stephanie, her financial income underwent a big change.

I do feel more fulfilled. I feel that that fulfilment comes because I get to show up in other areas where I have strengths. (Stephanie Korpal)

You undergo change yourself alongside your practice as it grows. While your practice expands, your education and capacity expand too, as you learn more skills and increase your knowledge and work endurance.

Going from a solo to a group practice will push you to become a fuller, wiser, tougher version of yourself who makes more money and is in control of their hours.

Stephanie’s advice to Christian counselors

Consider how your relationship with God can be challenged in a good way because holding the title of group practice owner brings on difficulties that are very different from being a solo practice owner. Challenges in relationships can deepen and strengthen them and you can come out the other side with a fuller relationship with God and yourself.


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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.

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