Glad You Are Here!
If starting a private practice seems a bit daunting and intimidating to you, it really does not need to be. I want to share with you what I have learned over the years. Through a great deal of trial and error I have been able to learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to building a private practice as a therapist. My hope is that you will find the podcast and this site full of helpful resources to help you build your perfect private practice without having to all over the place to find resources. Going into private practice as a therapist does not have to be done the hard way!
For over 15 years now I have been in private practice as a therapist. I would say it is a successful practice and has grown immensely since I started in 2006. I always say I have learned a lot about private practice counseling and MOST OF IT THE HARD WAY!
Growth Through Collaboration
In my own private practice as a therapist my business model has been one of collaboration. I have always told the people that are part of my own group practice, there is no room for competition! We always collaborate! Both inside our practice and outside our practice.
I want to collaborate with you!
Here is what you will get from me:
- Practical and proven ways to grow and build your private practice.
- Resources and tools to help you work smarter, NOT harder.
- Learn ways to diversify your streams of income in your private practice.
- A sharing of information and knowledge both old and new.
My career as a therapist and consultant began in 2001 when I finished grad-school and began working in the non-profit sector for an organization that provided intensive in-home therapy for at-risk youth. It was one of the most challenging jobs I have ever had and taught me so much about how to be a great therapist. It also gave me the opportunity to get licensed and work as a clinical consultant.
I went into private practice as therapist part-time to begin with which enabled me to work full-time and see private clients in the evenings and on weekends. In 2010 I made the big step of moving into private practice full-time. In 2014 I formed a group practice, Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC, located in Kingsport, TN. Currently, I have several therapists employed and working with me in my private practice. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and adjunct instructor in the East Tennessee State University graduate counseling program.
One of my passions is to help others become successful in their work. This the reason I started The Practice of Therapy Podcast and this website. My hope is that you find the resources here useful and contribute to your success.
I would love to hear from you! Let me know what is working best for you. Also, I am here for you and would love to develop a relationship with you as a coach and consultant. So glad you found me and these resources! Let's get busy and build that private practice!