Making it easier for others…
Have you had the dream of owning your own counseling private practice as a therapist or coach? Did you know where to start? I started a private practice from scratch and slowwwwwly made it work. My practice, Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC came from a lot of diligence and experimentation. It also took a lot of patience! The problem for me was I tended to learn a lot of stuff the hard way through trial and error. I also spent huge amounts of time reading and researching the best way to run a successful private practice. I just want to make it easier for others!
How are you going to get there if you don’t know where you are going?
There is an old adage, “how are you going to get there if you don’t know where you are going?”.
I tend to think about my current private practice as a counselor as a journey that simply started as a dream. And like any journey we might embark on, we will usually pull out a map (or our GPS) to look at the various ways of getting there. I know for me, there have been a lot of times when I had some good maps, usually in the form of people that helped me learn from them. Sometimes I just needed to find the right map. Other times I had to do a lot of research.
Going into private practice as a therapist took a lot of guts!
Going into private practice as a therapist took a lot of guts and was sometimes filled with a good bit of uncertainty. But I found my way and have ended up with a pretty good and successful counseling practice. My hope with this website and blog is to give you some maps and resources to help you on your journey into starting or even growing a current private practice as a counselor/therapist.
Continuing to Learn!
There are a lot of great people and resources out there. In fact, it seems like over the last 3-4 years the information and other blogs have exploded onto the internet. With people like Joe Sanok and his site “Practice of the Practice” or Miranda Palmer and Kelly Higdon’s site “Zynnyme” along with many others, people can find to some quality and creative information about starting and running a private practice. And so I am throwing myself into the mix to just to provide my take on this topic and share what I have learned and continue to learn in this realm.
This first post is the beginning of an ongoing journey that I have mapped out. As this blog and website grow you will find more and more links to recommended books, podcasts, courses, seminars, workshops and webinars. Let me hear from you! Sign up for my newsletter that is coming here very soon. I want to know what you find helpful and even what you are learning. I also want to find out what you want to learn about.
So thanks for joining me here at The Practice of Therapy! I am looking for an awesome journey together!!
L. Gordon Brewer, Jr. MEd, LMFT