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Private Practice Kickstart
with Miranda Palmer, LMFT
& Kelly Higdon, LMFT

Business Mindset for Therapists

Starting a Counseling Practice for Kids, Teens, and College Students in St. Louis, MO


Yes, you can have a child therapy practice and not spend every evening in the office!  Starting a counseling practice working with kids can be an intimidating process. Kelsey Torgenson shares how she created a niche practice working with anxious kids in this interview.
Why did you decide to become a psychotherapist?
I decided to become a therapist my second year of college, and I can even remember the specific moment. I was sitting...

Starting a Counseling Practice

Starting an Online Psychoanalaysis Office in Dublin, Ireland


Why did you decide to become a psychotherapist?

Before training as a psychotherapist, I had a career in international development so was fortunate to travel to many countries and interact with people from many different cultures. During this work it became clear that despite the huge variety of circumstances and backgrounds the people I met came from, so many of their concerns were similar – they were stressed with work, fighting with a loved one, anxious, in...

Private Practice Q&A: What do you need to know to get started in private practice?

We love helping therapists who are starting, growing, or revamping their private practices and answering their private practice questions. We've written hundreds of articles for PsychCentral, other online resources for therapists, and on our own private practice blog.

Today, I thought we'd do something a little different to give back- a free private practice question and answer. Post your private questions below in the comments, and I will answer your questions here in the blog or point you to blogs we've already written on...

Business Advice for Therapists

Can you have a successful private practice in 2019?

The first quarter of 2019 ends on Sunday. You might've finished your taxes for 2018. Now is the time where you might be taking a deeper look at your financial plans and seeing that you need to make some real changes if you are to have the life and financial stability that you need.
Is Private Practice a Good Option in 2019?
It can be scary to even consider that you could have a...

Business Mindset for Therapists

Private Practice Inspiration of the day: Erin Bennets

You better take what you can get… something is better than nothing… somebody is better than nobody…
Have you heard that, thought that, or told someone else that when talking about private practice? Do you know what that leads to?

Erin, LCSW, RPT play therapist in Littleton, CO shares her journey of private practice. Before bootcamp she was 60% full, seeing 10-12 clients a week mostly reduced fee clients, barely paying the bills, and accruing...

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Private Practice Inspiration of the day: Traci Lowenthal

"A big thank you to Dr. Traci Lowenthal for sharing her private practice story. Too many therapists feel alone on the journey of starting a private practice. Share your favorite part of Traci's story in the comments section!." -Kelly and Miranda
I still remember sitting in one of my first graduate school classes. You know the one: “Let’s go around and introduce ourselves, tell each other how we came to enroll in the program, and a potential...

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Private Practice Inspiration of the day: Marca Cassity

I remember Marca logging in to the first Bootcamp kickoff group coaching call last year. It has been delightful to coach her through the process of coming back from burn out to launching into private practice. I think a LOT of people can identify with many pieces of her journey that she was kind enough to permit to be shared with y’all for some inspiration!
PLEASE read her entire story and see what it REALLY takes...

Business Advice for Therapists

Success Story: Starting a Counseling Practice in Orlando, FL

Lauran, an Orlando Counselor shares her journey of growing a private practice from September 2017 to February of 2019 from a few sliding scale clients to 16 regular clients. She shares why she become an Orlando therapist, what share used to grow quickly and her experience in reaching out for support in building her private practice.
Why did you decide to become a therapist? 
I am a wounded healer. I remember...