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What Do You Love About Private Practice?

Ask me about my private practice and I light up. I love it. I just spent the last day and a half furnishing and decorating an additional office location in a neighboring city. I’m excited to be able to expand the reach of my practice and help clients in other geographic locations. There is such a satisfaction in feeling fully self-expressed professionally and to make a difference in the lives of my clients and my colleagues. My passion for building a private practice is why I asked Dr. John Grohol, CEO of if I could start this blog. I can’t imagine being happier with a work situation and I want to help you develop the tools to feel the same way about your practice.

I asked several successful private practice therapists the question, “What do you love about being in private practice?” I wanted to share their answers with you to inspire those of you who are considering going into private practice to do it! If you’re unhappy with your practice, I hope you’ll draw from these successful private practice experiences to create a practice that you love.

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What Do You Love About Private Practice?

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  1. Julie,

    What an interesting choice of topics and great panel! I learned something from each member but I was especially interested in Geoff’s comments about refining a specialty. I have felt overwhelmed in my private practice lately and after reading the article I realized that I am trying to be “all things to all people”. Streamlining my practice in a similar manner may just be the answer I have been looking for.

    Thanks to all panel members and thanks Julie.


  2. Julie, what I love about private practice is the variety, the intimacy, and the flexibility . . . . The variety of people, issues, and challenges that walk in to see me, the intimacy of bearing witness to other’s paths, and the infinite flexibility in my worklife!

    I work for the best boss in the world! ME!


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