Private Practice Start-Up

for Therapists

The biggest obstacle I had in setting up a private practice was fear.

After joining a group practice and essentially becoming an employee, I knew within two years that I wanted to leave and set up my own practice. Yet it took me three more years to overcome my fear about making it on my own, especially since I opted to go off insurance panels and start a solely fee-for-service practice.

Setting up my own practice, I have learned practical steps to help other therapists get started and delve into the unknown with more confidence.

Start Up Guide

A practical, easy-to-follow way to plan your own private practice.

Get Started

Cover all the basics of starting a private therapy practice. These steps can be worked on before you ever leave your current place of employment. This is the time to dream and prepare.

  • Private Practice Vision
  • Basic Marketing Plan
  • Find Office Space
  • Make Your Business Official

Money

As a savvy businessperson, you will want the most efficient use of your time in terms of the money you make. In other words, you want to spend more time providing services where you get paid than on the systems you use to track your money. Get accounting in order.

  • Payment
  • Fee-for-Service or Insurance Paneling
  • Accounting
  • Liability Insurance

Set Up Systems

Owning your own private practice involves clear and relevant record keeping with forms and policies that are easily accessible to clients. Think efficiency.

  • Record Keeping
  • Forms and Policies
  • Communication Practices

Sustainability Plan

Now that you’ve succeeded in establishing the nuts and bolts of a practice, you will want to make sure your practice is sustainable. Think long term.

  • Tracking and Thanking Referrals
  • Ongoing Clinical Consultation
  • Self-Care Plan

Get personal, one-on-one guidance and coaching from Doctor Lavonne!

The Four Modules

A practical, easy-to-follow way to plan your own private practice.

Module 1: Get Started

We will cover all the basics of getting started with your own private practice. These steps can be worked on before you ever leave your current place of employment. This is the time to dream and prepare.

  • Private Practice Vision
  • Basic Marketing Plan
  • Office Space
  • Name Your Business

Module 2: Money

As a savvy business person, you will want the most efficient use of your time in terms of the money you make. In other words, you want to spend more time providing services where you get paid than on the systems you use to track your money.

  • Accounting
  • Payment
  • Insurance

Module 3: Set Up Systems

Owning your own private practice involves clear and relevant record keeping with forms and policies that are easily accessible to clients.

  • Record Keeping and Documents
  • Communication Practices

Module 4: Plan for Sustainability

Now that you’ve succeeded in establishing the nuts and bolts of a practice, you will want to make sure your practice is sustainable.

  • Tracking and Thanking Referrals
  • Ongoing Consultation
  • Self-Care Plan

Get personal, one-on-one guidance and coaching from Doctor Lavonne!

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