Question: My name is J.B. ….I wanted to ask your opinion about insurance and your usage at Thrive. I have read many different articles about the risks and benefits of accepting insurance at a practice and was wondering if you have been doing fee for service without dealing with third party payers? Any insight on this matter would be helpful!


Answer: Hi J.B., Thanks for your question. While self-pay sounds like a great thing, for today’s practice, building a practice using clients health insurance seems to be the way to go, as more people than ever have health insurance, and they want to use it! We hope this helps!

-Dr. Anthony Centore

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Dr. Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore, PhD

Anthony Centore, PhD, is Founder and Chair at Thriveworks — a counseling practice focused on premium client care, with 340+ locations across the US. Anthony is a Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and author of "How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice". He is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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