I am a dually-licensed mental health practitioner living in Hastings, Nebraska. I received my LMHP and LADC working for four years for a residential women’s treatment facility here in Hastings. I also spent the past 9 months working with another practitioner to deliver therapy to people in nursing homes and rural communities who did not have access to transportation. I would love to open my own practice, but I am hesitant because I don’t have the information I need to get started. In addition, I currently work as a grant director for an organization that pays very well and offers great benefits. I don’t want to end up regretting my decision. Do you offer help in this area? It seems at some point I had seen that you consult with practitioners to help them start a practice. Please advise – thank you.
Have you been able to measure the costs and benefits? –There are a lot of questions. I am happy to talk with you about these things, but Thriveworks also have some resources for you. The first is our course book on starting a practice. It covers much of what you need to know to start a practice and will also help you to determine if private practice is something that you’d like to pursue. You can get the book here: Counseling Private Practice Book.
In addition to the book, Thriveworks is now franchising! A franchise is a turn-key private practice, and might be exactly what you need to pursue owning the practice you’ve always wanted. You can find more information here: Mental Health Franchise.
I hope this help!
Anthony Centore Ph.D.
I like the idea of a franchise and will definitely check it out. Thank you for your prompt response!