Starting a Counseling Practice F.A.Q.'s


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Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Thriveworks control the style of counseling?

A: No. This program is designed to empower counselors, psychologist, social workers, and coaches who employ a variety of clinical styles. Many providers are eclectic and use a combination of cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and other evidence-based counseling methods and techniques.

Q: Can I sign up as a group counseling practice?

A: Yes. Let’s talk about the process of having your group counseling or coaching practice powered by Thriveworks.

Q: Can I choose what insurance plans I accept?

A: Yes. You choose which insurance plans to accept, and not accept.

Q: Can I cancel anytime?

A: Yes. There is no long-term commitment or contract.

Q: How long does it take to get started?

A:We conduct a background check on all providers, which takes a few days.

Q: Do I set my own hours?

A: Yes. You choose when you’re available, both the hours and days you’re available to see clients.

Q: How many clients will I get?

A: Thriveworks centers help thousands of clients every week. While many providers receive several new clients each week, the number of clients we’ll book varies depending on many factors including the hours you work, clients you’re able to help, physical location, and insurance network participation.

Q: What does this program cost?

A: Less than going it alone. We truly believe our program provides solutions that are better, and more affordable, than a provider or practice could provide on their own. Contact us for exact costs.

Q: Do all my clients need to be through this program?

A: No. But with EHR, payment processing, online scheduling, and other practice management solutions, we think you’ll want to have your entire counseling or coaching practice powered by Thriveworks.

Q: Can I choose which clients I accept?

A: Yes. Based on age and presenting issue, you choose the type of clients that are compatible with your competency and experience.

Q: Is there a non-compete?

A: No. There is no non-compete of any kind.

Q: Do all my clients need to be through this program?

A: No.

Q: Do I set my own rates?

A: Yes. You’re in control of your own self-pay rates.

Q: Do I become an employee or independent contractor?

A: Neither. You are your own boss, participating in our program and system that’s designed to help you run your practice.

Q: How much money can I make?

A: With any private practice, your earning potential varies depending on many factors. Thriveworks helps you keep operating costs low, while empowering you to provide excellent care to your clients.


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