Private Practice

The Long, Lonely Trek to Licensure

Is Becoming a Therapist Harder than Ever?

Many beginning therapists are burning out and leaving the field before they’re able to gain their professional footing. How can we support them better? Read more

In Consultation July 13, 2022

Managing Your Waitlist

How to Tackle the Ethical Dilemmas

How to tackle the ethical dilemmas Read more

In Consultation November 3, 2020

Money Matters

Getting Clear with Ourselves and Our Clients

Knowing your financial worth as a therapist can model self-care and self-respect for clients. Read more

How Private Practice Can Survive COVID-19

Discovering New Possibilities in a Time of Upheaval

Discovering new possibilities for private practice in a time of upheaval—and planning for more uncertainty. Read more

The Therapy Beat May 1, 2020

Left Behind

Counselors Seek Medicare Reimbursement

The long, hard fight to fix a legislative gap. Read more

Turning Points in Our Therapy Careers

Becoming the Change We Want to See
Psychotherapy Networker

What is a turning point, exactly? And how do you know when you've reached one in your career as a therapist? Whether it's a devastating illness, or a few... Read more

In Consultation March 5, 2020

Hanging It Up

When Should Therapists Retire?

What are the signs that it’s finally time for a therapist to stop seeing clients? Read more

In Consultation July 3, 2019

Therapists in a Fishbowl

The Challenges of Small-Town Practice

Some down-to-earth advice on practicing in a small town, where there’s no way to escape being seen and talked about. Read more

Clinician's Quandary December 8, 2018
Psychotherapy Networker

Should you do when your client is behind on their session payments? Five clinicians weigh in on this Clinician's Quandary. Read more

When Money Comes Up in Therapy

Two Ways to Make Your Fee Policies Clear and Easy to Talk About

Most therapists were never coached about how to reconcile the closeness of the therapeutic encounter with the fact that therapy is also a business. Read more

In Consultation September 7, 2017

Got Game?

How I Transitioned My Practice to Sport Psychology

Becoming a sport psychologist requires throwing away much of the rule book for starting a more traditional practice. Read more

In Consultation May 1, 2015

Surviving Treatment Reviews

How to Speak the Language of Insurance Plans

How to speak the language of medical necessity. Read more

Shopping For Therapy

Yesterday’s Patients Are Today’s Educated Consumers

The expectation of a full caseload of clients who don’t question the length or expense of treatment belongs to a former age. Like it or not, therapists who... Read more

What's In A Brand?

What Campbell’s and Dr. Phil Know

For therapists, traditional ways of getting the word out—an ad here, a few hints to colleagues there, even a fancy website—just won’t cut it anymore. In... Read more

Closing The Deal With Clients

What We Can Learn from Salespeople

What do you say to potential clients when they first call you or come in for a consultation? We may resist the idea, but in this initial phase, therapists face... Read more

Editor's Note: September/October 2013

Keeping Private Practice Alive

If we wish to stay professionally alive, it’s time we recognize that the idea that we must choose between being dedicated clinicians and being smart business... Read more

From Isolation To Connection

How to Create a Community of Practice

A modest proposal about how to get out of your cubbyhole, enliven your conversations with others in the field, and experience a new kind of professional... Read more

Beyond Technophobia

Even you can use the internet to grow your practice

The internet can be a phenomenal tool for marketing all types of practices in every part of the country. Even Luddites are finding that internet marketing can... Read more

In Consultation November 1, 2005

Converting Calls into Clients

How to make the most of first contact
Barry Silverman

How to move from the first phone call to booking an appointment Read more