Creating, growing, and leading successful mental health practices
Interested in starting or growing a mental health practice? You have come to the right place. My 40+ yrs of experience are summarized here. You will learn how to:
- start your own outpatient private practice
- grow your existing practice
- realize your practice’s potential, and
- enjoy your success in the process
David Norton, Ph.D., LMFT has seen it all. He has worked in not-for-profits, partnerships, and as a solo practitioner. Eventually, his practice employed 40 therapists working in 3 locations, providing over 30,000 sessions per year. This website summarizes much of what he has learned as a therapist and practice owner.
Aspects of Growing Successful Practices
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Resources for your practice
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Results from 40 practices:
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What they’re saying
“GrowingOurPractice.com is a fantastic resource for both early-career and senior clinicians seeking to build their therapy practice. Dr. David Norton is a master clinician and a seasoned businessman. Like everything he does, this website is well-conceived, elegantly executed and easy to navigate, and full of wise and invaluable content. Two phrases leap to mind: thoroughly generous and endlessly helpful. Dig in, stop recreating the wheel, and get rolling!”
Kelly Flanagan, PhD—Cofounder of Artisan Clinical Associates and author of Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life
I began building a mental health private practice in 1983. When I sold the practice at the end of 2018, we had 40 active clinicians and 10 support staff working in 3 different communities providing 0ver 30,000 hours of therapy per year. And truly what I am most proud of is the collective impact we have had on the communities we serve. I believe that the organization I built changes the local world, one hour at a time.
While I did not understand much about building a practice when I started, the results I’ve experienced are so gratifying that I want to share as much as I know with you. My hope is that you might have a similar impact on your community and experience the joy of building a strong and successful organization.