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David Norton, PhD, LMFT has seen it all. He has worked in not-for-profits, partnerships and as a solo practitioner. Eventually he grew his practice to one with 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 mental health practice owner.
4 Ways to Find Content
This website organizes over 75 posts on a wide range of topics. There are 4 different ways to navigate to what you want:
- Menu–Across the top of each page. Click on the Logo to return to the Home page
- Course Page–This organizes posts as a course. The course outline is also available on the sidebar throughout the site.
- Tags—Each post has a couple of Keyword Tags. Access Tags via the Home page or from individual posts.
- Links–Related topics are linked in the body and at the end of each post.
And the image to the right? The daily demands that all successful practices routinely handle every day. Click on it to visit the Course Page.
Be sure to post your reactions in the Comments Section at the end of each post. Enjoy.
I began building a mental health private practice in 1983. When I sold the practice at the end of 2018, we had over 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 this organization is changing 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 in your community and experience the joy of building a strong and successful organization. Let me know how it goes. More >
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I stumbled upon this website yesterday while going through my LinkedIn mail. I’m finding it incredibly relevant, as I’ve taken to growing a group practice in Chicago over the last few years. I always admired your leadership style, and continue to appreciate your gift to the professional community offered through this site.
Dr David Hoover, PsyD–www.chicagoclinical.org