Making a Startup Plan

Making a plan is the first step to creating a new mental health practice and a good and practical plan is essential for ultimate success. In these posts I list out many important areas to focus your planning on.

To break down this long list to a more manageable size, click on subsections in the sidebar to the right.

Therapist pay in private practice

In private practice, therapist pay is rarely based on a salary. Rather all private practices sell a service, usually psychotherapy or psych testing, to the public and collect payment for […]


Partnership challenges

“Taking a business partner is like taking a marriage partner.” Partnerships can be very rewarding. They can also be loads of trouble. It is good to think about potential problems […]


Mandatory owner’s skills

The owner’s skills will determine if a solo practice grows. The owner must be a good therapist with a good reputation, be willing to get out into the community for […]


The invisible library behind me

When doing therapy I sometimes imagine this massive invisible library behind my chair. It is full of theories, models, and ideas about helping my clients. And the bookshelves are stuffed […]


Independent Contracting vs Employing

According to the Internal Revenue Service there are only two employment types, independent contractors (1099-employees) and regular employees (W-2 employees). This legal relationship determines how taxes are handled and who […]