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Feb 14, 2024 | Careers, Counseling

In the video below, we focus on the intriguing realm of private practice within the mental health field. Frequently, the term “private practice” is used, yet its true essence remains somewhat elusive. To clarify, being in private practice equates to managing your own business. Every task you’d typically rely on an external organization to handle—such as billing, marketing, securing new referrals, office space, and scheduling—is now your responsibility. Alternatively, you may opt to delegate these duties by hiring assistance.

This autonomy is indeed invigorating, affording you the liberty to set your own rates, design your schedule, select your work environment, and define your client base. The flexibility is remarkable. However, the challenge lies in the accountability aspect—how to attract new clients, measure success, and ensure your visibility. This entails acquiring new skills, skills that perhaps you’ve not yet had the opportunity to develop.

If you can master these skills, you’ll create an ideal workspace and enhance your professional success. In this video series, we’ll discuss the essence of private practice, how to thrive within it, the necessary skills, potential sources of support, and how to embark on this exciting journey within the mental health sector.



Dr. Anton Babushkin

Author: Anton Babushkin, PhD

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