Private Practice 101 Course
A step-by-step guide that takes the guesswork out of starting a private practice
Deciding to launch your private therapy practice can feel liberating…and daunting. You’d love to be able to set your own hours, work with your ideal clients, and shape your career so it’s right for you. But with control comes questions – what client paperwork do you need to start your practice? Which EHR system is the best? Do you need an LLC? How do you set fees? It’s hard to know where to start when starting a private practice.
Private practice therapist, business coach, and entrepreneur Anne Rice, LPC, spent many panicked late nights and a lot of money trying to figure out the answers to these questions and more.
When she started her practice in 2017, Anne made plenty of mistakes as she navigated the business side of therapy. But four years later, Anne’s practice is thriving. She’s got a list of clients perfectly tailored to her specialities and therapeutic style, hours that allow her to enjoy more time with her family and friends, and a business model that gives her financial security and flexibility.
Now she’s here to help you achieve your private practice dreams!
About Starting a Private Practice 101
Completely self-paced, the Private Practice 101 digital course takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to guide you through the decisions you need to make to get your practice started. This course will help you avoid many common mistakes therapists make, saving you a lot of stress, time, and money.
What’s Included in the Course?
Each section includes a short explanatory video along with worksheets to walk you through everything you need to consider before your launch. It’s like having your own personal business coach!
Section 1: The First Steps to Starting Your Private Practice
In this section, we’ll cover topics like:
- – Filing for an LLC
- – Getting a National Provider Identifier
- – Applying for an EIN
- – And more!
(If you’d like a preview for this section, download our FREE worksheet on Choosing a Name for your private practice!)
Section 2: Managing Your Private Practice
In this section, we’ll delve into the nitty gritty of managing your practice, including topics like:
- – What paperwork you’ll need to have ready on your first day
- – How to choose Electronic Health Record, phone, and email systems
- – How to protect your boundaries and your mental health
- – And more!
Section 3: Money
In the financial section, you’ll learn:
- – How to decide on your fees
- – How to pay your taxes
- – How to pay yourself
- – And more!
Section 4: Resources
Finally, we’ve included a First Day Checklist to make sure you’re ready to go on launch day, and a list of helpful links and referral codes to get you started.
You’ll also receive a discount to join the RightFit Therapist Directory! This discount offer lasts forever, so when you’re ready to start marketing your practice, we’ll be ready for you. [6 months free – a $150 value]
RightFit is a growing therapist directory designed to better meet the needs of therapists. Built in consultation with mental health professionals, RightFit focuses on creating authentic connections with clients using matching technology, accessible communication, authentic profiles, and more.
By purchasing the course from RightFit, you will also receive access to the RightFit + Blue House online community where you can chat and network with fellow private practice therapists!
For less than the cost of three sessions with a business coach, you’ll get the tools you need to begin your private practice business with confidence!
And if you’re not satisfied with the course, we provide a 30-day, money-back guarantee, no questions asked!
Sign up for the course today!
“Anne is incredibly knowledgeable and her courses provide clear, concise, detailed information for building a solid practice.” –Varayna Cordell, LPC
About Anne Rice, LPC
Anne Rice, LPC, has a practice, Firefly Wellness Counseling, in Avondale Estates, Georgia. She also runs a coworking space for therapists called Blue House Wellness, and is an advisor for RightFit. Anne received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University and her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.
About RightFit Counseling
RightFit Counseling is a growing therapist directory designed to better meet the needs of therapists. Built in consultation with mental health professionals, RightFit focuses on creating authentic connections with clients using matching technology, accessible communication, highly personalized profiles, and more. Therapy is personal. RightFit treats it that way. Learn more at rightfitcounseling.com.
About Blue House Wellness
Blue House Wellness is a coworking space for therapists in Atlanta. It has everything therapists need to successfully launch a private therapy practice, continue an existing practice, or network with other therapists. This unique coworking space is designed exclusively for therapists with confidentiality, comfort, and flexibility being the number one priorities.
Starting a Private Practice 101 FAQs
Who should take Private Practice 101?
If you’re a therapist looking to make the leap to private practice but don’t have any idea what to do first, have very little time to figure out everything you need before your first day of business, are worried about making mistakes that will set you back financially, or just need some gentle guidance to make sure you’re on track, then this course is right for you!
This course may also be for you if you’ve already started your private practice but feel you missed a few steps along the way and need to fill in the missing pieces.
How do I use Private Practice 101?
This course is completely self-paced and you will be able to access every section upon purchase. Each topic will include a short video, and most include one or more PDF worksheets. You can go through the videos in any order, and download the worksheets individually or as a packet.
Most of the worksheets provide space for you to brainstorm or write notes. You can download them and fill them out on your computer (downloading is a key step to being able to do this!!), or print them out.
We highly recommend watching one video, then spending time filling out the accompanying worksheet thoughtfully and completely before moving on to the next video. The worksheets are designed to guide your thinking and ensure you’re taking all aspects of a topic into consideration so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your business.
How long do I have access to the course?
Upon purchase, you will receive lifetime access to the course and any updates. By purchasing the course from RightFit, you will also receive access to the RightFit + Blue House community where you can network with other private practice therapists.
What if I am not satisfied with the course?
We offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee, no questions asked. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your refund request within 30 days of purchase.