How do I know when it's time to start my private therapy practice?
You're considering starting a private practice and aren't sure what time is the right time. In this post, I walk you through things to think about when thinking about if you're ready to dive into starting a private counseling or therapy practice.
What you may be feeling...
You're feeling burnt out by your agency or healthcare job
You're feeling stuck in the same routine everyday
You're feeling like something is missing in your job as a therapist or counselor
What you may be missing in your job...
You have a passion for providing individual, couples, family or group therapy in a long term context
You want to build relationships with your clients that are highly personal and don't have the option to do so right now
You want to spend less time doing paperwork after hours
You want to work fewer than 40-50 hours a week
You want the option to have part time work that fits your schedule
You may be ready the launch your private counseling or therapy practice if...
You are fully licensed in the state or states in which you intend to practice
You have a network of professionals who know and respect you for your role as a counselor or therapist so far
You have the desire to market yourself online, in person, or both
You have an ideal client or clients in mind that you want to help as a therapist or counselor
You understand that starting a private therapy practice takes time, energy, and money and are willing and able to have patience in this process
You are someone who works well with lots of moving parts and can stay organized as you get set up
Does this sound exciting? Daunting? Worth tackling? If so, I'm here to help you get started and guide you along the way! Check out Private Practice on Demand for affordable course offerings designed specifically for therapists wanting to a start a solo private therapy practice. Contact me if you want additional help with deciding what you need or want individualized consulting. I look forward to hearing from you!