Continuing Education Information:
3 CORE on-demand/pre-recorded (asynchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2022- 03-08-871AW).
You must complete the whole course in order to receive your certificate.
Welcome to Private Practice 101 for Georgia Therapists. This course will help you legally and ethically start a private therapy practice in Georgia. The point of this course is not only to help you set up your practice, but to also help you know what common mistakes to avoid and help you focus on building the type of practice you actually want, saving you time and money in the long run. This course walks you through the nitty gritty of starting a practice and each section includes worksheets that act like your own personal business coach. The worksheets are designed to help you make decisions and move you closer to opening your doors!
The topics included:
- Filing for an LLC in Georgia
- Business Licenses
- Applying for an EIN
- Getting an NPI and NPI Type 2
- Electronic Health Records
- Phone and Email Providers (Bonus sample voicemail transcript and email signature)
- HIPAA Compliance
- Necessary Private Practice Paperwork
- Liability Insurance
- Connection and Support
- Boundaries and Your Mental Health
- Business Bank Accounts
- Getting Paid (Credit Card Processors)
- Profit First System
- Setting Fees Ethically
- Other Money Considerations
- First Day Checklist
So many business owners think they constantly have to hustle to have their business survive. This course will also go over how to create balance and boundaries and trust that if you have the right systems in place, you can have a successful business that serves you and your clients without burning out.
The purpose of this course isn’t necessarily to answer every question you have, although it will hopefully answer a lot, but more importantly help you know what questions you do need to be asking and things you need to take into consideration to have a legal and ethical practice.
Having a private practice is hard work but can be incredibly freeing and allow you to live the life you want.
This course is hosted by Blue House Wellness, a coworking space exclusively for therapists. To learn more about the space go to www.bluehousewellness.com
My name is Anne Rice and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor supervisor in Georgia and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in New York. I opened my private practice in Atlanta in 2017. When I started, I had two clients for a few months and spent a lot of time panicking and a lot of late nights trying to figure out the business side of running a practice. Fast forward to today where I have a full private pay practice that has expanded to a group practice. I made a lot of mistakes on the way and wasted a lot of money trying to figure out how to get my practice going. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University and my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.
Frequently Asked Questions
I hope you found this course helpful and you are ready to launch your practice!
Private practice has its ups and downs, but with the right systems and supports in place, you can truly have a wonderful work/life balance with an income that supports your lifestyle.
If you feel you need additional support, feel free to contact me for business coaching through www.bluehousewellness.com.
If you have questions or concerns about this course, please email me at [email protected]