Private Practice 101 for Georgia Therapists
You will have lifetime access to this course and any updates that are added. Happy Practice Building!
This includes the complete worksheet packet.
A description of everything we will cover in Private Practice 101.
Some questions to help you explore if private practice is right for you right now.
Choosing a Name
Things to consider when choosing a name for your private practice.
Learn about the importance of having the right business structure.
How to reserve your name through GA's Secretary of State website.
Learn how to file for an LLC in GA.
Learn what a business license is and why you need one.
Learn how to apply for an Employer Identification Number with the IRS.
Getting an NPI
Learn how to register and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 NPIs.
Learn about electronic health records and what to look for.
Phone and Email
Learn about different phone and email options and how to choose what works for you.
Learn about the basics of being HIPAA compliant.
Learn what paperwork is necessary for your practice.
Learn about liability insurance and where to get it.
Learn the basics of advertising and how to get started as quickly as possible.
Learn the importance of having a community to support you on your private practice journey.
Learn how to set some boundaries and protect yourself from burnout.
We'll go over the nuts and bolts of the money side of private practice.
Learn about the importance of getting a business bank account and what you will need to apply.
Learn how to accept and process payments from clients.
Learn about the Profit First method and ways to pay yourself.
Learn the basics of managing and paying estimated taxes.
Learn how to determine your fees.
Learn a little more about different ethical scenarios that can come up involving money in private practice.
Final Thoughts and Resources
All the things to have on your first day of private practice!
All the links mentioned in the course in one handy guide.
Starting a practice can be daunting! I hope this course has helped you feel confident in being an business owner.
About the Teacher
Anne Rice, LPC, LMHC, CPCS
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 love helping therapists avoid my mistakes and help them build their dream practice as quickly as possible! I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University and my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.