Are you a healthcare professional looking to start your own private practice? Do you need a guide with easy-to-follow steps to help you along the way? This is your resource!
Starting a private practice can be overwhelming, but this book will show you how it’s done. While you might get impatient at times, keep the end results in mind: working your own hours, having an overflow of clients, and gaining increased financial success. It takes time to build a practice, and sometimes you need to take it one step at a time. This book shows you exactly how to achieve your business goals. The end is worth it—your own successful business with YOU as your own boss.
Jennifer McGurk has written a book for all of us wanting to know more about the ins and outs of private practice. She incorporates her own business-savvy tips throughout the book, letting her readers know all about her own experience. A must-read for any dietitian, therapist, or counseling professional!
The 10 steps are laid out for you in an easy to follow format!
Step One: Decide to Be an Entrepreneur
Step Two: Find Passion in Your Work and Pick Your Niche
Step Three: Legally Form Your Business
Step Four: Get Registrations and Finances in Order
Step Five: Plan Your Schedule
Step Six: Find Counseling Space
Step Seven: Create Your Forms
Step Eight: Set Up a Charting System
Step Nine: Set Up Your Services
Step Ten: Figure Out How Much to Charge
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“Why wasn’t this book around in 2005 when I started my private practice? I longed for a resource that would SIMPLY break down the steps without lots of fluff…I was working a full-time job and a part time job at the time because I dreamed of starting a private practice…yet didn’t have the TIME to go through long texts that mostly didn’t pertain to me. There was NOTHING for dietitians or therapists.
Pursuing Private Practice is THE book I was looking for back then. Up-to-date on business structure choices, medical record options, and HOW to make the transition to dreaming about being your own boss to being your own boss. This is the type of book you will read and re-read and have marks in all the margins. The binding will be well worn because you will USE it as you make those first steps.
I think all dietitians and therapists who want to own their own practice can and need to…clients thrive when the therapist is able to practice in the most efficient and desirable way. Thank you Jennifer McGurk for writing this much needed book.
I will be buying it for all my supervisees who want to start a new practice. Worth every penny!”
–Julie Dillon, RDN, LDN, NCC, CEDRD
“No matter where you are at in your RD career, you can transition to owning your own private practice. Why not learn from a pro who did it and save yourself some time and mistakes? You can use your mental energy on other important aspects of building your business.”
–Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, ACSM, HFS
“If you’re anything like me and prefer the movie trailer to the movie and the book review to the book, then Pursuing Private Practice is the guide for you. No boring character development or fluffy filler scenes – this book goes right to the point and leaves you with no excuses. There are other fantastic books, and you should read them, too, but get this first, get started, and get ahead of the pack!”
–Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD
“This is the stuff they don’t teach you in grad school! Like many clinicians, I’ve often thought of myself as a “great therapist, bad businessperson”. Everything from my website to my bookkeeping was a mess. Eventually it occurred to me that I cannot continue being a great therapist unless I become better at running my business. This book helps to remedy that. It clearly outlines all of the business-related things that are not taught in graduate school and gives you a step-by-step about what to do moving forward so that you can do what you love while running a successful business.”
–Christine Knorr, LCSW
“Twenty five years ago, I started my private practice out of compassion, creativity and a desire to help others. Those things I knew, but what I didn’t know was how to run my own business. My business approach was mostly trial and error. I made mistakes along the way and put a lot of time and energy into figuring it all out. Jennifer McGurk’s excellent step-by-step book does all that work for you. It’s clear, simple and motivating. If you’re starting a new private practice or have been in practice for awhile, this book answers all of your questions even the ones you didn’t know you had. I strongly recommend this book to all mental health practitioners in private practice. It’s a gem!”
–Mary Partridge, LCSW, RYT
“This is a great book for someone starting their own business that doesn’t know where to start, or for someone who has started and needs to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. The tips throughout the book are especially helpful. It is an easy read and not too complex for those who are overwhelmed by the idea of starting a practice. After reading this book, I’m inspired to start my own business right now!”
“Wow. I just finished this book and am amazed at how well Jennifer has broken down the challenging complexities of starting a private practice. This resource guide contains the nuts and bolts of how to launch your business, from business formation, setting goals, finding your first clients, and more. I guarantee this will be your go-to-book whether you are a dietitian, counselor, therapist, or other health professional. I truly love how simple and easy to follow this book is. Jennifer is elegantly able to inspire anyone to start their private practice, and encourage us to start today!”