According to the 2015 APA Survey of Psychology Health Service Providers, nearly half of mental health workers are self-employed. They are also more likely to work in a private practice or group practice than any other setting. While running your own counseling practice can provide many freedoms, it also requires extra financial and administrative responsibilities.
A therapy practice is not simply a vehicle for counseling—it is also a business that must be actively managed. A practice owner needs to have a plan for their budget, schedule, office space, staff, and other facets of entrepreneurship. Yet while most counseling professionals are trained to provide therapy, few graduate school with the knowledge necessary to run a profitable business.
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