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a happy therapist is a better therapist

Agencies can provide fantastic opportunities for many clinicians. For some therapists, there’s a longing for independence. There’s a frustration with bureaucracy. There’s a knowledge deep inside that you can still do the work you love with clients without working as many hours and attending meetings.

I’ve been there. When I worked in agencies, I longed for the autonomy and financial compensation of private practice. I was intimidated by the business side of things—working with insurance, getting referrals and creating efficient systems. I also worried that I didn’t have what it takes to be successful. I read books; I had business consultations; I picked the brains of so many private practitioners. When I took the risk, I was rewarded beyond my expectations and have loved practice-building ever since.

I am passionate about helping clinicians feel safe enough to take the leap that leads to work/life balance, less burn out, and more freedom. There are so many fantastic providers working too much for too little because of fear.

Private Practice Won’t Solve Your Problems

I love private practice. It changed my life. It changed my family’s life. It made me love therapy more than I ever had. It opened up opportunities I never knew were available.   I have also had moments of hating private practice. The weeks without...

Charging Too Much?

So, let’s talk about whether you’re charging too much.   There are two groups here: The people who have some money stuff to work through that aren’t actually charging too much, but fear they are (cue imposter syndrome, not-enoughness, fear people won’t pay it,...

Paying Your Dues?

Raise your hand if you have a strong opinion about whether a new counselor should have to work in an agency before venturing into private practice. Just kidding, we can’t see you. I have a strong, unpopular opinion. Ready for it? I’m a fan of starting with the end in...


“Allison is a breath of fresh air! She provided me with clarity and helped me write the “permission slips” to building my successful private practice, when I was struggling to believe that I could create the type of practice I wanted.Allison has a warm personality and when I am consulting with her, she reminds me of my worth as a professional and person. I can not recommend Allison enough for either the new or seasoned practitioner,who needs guidance in creating their vision.”



“Allison is your best resource in creating an authentic practice that will help you over the years with client retention, burn out prevention, and finding your true path in the helping profession. She is an expert at marketing, networking, and has all the nuts and bolts of getting your practice off the ground. If you want a successful practice, I highly recommend starting with Allison as your first step.”

Private Practice-Building Coach Online Asheville NC

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