Does Private Practice Really Pay the Bills?

I have been asked, “can you really make a living in private practice?”   I have been told (and still hear this occasionally), “You make your living teaching, not with your practice.  If you made enough money with your business, you wouldn’t keep teaching.”  Hmmm…. Well, I understand that many people much prefer the idea of…

Private Practice:Benefits and Pitfalls

I have had some people asking questions about private practice. In the this series of posts, I am going to address some of the comments and questions I have received. I have been in private practice since 1998.  (Technically, we launched in late 1997.)  I went into practice for myself because I was having a…

How Can I Help?

Whenever I am meeting a new client, I always ask, “How can I help?”  Whenever I meet with students (my own psychology students, counseling students, interns), I ask them, “how can I help?”  In my 25+ years in the helping profession, I have found I get the most out of asking how I can help…

How will this year go?

I have found over the years that when my clients (or friends) talk about the new year, they seem to be setting the stage for what it to come.  If we look forward with hope and intention, we can make many good things happen.  If we look forward with fear, defeat, (fill-in the negative), we…

New Year, New Approach!

Welcome to 2017!  As this year begins, I am making new resolves about my business, learning new things and sharing with others.  After 28 years, I have had a lot of excellent learning experiences and I have met so many diverse people. I had talked in December about starting a membership site with this blog…