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When: 8/9/19, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Where: Cedar Tree Wellness Center, 4623 Trousdale Dr., Nashville, TN 37204

Few counselor education programs provide any training or even information on the business aspects of counseling. Yet private practice is arguably the most common vocational choice for mental health counselors. This course will address the business aspects of counseling. The presenter will provide an overview of private practice models, discuss necessary steps for starting a private practice, and review ethically-sound approaches to growing a practice into a profitable business. The course is tailored to both therapists who are planning on starting a private practice and therapists in private practice looking for ideas to make their practices more profitable. Attendees can expect to learn about different private practice models, explore steps to starting a private practice such as registering a business, selecting office space, developing a business plan, working with insurance companies, setting ethically-sound fee schedules, and advertising. Attendees will further have the opportunity to explore frequently encountered dilemmas such as solo practice/group practice, insurance pay/private pay, sliding scale/no sliding scale.

Course Learning Objectives:
Discuss different private practice models
Explore steps to starting a private practice
Consider frequently encountered dilemmas
Identify ways to grow a practice into a profitable business

Presenter: Katya Brewington, M.Ed., LPC/MHSP/S, NCC, ACS
Katya Brewington is the COO and cofounder of Therabiz, LLC and founder and CEO of Cedar Tree Wellness Center. Katya holds a Master’s degree in counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider/Approved Supervisor in Tennessee, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has over 17 years of experience as a therapist and over 13 years as a supervisor (clinical, internship, and licensure). She has worked in nonprofits, private practice, and group practice. She has presented at conferences on all things private practice as well as participated in panel discussions on career development at local universities. Katya is a member of the American Counseling Association, Tennessee Counseling Association, Tennessee Mental Health Counselors Association, and Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. In her previous career Katya was a college professor and translator.

Registration and Fees: Please email by 8/5/19 with your name, credentials, and contact information to register. The workshop is free of charge. Seats are limited and enrollees will be accepted on first-come-first-serve basis.

Continued education: CE certificates for 3 CE will be provided at the end of the training to all participants who attend the course in its entirety. Therabiz, LLC is not an approved CE provider with any national or state organizations. Please check with your professional board whether this training will meet their CE requirements. We will be happy to provide you with any information and/or materials your professional board may need to make this determination.

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