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Brown Bag Series: Taking fear out of establishing a private practice

  • 3 Nov 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online: zoom link will be sent the day previous
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Taking the fear out of establishing a private practice

Objective for the Presentation - 

By understanding the steps and the order in which to take the steps, take the fear out of going into private practice. 

Where to start? Get an NPI number, Pick a name, register with state, Fill out CAQH, set up malpractice for the business, find an office space, find a webhost and email provider, pick our your domain name

How much money can I expect to pay to start things? Lease on space, furniture and technology, EMR, psychology today or other online tool, malpractice insurance

How do I market myself? Psychologytoday, other therapists and providers you know or work in your specialty, insurance carriers, Google ads/Facebook ads

What systems will I need in place? EMR. Simple Practice has integrated Stripe payments tool. You can use Venmo or Paypal for payments

Jason graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. He is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Jason started Moving Forward Counseling in 2017 and in that time, he has worked with clients struggling with substance abuse issues, as well as mental illness issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Jason uses a person-centered approach to meet clients where they are at but challenge and push them towards growth and progress. He has been trained to use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to help those with PTSD and trauma-related issues recover to where they can move forward with their lives.

During his down time, Jason spends time with his wife and three, mostly teen, children. They enjoy traveling, especially to national parks. Working out at the gym and watching the Utes and Jazz are regular events as well as the never-ending list of projects that need to be done at home.

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