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My book, Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health, was published in 2017, and has provided many therapists with the tools, techniques and strategies that they need to find success in their private practices.

Private Practice Essentials is an innovative, practical guide and workbook for creating business and clinical success in your counseling and therapy practice. You'll be guided through numerous exercises that provide a solid and personalized plan with realistic and attainable goals. It's like having a professional business consultant right at your fingertips.

The book includes:

75+ reproducible worksheets, forms and exercises:
- Networking & Marketing Strategies
- Tips to Improve Financial Success
- Budgeting Tools
- Clinical Intake and Business Forms
- Business Plan Templates
- Diversification Strategies

What readers are saying:

Great resource for new clinicians!

This book provides the business outline needed to establish the building blocks for a private practice. Private Practice Essentials will save you both time and money by reading specific elements of the mental health industry versus other areas of business. I was happy to contribute to some elements of marketing in this book! And it was a great read.

-Lori Johnson

Essential tool!

Howard’s book is truly an “essential” tool for any mental health professional! I am a clinical psychologist with 15+ years of experience, looking to expand and diversify my practice. This book combines the business tools, combined with necessary good common sense and ethical standards. The author’s inclusion of personal experience of the ups and downs in his own career makes it relatable and enjoyable to read!

Nicole R Kruger

Definitely Essential!

In “Private Practice Essentials,” Howard Baumgarten, LPC, gives all therapists—rookies and veterans—thorough information to build a better, more secure business. He generously provides lessons from his own experience, along with useful guidelines in just about every facet of professional practice management. And Howard doesn’t forget the mental health of his own readers, emphasizing the need to maintain a healthy balance in the therapist’s personal life. This book could have been titled, “Everything You Need To Know About Private Practice, But Won’t Learn in Graduate School.

Michael Pipich