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Private Practice Essentials

Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals

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Howard Baumgarten, MA, LPC
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Mar 19, 2017
PESI Publishing
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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.

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



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Howard Baumgarten, MA, LPC, has nearly 25 years of clinical experience and is an expert on how to successfully merge high standards in mental health care with solid business principles. He has served the Denver area with a successful private practice for 15 years, learning first hand many of the “secrets” to a successful business. While maintaining his full-time clinical practice, Howard consults with new business owners in the field of mental health practice, provides training programs across the country and is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals (PESI, 2017).

As the former director for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc., he helped recruit, manage and build one of Colorado’s largest private group mental health practices. Since 2005, he has lectured at the University of Colorado’s Graduate Counseling Program, teaching a course on the establishment, development, and maintenance of clinical practice.

Howard warms his audiences with creative solutions and practical advice, sharing his experiences, with energy and humor!


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Howard Baumgarten maintains a private practice.  He is employed by the University of Colorado.  He sells websites and services for TherapySites, LLC and receives compensation.  He is a speaker, who receives an honorarium, for Cigna Behavioral Health.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial:   Howard Baumgarten has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.



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