Are you planning to start your private practice
but got discouraged because you don't know where to start?
Many graduate students in fields like clinical or counseling psychology plan to have a private practice one day, but have been discouraged from thinking too much about that exciting part of their professional life till much further down the road. As a clinical psychologist who was able to start a thriving practice within weeks (yes, weeks) of getting my license, I respectfully disagree-
The good news is that there are plenty of smart and relatively simple steps you can take now to be poised for success when the time comes.
One of the biggest fears that graduate students have is how they will get clients, and they are often given very few resources to address this-- probably because their professors aren't necessarily private practice experts and may not really know how to go about it either.
If you're a graduate student wondering how you can sow the seeds for private practice success today, read on for some quick and easy tips!