Why You Shouldn’t Be Full Time in Private Practice

Today we are going to explain to you why being full time in private practice and explain why it is toxic for your mental health and why you should be part-time.

Full time private practice may be what you think our end goal should be, but I am about to completely change your mindset on that.

Taking on 35 to 40 hours a week in clients, plus everything else you have to do when running a private practice will take over your life very quickly. If you have anything else in your life it will end up on the back burner, which is not what you want to see.

You are putting yourself at extremely high risk for burnout as well. If you missed our blog on burnout check that out in the now.

That’s something that should be in the back of your mind while you start and grow your private practice.

Working part-time in private practice allows you to do everything you need to do to run your own business but without the burnout…

If you haven’t opened your private practice doors yet. You may be unfamiliar with the things you need to be doing as well as seeing your clients on a weekly basis. Full time in private practice is not what you would think.

Each week you will be in charge of managing your paperwork, marketing, communicating with clients, handling the billing, and dealing with insurance if you accept it.

This will take up a good 20-30 hours of each workweek, then you have to factor in client hours on top of that. So even though you are part-time with your client hours, you are still working full time, which is something that therapists tend to overlook.

If you have a family and other interests outside of your private practice, you are going to want to make sure that you have set aside the proper time for those things in your life as well.

Your other interests could even be a form of you teaching or another way you’re earning passive income, while not seeing clients directly.

Leave us comments on how much this video helped you decide to only do part-time in private practice.

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