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This is an introductory training for clinicians who want to start their own private practice. Working for yourself can be a  dream come true, especially if you already love being a therapist. However, starting a private practice requires a hefty dose of business sense and preparation. This course will help you decide if a private practice is right for you and how to prepare to be successful.

What will you learn?

You will conceptualize your ideal practice and know the steps need to make that happen. You will explore your potential income but also know the risks involved in this new venture. You will know what a NPI and CPT codes mean and other basics of getting paid as a clinician. You will also gain some basic knowledge in marketing. However, this is covered in great detail in advanced trainings

Who is your target Audience?

  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Students in a Counseling, social work or Psychology program who is wanting more information on Tele-Mental Health Counseling


  • Sign up for the Course
  • Watch the training and read the materials
  • Take the final test and complete the evaluation
  • Print off your certificate of training



About the Instructors

Professor and Licensed Therapist
Dr. Martin Cortez Wesley is a seasoned professional counselor and counselor educator. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. He has been a counselor educator, director, chair and/or dean of several counseling programs. He currently works as a professor for National Louis University. Dr. Wesley believes strongly in the counseling profession and has served to champion many past initiatives to bring Medicaid reimbursement and other 3rd party insurers to professional counselors. Today he is working to bring state licensing boards together to build reciprocity agreements for licensure and advocating for a counseling interstate compact agreement for licensure portability and tele-mental health services for professional counselors.



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