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Private Practice Bliss™

Six week online training program to start or grow your counseling/therapy practice.

Private Practice Bliss is to “experience utter joy or contentment in your practice.”  Charlene Richard, RSW. Founder of Caring Safely®

Live, Online, Training Begins May 22, 2019

Attend from anywhere you have access to internet!

You’re thinking about starting a therapy practice.

You don’t have a practice yet, but you’ve been dreaming about it.  You want to choose your own hours, schedule and location. You want to choose what client issues you help people with, the size of your case load and what kind of therapy you practice.   

You want the freedom to take time off to help out a family member, take a specialized training or nourish yourself with a vacation… and you don’t want to feel guilty if you need a sick day to take care of yourself. 

You know you want to work for yourself, but there are so many things to consider before starting a practice, such as; where to work, how to find clients, what to charge, how to work with insurance, what kind of business structure to set up, what to do about supervision and how to stay on top of best practices.

You already have a therapy practice, but it’s not the bliss you hoped it would be.

Congratulations!  You took the leap and started your own practice.   Whether you have a part-time practice on the side of your full-time work, or you’re in full-time private practices, it’s an exciting and scary time. 

On one hand, you have the freedom to choose your hours, schedule and types of client issues you work with.

On the other hand, if you don’t have enough clients, or people don’t show up for their sessions, or you decide to finally take that three week backpacking trip, you don’t get paid!

You know that you love working in your private practice, but you wish you had better ways to mange the “business” part of the practice, such as; finding clients, creating systems to manage clients through the intake and scheduling process, booking workshops, selling products or finding affordable help.   

Private Practice Bliss™ is a live, online, training program to help you start or grow your practice.

1)  Assess

The Private Practice Bliss™ Inventory

Many people start a practice by choosing a location, ordering business cards and telling everyone they know, “I’ll work with anyone, I just need clients”. Unfortunately, this often leads to regret for starting a practice or even shutting it down.

Starting a practice can create amazing opportunities for you. There are a few key things you can to do optimize the limited amount of time you have to manage the “business” of your practice.

The Private Practice Bliss™ inventory will help you see what areas you need to focus on to create your own private practice bliss.  

2) Plan

The Private Practice Bliss™ Foundation Plan 

After you complete the Private Practice Bliss™ inventory, you will complete your foundation plan, which will become your guide for all future decisions and growth in your practice. 

Following this map will help you create a practice that is in alignment with your values and set you up for bliss.

3) Implement

The Private Practice Bliss™ Map

After you’ve completed your foundation plan, you will explore your options for smart and strategic growth.  Here you will learn a private practice growth model that will help you grow your business with the least amount of risk and the highest chance for success. It’s all about working smarter, not harder. 

Private Practice Mentorship

Three things to look for when choosing a mentor:

1) Choose someone who has successfully gone through the growth process you are going through. 

2) Choose someone who is succeeding at the level that you want to succeed at.

3) Choose someone that you enjoy learning from and who helps you take action.

2018 Women in Business Awards, NYC.

Charlene Richard, B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW

Founder of Caring Safely ®

In 2018 Charlene won two business awards for the practice she started in 2016 while working full-time in public mental health.  She has since grown her practice into Caring Safely®, an international company providing education, training and consultation for helping and healthcare organizations.  She left her full-time public mental health work in June of 2018 to work full-time in Caring Safely and teach at the University of Calgary.


Program Details

Training Curriculum

In this training, you will learn:

  • What you need to consider in order to create a practice you love working in that also prevents compassion fatigue and burnout (AKA Private Practice Bliss!)
  • How to start and grow your practice (even if you’re still working full time)
  • How to decide what services you want to offer and how to structure them in a way that is easier to sell
  • How to “market” your services without feeling pushy or “cold calling” people
  • How to protect yourself from the boom and bust cycle of finding and keeping clients
  • How to handle negativity from well-meaning family or friends who don’t understand the world of private practice
  • Resources that can help you start and grow your practice
  • How to avoid five huge mistakes that cost most people time, money and energy when starting or growing a practice (I did them all!)

Training Schedule

Six week training program schedule:

Week One – Live session on May 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (New York/Toronto). 

Week Two – Implementation Week

Week Three – Live session on June 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (New York/Toronto). 

Week Four – Implementation wee

Week Five – Live session on June 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (New York/Toronto). 

Week Six – Implementation week

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The replays will be uploaded within 24 hours of ending.

Access support via email until July 3, 2019 through the Private Practice Bliss™ platform.

Optional final quiz for six hours of continuing education.

This online training is designed to be experiential and structured so you can learn one week, implement the next and ask questions throughout the program. Each session is delivered online, live,  so you can attend from anywhere you have access to internet. The goal is to make sure this isn’t another learning program that gives you information to think about without support to implement and benefit from that information.

You will have access to learning platform, with the recorded trainings, slides and handouts for six months.  

Registration Details