5 Helpful Private Practice Resources

5 Helpful Private Practice Resources

Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time researching what it takes to start a private practice: the pros, cons, and what I need to do in order to make it happen.  I’d like to share my top 5 go-to resources to date….and if you have any to add, feel free to comment!


I cannot say enough about this FREE online service and the plethora of advice and tools it supplies to small business owners.  They have free mentors, templates, online webinars, and seminars in your city.  Honestly, if you’re like me and are just looking into the possibly of starting your own private practice, this website is a GREAT resource.

2.  “The Therapy Business Blueprint: A 7-Step Approach to Starting Your Own Private Practice”

Kimberly Sena Moore’s Ebook was one of the most important purchases in my private practice venture.  I would HIGHLY recommend buying it!

3. All Things Private Practice

Tamara Suttle has designed a website about starting/maintaining a private practice.  The “Private Practice from the Inside Out” site is approachable, helpful, and constantly updated with new and interesting information.

4.  Twitter

Don’t laugh.  I joined the bandwagon late on this one, as I did not fully understand Twitter’s networking and resource potential.  Now that I’ve joined, it’s almost overwhelming to see the number of bite-sized tips, links, and information that pop up on my screen…almost every second!  Be picky about those you follow, though.  Many get a little “Twitter happy” and talk about everything they ate, or what their dog did today…and yesterday…and last week…etc.  Which is fine, but not the reason why I joined.  There are plenty of small business resources, private practice experts, and fellow music therapists out there willing to share their knowledge!

5.  The Small Business Administration website

This one is pretty obvious, but it still needs to be mentioned!

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Comment (5)

  • Rachel! I am so honored and touched that you would include me in this post! Thank you for the very kind words and for sharing me with your readers! You are the BEST!

    I actually love working with music therapists! You guys do such important work! You change lives . . . and you make the world a better place. Happy to help your colleagues out and hope to hear from them on my blog, too!

    Thanks so much for thinking of me, Rachel!

    • I should be the one thanking YOU, Tamara!! Thanks for all that you do and for being an advocate for music therapy!!

  • I’d like to second all the resources you mentioned, Rachel (and put in a happy plug for Tamara’s site as well). My private practice is limited to professional clinical supervision for music therapists, but I found my local Small Business Administration collective to be enormously helpful and generous with their time! Thanks for the list!

    • Thanks for your comment, Roia! I’m glad to hear that you’ve had a good experience with the SBA collective, as well!

      And, as a sidenote, I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog posts – thanks for being a person of note (no pun intended) in our field!

      Everyone should check out Roia’s website at: http://mindfulmusictherapist.blogspot.com/.

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