"I never meant to start a group practice.
In 2014 I was working in community mental health as the director of an outpatient clinic and thought I would keep climbing the ladder until I became a hospital administrator one day. But then I got seriously burned out by my responsibilities as a new mom of two young kids and a job that continued to demand more of my time with too few resources.
I quit my job and in 4 weeks had built up the bare bones of a private practice. I loved being my own boss and running the business. It seemed natural for me to start a group practice because of my experiences with managing staff at my previous job. Six months into my private practice journey I hired my first clinician and rebranded my practice.
As I write this two and a half years later, I now have five clinicians who work for me as contractors and two assistants (one virtual, one in-office). I have a thriving private practice located in Lancaster, PA where we pull in an average of $30,000 per month.
Now I work as a business consultant for Practice of the Practice helping others start and grow their practices. I love helping others realize their dreams, especially when it comes to starting a group practice. I love being a private practice owner and my hope is this book helps get you started on your journey."
- Alison Pidgeon (Author)