Launch Your Private Practice

Curious about Thrive’s Launch Your Private Practice Program?

You’ve come to the right place! Launching a private practice is overwhelming, even for the most qualified mental health practitioner! Thrive has created a 6-week program to guide you along the way.

Did You Know?

Locally, therapists in Erie, PA earn on average $100 per client hour. If you see 3 clients per week, that is already $1,200 per month. If you see 10 clients per week, that is $4,000 per month!

Your Earning Potential

The Launch Your Private Practice Program

 During the program, we walk you through the steps of setting up your private practice. Almost everything can be accomplished in the 6 weeks (although getting paneled with insurance companies will usually take longer.) Most of the topics we cover are:

Get Email, Phone & Fax Numbers

Get a National Provider Identification (NPI) Number

Name Your Business, Decide on Structure & TaxID

Get Malpractice/Liability Insurance


Get Paneled with Insurance Companies & CAQH 10 Find a Location

Market Yourself! Consider Google, Psychology Today, etc.

Open a Business Checking Account

Electronic Medical Record & Billing Platform

Penny Mechley-Porter, founder of Thrive, has been in private practice for over 10 years and has helped many therapists find their way.

Her goals for you during this program are to:
1. Help you with content
2. Help you believe you can do this
3. Help you begin to develop a business sense
4. Create a peer group/cohort for support

Concerns About the Program?

Will this program be worth it?
We definitely think it will! Once you have your private practice set up, you’ll earn about $100 per client visit. This class will pay for itself quickly!

What makes this program better than others? 
Our program is live instead of recorded so you have access to our founder while building a support group with your peers. You can ask questions and get immediate answers. Every week we invite a different private practice therapist to share their personal experience/expertise on topics such as billing, finding the right location and attracting clients.

What else do I need to know about this course? 
The 6-week long course will be divided up weekly by topic. Each week we take discuss what we will be working on, have a local therapist or expert come in to talk about that week’s topic, take some time to focus on what the takeaways and “homework” will be for the coming week and finish with questions from the participants. 

Will I be successful in private practice? 
Yes! Taking a systematic approach at building your practice will help you recognize your strengths and give you tools to approach your weaker areas. For example, if you recognize that you aren’t thrilled about billing each week, maybe contracting with a bookkeeper or billing specialist is a good move for you. 

Ready to Start YOUR Private Practice?

Take the first step today and get more information about our next Launch Your Private Practice Program! Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Still Not Convinced?

Hear what past participants of the Launch Your Private Practice Program have to say about their success!

Launching your practice through a cowowking space like Thrive can be the most affordable option, especially if you only have a few clients per week to start! 

Check out this table to see how different types of locations* compare for your practice.

*Prices are approximate and can differ depending on location.