Start a Group Practice E-Course + Consulting Calls

Everything you need to know about starting a group private practice.

Your Instructor


Alison Pidgeon
Alison Pidgeon

Hi, I'm Alison Pidgeon, Business Consultant for Practice of the Practice.


In 2015 I quit my full time job as the director of an outpatient community mental health clinic to start my own solo private practice. Within a few months I formed a group practice, Move Forward Counseling LLC, and it was the best decision I ever made!

Now I have 12 therapists who work for my practice in 2 locations. The practice is mostly insurance based with some self-pay clients. I have a clinical director and a virtual assistant who manage the day to day operations of the practice which frees up my time to work as a business consultant.

In 2018 I bought an office building, renovated it, and we opened our doors in March 2019. With this expansion we are on track to gross almost three quarters of a million dollars in 2019!

I love helping other practice owners move from running a solo to a group practice. I have put all of my resources together I use in my own practice and all of the common questions I have been asked about running a group practice into the trainings in this e-course. I want to walk you through the process step-by-step so you can be successful, too!

Course Curriculum


  Systems & Processes
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  How to Hire an Administrative Assistant / Virtual Assistant
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  Minimizing Your Liability as a Group Practice Owner
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  All About Hiring Your First Clinician
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  Onboarding Your First Clinician
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  Branding Your Practice
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  The Nuts & Bolts of Marketing
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  Tracking Data in Your Group Practice
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  Managing Staff & Creating a Positive Workplace Culture
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  Managing Finances in a Group Practice
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What topics are covered?
1. Systems and Processes 2. How to Hire and Administrative Assistant / Virtual Assistant 3. Minimizing Your Liability as a Group Practice Owner 4. All About Hiring Your First Clinician 5. Onboarding Your First Clinician 6. Branding Your Practice 7. The Nuts & Bolts of Marketing 8. Tracking Data in Your Group Practice 9. Managing Staff & Creating a Positive Workplace Culture 10. Managing Finances in a Group Practice
What resources are available?
Paperwork Package | Clinician 1099 Contractor Agreement | Administrative Assistant Contractor Agreement | How to Start & Run a Group Practice (workbook) | How to Grow a Group Private Practice (e-book) | W2 Clinician Job Description | Policy & Procedure Manual (for use with W2 employees) | Sample Interview Questions for Therapist Candidates | Job Posting for 1099 Clinicians

The consulting calls will be taking place on the following days between 2pm to 3:30pm EST:

  • Sept. 19
  • Oct. 17
  • Nov. 21
  • Dec. 19
  • Jan. 16
  • Feb. 20