Karen James Chopra,
LPC, MCC, NCC
1120 Connecticut Ave.,NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 466-6979
Challenges of Private Practice Career Counseling
I know all about the many fears and anxieties that accompany a private practice; I also know it's possible to get beyond them.
Whether you are struggling with one of these common challenges, or face a different set of issues in your practice, that's where our work will start. No packages, no long-term commitments. Whether you need one hour of consultation, or regularly scheduled check-ins each month, we can design a solution that works for you.
Common concerns of clients dreaming of opening a private practice:
"I am not business person."
"I need more experience/credentials before I can start a private practice."
"I don't know what to do about a website."
"I hate marketing."
"I don't want to work nights and weekends to build up a practice."
"I can't make enough money doing this."
"What if I fail?????"
I will help you think through these issues, suggest ways to address them, and give you the support you need to take some risks. You don't have to do this alone.
Common concerns of clients who are already in private practice:
"I see a lot of clients once or twice, but then they don't come back."
"My clients don't do their assignments."
"My clients expect me to do all the work."
"Clients cancel at the last minute, and I lose money."
"I'm not getting enough clients."
"I'm not getting the clients I really want to work with."
"I'm working really hard, but not making enough money."
"I'm feeling burned-out."
There are many joys to having a private practice, but being a small business owner can be overwhelming at times. I can help you identify the problems that are sapping the joy, the vitality and the profit from your private practice, and work with you to develop solutions that suit you.
Clients on Salary and
Other Workplace Negotiations
By Karen James Chopra,
LPC, MCC, NCC