Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore, Ph.D., is private practice consultant for the ACA, founder of Thriveworks Counseling (with locations in 9 states), and author of the book, How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a licensed counselor in Massachusetts and Virginia. Find him on Twitter at @anthonycentore or @Thriveworks.


  • Understanding and Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

    Jun 19, 2015
    Scope of the Problem Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have had a diagnosable mental health condition in the last year. i In fact, according to the World Health Organization, five of the 10 leading causes of disability are mental health issues.ii
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  • Stress Management and Rest for the Entrepreneur

    Jun 17, 2015
    The Entrepreneur’s Nerves are not Made of Steel Building and sustaining a business is a day-in, day-out war between uncertainty and perseverance. Make few bad decisions or take your “eye off the ball” for just a minute, and it could be “game over.” As an entrepreneur, your ability to persist through prolonged times of risk and stress is as important to your company's survival as it is your own.
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  • When Building a Counseling Practice, Brand Extensions are Not the Answer

    Jun 12, 2015
    Maintaining Brand Consistency for your Counseling Practice A counseling center in Nashville, Tennessee — called Healthy Mind* — is struggling to fill their clinicians’ caseloads.
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  • If You Hate Networking (and Marketing), Try “Colliding” Instead

    Jun 08, 2015
    It’s a paradox that for all the time we counselors spend communicating with persons in session, many of us are by nature introspective and introverted (and sometimes even reclusive) individuals. This serves us well as counselors — counseling is in fact isolating work — but our introverted dispositions can handicap us as promoters of our private practices.
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  • How Long Does it Take to Open a Counseling Practice?

    Jun 01, 2015
    Zero to One Client in Seven Days I was speaking with a licensed counselor and she asked me “If I wanted to get started in private practice, how long would it take me to open my doors and see my first client?” I thought about the question for a minute, and replied: “With a couple thousand dollars and a close to full-time commitment, you could be open and seeing your first client within a week.”
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