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.

 

  • Winter Slump

    Apr 20, 2016
    A few months ago I wrote a column about the Summer Slump. Let me preface this month’s column by saying that I realize most people have never heard of a “winter slump” in our field. In fact, for many mental health practices, winter is good for business. Short, dark days seem to carry with them client discontent and malaise.
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  • Counseling Practice Today

    Apr 12, 2016
    The biggest change between counseling today and 10 years ago (other than the DSM 5, the issue of bullying, self-mutilation among teens, internet addiction, unmarried adulthood, a better understanding of human sexuality and a few hundred other things) is that 10 years ago people would call a practice and sheepishly ask, “do you accept my insurance?” If the practice didn’t, then the caller would still schedule and pay out of pocket.
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  • Staying Small to Grow Big

    Apr 06, 2016
    I’m on the phone with a gentleman (lets call him Dan) who owns a counseling practice in the Midwest.
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  • Prepare Your Clients for these 9 Issues — or Else!

    Jun 24, 2015
    A Focus on Counseling Client Education Expectations are everything; and getting buy-in for how things work at your practice is an important part of facilitating happy, satisfied, clients. However, too often client education and informed consent resembles the oft-ignored “terms of use” contract in iTunes. Clients are handed a sheet with 2,000 words of 10-point text and asked to sign (or click “I agree”) to move forward.
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  • 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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