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.

 

  • 5 Tips for Building a Sellable Practice

    Jul 05, 2016
    Selling a practice. It might be the largest single financial transaction of your life. And it could go very well, or it might not happen at all. Depending on the choices you make, your practice could fund your retirement…or it might be worth close to nothing. While it’s a much larger topic than this column can due justice, this month I’ll provide a few tips to help you increase the value of your counseling practice.
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  • What if it was 10 times more difficult to become a Counselor?

    Jun 21, 2016
    Recently, I was speaking with a counselor at Thriveworks Counseling Philadelphia and she said “I schedule clients for only one session a month because I don’t want them to get dependent on me.” I want to say that I was shocked, but I wasn’t. Too often I hear counselors with exceedingly poor ideas on clinical care.
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  • A Warning for Your Counseling Practice: Be Different or Die!

    Jun 03, 2016
    Some companies, through advertising alone, convince us to buy their brand of product over a competitor’s. It’s why consumers choose Advil® instead a generic painkiller. It’s why we grab a box with Tony the Tiger® instead of a bag of ‘Sugary Flakes.’ It’s why we feel safer buying Scott® grass seed when we could buy seed with a less familiar name. We’re so influenced by branding that we’ll pay a premium for these items even when the generics are the exact same product.
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  • Three Real Challenges with Insurance-based Mental Healthcare

    May 26, 2016
    Busy counseling practices today, with some exceptions, are insurance driven. There are good things that come from working with insurance companies. Clients who might not have been able to afford your services now have access. Also, it’s much easier to induce clients to buy services when someone else is paying the bill.
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  • Marketing and Promoting Your Counseling Practice in 2016

    May 10, 2016
    Promotion is an art and a science, a gamble, and a moving target. Few things about building a practice perplex people more than promoting it. In this column, I dispense with style and cram as much advice I’ve learned from my Thriveworks Counseling Cambridge practice as I can into 1000 words. Enjoy!
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