VISTAS Counselor Professional and Career Development

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Private Practice: Business Considerations

Glenda Phillips Reynolds


The purpose of this paper is to explore the pitfalls of private practice and discover fundamental considerations for launching a successful business in counseling. A study of the current literature disclosed areas of concern for counselors planning to enter private practice and revealed tips concerning starting this type of service business. This paper will discuss the results of the literature review in order to provide information to counselors and people working with them as they strive to achieve success.

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