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.


  • Should I Hire Counselors as Independent Contractors or Employees?

    Oct 15, 2012
    Are you ready to bring on an additional counselor? Congrats! Your practice must be growing! If you’re like many, you’re facing a tricky decision. This new clinician—will you be hiring him or her as an employee, or as an independent contractor? Practices have done it both ways, and there are pros and cons to each.
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  • Is Your Counseling Practice Built to Sell? (Part 2 of 2) 11 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Counseling Practice

    Sep 04, 2012
    In the previous column, we discussed the importance of building a sellable private practice, and we looked at formulas for valuing a service business. In this column, we’ll review 11 ways that you can make your business worth top dollar to an acquirer.
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  • Is Your Counseling Practice Built to Sell? (Part 1 of 2)

    Aug 27, 2012
    If you’re just getting started in private practice, selling your counseling business is possibly the last thing on your mind. However, it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork for building a counseling practice that will someday be attractive to an acquirer. In fact, realizing at the beginning that there will one day be an ending is good forethought.
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  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) and in Today’s Private Counseling Practice

    May 15, 2012
    While some counselors today are reaching for their pens and notepads, others are reaching for their laptops. With the help of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) software, counselors are trashing their metal filing cabinets and announcing that they’re “going green!” Eco-friendship aside, a good EHR-PM program can help a practice to organize files, improve treatment planning, measure client sessions and attrition, monitor client balances and accounts relievable, track authorizations, file insurance claims, schedule appointments, and more…or at least that’s what it says on the box!
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  • Risk and the Counselor

    Apr 12, 2012
    I don’t like risk, and the risks of opening a new practice are many. We need the right location, the right staff, the right operations, the right credentialing, and even the right marketing. The failure of any one of these key areas will cripple the project. While risk abounds, I try not to fear it, and over the years I’ve improved (perhaps only slightly) in my ability to access and manage it. In this column, I’ll write what I know about risk as it relates to business in the counseling profession.
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