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.


  • 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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  • How to Delegate a Task: 9 Important Steps

    May 19, 2015
    Delegation is one of the most important skills for a business owner to master. Done well, delegation will help get you out of the day-to-day minutia and allow you to focus your attention on broader company issues. In addition, good delegation can increase the morale, confidence and productivity of your team.
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  • 8 Tips for Naming Your Counseling Practice

    May 11, 2015
    What's in a Name? Naming your practice is like getting a tattoo. It’s painful. And, excluding expensive surgery, it’s something you’re stuck with for life. As difficult as it may be to decide on what, you know, you want to be known as to the public, I’ll provide some pointers on picking a good name for your practice.
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  • How to Shut Up and Do Your Work

    Apr 29, 2015
    My phone dings, whirs, beeps, buzzes. I don’t even know which app is signaling to me at any given time; but it’s constant. I mute them, but they turn themselves back on. At my business, there’s always a crisis, always a critic and always something vying for my attention.
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  • Time Flies: Is Your Practice on Track to Reach its 2015 Goals?

    Apr 20, 2015
    It’s hard to believe that we’re already a quarter of the way through the year. It’s time to pause, take a step back and review your progress. Ask yourself, “Has the first quarter of 2015 gone the way I expected? Is my practice keeping pace with the goals I set for the year?”
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