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.


  • 9 Reasons Counseling Practices Lose Their Best Clinicians

    Apr 29, 2013
    In October of 2012, Counseling Today published a column I wrote on the topic of avoiding the “nightmare employee.” My clinical team read the article, and quipped, “Oh sure, bash on the employees! What about the counseling practices?”
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  • The Most Over-the-top, Extreme, Legalistic, Unforgiving No-Show Policy Procedure that your Practice Must Use!

    Apr 16, 2013
    You are a counselor in private practice. You work 5 days a week, booking yourself 6 clients a day. You could schedule more, but you feel that 30 sessions is a good full-time caseload. However, at the end of each week you review your caseload and notice that, again, you had only 25 sessions. What gives?
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  • Surviving an Insurance Company Audit: 4 Tips for Counseling Practices

    Apr 10, 2013
    Last November, my company received a letter from a major third party payer--an insurance company we will refer to as COMPANY. The letter read as follows: “[COMPANY is] conducting a review to verify services billed by you were rendered and described appropriately on submitted claims. In order to conduct this review, COMPANY requires certain information from you. COMPANY requests that you provide us with complete documentation of services rendered, including but not limited to, documentation evidencing diagnosis and treatment.”
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  • A Tale of Two Counselors, or What it Takes to Succeed in Private Practice

    Apr 08, 2013
    In recent months, I have been spending a lot of time on the phone with clinicians from all across the country who are either in private practice, or aspiring to start a practice. No matter how many consultations I give, I am repeatedly shocked at the disparity between some counselors’ success, and other counselors’ lack thereof. To illustrate, below are two vignettes of counselors I consulted with just this week.
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  • New EHR Rivalry May Lead to More High-Quality, Affordable Options

    Feb 25, 2013
    Perhaps you’ve heard of the free web-based Electronic Health Records (EHR) program Practice Fusion. It has a growing user base 150,000 medical professionals.
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