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.


  • For Counselors, Online Reviews Present Perplexing Challenges

    Dec 27, 2013
    From Yelp, to Google Places, to Angie’s list, to Facebook’s new review system, companies today are more impacted by customer reviews than ever before. For some, this is a great opportunity. Business is booming at that hole-in-the-wall Mexican place after customers started rating them 5-stars, and word spread about their super-sized, extra-salty, margaritas.
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  • Why verifying benefits is crucial for all clinicians and practices.

    Oct 07, 2013
    Billing is one of the least enjoyable aspects of any provider’s relationship with managed care. It can easily lead to frustration, and denied claims often result in thousands of dollars of lost revenue.
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  • Why Counselors Need Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

    Sep 26, 2013
    Building a counseling practice (or any private practice) from scratch means that you have to appeal to strangers—your first clients have no idea who you are. They don't know the value of your expertise, your logo or brand.
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  • 3 Tips for New Healthcare Entrepreneurs

    Sep 17, 2013
    I was recently asked to share 3 tips for entrepreneurs looking to build a company in the healthcare field. Specifically, I was asked “If you were talking to a young aspiring entrepreneur about their new startup, what would be your top three pieces of advice? Examples might be something like:
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  • To Build a Counseling App or Should Clients be Allowed to Record Therapy Sessions?

    Sep 13, 2013
    For years people had said to me, “You should build an app.” I’d reply, “No thank you! The world doesn’t need another useless app.” Apple has almost a million apps in their store, many not worth the bandwidth they’re downloaded on. I should know; I’ve bought and deleted most of them.
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