Ask Joe: When Should I Consider Hiring A Clinician To My Private Practice? | POP 780

Image of Joe Sanok is captured. On this therapist podcast, Joe Sanok, podcaster, consultant and author, talks about when should one add a clinician to your private practice.

What is the need in your community? Do you find yourself constantly referring a similar type of client out? Can hiring someone into your practice plug a hole, spur growth, and bring on positive development and change?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok discusses when you should consider hiring a clinician to your private practice.

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In This Podcast

  • Consider starting with 1099s
  • The short answer? When you want to!
  • Budget for time

Consider starting with 1099s

At the time I was still working at the community college, I talked to an attorney and got a 1099 contract set up. (Joe Sanok)

Joe started developing his side job of providing counseling by hiring a 1099 contractor. It felt more like office sharing and promotion.

Then, after a while, Joe hired another intern and 1099 into the team. And then, another! While still working at his other full-time job.

The short answer? When you want to!

So for me, the leading answer to, “when should I add a clinician to my private practice?” is when you want to. (Joe Sanok)

Depending on which system you want to work in, from W2 or 1099, the process may look different but the timeline is much the same; you can start hiring when you want to.

However, when you are 60% full, consider adding clinicians into your practice.

Budget for time

The reason why you should start hiring when you are 60% full is that it is going to take time to find the right fit.

You don’t want to be stuck in a situation where you are forced to hire, your waiting list is full, you are up to your ears in sessions, and haven’t the time to sit and focus on the hiring process.

If you notice that you are constantly referring out a similar type of client, then consider hiring a clinician that can help these clients, and keep this business coming in.

Do you have calls coming in for particular areas that you don’t serve? (Joe Sanok)

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Meet Joe Sanok

A photo of Joe Sanok is displayed. Joe, private practice consultant, offers helpful advice for group practice owners to grow their private practice. His therapist podcast, Practice of the Practice, offers this advice.

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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