Launch a group private practice month: How to hire virtual part-time W2s with Dr. Wendy Marsh | POP 853

Launch a group private practice month: How to hire virtual part-time W2s with Dr. Wendy Marsh | POP 853

Is it possible to hire part-time W2 employees? Can you have assistants in other states? When’s the right time to launch a group practice?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how to hire virtual part-time percentage-based W2 assistants with Dr. Wendy Marsh.

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Meet Wendy Whitcomb Marsh

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Wendy Whitcomb Marsh is an award-winning author and board-certified behavior analyst specializing in autism. After a career working with children on the spectrum, she took early retirement to write books and to provide autism assessments for adults.

Since retirement she has written 7 books about autism, (working on the 8th ) including Recognizing Autism in Women and Girls, (2022) and the upcoming series, Adulting While Autistic (2023). She started a small private practice, Adult Autism Assessment, in 2018, and in 2022 she formed a group practice, which now has 10 employees.

Visit Wendy Marsh’s website and see also Adult Autism Assessment.

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In This Podcast

  • Why Wendy moved to group practice
  • How to work with W2 employees in other states
  • Wendy’s advice to private practitioners

Why Wendy moved to group practice

I was getting overwhelmed. I was seeing people every day, [and] at one point I got up to seven days a week and I said, “That’s crazy!” People don’t do this, even if you enjoy it, people don’t do this seven days a week.

Dr. Wendela Marsh

Even though Dr. Marsh enjoyed her work and seeing clients, it became just too much. There was such a demand that she kept getting fuller and fuller, until she was working every day of the week.

That’s when she knew that she had to switch from a solo practice to a group practice.

I heard [Practice of the Practice] talking about group practices and although I had never considered it, it suddenly felt right, and it’s like “do it”, you know? … I’m too old to think about things for a long time [so] if it’s worth doing, let’s just do it! Let’s jump in with both feet.

Dr. Wendela Marsh

How to work with W2 employees in other states

It is legal to hire part-time W2 employees to work with you in your group practice. However, if they are working remotely from other states, you need to hire an attorney.

They will guide you through the process of filling out the correct paperwork for what it takes to be an employer in each of those states.

If you’re telehealth and you want to hire someone and they live somewhere else … because I employ them, I had to go through that paperwork to become an employer in those states.

Dr. Wendela Marsh

To make the process easier, Dr. Marsh uses a variety of different systems to keep everything streamlined:

It had to be W2s for me because I want there to be consistency across states. You can be [from] anywhere, but if you come to Adult Autism Assessment, you’re going to get [the same] service.

Dr. Wendela Marsh

Wendy’s advice to private practitioners

Follow your heart. If you have to gather a team around you, don’t wait for the “right” moment to start a group practice – jump in! The water’s fine.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Wendela Whitcomb Marsh – Recognizing Autism in Women and Girls: Opening Doors to Success

Dr. Wendela Whitcomb Marsh – Independent Living with Autism: Your Roadmap to Success (Adulting while Autistic)

Dr. Wendela Whitcomb Marsh & Raun Melmed – Autism Parent Handbook: Beginning with the End Goal in Mind

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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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