The practice of your dreams...can be your reality.

Personalized guidance from your team of practice consultants that empowers you to make ethical business choices
aligned with your goals, values, and lifestyle.

Why Become a Member?

Personal guidance from your team of consultants, internationally recognized for their expertise in practice building for mental health professionals

Free private consultation included in your membership: 30 minutes per year for monthly members, 60 minutes for annual members

Reduced rates for one-on-one consultation calls with one of our practice partners

TPI Answer Desk -- Answers to your practice-related questions via email - no charge, as often as you need

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Forms library with templates for informed consent, HIPAA privacy practice, release of information, Good Faith Estimate, and much more

Monthly Q&A Drop-In Groups focused on what it takes to run an ethically responsible and sustainable practice

Monthly Q&A Drop-In Group focused on marketing your practice 

Monthly Q&A Drop-In Group focused on clinical and business decisions

Access to your closed Facebook group where your team of consultant psychologists post tips and tricks, answer questions, and engage you in lively discussion

APA-approved CE programs on the business of practice, with free CE credits

Priority access to registration for TPI sponsored events

Member discounts on TPI Press books and materials

Member discounts on Consultation Intensives - in-depth consultations for your practice

Who Are We?

Jeff Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP

Jeff Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP

With over 40 years of professional experience, Jeff has been in independent practice virtually his entire career. He began in solo practice, and was a founding and managing partner in a group practice that grew to 7 offices and 20 professional staff.

Pauline Wallen, PhD

Pauline Wallen, PhD

Pauline is a technology enthusiast and psychologist in private practice in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. She teaches and coaches other mental health professionals to earn a good living while doing what they love.

Lauren Behrman, PhD

Lauren Behrman, PhD

Lauren is a licensed psychologist who has been solely in independent practice in New York City and Westchester. Lauren brings over 30 years of postdoctoral experience to The Practice Institute as a clinician, independent practitioner and mother of 3.

J. Oni Dakhari, PsyD

J. Oni Dakhari, PsyD

Oni is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and Delaware. She specializes in pediatric and clinical psychology, serving the needs of children and adolescents, including those with developmental delays, chronic illness and complex medical conditions.

Amy Ellis, PhD

Amy Ellis, PhD

Amy has established a unique career, combining private practice, community-based mental health services, and academic teaching/supervision. Her clinical work focuses on treating trauma, eating disorders, and personality disorders, with particular interest in trauma-informed affirmative care for the LGBTQ+ community.

Roy Goodyear, PhD

Roy Goodyear, PhD

Additional Faculty

Rod is Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California and Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Redlands. He was the 2015 President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

Steve Walfish, PhD (1953-2016)

Steve Walfish, PhD (1953-2016)

Co-Founder

Steve was a psychologist in independent practice in Atlanta. He brought a wealth of experience to The Practice Institute as a clinician, practice owner, and entrepreneur.

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Telehealth

Telehealth

As a psychologist practicing telehealth, there are several key considerations and requirements to ensure that you can provide effective and ethical online therapy. Here are some important aspects to consider: 1. Licensing and legal requirements: Familiarize yourself...

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Setting Your Fee

Setting Your Fee

As a psychologist in private practice, one of the crucial aspects of running a successful business is establishing appropriate fees for your services. While it may seem like a daunting task, setting fees requires careful...

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What forms do I need for private practice?

What forms do I need for private practice?

We get it, there’s a lot of fear out there over making sure that you have all the necessary forms for your practice. It can be overwhelming as some places offer HUNDREDS of forms. Here we’re going to spell out the foundational...

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