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Building Blocks of Private Practice: The ABC's

  • 1034 S Brentwood Blvd 2nd floor conference room 63117 USA (map)

A Primer in Private Practice

Help Wanted? Apply Within (Yourself)

Are you considering declaring your independence from working for the big agencies and being beholdant to arbitrary demands of grants and policies you did not create? 

Is it time for you to create a career path you can be passionate about and proud of? 

Are you ready to finally shed those fears and take a shot at financial success? 

Let us help you find that success. We are demystifying the process, simplifying the steps and supporting wellness professionals who are curious and serious about taking the next steps in their careers. 

Accelerate your motivation and your personal drive. In this brief workshop you will:

  • Learn how to enter into private practice in an ethically and financially responsible way.

  • Gain knowledge of the steps necessary to set up a successful business, including: How to set up an LLC without paying a lawyer hundreds of dollars, how to register your business with the state, how to start your own website, how to set your fees, how to begin a marketing plan. 

  • Receive an exclusive "Private Practice Start-Up Checklist" with specific, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and links to critical sources of business start-up information. 

  • Network with like-minded professionals who are also interested in starting a private practice.

Tuition for this 3.0 CEU seminar is $60 -- a small investment for infinite returns. 

Discounts available for students ($40), Early Birds more than 30 days prior to event ($50), and GWA renters ($30 -- use your promo code to unlock this specially priced ticket)

Many of those who have participated in this workshop in the last several years have already started their own successful practices! Don't wait!


Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW Owner and CEO, Gateway Wellness Associates and St. Louis DBT, LLC

Casey has owned her own successful private practice since 2012 following a long career in non-profit community mental health settings. Her practice now employs or contracts 20 therapy professionals and serves over 115 private pay clients per month. She has managed clinical teams, developed fully funded social programing, taught clinical courses at Washington University in St. Louis and -- perhaps her most unique qualification for presenting this workshop -- has contributed to her parent's book, Understanding Business, the #1 business textbook in the country for well over 25 years. Not many social workers get a 24/7 infusion of business knowledge throughout their lives. Casey brings her unique experiences, her discoveries about the remarkable similarities between being an effective therapist and being a successful entrepreneur, and her highly engaging teaching style together to help wellness professionals of all sorts find their inner business titan.

The Building Blocks of Private Practice Series

Throughout this AND other trainings in the Gateway Building Blocks of Private Practice Series, learn about all the things they did not teach you in grad school like: 

  • How to set up and run a private practice 

  • How to find the clients you WANT to work with and how to help those clients find you 

  • How to set fees and collect them 

  • How to plan for retirement as a self-employed person

  • How to overcome the "Imposter Syndrome"

  • How to market your business 

  • How to network and build a referral base 

  • How to build your own website and improve it's functioning

  • How to diversify your services, add stability to your income, and grow a sustainable practice 

  • Sooooooo much more