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Therapists have 3 Practice Options—Is Partnering with Help Therapy the Smart Choice?

As a therapist, you have options for the type of practice you want.

#1 The Pros and Cons of Solo Private Practice

Solo private practice has the benefits of:

  • Being in control of every detail of your business

  • Setting your own rates and keeping all you make

  • Starting at a low cost and growing at your own pace

But it also:

  • Requires business savvy

  • Can be isolating

  • Carries greater risk

#2 The Pros and Cons of Group Practice

The pros include:

  • No self-marketing needed

  • No business savvy required

  • Built-in support

However, the cons are:

  • Lower pay

  • Determining your pay rate and taking up to 40%

  • Less control

  • Which may include scheduling and patients

  • Higher likelihood of burnout

When considering a group practice or online platform, there are numerous sites offering different types of services and specialties. Each has its own pay structure (some taking as much as 40% of the session rate) and requirements, including the number of years of professional experience and a full-time commitment.

Here are a few examples:

  • ReGain focuses solely on relationships and couple therapy.

  • Brightside focuses on anxiety and depression.

  • Betterhelp requires three years of professional experience.

  • Amwell offers only video chats that typically last less than 10 minutes.

  • Talkspace Network Clinicians must work five days and 40 hours per week with a minimum caseload of 80 clients.

But there is a third option for therapists—more of a hybrid.

Option #3 Help Therapy—The Ultimate Resource for Therapist Involvement