E4: From agency to insurance based practice to private pay practice

Despite her fears, Kelly Coté, LPC realized it was time to leave her agency job to start her own private practice. She started out on insurance panels to ease the transition. It became clear to Kelly that if she really wanted to create a practice that really worked for her, she needed to leave the panels. So – in this episode, Kelly shares how she made the leap from a grueling 9-5 to solo practice and how she is now transitioning to a cash pay private practice.

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In this episode, Kelly will share:

  1. 3 signs that let her know it was time to leave her 9-5 and start her own practice
  2. 3 major fears she had about taking the leap into private practice
  3. 3 things she had to have set up in order to successfully leave her 9-5 job
  4. 3 steps she took to get off insurance panels
  5. What it ACTUALLY looked like to talk to her clients about going from insurance to private pay
  6. How she decided what her fee would be
  7. 3 Actionable strategies YOU can use to make the leap from your 9-5 OR to wean off insurance panels and go to cash pay only

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More about Kelly

Kelly Coté is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and owner of Evolve Counseling, LLC in Colorado.  Kelly specializes in working with individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a child in pregnancy or infancy.  Kelly’s other areas of expertise include addiction, trauma, and traumatic loss.

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