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My Number 1 Go-To Resource for Starting (or Growing) a Private Practice

Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L

What resources do you recommend for starting a private practice?

This question has popped up a ton recently. 

Being a private practice owner, I have read a ton of books on the subject. 

And honestly my number 1 go-to resource is always this… The Private Practice Survival Guide by Brandon Seigel

Brandon is a private practice business consultant and the executive director of Wellness Works Management Partners with years of experience helping practitioners start, run, and advance their practices to the next level. 

Not only is Brandon a therapy business guru, but he is also one of the most genuine people that I know.  I have watched him transform therapy businesses who were barely surviving, into successful and thriving organizations. 

He has a wealth of knowledge on the subject of business, specifically pertaining to the therapy side. He is even married to an occupational therapist (who fun fact I went to OT school with and was the first person I met at our orientation on day 1).  Oh and basically his whole entire extended family is also in the therapy business. Needless to say, he understands OT and business. 

So if you are looking to start a private practice or want to take your existing practice to the next level, definitely check out his Private Practice Survival Guide book. 

I recently told my friend Mornings With An OT Mom about this book and after reading just the first 10 pages she said it was an absolute game changer. Just ask her!

And if you want to hear more from Brandon, he also has a podcast by the same name in which he shares so much insight into this subject. 

And speaking of podcasts, Brandon was also a guest on my show back in 2019 on episode 26 titled “The Business Side of Occupational Therapy”. Give it a listen to hear exactly why this man is so special and such a valuable resource to the OT community. Link to listen is in my bio or you can search for the OT 4 Lyfe podcast on your fave podcast player. 

Have you been thinking of starting a private practice? Do you have one but feel stuck and not sure what to do next? What questions do you have about private practice?

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