When to go into Private Practice

CE Credits: 1 

Course Access: 1 Year

In this one-hour conversation we touched on top considerations:

  • knowing if you are suited and ready for private practice,
  • things to avoid,
  • finding your niche,
  • the ethics of working in isolation
  • and the importance of Clinical Supervision.

We hope you enjoy this rich conversation.

You will have access to this webinar for 60 days.



About our Panelists

Elizabeth Holland

(she/her/they/them) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Victoria, BC, and has been in private practice for the better part of a decade. In addition to a busy practice, Elizabeth mentors and supports new graduates and new or newer counsellors in developing their own successful private practices. Elizabeth believes every counsellor can have a successful, satisfying private practice, in a way that is unique to them and provides a valuable service to their community.

Constance Lynn Hummel

MA is an award-winning Psychotherapist, Leadership Coach, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and Business Strategist. In addition to running her own thriving private practice for the past 11 years, she is also Founder at The Business of Helping. There, through virtual workshops, group training programs, and individual coaching, she has helped hundreds of counsellors plan, build, launch and grow their own practice practices.

Sylvie Hamel

Sylvie started her career working for non-profit agencies and a Health Authority. She kept working part-time while she built her private practice. specialized in trauma. She works with impact trauma, medical trauma, relational trauma and global activation. In her practice, she encounters many people who have adopted coping strategies that impair their quality of life and interpersonal relationships. “As a therapist, it is my ethical duty to do my personal work throughout my career and to seek appropriate clinical supervision. I believe that I can’t work and live in isolation.”

Britta West

completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2009 as a natural development from working with children and youth in community-based agencies. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and a Clinical Supervisor supporting other RCCs and paraprofessionals in the fields of behavioural and mental health.