If you are entering or already in private practice, your blueprint for success not only consists of your clinical training, it needs to include a solid plan for creating, growing and sustaining your business. The Program Goals/Timeline Template (available as a FREE download) is your blueprint to creating specific clinical programs within your business that promote your strengths, help your target population, and improve the overall value of your practice.


Howard Baumgarten, MA, LPC, has nearly 25 years of clinical experience and is an expert on how to successfully merge high standards in mental health care with solid business principles. He has served the Denver area with a successful private practice for 15 years, learning first hand many of the “secrets” to a successful business. While maintaining his full-time clinical practice, Howard consults with new business owners in the field of mental health practice, provides training programs across the country and is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals (PESI, 2017).


As the former director for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc., he helped recruit, manage and build one of Colorado’s largest private group mental health practices. Since 2005, he has lectured at the University of Colorado’s Graduate Counseling Program, teaching a course on the establishment, development, and maintenance of clinical practice.


Howard warms his audiences with creative solutions and practical advice, sharing his experiences, with energy and humor!


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Howard Baumgarten maintains a private practice.  He is employed by the University of Colorado.  He sells websites and services for TherapySites, LLC and receives compensation.  He is a speaker, who receives an honorarium, for Cigna Behavioral Health.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Howard Baumgarten has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.