For over 20 years I have successfully trained thousands of therapists across the US to build and sustain their very own thriving fee-for-service private practice outside managed care. I believe it is possible and doable to have such practices but it requires some shifts in therapists' beliefs and attitudes and the acquisition of new skills.
Here is a comprehensive checklist that covers the 9 Building Blocks & 68 Key Ingredients for developing a fee-for-service private practice. Just click and print it to use as your guide. Mark the areas where you are proficient, or where you need to improve your skills, acquire more information, seek support, or otherwise be prepared.