top of page

Episode 143 - 5 Private Practice Pitfalls and How to Fix Them

Listen now to our latest episode...


startup nation, meet:

Sherry Shockey-Pope

Sherry is the author of the book Therapist Practice in a Box the ultimate guide to building a private practice and she is co-owner of a busy therapy practice in Riverside, CA.

Sherry has been selected twice for Social Worker of the Year by her county.

When Sherry is not coaching or seeing clients she enjoys sailing, hiking, and kayaking.

Fun fact: Once, the fire department had to come to rescue her and three friends from the top of a very tall tree.

Show notes

  1. Fear; not betting on you

  2. Lack of a Business Plan

  3. Unreal expectation

  4. Limited understanding of Ethics or Professional Parameters

  5. Diversify income

Resources & giveaways

Guest's contact information


Meet your co-hosts:

Kate & Katie


our awesome sponsors:

If you are in private practice, you wear a lot of hats. And some of those hats are totally great. But some — like filing taxes and running payroll, for example — not so great. That’s where Gusto comes in. Gusto makes payroll, taxes, and HR actually easy for small businesses. Fast, simple payroll processing, benefits, and expert HR support all in one place.

Gusto automatically pays and files your federal, state, and local taxes so you don’t have to worry about it. Plus they make it easy to add on health benefits and even 401(k)s for your team. So let them wear one of your many hats — you have better things to do. Listeners get three months free when they run their first payroll. Try a demo and see for yourself at

When it comes to keeping your practice organized, you want software that’s not only simple, but the best. We recommend TherapyNotes. Their platform lets you manage notes, claims, scheduling, and more. Plus, they offer amazing, unlimited phone and email support, so when you have a question they are there to help.

To get started with the practice management software trusted by over 60,000 professionals go to and start a free trial today which includes free telehealth. If you enter promo code PPS they will give you two months to try it out for free.

Knowing you need legal, ethical, and competent paperwork is overwhelming, time consuming, and expensive! We’re clinicians, not lawyers. We put in 100+ hours of work, combed through the laws and ethics, and paid thousands of dollars in expensive attorney fees so you don’t have to.

Save time & money!

CLICK HERE and grab a FREE Copy of the Attorney Approved HIPAA form and Check Out our a la carte and paperwork package options.

Subscribe Today!

welcome to the startup nation family!!



bottom of page