Private Practice Coaching

To Sign Up For Private Practice Coaching

Are you wanting to be challenged to grow and learn from Dr. Johnson’s mistakes, successes, and resources? Sign Up Today for One on One Private Practice Coaching!

For $1200.00 per year, you will receive:
  • Six one hour Virtual Private Practice Coaching Sessions with Dr. Johnson
  • Six CEUs for Private Practice Transformed Training – Online Version
  • Forms to complete before each coaching session for accountability to increase your vision
  • Two MasterMind Zoom videos per month (dates below), one on Supervision and one on Private Practice
  • Downloadable Essential Private Practice Paperwork Starter Set One, Advanced Set Two, Insurance Coding Guidelines, Insurance Payments, and Informal Questions for Interns; Fully Licensed Counselors; Supervisees and Play Counselors


Recordings available for past videos after joining:
October Supervision
Included in this video: traits to determine who to choose as supervisees, activities I use when building a relationship with supervisees, and proposed changes to the LPC Rules
October Private Practice
Included in this video: anticipating the future, evaluating growth, principles to apply from the Integrity book, time management, and goals as an owner.
November Supervision
Included in this video: proposed LPC rule changes applied to supervision, when to end a supervision relationship, and common mistakes to avoid with paperwork and the boards.
November Private Practice
Included in this video: principles to apply from Culture Wins book, being selective of who you surround yourself with, saving money by hiring well (CCFAM hiring processes and employment contract), and standing out from practices around you.
December Supervision
Included in this video: proposed changes to the LMFT rules applied to supervision and why using video in supervision should be a priority.
December Private Practice
Included in this video: employees vs. contractors, principles from Seth Godin/Simon Sinek podcast, and the benefit of meetings with those around you.
January Supervision
Included in this video: marketing strategies for Interns and practices, opportunities for supervisees, and when to include training before exposure to clients.
January Private Practice
Included in this video: 2018 evaluation of year form to prepare for 2019, development days, what to include in a monthly report to recognize needs in your practice, and a CEU day.
February Supervision
Included in this video: Focusing on how and what to do for your Interns/Associates to develop referral sources as well as your practice. I also discuss opportunities to consider giving them to learn and grow.
February Private Practice
Included in this video: How you schedule your time as an owner and development days. I also talk about the goal I had set for the practice in 2018. Idea of being a CEU provider for your practice or for a small group of people who meet regularly.
February Extra
Included in this video: Taxes when you are self-employed, software for business expenses, when to pay taxes when you are self-employed, and helpful tools that can help you in budgeting for the year. I also discuss PCI compliance and HIPAA compliance for your practice.
March Supervision:
Included in this video: Why to avoid having children in the room who are not the client, LPC/LMFT board updates, and considering what will happen with the practice if something happens to you.
March Private Practice
Included in this video: Initial steps and costs in starting a private practice, what to avoid in starting a private practice and what steps to take to get started with insurance panels. I also cover percentages to consider paying other counselors who join you in a private practice.
April Supervision
Included in this video:  Situations we have encountered recently in working with adolescents, telehealth supervision, and more changes to the LPC/LMFT Board Rules in regards to supervision
April Private Practice
Included in this video: Books that were influential for me as an owner and things to consider when owning a practice: malpractice insurance, slip and fall coverage for the premises, disability insurance, life insurance, and estate planning. I also cover insurance coding for In or Out of Network claims, changes with United insurance, and telehealth trainings to consider if you offer telehealth supervision or counseling sessions.
May Supervision
This video covers new LMFT logs and activities, navigating board situations including a DWI, what to pay a supervisee, informal interview questions for coaching participants, contractors vs. employee for an Intern, and how to handle emergency situations when you are out of the office.
May Private Practice
This video covers when NPI changes are needed, ideas for building community with other professionals and why, and personal reminders of how to best meet the needs of our clients.
June Supervision
Included in this video: New LMFT Rule Changes, updates on our trainings, a real-life hour long supervision with Dr. Johnson, and boundaries in supervision.
June Private Practice
Included in this video: Dr. Johnson shares her monthly template she uses, a new adventure into marketing, supporting those around you, and taking each opportunity that leads to the next step.
July Supervision
Included in this video: Dr. Johnson shares new concerns due to the IRS investigating practices who have Interns and Associates operating under a Contractor status. Background checks are discussed along with what should be included in a thorough background check. Dr. Johnson shares an application that will allow you to make set up posts ahead of time for platforms at the same time, including LinkedIn and Facebook. Reminders from Dr. Johnson’s own learnings of leaning into hard conversations to deal with things quickly.Trainings to look for this fall from Dr. Johnson and coaching participants: a Telehealth Training and an upcoming training to prepare counselors when we are subpoenaed into court situations.
July Private Practice
Included in this video: Through a personal business experience, Dr. Johnson answers the question if all else fails what a “win” is at the end of the day in her practice. How do we use trials in business as opportunities to help us persevere in our mission and purpose?

Zoom 2019 video release dates:

  • 8/14 Supervision
  • 8/21 Private Practice
  • 9/11 Supervision
  • 9/18 Private Practice

Each set of paperwork has been compiled, developed, and continually revised since 2007 when Dr. Johnson began the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships. All documents included in the portfolio are sent electronically in Microsoft Word documents.


Starter Set One for Clients:

Our Intake Paperwork

Our Intake Paperwork includes:

Insured’s Information and How to Check Benefits

Client Information

Household Information

Medical History

Cancellation Policy and Credit Card Information

Our Fee Policy

Assignment of Benefits

Other Fees



Limits of Confidentiality

Acknowledgement of Review of Privacy Practices

Communication Authorization


Our Policies and Procedures

This two-page document includes how we handle:

Session times

No-Shows, Late Cancellations, and Scheduling

Late Arrival and Scheduling

Balances and Credits

Parent Updates Before child Sessions

Release of Information

Wait List


Continued Care

Limits of Confidentiality


Notice Of Privacy Practice:

This form includes HIPAA and PHI information for CCFAM as required by law.



Release of Information for Adult

This form is a standard release for an adult client including: who to release to, information to release, the purpose of the release, and the ability to revoke consent.


Release of Information for a Minor

This form is a standard release for a Minor Client including: who to release to, information to release, the purpose of the release, and the ability to revoke consent.


Advanced Set Two for Clients:

First Appointment Checklist

This checklist is one page and goes through all the details and reminders of what a client needs to know and paperwork to bring to their initial appointment, including arranging childcare for their children and custody paperwork for minor children.

Parent Letter of Participation

When required by divorce decree, this form about our practice is given to the Custodial Parent, who has sought counseling for their child, to share with the child’s other Custodial Parent, who needs to be informed of counseling.

Checklist of Concerns for Child

This checklist is one page and includes concerns of parents and allows them to select symptoms and behaviors of their child. It also includes questions about exercise, sleep, screen time, and devices.

Client History for Teens Only

This history form is several pages and includes the teen’s perspective on:

the need for counseling

medical and behavioral symptoms they are concerned about

information about their family

alcohol and drug history

school and friends

their self-description

daily life (exercise, sleep, screen time)

Checklist of Concerns for Adult

This checklist is one page and includes: medical and behavioral symptoms along with questions about exercise, sleep, and screen time.

Adoption Background Information

This form is one page and includes questions about the Birth Family and the openness of the adoption.

Foster Care Background Information

This form is two pages and includes Birth Family History and Foster Care Placement History.