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Psychotherapist Start-Up Kit

How-To Guide on Work, Life, and Licensure for Those Starting in the Mental Health Field

A Professional Development Course**

Start off as a new therapist in the strongest way possible with this course. If you feel this course does not positively equip you towards this, we offer a full refund if you contact us within 30 days of purchase!

This course is for new graduates in the mental health professions, as well as for those who are wanting to better navigate their options in their careers. On top of the lecture material, you will receive access to helpful forms and checklists to help you in the process. Areas covered include:

  • Setting Expectations and Potential Income
  • Exploring Clinical Work Options
  • Considering Different Locations and Work Travel
  • Resume/Vitae Writing (Templates Included)
  • How to Approach Employers
  • Considerations in Finding a Supervisor (Supervision Tracker Included)
  • Working Through Getting Licensed
  • Finding Therapy Specialties and Niches
  • Setting Self-Care Routines
  • Pros and Cons of More School
  • Cultivating Outside Sources of Income
  • Setting Up as a Business.

**This is a non-Continuing Education (CE) course.


Your Instructor


S. David Hall, PsyD, LMFT, LPC-MHSP-AS, CST, NCC
S. David Hall, PsyD, LMFT, LPC-MHSP-AS, CST, NCC

Dr. Stephen "David" Hall heads up content and direction as the "Chief Maven" of PsychMaven, which he co-founded in 2019. He has been working as a therapist since 2005 and holds clinical licenses in Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. He has built counseling practices in both Tennessee and Georgia, and in 2015 led the start-up of an independent psychiatry clinic, Haven Family Psychiatry. Dr. Hall maintains a psychotherapy caseload and supervises postgraduate therapists with his practice, Haven Counseling Center at Haven Family Psychiatry. In 2011, Dr. Hall founded the Narrative Institute, and since then has organized and taught continuing education seminars on narrative in psychotherapy, practice building, cultural trends, professional ethics, and other clinical topics; having done live trainings throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom. In 2019, the Narrative Institute became one of the founding component institutes of PsychMaven. Dr. Hall has also worked as a business and clinical consultant in recovery and treatment center start-ups, and has served as the president of the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TNAMFT), the state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has been married to fellow therapist and maven, Brandy Hall, since 2008, and lives and practices in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee in the United States.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
As this is one of our courses that is focused on business development, we are not able to offer CE credit for completing it. But please check out some of our other courses to earn CE hours.

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