Questions To Ask That “Affordable Malpractice Coverage Carrier”

By Kathleen Mills | October 5, 2018

Questions To Ask That “Affordable Malpractice Coverage Carrier” I love this pithy little quote by James Goldsmith:  “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”. Basically, you get what you get. Shopping for malpractice/liability coverage seems to be relatively easy process, according to the professionals we ask. We easily defer to and blindly trust our professional organizations to…

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Building a Solid Business Plan

By Kathleen Mills | September 28, 2018

Building a Solid Business Plan “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” B. C. Forbes How do you start a private practice? Think you are ready to open up a business? The business plan setup you choose is the key fundamental principal and has the potential to either make you or…

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Day 1 At The Board Meeting

By Kathleen Mills | September 21, 2018

Day 1 At The Board Meeting So, day one with the LPC Board at DTS listening to the many discussions between the Board and licensees regarding their licensing issues. One of two things are happening: Lots of want-to-be counselors are getting in trouble because they either (a) failed to either read the rules or (b)…

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The Complaint Hearing And Things You Need To Know

By Kathleen Mills | September 14, 2018

The Complaint Hearing: You Got A Troll My Dear Friend From Afar, It’s 5:30 am, in Austin, staying in a nice hotel who purports nice accommodations, yet, you have been wide awake since yesterday. This morning, you will be testifying before your licensing board.You waited 1407 days for this day to get here. That’s 3…

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Licensing Board Complaint Letter

By Kathleen Mills | August 31, 2018

So: You Received a Complaint Letter. Now What? I met up with one of my wonderful mentors the other day. Of course, we always catch up with one another first before we go into the deep dive of things. It’s just nice to get out of my hobbit hole and see a trusted compadre! I…

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LPC Board Complaint Hearing

By Kathleen Mills | August 24, 2018

LPC Board Complaint Hearing, May 2018 Several of us, LPC Supervisors, traveled to Austin on May 15 expecting the board to meet over several days ( May 16 was for Supervisors) as per listed on the website. Mind you, we planned the trip in February as our LPC Board posted all 2018-2019 meeting dates and…

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LPC Board Lockdown: Another Big Fat Wait!

By Kathleen Mills | April 15, 2018

The LPC Board is almost two years behind processing complaints and servicing licensee requests. Here’s my open letter to the board.

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Private Practice: Top “Must Haves” for Success

By Kathleen Mills | October 10, 2015

Speaker:  Kathleen Mills, Private Practice Counselor of Life Tree Counseling Center Topic:  “Top Must Haves to Cultivate a Successful Private Practice” There are certain “things” you absolutely must have in order to run your practice smoothly. In 1991, it was hard for me to even imagine starting a private counseling practice.  In March of 1992,…

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The Complaint Process & Chapter 611

By Kathleen Mills | October 3, 2015

Are you prepared against any complaint? Do you know the standards of Chapter 611?

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