If you are in Nebraska and in the Lincoln/Omaha area, I want to invite you to sit down, have a cup of coffee, and explore the idea of creating a "Private Pay Contracting Workgroup." Wait, "a what?" you ask? A workgroup. My wife belongs to a "Writer's Group" that is devoted to helping each member get their writing published. I have done the same thing one-on-one with students and colleagues in behavioral health. But they are now scattered across the country and there are no local support groups that I know of . . . .
So, why not start one? Since, 1998 I have had multiple private pay contracts with a variety of businesses and organizations--schools, manufacturing companies, non-profits, churches, banks, etc. When I have had the luxury of colleagues also providing these services, we were able to share resources and information, provide feedback to each other and, at the same time, were a source for referrals as well.
Ideally, I am hoping to find 4-6 like-minded professionals who want to explore the idea of creating a small group to serve in the same way. We would meet once a quarter, more or less, share ideas, give feedback on ideas and projects, and over time create a network of colleagues to promote and support behavioral health professionals contracting with organizations.
If you are interested, email me, we will set a date and time in April to get together, have coffee, and see if we have enough common interests to start a group.
You can also check out my profile at our website or feel free to download our free eBook Private Practice Contracting; A Path Away from Insurance Dependency.