Building a Financially Successful Private Practice

The 2017 Annual Private Practice Conference will be held on February 24th,
from 9am to 4pm  at the PG County Sports and Learning Complex  in Landover, MD.

The conference will feature presentations by Lynn Grodzki and Widmann Financial Services.

Building a Financially Successful Private Practice

Many talented and skilled therapists in private practice are feeling discouraged because they make too little money. Faced with a competitive marketplace and the pressure to accept lower fees, many therapists wonder—is it still possible to be a therapist in private practice and earn a good living?


To register, please use this link.
Registration Rates:
MAD Member $149
Non-Member $169
Register by 1/30/17 to receive an Early Bird discount of $20 off!!

For any additional information or questions, please contact Laura Golojuch at

Your registration fee includes:

  • Free on-site conference parking
  • Lunch included
  • 6 CEUs

Conference Day Program

This full-day workshop (6 CEUs) helps therapists take important steps to be smarter about the business of therapy by focusing on the role of money. It is designed for both new and experienced clinicians who want to create more profitability. First, participants will explore their own underlying beliefs and attitudes about reconciling service and profit that, when unaddressed, can sabotage a therapist’s best efforts. Then the workshop will shift to several essential and concrete strategies that help any practice, large or small, become more viable and lucrative. The workshop is a mix of lecture, discussion, and interactive sharing so that participants leave with clear ideas to improve their practices.

In the morning (9 am—noon) with Lynn Grodzki, participants will:

  • Know the top ten questions about money that every private practice owner needs to ask herself or lynnhimself to keep the practice on track.
  • Recognize why the first contact with potential clients always starts with a negotiation—and how to negotiate with confidence
  • Learn the best strategies to keep expenses low
  • Review a checklist of steps to fill your practice with more full-fee, private pay clients
  • Protect your practice by setting and raising fees the right way, without losing clients
  • Consider creative ideas including the use of packaging and diversification of services to increase earnings



In the afternoon (1 pm—4 pm) with Widmann Financial Services, participants will:

  • Learn about retirement planning options for private practitioners and small business ownerswidmann
  • Determine the right business structure (LLC, Sole Proprietor, Inc.) for your practice
  • Learn how to handle small business taxes: It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep!



Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

6.0 CEU units available for full attendance at no additional charge. Continuing education credits are Category A as approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists (covering MFTs, LCPCs, and A&Ds).

Social Workers: AAMFT is a professional organization relevant to the professional development of social workers and therefore continuing education credits offered by it and it’s Divisions are automatically recognized by the Maryland NASW as valid continuing education credits for Social Workers.

Others: If you are with another board, we advise you to call your state licensing board and inquire if they will accept CEUs offered by our conference sponsor, MAD-AAMFT.

Conference Sponsored By:

The University of Maryland’s Department of Family Science & The Center for Healthy Families