We work with pre-licensed professionals who would like to work on starting their own Private Practice. - Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - Associate Clinical Social Worker - Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
At FCCS, we understand that we don't own clients. When you complete your hours and leave the FCCS "nest," you have every right and responsibility to take your clients with you. This is in the best interest of your clients who have developed a healing, therapeutic relationship with you.
Yes, we get it!!
When you are hired as a Pre-licensed Therapist, you are assisted in creating your own future Private Practice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is unusual. Why does FCCS do this? - It just makes sense. Practitioners in the helping professions can benefit from collaboration and mutual support. - It helps our clients. It can be intimidating to reach out for professional help, and difficult to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. Once that therapeutic relationship is established, we honor it. - It promotes the collective well-being of our profession. How awesome is it to receive support and celebration in reaching your goals, rather than to be seen as a threat or competition? - We believe that each individual provider brings unique value to the field. One therapist's success does not dull the shine of another therapist's professional attributes, effectiveness or goals.
How does FCCS help Therapists start their future Private Practice? - We have the mindset that you are your own person who has every right and privilege to grow your own successful practice. - We assist you in developing and fine tuning your clinical skills to help you rock your therapeutic confidence. - We help you build your clientele (aka 'case load' - ugh that term) so that you have a sustainable income as you transition out independently. - We offer the safe space to explore the "scary" process of going out on your own. (You know, that whole "be in business for yourself, but not by yourself" attitude.) - We offer insight on the 'behind the scenes' (ahem, drama) of insurance paneling, billing, electronic claims submission, denials and appeals. (All that 'junk' you don't get in grad school or traditional supervision settings.) - We take the overwhelming big picture of getting started and break it down into smaller chunks. - We provide training and review of effective marketing strategies to promote your image and to "sell" your therapeutic results. (You found us, didn't you?) - We provide you with all of the start up paperwork and basic know-how so you don't feel like a floundering, flopping fish out of water.
Is this Clinical Supervision? No. This is not Clinical Supervision. Clinical Supervision focuses on clients' progress, effective interventions, Associate clinical skill, and the like. This get ready to go out on your own is simply a benefit of working for FCCS.
If you are in need of Clinical Supervision for your hours toward full licensure, you will need to review your State licensing board's qualifications regarding supervision. Then, find out about FCCS Clinical Supervision here.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT license number 102308. Oklahoma LMFT license number 1153. North Carolina LMFT license number 2143.