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Become A Psychologist, Private Practice

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Working As A Psychologist, Private Practice

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $43,170

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Psychologist, Private Practice does

  • Provide mental health services to individuals, couples and families.
  • Provided individual, group, family and couples therapy in private practice setting.
  • Facilitated individual, family and group therapy with children and families.
  • Handled dissolutions, child custody cases, dependency cases, domestic violence cases, and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Provided individual therapy and psychological assessment.
  • Have also presented workshops on stress and the neurobiology of trauma.
  • Provided patient care, case management, reporting to insurance companies, office management, billing, etc.
  • Develop programs for weight loss, treating a disease or preventing future health issues.
  • Provide education and cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals affected by addiction.
  • Provided Cognitive-Behavioral based therapy to individuals with anxiety disorders in a private practice.
  • Conduct psychological evaluations for Social Security Administration.
  • Give talks about autism, bullying, cyber harassment, domestic violence, self-esteem, among other
  • Offered individual, group, marital and family therapy.
  • Provide psychotherapy services to clients working through anger, grief and/or adjustment issues.
  • Direct patient crisis intervention at all times.
  • Worked with EAP, in & IOP clients.
  • Established an independent mental health counseling practice.
  • Provide Mental health and Substance Abuse Treatment.
  • Practice limited to criminal law, family law, and personal injury.
  • Represent national, regional, and local commercial real estate developers as well as individual entrepreneurs.

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How To Become A Psychologist, Private Practice

Becoming a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) requires completing an approved educational program. LPNs and LVNs also must have a license.


LPNs and LVNs must complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete, but may take longer. They are commonly found in technical schools and community colleges, although some programs may be available in high schools or hospitals.

Practical nursing programs combine classroom learning in subjects such as nursing, biology, and pharmacology. All programs also include supervised clinical experience.

Contact state boards of nursing for lists of approved programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved educational program, prospective LPNs and LVNs can take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). In all states, they must pass the exam to get a license and work as an LPN or LVN. For more information on the NCLEX-PN examination and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

LPNs and LVNs may choose to become certified through professional associations in areas such as gerontology and IV therapy. Certifications show that an LPN or LVN has an advanced level of knowledge about a specific subject.

In addition, employers may prefer to hire candidates who are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Compassion. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses must be empathetic and caring toward the people they serve.

Detail oriented. LPNs and LVNs need to be responsible and detail oriented, because they must make sure that patients get the correct care at the right time.

Interpersonal skills. Interacting with patients and other healthcare providers is a big part of their jobs, so LPNs and LVNs need good interpersonal skills.

Patience. Dealing with sick and injured people may be stressful. LPNs and LVNs should be patient, so they can cope with any stress that stems from providing care to these patients.

Physical stamina. LPNs and LVNs should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for a long time.

Speaking skills. It is important that LPNs and LVNs be able to communicate effectively. For example, they may need to relay information about a patient’s current condition to a registered nurse.


With experience, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses may advance to supervisory positions. Some LPNs and LVNs advance to other healthcare occupations. For example, an LPN may complete a LPN to RN education program to become a registered nurse.

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Psychologist, Private Practice Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Swedish

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Dutch

  • Norwegian

  • Dakota

  • Lithuanian

  • Czech

  • Korean

  • Ukrainian

  • Choctaw

  • Arabic

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Top Skills for A Psychologist, Private Practice


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Top Psychologist, Private Practice Skills

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. Private Practice Setting
  3. Anxiety Disorders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided family and individual therapy for private pay and private insurance clientele.
  • Provide individual, family, and marital counseling to children and adults in a private practice setting.
  • Provided Cognitive-Behavioral based therapy to individuals with anxiety disorders in a private practice.
  • Provided individual mental health services to adult and adolescent patients in an outpatient setting.
  • Individualized treatment plans with dynamic results.

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