30-Day “BASIC TRAINING” Private Practice Boot Camp

Have You Got What It Takes To Make More Money Than You Ever Dreamed Of Making…


Over 20 years ago I left my safe job with the State to devote all of my energy to my Private Practice. 

It was a tough decision to leave the golden handcuffs (benefits, paid time off, a predictable (yet limited) paycheck).

But I knew that it was time to go big or go home.  I went big and I’ve never looked back or regretted one moment of it.

How about you?

Are you ready to start your Private Practice?  Are you ready to embrace the FREEDOM and benefits of doing what you love and calling it your own? If so, I want to help you!

Maybe you want to see a few clients a week for some additional income.  Perhaps you’d like to keep a part-time job and run a part-time practice.  You may even want to start transitioning to a full-time private practice!

What is your dream?

I’ve been helping my coaching clients achieve their dreams by building their own successful Private Practices for almost 2 decades now. 

I see it as a privilege and a joy to help others reach their potential and achieve their goals and dreams in their very own successful Private Practices.

Did You Know… even if you don’t participate on insurance panels, you can still have a thriving Private Practice?

I started my private practice as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (still not a licensed profession in NYS), so I had a 100% private pay Private Practice up until a few years ago.  Even now, I would say that 75-80% of my clients are private pay.  Not only can it be done, it can be done very effectively.

You have no idea what you can accomplish once you’ve taken your “leap of faith” into Private Practice.

I LOVE to work with people who are just going out into practice, as well as with those who are looking to build or rebuild their practice. It’s so much fun to help seasoned folks who are just looking to diversify their practices with additional streams of income.

No matter your goal, I feel honored to be coaching you as you take this step in your career.  

Because of the very personalized attention I dedicate to my coaching clients I only work with a few folks at a time.  That’s so I can give you the time, focus, and step-by-step mentoring you require to create a simple, yet extremely effective plan of action to allow you to achieve success in a very short period of time. 

Working directly with me, together we’ll create the perfect Action Plan directly in line with your ideal vision of how your Private Practice should be.

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Without a mentor I would have never been able to build my business as quickly as I did… and achieve the lofty goals I set for myself.  That’s why I’ve created a solution for you –a solution that will allow you to leverage my knowledge and experience to build your Private Practice to a level you’ve probably never even thought possible — all while avoiding all the mistakes that cause most practices to fail before they even get started.

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Here’s what people are saying about the Basic Training Boot Camp…

Linda Hoenigsberg, LCPC LMFT DBTC

This is so much fun!  I have to tell you though, because of you and your Boot Camp, if I had one more client I would want to lock myself in the bathroom! LOL. Seriously, I am booked solid and have a wait list. I continue to get between 1-3 new referrals a week. I know this would not have happened if it were not for your wonderful training. 

David Tolbert, MA LMHC, Jacksonville Beach FL

When I signed-up for Deb’s Bootcamp program I was working 40+ hours per week running an outpatient program for a large hospital chain, raising 5 kids, and seeing private clients on the side. Because of all my commitments, spare time is at a premium, to say the least.  Deb saved me so much wasted effort by identifying my essential tasks, prioritizing them, and  guiding me toward the best practices.  Her insight and experience helped me to weed out the rabbit trails and concentrate my focus on getting results.  I’m so glad I worked with Deb. The return on my investment for Bootcamp has been exponential.  If you are thinking of going into private practice you can’t afford not to do this.
David Tolbert, M.A., L.M.H.C
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Erin Kelly LPC, Minneapolis MN

Thanks for everything, Deb!  Because of the work I did with you I:

1) have a meeting set up this week to talk to a counselor at a local college about how I can help their students
2) will be writing articles for a local newspaper’s website
3) am working with three organizations about doing seminars/speaking engagements. One date is in May, the other two will be getting back to me with dates
4) I will be doing some type of class at my church this fall
5) The guy I networked with at my church gave me 5 other names of professionals in the area to network with
6) A friend of mine runs a nonprofit that focuses on postpartum depression.  We will meet in 2 weeks to discuss how we can work together
7) I am working to set up a time with another local church to discuss how I can be of service

I feel like I am getting a great foundation laid!  I don’t know if I would have had the courage to do this if I hadn’t worked with you!

Thanks again.


Kevin Spath LMHC, Peekskill NY

My experience with you and your 30 day boot camp is priceless.I can’t imagine having started my practice so successfully without the video tutorials, the ‘to-do’ checklists, the resources, the forms, the “how-to” navigate the insurance world, and… the list goes on. I know from starting businesses in the past, on my own it’s too easy to get stuck trying to “re-invent the wheel.”With all the quality and attention to detail that I insist upon, you have provided it all. I am beyond thankful. Our 1:1 sessions were essential in helping me to put the pieces together. Thank you so much for generously sharing your resources, your experience and most of all your positive and upbeat personality.I’m looking forward to working with you in the future as a valued colleague and resource.All the best on the road ahead.   Kevin Spath  LMHC Peekskill, NY


Lisa M. in Buffalo NY ~

“I believe that the framework and advice that Deb provided me with helped me to be so confident and successful in what I was doing.Deb provided me with the confidence to believe that I would be successful.Looking back, if I hadn’t known what Deb had taught me about the insurance, paperwork, and fee game, I would have been lost and would have lost confidence!  Thanks for all of your help and support Deb!”


Denise R. LMHC in Shokan, NY~

I want to thank you for the jump start to my private practice- it was very helpful in getting me on the right track and getting all the needed numbers and forms in place.  Thanks again.


Colleen Mucica, LMHC in Williamsville NY~

You were helpful in many ways, but the most helpful part for me was that you gave me a plan to work from,  I had so many thoughts in my head I kept getting in my own way!!  Also just as importantly you gave me confidence that I could pursue my own practice, in one of your information sessions you said “you have to take a leap of faith!” and that really hit home to me.  Thanks again for your time and energy- it was helpful  and I continue to go back to your manual and my notes to keep me on track!!!


Cary in Charlotte, NC~

I signed up for Deb’s “30-day Boot Camp” and had a great experience. She is so easy to work with and offers a lot of value for the money. Unlike many who entice you with a freebie gimmick and push a hard sell, Deb doesn’t. Once you pay for her service, you gets lots of practical help and resources you can use anytime you need. This isn’t the case with many online sellers who promise to give you “the answers” but just feed you more nebulous baloney. I highly recommend Deb if you want real help for getting your practice going. I really liked the webinars she did too that gave useful info in a format that was just the right amount of time and easy to follow.

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Here’s what you get when you take the Basic Training Boot Camp:

  • The complete 7 Steps to FREEDOM in Private Practice program, including step-by-step videos and all of the support materials you need to get you started and keep you going – you can find a complete description here (Value:  $297)
  • The BTBC Accountability System.  You’ll have access to our Goal Setting Tool, Success Journal, and the Basic Training Boot Camp Workbook — all great ways to keep you on task and working hard for our time together (Value:  $200)
  • 30 days of unlimited email access to me.  I know your questions can’t wait, and we can get a lot done by tackling things as they arise in our time together (Value: $500)
  • (4) 1:1 mentoring sessions with me.  We’ll meet in 30-minute increments to brainstorm, plan, and execute all you are learning in the Boot Camp.  You’ll set your goals, and we’ll use our 1:1 sessions to make things happen (Value:$1000)

If you purchased each component separately, you’d be looking at $1997.

I’ve bundled ALL OF THIS up for you in the Basic Training Boot Camp, and I’ve made it an affordable investment in your business.  The ROI (return on investment) of the Basic Training Boot Camp is unlimited over the life of your practice.  You get out of it, what you put into it!

Your investment in the Basic Training Boot Camp is only $697.  (And that includes everything I listed above)

Press ‘Play’ on the video below to see how you can take advantage of my expertise to help you build the Private Practice of your dreams — Without any of the roadblocks 99% of counselors encounter on their way to FREEDOM.


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  1. Kelly Mitchell /Reply

    I would like to learn more about the bootcamp. I was not able to open up the mentoring application. Can you perhaps send it to me in another format?

    Thank you!


  2. Norman Thatcher /Reply

    Which is recommended – personal clients at a office or skype nationwide for a larger catch area?

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      @Norman – That’s a matter of personal preference. And… they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. It’s great to be a great resource in your own backyard. It’s also great to be a blessing to those who need you all over the world! The beauty of Private Practice is that YOU get to create your dream, and then make those dreams come true!

  3. Johannah Harkness /Reply

    Where do I send my application?

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      @Johanna: You can scan and email to me at: DrLegge@InfluentialTherapist.com, or you can fax to my attention at 716/204-5557. I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your goals for private practice Johanna!

  4. Lisa Tapia /Reply

    Do you know if a non-profit Community Counseling Center, with Lic. practitioners can get credentialed to get insurance? Also, how to attract private pay?

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      @Lisa: I see from your website that you are located in California. You would have to find out the laws for California, with regard to non-profits and what they can and cannot do. That being said, your licensed practitioners can proceed with credentialing and in that process you can find out if they must bill individually or if the non-profit can bill for them. The insurance companies can also tell you what it would take for the agency to be able to bill them, and the requirements (credentials, license, etc.) of the acceptable providers.

      As a non-profit, you can seek grant money to help cover the cost of services for people in the community. You would then attract private pay clients just like everyone else — you have to give people a reason to want to see YOU! There is no trick to this. It’s all about providing value and caring about your clients. I’m assuming you can do both. You are going to have to get that word out to your community; there are many ways to do it, but that’s what must be done.

  5. Linda Lochridge Hoenigsberg /Reply

    Hi Dr. Deb! I saw you in my inbox and wanted to stop by and say hello! Since I went through your Boot Camp, you would not believe what has happened to my practice! I put all the things you taught me in to practice and even though it’s only been four months, I have a full practice! I lead two DBT Skills Groups (one teen and one adult) and see individual clients throughout the three days I practice. I have a ton of ideas for passive residual income too, also because of the Boot Camp. And the best part for me is that I still have access to the fabulous videos so I can go back when I need a boost. If this sounds like a commercial, I am sorry, but I am so pleased, and getting your email reminded me I need to let you know how I am doing. Thank you again!

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      Hey Linda. It is always great to hear from you and I’m thrilled that you are doing so well. You said that a successful private practice was a MUST for you and you really made it happen. You are a great inspiration and a wonderful example that this can be done — and it can be done well. I’m so grateful to have done the Boot Camp with you; what a blessing it is to hear about your success. Take care! Deb

  6. elizabeth m. green, PhD /Reply

    My goal is to be a private pay, no insurance (have a HUGE ethical problem with insur.), small practice since I am semi-retired.

    I am dropping Therapy Sites and will then need to establish a website on my own. Any suggestions from anyone, pointing me in a direction? I’m technologically challenged more often than not, but understand the website necessity in today’s world.

    Also, wonder about HIPAA compliance if I’m totally private pay? Any thoughts from anyone?

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      @Elizabeth – GoDaddy provides easy to do sites as well. As far as doing it on your own, WordPress themes are usually very professional. There is a steep learning curve (in my experience) however. You might think about the time you will take to do a site of your own and think about whether your time might be better spent working in or on your practice. Unless you have a burning desire to learn how to do it, some things are worth farming out, especially if they are going to be a real time-drain. With regard to HIPAA – if you are transmitting anything electronically (email, fax, etc) you are a covered entity. Check out the rules at CMS.

      These are really great questions for discussion. You might want to post things like this on the Influential Therapist facebook page as well; you might get more feedback there too!

  7. Sheila Duggan /Reply

    Hi. We have a small, beginning practice that we are trying to grow. We are in St. John’s, NL, Canada. Can/ How would the boot camp work for us? We seem to stall on a regular basis and need some help. Thanks, Sheila.

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      @Sheila – I’ve sent you a reply via email. The great thing about Boot Camp is that we can create it to fit your goals and your needs right now. We can figure out where you are stuck, why, and what we can do to get you going toward growing your business. The intensive Boot Camp will keep you “hands-on” for 30 solid days. That should get you over the hump!

  8. Frances Taylor /Reply

    Dear Dr. Deb,
    I am interested in your Bootcamp but wondering if it is right for me since I am an Aussie practicing in Brisbane, Australia so there may be differences in doing things? For instance, I only see private clients as counsellors here don’t have access to Medicare provider numbers unless they are a psychologist.I guess what I am saying is will culture get in the way of marketing suggestions? I currently have about 8-10 clients per week but would like to double that.
    Warm regards Frances

    1. Deborah Legge PhD CRC LMHC /Reply

      Hi Frances. Since you are up and running, and your goal is to get more clients, we could do a Book Yourself Solid(R) training. Book Yourself Solid(R) is a marketing system for service professionals that has been around for years, and is well known all over the world. I have several options for you with regard to this training, which is not linked to insurance participation at all. You and I can work 1:1 in a Boot Camp (where we would focus on one or two aspects of your marketing strategy); we can work 1:1 in a full 16-week training, that will walk you through each of the 16 lessons; or you could join the Influential Insider’s Circle, where you have full access to the entire Book Yourself Solid(R) in Private Practice program as a self study, where you get group coaching each week and lots more (check it out here: http://www.InfluentialTherapist.com/bys). I’d be happy to schedule a few minutes in a free laser coaching session with me to talk about what might work best for you. You can schedule that at http://www.ScheduleWithDeb.com I’m not sure the time difference, so let me know if my available times don’t make sense for you. I look forward to talking with you Frances. Deb

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