Deb Legge PhD

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I’m Dr. Deb Legge, the founder of Influential Therapist and the Private Pay Practice Program.  I know what it’s like to work so hard, only to be frustrated by the limitations set for me when working for others.  I know what it is like to put everything into your work, only to leave a huge part of your earning potential on your employer’s table.  I also know what it is like to dream about your ideal practice — setting your own hours, working with the clients you choose, and making more money than you ever thought possible.

I’ve walked that road, but 29 years ago, I took the “Leap of Faith” and I never looked back.  Private practice changed my life (and the lives of the people I love) for the better; it make me LOVE my work more than ever before.  What a blessing!

That experience also helped me to find one of my greatest passions — helping others build the Private Practices of their dreams.  I’ve been doing that for many years, and Influential Therapist is my way of reaching out to every clinician who is overworked, underpaid, and searching for MORE.

I will help you:

  • Get more clients for your private practice
  • Attract more private pay clients
  • Add clinicians and/or alternate streams of income
  • Build your credibility and become the go-to person for your target market so you never again  have to wonder about your next referral

No matter where you are on your private practice journey, I can help you reach your goals and build the private practice you’ve always wanted.  If it’s a good fit, you can join my Private Pay Practice group coaching program:  If 1:1 coaching is your preference, we can discuss that option as well:

Either way, we’ll work best together if you’re serious about rolling up your sleeves and doing what it takes to get what you want out of your business.  Your success is my mission.




Dr. Legge has been in private practice for 29 years. Her areas of specialization include the treatment of: chronic mood and anxiety disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, dissociative disorders, and life transition. She is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Check out her practice website for more information:

Private Practice Mentor/Business Coach

Dr. Legge is known nationally as The Private Practice Mentor. She helps mental health professionals find FREEDOM by building businesses that allow for increased: autonomy, flexibility, revenue, and overall satisfaction. Dr. Legge has created programs and products that help people succeed. She brings together like-minded entrepreneurial clinicians focused on success in her mastermind group, the Private Pay Practice Program. She also works 1:1 with a limited number of individuals seeking intensive, individualized coaching.