This session describes steps and strategies to establishing a virtual private practice. Participants will learn how to use social media and an online presence to create a robust and thriving practice, gain insight into billing procedures, and understand how to manage crisis protocols when establishing a virtual private practice. This presentation is particularly tailored to the distinct need for, and challenges of, establishing a virtual private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Audience participation will be engaged through polling questions, group discussions, and/or use of the chat box. Learn from a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of clinical experience who developed a thriving online practice with over 4.5K followers on Instagram and at least 20 consistent clients. Gloria B. Osborne, LCSW, will share her lessons learned, recommendations, and best practices developed over the past 1.5 years in the private practice world.
Meet the Presenter
Gloria B. Osborne, LCSW is a bilingual and bicultural Spanish speaking mental health clinician with over 10 years experience providing direct care in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She currently runs a full time virtual private practice called Glow In Therapy and works part time as a Medical Social Worker for Kaiser Permanente. Before joining Kaiser and starting a private practice, she worked many years in directly operated and County contracted facilities within Los Angeles County. She is certified in a variety of evidence based practices including Seeking Safety, TF-CBT, MAP, IPT, CPP, and national certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from The Academy of Cognitive Therapy.