Hello! I'm Alison Maratos

Like you, I got into private practice with a desire to help people, but to do so on my own terms. Little did I know that there is a lot more to private practice then doing the clinical work, filling my schedule and getting paid for doing what I love to do.

Let's face it! We didn't learn a damn thing about what it takes to run a successful private practice in grad school. Setting boundaries with policies and money, not knowing how and what to document, and the constant nagging question "Am I even doing this right" takes a toll.

A few years ago, I christened myself The Practice Companion. Years of working in private practice, making mistakes, running head on into strange requests and worrying about the administrative and ethical parts of my practice prompted me to share what I have learned. I do this so you can get where you want to be with your practice in less time and with more confidence.

I am a social work lifer and a post-secondary instructor who loves to help my peers by providing teaching and tools. Every single day, I balance running a successful group practice and a family. I'm not here to bullshit you. It isn't always easy, and sometimes I want to pack it in and move to an island. But at the end of the day, I love what I do and I want you to love it too. I want you to know I'm here to help by saving you time and reducing your anxiety and by helping you achieve success faster.


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