Private Practice Committee


The Private Practice Committee will focus on the business management and administrative aspects of developing and operating a privately owned clinical social work practice. The group's goal will be to provide tips, guidance, professional resources, collegial support, and positive encouragement surrounding the successes and challenges of starting and owning your own practice. The group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday every other month to host external speakers on a variety of educational topics including insurance, billing, fee setting, marketing, legal business organization, and bookkeeping. On alternating months, the group will meet on the 4th Saturday for mutual support to discuss setting up and maintaining your private practice. Pre-contemplative, new, and seasoned private practice social workers are welcome. NASW Members only. 

If you would like to join the Listserve for this committee contact the Chapter Office with the request.

To find out when this Committee next meets, see the Community Calendar.

Committee Chair:  Bethany Raab

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Bethany Raab is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adolescents and families in Denver, CO. After spending her early career working in residential treatment, inpatient psychiatry and court-ordered outpatient treatment roles, she opened a private practice in 2012. Bethany’s practice focuses on helping teens and families build healthy relationships and overcome challenges in order to live their best lives. Bethany believes that teens and families deserve to experience safety, stability, contentment, belonging and happiness.

Bethany has 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. She is an Approved Juvenile Treatment Provider for the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board and also provides clinical supervision to social workers just entering the field. Bethany received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver in 2006. Visit her and read her blog at