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If you are (or want to be) a therapist in private practice, these may sound familiar…

I’m a therapist,

…not a numbers person! Numbers make me anxious! I don’t “speak money!”

I love working with people,

…not numbers!

Numbers overwhelm me

…I rarely balance my checkbook (and have a bit of shame about that)!

Providing therapy is what I love,

…what I’m good at – running the business feels like a distraction!

I never learned how

…to run a business in grad school!

qualifications

If any of that resonates, I’m here to help.
My qualifications…

As founder and owner of three successful small businesses of my own, I’ll help you cut through the deluge of numbers so you know what to track, how to track it, and what it means for your practice.

I came to this country from Israel after grad school, a quarter century ago, with a negative net worth; but now I live the American dream with a 7-figure net worth, almost all of it from my small businesses. Brené Brown calls on therapists to overcome their sense of shame in their profession. I’m stunned that this is even an issue. Therapists make such a huge difference for people in pain, helping the rest of us retain our sanity and important relationships in the face of life’s challenges and traumas. That’s why I want to use my experience and knowledge to help therapists like you do well while doing so much good

My experience in developing and running a small business is relevant for your private practice – I helped my wife, a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 15 years, develop her practice – she even calls me her CFO.

As a physics PhD and consultant for NASA (yeah, a “rocket scientist” ), I’m a numbers kind of guy (I joke that “numbers speak to me”). I’m also a firm believer in Albert Einstein’s quip, that every problem should be simplified as far as possible, but no further…

As a gifted communicator, I make complex topics approachable and actionable for you. What I offer is easy to understand, usable, and can make a difference for your practice.

As a first step,

I developed a free worksheet to help you set your rates the right way to get to your financial goals.

I hate spam as much as you do (maybe even more!), so I never sell, rent, or give away your contact info without your permission, period. I will only ever use it to send you the free worksheet, free tips, and other useful and relevant content.

My Promises to You

— I won’t waste your time

— You’ll get value as a visitor/reader even if you never buy anything from me (of course, you’ll get more value if you do )

— The more you engage, the more you’ll get out of your time here

I’m developing a video course, teaching what I know about building a 6-figure business, with special emphasis on therapy practices. I plan to offer a steep discount (think 50%!) to the first 25 people who sign up for the course (I may offer a smaller discount to the next 25), so be sure to check the box in the form above If you'd like to be notified as soon as registration opens.

Results

LAUREL FAY, LCMFT

LAUREL FAY, LCMFT

OPHER WAS CALM, REASSURING, AND EXPERIENCED HELP IN AN AREA WHERE I HAD ANXIETY AND NEED. HIS ADVICE SAVED ME AT LEAST $18,000…
TARA SIMPSON, PSYD

TARA SIMPSON, PSYD

TALKING ABOUT BUSINESS PRACTICES WITH OPHER WAS INTERESTING, EXCITING, AND EMPOWERING. AFTER OUR MEETING I FELT A FOCUS AND OPTIMISM ABOUT MY ABILITY TO MAKE NEEDED CHANGES THAT WOULD NOT ONLY HELP MY BUSINESS SUCCEED, BUT ALSO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER.
RISA GANEL, LCMFT

RISA GANEL, LCMFT

AS I HAVE GROWN MY BUSINESS FROM ONE DAY A WEEK, TO RENTING A SUITE, TO BRINGING IN COLLEAGUES TO RENT SPACE, TO ADDING ASSOCIATES, TO HIRING AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, TO BUYING AND BUILDING OUT OUR OWN OFFICE SUITE, HAVING OPHER AS MY CFO MADE EVERY COMPLEX FINANCIAL DECISION CLEAR. AND WHEN SOMETHING I WANTED TO DO WASN'T POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE NUMBERS, HE MADE THAT TOO CLEAR, ADDING WHAT WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE.
SHERI T. BROWN, MS, MSW, LCPC

SHERI T. BROWN, MS, MSW, LCPC
PRESIDENT, KAIROS MOMENTS, LLC

IF YOU’RE A COUNSELOR WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT TO ENSURE SUCCESS YOU MUST MERGE PASSION AND EXPERIENCE WITH A “BUSINESS MINDSET,” THIS INVALUABLE RESOURCE IS FOR YOU!
Rachel Mahoney Rengifo, PhD

Rachel Mahoney Rengifo, PhD

Not only was Opher extremely kind and generous, he provided me with so many different perspectives on my practice and areas to consider. I walked away from our conversation feeling motivated and empowered. Suddenly, topics that felt daunting made sense and were manageable.
Rachel Eddins, LPC

Rachel Eddins, LPC
Owner, Eddins Counseling Group

Opher’s financial analysis was thorough and helpful in multiple ways, including identifying target percentages for expenses, and pointing out budget areas to cut and areas to increase. Highly recommend!
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Let's Talk

Please reach out if you'd like to explore how I may be able to help.

Let's Talk

Please reach out if you'd like to explore how I may be able to help.