Build Your Private Practice & Grow as a Clinician

A resource and training site for Clinicians of Color®


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Clinicians of Color, LCC® welcomes ALL to its training events.


Get access to a variety of trainings and resources for one low monthly fee.

Are you ready to...

Start, build and/or grow your profitable Mental Health Private Practice?

Become a more informed and skilled mental health clinician?

Create the private practice of your dreams without feeling overwhelmed or confused?


Get ready for a one of a kind, one-stop-shop information and training bank where you can learn all things related to private practice!!

This Membership is for you if you are...


Considering private practice (but feel lost and overwhelmed about where to start)

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New to private practice (and need more support and guidance in growing)

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Working on getting fully licensed and want the support and informaton to make the jump into practice soon

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Want step-by-step strategies to start, grow and expand your practice into multiple income streams or group practice

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Feeling stuck with too many ideas, and you want accountability from others to set goals and stay on track

What's Included in Your Membership


Practice Building Trainings

Practice building trainings including a step by step road map that guides you through the process of starting your solo private practice.  The library of trainings also includes guidance in starting a private practice and school based mental health practice.  Course topics include:  strategies for marketing, how manage insurance and credentialing, how to pass an insurance audit, how to set fees, business basics including financial management and others.  We also create additional trainings based on your feedback. YOU tell us what topic you want and we will create training for it. What better way is there to get exactly what you need?


Clinical Case Presentations Using Various Modalities

Members will have the opportunity to hear colleagues share how they use various modalities with their clients.  Presenters will provide a case example and help us understand how their chosen modality was used effectively in treating their clients.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about different modalities and how they are used in practice.  It can in some cases be used as a pre-curser to you deciding on whether to seek additional trainings.


Free Directory Listing

All members will be eligible for a FREE listing in the COC Directory where clients are frequently searching for therapists. This gives you additional advertising for you and your practice.


Access to our Intensive Accelerator

Members will be able to sign up for our Intensive Accelerator to be offered only 2x a year!  This will be a 10-week intensive that will include 1- weekly live teaching sessions, 1- weekly implementation/co-working session for check-in and accountability.  This will be available at an additional cost for MEMBERS ONLY!  It will also be quickest route to you achieving your stated goals of starting, growing and expanding your private practice. 


Soul Care Circles

The business of Private Practice can be a lonely road. We recognize the importance of maintaining self care and having a safe space to receive and provide support to each other. To help with the potential feelings of isolation COC will be hosting monthly Soul Care Circles, where members will have an opportunity to meet and support each other in a smaller and more intimate setting. The focus of these sessions will be on your own needs, both professional and personal.


Forms & Documents

Being a member gives you access to FREE documents and forms needed to start and grow your private practice. Examples of documents include: sample release of information, sample standard intake, sample progress note template, sample treatment plan template etc.


Clinical Trainings

Our library consists of a variety of clinical trainings, many offering CE credits when attended live. Many of the trainings are taught by fellow BIPOC clinicians sharing expertise and knowledge in their respective specialties.  Sample trainings include courses on trauma, play therapy, psychedelic assisted therapy, anger management and host of other topics.  By being a member one can earn and attending the live trainings, one can earn up to 24 CE credits per year!!  The trainings and CE's are included in the cost of the membership.  In addition, COCOA offers opportunities for colleagues with specialized trainings to present cases demonstrating their use of a specific modality they have advanced training in.  This is a unique way to be exposed to a variety of approaches giving you broader knowledge of how various approaches are used in practice.  Lastly, as a member you will receive discounts to high ticket specialized trainings such as IFS, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy, just to name a few!

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What Our members Have to Say


I was apart of the original launch of UPP and can honestly say it helped me tremendously. I was contracting in someone else's practice at the time and knew that what they were doing wasn't right and that it wasn't the best fit for me. Lisa helped me to formulate a plan and not only exit that practice, but launch my own. Today I still get fed from the UPP program, as you get LIFETIME access(!!) and I continue to grow and expand my practice with the expertise of someone who has not only been there, but continues to show others how to get there. If you're looking to learn how to grow, scale and maintain a successful private practice.... look no further UPP is it!!!

Chasity Chandler

Owner of Center for Sexual Health & Wellness, LLC

It has been a pleasure working with Kay and you in the University of Private Practice. UPP has been a tremendous blessing as I transition to having a successful part-time private practice. The courses and the information that is presented is easy to follow. I like the access of the Facebook to be able to ask questions and receive feedback regarding ideas. Both Kay and Lisa share a wealth of information and have the best subject experts on various topics. I love the personal and professional development that both of these clinician's bring to UPP. Kay and Lisa both have a heart's desire to serve and want to see as many clinicians of color excel in their respective practices. 

Dr. Shandra Parks

Soul2Sole Wellness, LLC

UPP has been an amazing value and experience because Lisa and Kim are committed to helping members build successful private practices. In UPP you are actually receiving wisdom, support and guidance from private practice owners who have achieved tremendous business success. I am grateful for the classes and information I have received in UPP to help me grow my business, and achieve the success I desire.

Tresaca Hamilton

The Sid Center

I have found that having Lisa as a mentor has been positively amazing and  impactful in my professional life. I know she is extremely busy, but she makes time to answer all of  my questions and also alleviate my concerns when I’m feeling overwhelmed! Not to mention I find her Live educational feeds whether she has a guest or not educational and impactful for my practice. I find her to be a true mentor!

Natalie Bryan

Frequently Asked Questions

The membership site will contain all of the information necessary to build, grow, and diversify your practice. Most Facebook groups are well intended, but the amount of incorrect information can lead to massive and sometimes costly mistakes. We will provide the correct information. If there's something we don't know, we will find an expert who does. The best part about this membership forum is that we can also customize classes for your learning. Let us know your specific needs.

For as long as you're a member! This only works if you work. We ask that you make a six-month commitment. New content will be added often.

 There's something synergistic that happens when working in a small group with others. The shared accountability, support, the intense focus can help you to accelerate your goals. You'll be in a group of like minded individuals who have similar goals. Each week we will focus on a specific topic which included teaching and Q&A. Please keep in mind this is for MEMBERS ONLY and those who are serious about rapid growth"

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$99 /MONTH


pay annually

$997 /YEAR



$333 /3X YR

  • Access to Private Practice Building trainings including a step-by-step road map on how to start and build your solo practice (Valued at $2500)
  • Free Directory Listing - Join over 1k members in the COC directory (valued at $252.00)
  • Access to Private Practice Building trainings including a step-by-step road map on how to start and build your solo practice (Valued at $2500)
  • Free Directory Listing - Join over 1k members in the COC directory (valued at $252.00)
  • Monthly clinical training that includes CEUs (up to 24 per year) or certificates of attendance (valued at $1200)
  • Sessions with a business lawyer, accountant, and bookkeeper (Valued at 1,500)
  • Monthly Live Case Presentations on using different modalities with clients. (Valued at $240.00)
  • Monthly Soul Care - Self-care circles (valued at $240.00)
  • Monthly Live Q&A/Office Hours with experts (valued at $1200)
  • Access to important legal documents necessary for your business to save you time and money (valued at $2000.00)
  • Access to a library of recordings on private practice development and past clinical training (valued at $1200.00)
  • Access to the Private COCOA Facebook group (Priceless)
  • Priority access and best pricing on specialty trainings (Potential savings of hundreds of dollars)
  • Quarterly forums on topics such as Black men and mental health, colorism, healing, and more (valued at over 200.00)
  • Access to 10 week Accelerator Intensive that will happen only 2x a year (with members only pricing)

Total value of : $10,532 +