Lynn’s Books

Must-Reads by Lynn for Your Practice

Building Your Ideal Private Practice

Building Your Ideal Private Practice, the bestselling “bible” for therapists in private practice, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000.

Much has changed for therapists over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the influx of competition as over 600,000 therapists nationwide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. This second edition of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with 6 new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development.

“Building Your Ideal Private Practice should be the bible of any clinician who is just starting a private practice or a seasoned practitioner who needs fresh ideas to enhance business.”

Mila Tecala, LCSW, DCSW,

Social Worker of the Year, NASW Buy Now

“I found Building Your Ideal Private Practice, 2nd Edition, an inspiring, relevant, intelligent, and practical resource that had me excited about what I can do with my own private practice. . . this guide speaks to therapists in their own language. I would like to see this as compulsory reading for every graduating professional in our field—helping new clinicians avoid unnecessary confusion, pain, and even financial loss through the recognition that they are as much business people as they are healing professionals.”

from Matthew Dahlitz,

editor of The Neuropsychotherapist emagazine. See the full rave review here! at TNPTissue13pp34-37

“As in the first edition of Building Your Ideal Private Practice, Lynn Grodzki excels in supporting and coaching therapists on the business side of their practices—only, this second edition does it even better. It packs in even more information than its predecessor, paying due attention to the social and market changes that have taken place over the past decade. Grodzki coaches in a way that makes the reader feel understood, and supports her in building whatever structure she needs to succeed. This revised edition provides a wealth of new practical guidance, and is destined to continue the success of its predecessor.”

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP,

Psychologist, Independent Practice, Washington, DC, National Clinical Trauma Consultant, Elements Behavioral Health/Promises, Malibu, Author, Healing the Incest Wound; Recollections of Sexual Abuse

Crisis-proof Your Practice

To help therapists and other helping professionals survive and thrive during an uncertain economy, it is an important tool for weathering the current crisis of Covid-19. Lynn Grodzki is considered a pioneer in the field of practice-building, and she brings a needed perspective to those small business owners who want to secure the safety of their practices during a time of global economic worry, confusion, and anxiety.

“Crisis-Proof Your Practice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Uncertain Economy offers psychotherapists solid business advice on how to build and preserve a private practice during uncertain economic times. From a 4-step process for crisis-proofing a practice to what to charge and how to save, Crisis-Proof Your Practice’s therapist-specific guidelines are key to success and recommended for business and health libraries alike!”

Midwest Book Review

“If you read only one practice-building book this year, this is the one! Lynn shows you exactly what to do to keep your practice thriving in any economy.”

Casey Truffo

Author of Be a Wealthy Therapist

“One of the best books about the business side of one’s practice that I have come across. Somehow and someway, Lynn has managed to offer a book packed with ideas, insights and real world examples without giving me a headache. I had a hard time putting it down and wound up energized every time I did. But don’t be fooled, I believe this book is not just about coping during times of crisis. Its ideas and innovations provide a framework for success that transcend place and time, making it an ideal resource for today’s ever changing and evolving marketplace. “

David P. Diana, M.A., LPC

Director of Business Development for Palmetto Behavioral Health

Therapy with a Coaching Edge

Have you been interested in what coaching techniques might have to offer your therapy clients but unsure how to proceed, or curious as to whether a coaching approach is a “fit” for them… or you? If so, Therapy with a Coaching Edge is the book for you. Here, professional practice guru Lynn Grodzki offers a new, paradigm-changing therapy model—adding the leverage and action of a coaching approach to the wisdom and goals of psychotherapy.

Grodzki presents a set of powerful coaching strategies, learned over time from many coaching experiences, which she adapted and designed specifically for therapy, to provide more reach and range for therapists and counselors. Using this model, therapists at all levels of experience can promote behavioral change without insisting on homework or rigid protocols. Clients can spot results in each and every therapy session. Resistance to treatment often softens and client retention improves.

“Over the years I’ve heard numerous complaints about well-meaning therapists who nod, listen and empathize with their clients, but fail to provide any plan-of-action to help their clients change. Offering a remedy to this epidemic, Lynn Grodzki’s book is a brilliant and well-timed resource for the fields of psychotherapy and counseling. For too long, the techniques and strategies of coaching have been dismissed by many mental health professionals. Therapy with a Coaching Edge, will no doubt alter this trend and prove to be a valuable resource for clinicians wanting to improve the efficacy of the services they provide.”

Noah Rubinstein,

LMFT, LMHC, and Founder

“This model deftly balances the strengths-based, action and goal oriented mindset of coaching with the necessary boundaries, ethics, integrity, and emotional processing of psychotherapeutic practice. The writing is warm and engaging. Grodzki provides an abundance of clinical scenarios that beautifully illustrate the application and efficacy of concrete skills and creative strategies designed to promote empowerment and growth in both clients and clinicians. A great addition to any clinical practice!”

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C,

author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch

“Bravo Lynn Grodzki for having the courage, knowledge and skill to articulate what many therapists already do – combine coaching tools along with those from traditional psychotherapy. Intuitively we knew this was the best way to help many clients. Now, Lynn Grodzki has defined and legitimized this therapeutic process with a detailed explanation, while underscoring both its rewards and pitfalls. With Therapy with a Coaching Edge, both new and seasoned therapists will have a mentor/coach constantly by their side.”

arol Kurtz Walsh, LCSW-C,

author of Painting Life: My Creative Journey Through Trauma

“When your clients want to take action, you can be ready to help them! In this must-read volume, Lynn Grodzki models her coaching style, offering pragmatic, clearly defined steps for therapists who want to work more effectively at helping clients to achieve their goals. Starting with how to discern when therapy with a coaching edge is the right choice and going on to demonstrate specific therapist skills, such as useful questioning, strategic listening and developing shared accountability, Grodzki show us how to call clients to action and promote not only insight but real and lasting change. She draws on her extensive experience in business, coaching and therapy to provide typical therapeutic situations and how these skills can be put into use. Her writing is crisp, vivid and witty. Any therapist who wants to do better work immediately will want to read this work and put it into practice.”

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD,

author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

Twelve Months to Your Ideal Private Practice: A Workbook

Many therapists suffer from a psychic split about their work in private practice: they loved being therapists, but hate being in business.

This book, based in part on Lynn Grodzki’s best-selling book, Building Your Ideal Private Practice, is a year-long, progressive practice-building program offering therapists an abundance of information, ideas, and strategies for working successfully in private practice.

“Reluctant entrepreneurs are pointed in the direction of success from the first month of this Workbook.”

Olivia Mellon,

Author Money Harmony

The Business and Practice of Coaching

Building a thriving coaching business is a challenge. An estimated 30,000 coaches have entered the coaching profession during the past five years.

Unfortunately, the majority report they are unable to earn a living wage from their coaching services. Competition is high, and the knowledge of how to succeed in the business is often lacking.

To survive today, coaches must match their enthusiasm with strong business and marketing expertise. Lynn Grodzki and Wendy Allen are veteran business coaches who understand how to strategically approach the business and the practice of coaching as well as how to mentor new coaches entering the profession.

The Business and Practice of Coaching is the first text to combine a coaching approach (step-by-step exercises, direct suggestions, insider’s tips, and motivational plans) with solid business information and ideas in order to give new and experienced coaches exactly what they need to prosper in the competitive business of coaching.

“There are plenty of casual guides on the market; but few take the more detailed approach of showing how to build a thriving coaching business, even though some 30,000 coaches have entered the profession in the past five years. There’s lots of competition in coaching and so few find themselves able to earn a living wage: that’s where The Business And Practice Of Coaching: Finding Your Niche, Making Money, And Attracting Ideal Clients comes in. Chapters are written by two veteran business coaches who provide exercises, tips, and plans to help coaches succeed, from drawing links between community needs and coaching to refining skills to attract public attention and targeting a profitable niche market. Any who desire to coach professionally must have The Business And Practice Of Coaching at hand.”

Any who desire to coach professionally must have The Business And Practice Of Coaching at hand!

“Nothing less than a radical rethinking of the essentials of building a coaching practice. A must read for all coaches, master and novice alike.”

Richard J. Leider,

Author The Power of Purpose

The New Private Practice

The profession of personal and business coaching has exploded during the past five years, both in the U.S. and internationally. An estimated twenty percent of all coaches have a background in a mental health-related field.

As more therapists consider using coaching skills to diversify their practices, the need for information and advice from those who have successfully made the transition from therapist to coach is crucial.

A compilation of essays from successful therapist-coaches working in the field, offers personal narratives, trade secrets, honest discussions about what to charge and how to find clients, as well as clear-cut, how-to-get-started advice.

“An exceptional collection of wisdom by senior clinician-coaches. Beautifully written and edited.”

Ben Dean, PhD.

Founder of