Working with EAPs and Referrers


The EAP sector (Employee Assistance Programmes) and online therapy platforms like Better Help have been growing exponentially in the last few years. There is a lot of work available if you understand how they work and the different demands they can place on you as a clinician and private practice owner. This guide will introduce you to the world of working for agencies, exploring it from multiple angles including the good, the bad, and all the things to watch out for!


Whether you are just starting up in private practice or are well established but would like to increase your regular income streams, working with referring agencies can give you access to a diverse client group, interesting work and improve your cash flow. In recent years, the number and variety of referring agencies has grown exponentially as more and more people try to access free therapy or reduced cost therapy. You can easily tap into this market and find multiple ways to increase your client numbers and grow your business but, as with anything, there are important things to consider before jumping in.

In this guide we will be looking into:

– Understanding what is involved in working for EAPs and referring agencies
– The ethical and professional issues to consider including 3 (and 4) way contracting
– The pros and cons of this type of work
– How to find EAPs and referring agencies to work with

Working with agencies is something which nearly every therapist in private practice will do at some point. This guide will help you to approach this work with eyes wide open and ready to make referring agencies an income stream which works for you and your business.

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