Mistakes To Avoid For A Stress Free Tax Season

What you need to know to be prepared for tax season in private practice

This course will help you learn some basics about preparing for tax season as a private practice owner. Gordon Brewer (The Practice of Therapy) and Julie Herres (GreenOak Accounting) dive into what you need to know to avoid common mistakes when it comes to taxes.

  • What is taxed? - Understanding how self-employment taxes are different.
  • 1099 Forms- Making sure your are doing the right thing with the 1099 forms you send AND receive.
  • DIY or Outsource?- Knowing when to do it yourself or hire a professional.
  • Sole Proprietor, LLC, PLLC, Partnerships, S-Corp, C-Corp: What's the difference? Hint: It's about the taxes AND how you pay yourself...
  • How to stay ahead of the curve - Know how to avoid an unexpected tax bill at the end of the year.
  • Knowing what to deduct- learn what tax deductions to take and not take.

Feel confident about tax season. Enroll today! (It's free!)


Your Instructor


Gordon Brewer & Julie Herres
Gordon Brewer & Julie Herres
Meet Your Instructors
L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd, LMFT -therapist | podcaster | trainer | speaker | writer is a licensed marital and family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast and Blog. The Practice of Therapy provides information and resources for clinicians starting, growing or scaling private practices.
Gordon has worked in the human services and mental health fields for over 30 years. He has previously worked in agency settings and is currently in private practice as a therapist. He is the owner of a group therapy practice, Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC (www.kingsportcounseling,com) located in Kingsport, TN. He has also served as an adjunct instructor and internship supervisor at East Tennessee State University.


Julie Herres is the owner of GreenOak Accounting. The firm provides bookkeeping, accounting, CFO and tax services to mental health private practice owners throughout the United States. When Julie founded GreenOak Accounting she started working with a few therapists. Over time, more and more therapist referrals came in and she started noticing trends across the practices that were thriving. Based on those trends she developed success ratios as a way to quickly determine the health of a practice. Today, GreenOak Accounting’s focus on mental health private practice is intentional and geared towards helping business owners understand the story that their numbers are telling. Julie understands what’s involved in managing and growing a practice and is uniquely positioned to be a trusted advisor to clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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