In California, there are lots of organizations that hire clinical counselors such as schools, non-profit organizations, hospitals, local government and all of these organizations has clients who need counseling services already so the clinician doesn't have to "drum" up their own clients. In fact, the most common setting where the clinician needs to find their own clients is probably going into private practice.
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i work for a large organizations so my clients are provided to me which is nice. However, if you’re speaking about acquiring clients in terms of private practice, marketing yourself is extremely important. You can do this through websites, social media, psychology today and almost making your own brand.
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