Private Practice Action Work Group (PPAWG)

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice in New York State, there are many challenges that are encountered as psychotherapists and business owners.

  • What do you like and dislike about being in private practice?
  • Do you like helping your clients and watching them grow?
  • How do you deal with the isolation?
  • Do you need a place to discuss changing laws and guidelines?


Look no further! The mission of the NASW-NYS Private Practice Action Workgroup (PPAWG) is to work collaboratively as one to discuss, advocate and problem solve professional concerns related to treating clients/patients in a private practice setting through professional support and as a unified group in order to promote change.

Whether you have a desire to learn about concerns related to private practice, or work as a private practitioner, you are welcome to join us. Please click here now to register for any upcoming meeting!


**ATTENTION! This group is currently seeking volunteers on a rotating, monthly basis to facilitate our monthly meetings. What better way to experience this group than to help lead it?

Have any questions? Please contact us now to inquire further, using the contact form provided below!

CLICK HERE NOW  to register for any upcoming Private Practice Action Work Group (PPAWG) meeting!
CLICK HERE  to register for Requirements for Clinical Record-Keeping: From the Basic to the Complicated

Mark Your Calendar! We meet on the third Friday of each month at 10:00am EST.


Group Facilitator

Kalli Kontos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II). She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a “Become a Love and Logic Parent” Independent Facilitator instructor. Kalli has over 25 years’ experience as a Therapist, Administrator, Trainer, Field Instructor, and Business owner/Consultant. She has treated clients with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), and Addictions. Kalli also specializes in Anger Management Treatment and conducts Impaired Driving Evaluations for New York Stat. Kalli has also worked in the capacity of a Human Resource Manager/Office Manager. She has a certificate in Human Resource Management and was a member of the Long Island Society of Human Resources Management. Kalli speaks fluent Greek. She understands the culture and is available to service the Greek-American Community of Long Island, New York.

For more information about the services Kalli offers, she may be reached at

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