Sorry for asking two questions at once - I'm new and have lots of questions! Just wondering if any PMHNP's have opened their own private practice? It's something I'm very interested in (mental health) but would eventually want to either open my own office or work in an office with other mental health NP's/MD's. What are the challenges associated with it? Is the income steady? What is the average income vs working in a hospital or clinic. Is it hard to find a position working in an established mental health office vs just opening you own? When working with other MD's, are you paid a salary or can you work in an ownership-type model where you get either a share of the entire proceeds or the entire profit from the clients you see?
Thanks for any info!