Howard Baumgarten LPC is the founder of Smart Practice Central. The product of a business minded family, Mr. Baumgarten has served the Denver, Colorado community in his own successful private practice for nearly 15 years, learning first hand many of the “secrets” to a successful business in practice. Over 20 years of clinical experience has helped Howard masterfully merge the concepts and high standards of clinical practice with solid business principles. As a former Director for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc, he helped recruit, manage, and build Colorado’s largest private group mental health practice, and is currently consulting business owners in clinical practices. Since 2005, he has lectured at the University of Colorado’s Graduate Counseling Program, teaching a course on the establishment, development, and maintenance of clinical practice. Since 2008, Howard has provided wellness trainings in the corporate environment for Cigna Behavioral health. He travels the country speaking and training professionals on topics that create and maintain practices and programs that are successful and sustainable. Howard’s warmth and passion combines with creative solutions and practical advice in teaching practitioners of all kinds sound business solutions for their environment!