What else should I be doing when I first open my practice?
I recommend the following :
Join a professional organization. I highly recommend the National Guild of Hypnotists. They are the oldest and largest hypnosis organization and they have an amazing yearly convention in August that brings together some of the worlds leading hypnotists and the latest information in the profession. There are other organizations as well that you can easily find by searching online.
Join the National Federation of Hypnotists Union. The union protects our right to practice hypnosis.
Obtain General and Professional liability insurance. Ask Me if you have questions about this.
Obtain a State business license and also ones for counties and cities if they are required where you do business.
Include an Information Disclosure to all clients.
If you have other questions on becoming a hypnotherapist please ask me, I'd be happy to answer them. And on that note, here's another related question I get asked all the time :