This paper focuses on the failure of psychotherapy in private practice, classifying the lapses
in the practice resulting to the unimportance in the practice among Nigerian Clinical
Psychologist. It also defines the practical roles of the Psychologist in enhancement of the
practice. This paper relied on books and oral interviews as source of information in the
course of development. It argued that no time is late that psychotherapeutic practice can be
encouraged and sustained in Nigeria, outlining the steps in order to achieve this objectives.
This paper will provide valuable information regarding learning, knowledge and answer the
question which a lot of young Psychologist has been asking “is there a hope for us in this our
profession”. Hence the findings will be useful in policy making, therapeutic purposes and
bases for further research.