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2020 Updated CPT Codes for Mental Health Therapists

Each year, the American Medical Association (AMA) releases updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set. The panel that’s responsible for the project aims to update the list to account for advances in technology and medical knowledge as well as best practices that have made their way to the forefront each year. The 2020 […]

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Podcasts You Should Be Listening to - TheraNest Blog

Therapy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2020

Top Therapy Podcasts (for therapists) in 2020

If you’re like most of us, you probably spend a fair amount of time in the car or walking to work. While you love listening to the radio (who doesn’t, right?), maybe you’ve found yourself wondering if your commute time could be spent in a more fruitful and engaging way, something more meaningful than just listening to songs you’ve heard too many times before. Maybe you have some free time and you’re wondering what to do with it. Perhaps you have an upcoming trip planned and you’re wondering how you can occupy your time during that long car ride?

Well fret not–we have the answer: podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to turn what would be wasted time into a learning and engaging experience. As the new year rolls around, now is a great time to decide to dedicate more time to building your podcast listening library.

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Tips to Improve Your Practice’s Insurance Billing in the New Year

Insurance billing is never anyone’s favorite aspect of running a private practice, but is a necessary part of the process. The start of a new year is the perfect time to brush up on your know-how so that you can put your practice in the best position to thrive this year. Staying fresh in your […]

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Why FaceTime Should Absolutely Never Be Used for Teletherapy

 The short answer? No! Unlike the secure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth video platform provided by TheraNest, Apple’s FaceTime is not HIPAA compliant and therefore should never be used to see clients or complete telehealth sessions. Safety, security, and professionalism are all factors that should be considered when determining what platform you will use to see your […]

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6 Mental Health Quotes that Will Inspire Your Clients

We all have our favorite quotes from authors, poets, and historical figures that we pull out when the time calls. Whether they are validating, inspiring, or grounding, cherished quotes can serve as a form of self care to bring us back into the moment as we move through life’s challenges. For your clients, a few […]

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5 Improvements You Can Make to Your SEO Strategy

This post has been authored by Dr. P. Forrest Talley as part of our guest post series and is Part II in a series to help therapists get the most out of their marketing and SEO strategy. Learn more about Dr. Talley at the bottom of this post. After reading part I of this series, […]

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SEO for therapists

Five Powerful Ways To Improve Your Website And Get More Patients (Part 1)

This post has been authored by Dr. P. Forrest Talley as part of our guest post series and is Part I in a series to help therapists get the most out of their marketing and SEO. Learn more about Dr. Talley at the bottom of this post. Owning a private practice means you depend on […]

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A Therapist's Guide to Email Newsletters

Therapists and Email: How to Effectively Use Your Email Newsletter

How to Use Your Email Newsletter

You want everyone to know that you are the therapist in the area to see. So, you’ve started collecting email addresses (or you will be in the near future), but you’re not sure how to create a must-read email newsletter? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re going to dive right into discussing how to make an email marketing campaign that turns prospective leads into clients and hopefully superstar referrers.

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What Therapists Need to Know About HIPAA Compliant Communications

This post has been authored by Anabeli Fernandez, Marketing Manager at Hushmail, as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Anabeli at the bottom of this post. As a therapist, you have the privilege of being allowed into your clients’ private lives where you are entrusted with personal information that must remain confidential. […]

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3 Common Mistakes Therapists Make with Their Therapy Clients

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes with Your Clients

Do you remember when you first set up your practice? You probably didn’t know if you would be able to get any therapy clients and once you did you wondered if they would stay. Eventually, clients streamed in either through your marketing efforts or through referrals and now that your schedule is full,  you’ve noticed that not every client is the same. Some clients show up early and prepared for every appointment, some show up late, and some don’t show up at all. You know that life happens, but you don’t want one client’s ‘bad behavior’ in and out of appointments to continue and affect your work or your other clients. While managing clients and client expectations can be a difficult task it is something that’s necessary to your practice. Whether you’re new to practicing or not there are a few common management mistakes you should avoid making with each and every one of your clients to make sure your valuable time goes where it’s needed most.

 

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