What are Insurance Panels?
Are you interested in getting on insurance panels, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll navigate through the steps you need to take to get credentialed with insurance companies.Read More
Create a Simple and Effective Welcome Package
Are you finding that you have a hard time keeping clients coming back? Are the administrative facets of your practice in a state of disarray? Could those things be related? We think that they are and we want to help you consolidate so that your clients experience is engaging, efficient and memorable.Read More
Improve Client Confidentiality in Your Practice
Is your private practice private? Can your clients feel safe in your office? As a mental health practitioner, you’re tasked with protecting your clients’ confidentiality, and that can be daunting. The following tips will help you improve privacy for your clients in your office setting.Read More
Should You Accept Gifts from Your Clients?
As a therapist, you have your share of ethical dilemmas to weed through. And with the holidays on your heels, you’re probably staring one dilemma in the face right now: should you accept client gifts?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick and easy answer to this question. The answer exists in the ethical gray area and must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The good news is that we can shine some light on the issue. In this post, we’ll discuss what’s appropriate and ethical. Let’s get started.Read More
How to Handle No Shows and Cancellations
In a client-centric profession like therapy, no shows and cancellations can dramatically affect your bottom line. You probably only schedule a few appointments each day, so when one of those appointments cancels or doesn’t show up, it can be hard to recover financially. Each missed appointment can represent $100 or more in lost revenue. Multiply that by how many appointments you miss each month, and it could be in the thousands.
Let’s talk about how to minimize cancellations and no shows by implementing a policy and a set of procedures.Read More
9 Easy Ways to Build Trust with Your Clients
As a therapist, it’s practically part of your job description to build trust with your client. How else will they open up to you if they don’t trust you?
The good news is, you can develop trust with your client from their very first encounter with your practice, even before. Below, let’s discuss the top nine strategies for inspiring confidence in your private therapy practice.Read More
Market Your New Services to Existing Clients
You’ve created a new service for your private practice and, like everyone else, you’re obsessed with getting new clients. It’s an endless effort to bring in fresh faces and convince them to try your services. Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you don’t, but you never stop trying.
What if I were to tell you that there’s an entire group of people you’re missing with your marketing? These are people who have proven that they will buy from you, but they aren’t given the time of day with your current marketing plan.
That’s right– I’m talking about your existing clients.
Your existing clients are more valuable than the prospective ones. Existing clients already trust you and will buy from you if you let them.Read More
Educate Prospective Clients on the Need for Mental Health Services
You entered the mental health field to help folks who need your services, but sometimes you encounter a block. Whether you’re combating a social stigma attached to receiving mental help or helping someone justify the cost of self-pay therapy, you have your work cut out for you. In order to build your client base, breaking down these walls means avoiding a few common private practice mistakes.Read More
Should You Implement a Self-Pay Strategy?
Interested in implementing a private-pay strategy for your private practice? At first glance, the idea seems to teeter on blasphemy. Is it really possible to not accept insurance and deal only with self-paying clients 100% of the time?
The answer is yes. In fact, it’s a growing trend that a lot of practices are now embracing – forgoing managed care for a more direct relationship with clients.
Of course, there are pros and cons to a self-pay strategy. Below, we’ll dive into the particulars and help you decide if this strategy will work best for your private practice. Let’s discuss the pros first.Read More