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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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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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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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Podcasts You Should Be Listening to - TheraNest Blog

Therapy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019

Top Therapy Podcasts for 2019

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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How to Stay HIPAA Compliant in the World of Social Media

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant in the World of Social Media This post has been guest-authored by Atlantic.net as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Atlantic.net at the bottom of this post. While health companies need to take great pains to make sure they are in HIPAA compliance, which includes all the […]

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5 Tips To Make Your Online Presence Pop as a Therapist

Marketing Tips for Mental Health Professionals  

This post has been guest-authored by Zencare as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Zencare at the bottom of this post.

For many therapists launching a new private practice, online marketing isn’t exactly top of mind. Finding an office space, getting malpractice insurance, and setting up a billing system? Definitely. But when it comes to getting that first client through the front door, virtual impressions matter.  

Online marketing is an effective way to jumpstart your caseload– and if done well, it can attract new clients seeking a therapist with your specific expertise.

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Staying Safe and Relevant as a Therapist | TheraNest Blog

From the Couch to the Screen

Staying Safe and Relevant in 2019

This post has been authored by Tiffany Chhuom MSW, MPH, CDP-T, LSWAIC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Tiffany at the bottom of this post.

Hi there! My name is Tiffany Chhuom and I’m a therapist, researcher, and the owner of EthTech: a consulting firm on technology and ethics for mental health professionals.  Following some recent events here in the Seattle area, I’ve decided to take some steps personally to feel safer while interacting with people online and via smartphones. I hope you will consider taking these steps as well to protect yourself and your clients; and to maintain compliance with laws and regulations.

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Lessons Learned From My First Private Practice | TheraNest Blog

A Few Things I Know for Sure

Lessons Learned From My First Private Practice

This post has been authored by Elizabeth Shoop, LPC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Elizabeth at the bottom of this post.

On December 8, 2014, the testing center attendant casually handed me the piece of paper and wished me a nice day before turning to her other tasks.  It was just a regular day for her. For me, it was a landmark moment. I passed the licensure exam, and would soon be fully credentialed to embark on the adventure of opening my own private practice.   This document affirmed that I had what it took in terms of clinical skill and ethical knowledge to serve my clients well. Yet, I stood under the shadow of a looming question; did I have what it would take to run a business? Could I really be a successful entrepreneur?  I had that roller coaster feeling, like when you’re lurching up the track toward the crest of the first hill, without a view of what’s ahead.

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10 Books Every New Therapist Should Read | TheraNest Blog

10 Books Every New Therapist Should Read

Best Therapy Books

Books are a great way to learn from an absent teacher. Though there are an abundance of books intended for therapists, the best books for beginning therapists are those which help to make their clients feel better.

Foundational knowledge about the human condition and a broad view of the techniques which can alleviate suffering go hand-in-hand, which means that books for therapists in training are often great reads for lay people too. In this article, we’ll review ten of the best therapy books for therapists in training.

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