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Top Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is popular for its practical system of techniques that are highly effective in treating a wide variety of mental health issues — including PTSD, depression, phobias, and other significant problems. But it’s not just for those who suffer serious illnesses. Anyone who wants to better deal with stress and change their […]

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Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

In an effort to increase access to remote medical services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has recently announced that they will exercise enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements of HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith […]

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Getting Started with Telehealth

The Complete Telehealth Guide for Therapists

Have you thought about offering telehealth sessions at your private practice? Given the rising popularity of telehealth in all areas of medicine, the answer is likely yes. In this guide, we’ll not only provide you the background you need to understand telehealth’s growing demand, but we’ll also dive into what you need to know so you can start offering teletherapy options in your own private practice.   

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Non Directive Play Therapy Techniques

Non-directive play therapy is a counseling method that empowers children to communicate their thoughts and feelings through the use of toys and play. It’s based on the idea that play is the way young children between ages three and twelve process and express what they may not be able to put into words. This therapy […]

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Avoid Coronavirus-Related Cancellations and No Shows with Telehealth

With concerns about Coronavirus and the flu going around, there are multiple reasons why clients may feel tempted to cancel their appointments with your practice. Clients who feel a little under the weather may prefer to stay home to avoid passing on germs to you and others. As more schools close or encourage sick kids […]

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Tips for Therapists to Survive Health Insurance Deductible Season

At the start of the insurance plan year, deductibles reset so many people are responsible for out-of-pocket payments to healthcare providers. Most plans operate on a calendar year, so the “deductible season” generally starts on January 1st. Billing clients in the first few months of the year is tricky because you don’t know if they’ve […]

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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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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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