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How I Practice with Dr. Aaron Dodini

How I Practice… with Dr. Dodini

The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity. The How I Practice series asks therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners to share their successes, shortcuts, routines, and more.

Have someone you want to see featured or questions you think we should ask? Let us know here!

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8 Automated Emails to Send to Your Therapy Clients - TheraNest Blog

8 Automated Emails to Send to Your Therapy Clients

8 Automated Emails You Should Always Send

Sending automated emails is one of the best strategies to stay top of mind with your therapy clients. But if you’re new to the world of email marketing, you may not know which emails to send and when.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the most important automated emails that you should always send to your clients and why. Let’s get started.

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7 Advantages to Offering Online Counseling - TheraNest Blog

7 Advantages to Offering Online Counseling

This post has been authored by Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, MA, LPC-S as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Valerie at the bottom of this post.

How To Become an Online Therapist

The world of Online Counseling! It has so many different names–Tele Mental Health/Tele Counseling, etc. It can be confusing, at best, to determine if Online Counseling will be a good fit for you and your small business (aka private practice).  There are so many misconceptions, misunderstandings, and just plain old mistakes when it comes to deciding whether to offer Online Counseling and my goal is to address them here. So, take a moment to sit back, relax, and discover the top 7 advantages of offering Online Counseling.

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The Part-Time Therapist's Guide to Private Practice - TheraNest Blog

The Part Time Therapist’s Guide to Private Practice

Building a Private Practice as a Part-Time Counselor or Therapist

Many therapists have the goal of opening up a private practice and working for themselves exclusively. It’s quite a sense of accomplishment, and a dream realized when you finally hang your shingle for the first time.

However, that dream quickly turns into a nightmare when you realize that things aren’t going quite as you planned. Building up a list of regular clients can take a long time. There may be a huge influx of new clients one month and a head-scratching amount of cancellations the next. But the bills still come every month and demand to be paid.

It may prove financially impossible to bootstrap your own private practice without working full time to supplement your income. But here’s the good news:

You can start your therapy practice part-time.

By working as a part-time therapist, you will likely avoid many of the financial problems that full-time private practitioners face. In this guide, we’ll discuss the most important things to know before becoming a part-time therapist. But first, let’s look at the major benefits you’ll gain by working as a part-time therapist.

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2017 in Review: TheraNest’s Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year

A Year in Review: Top Blog Posts of 2017

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on what’s been happening on the TheraNest blog over the past year. 2017 has been a very exciting and busy year for us, we’ve published over 30 articles ranging in subject from SEO for your therapy website to figuring out how to take a vacation with your busy schedule. Not only that, but we’ve also launched a guest posting series that we’re excited to keep building on in 2018.

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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Therapy Podcast

What to Expect when Starting a Therapy Podcast

Have you ever thought of starting a therapy podcast as an extra resource for your clients?

At first glance, it may not seem like a natural leap to go from professional listener to podcast speaker. However, podcasts are actually growing in popularity in the mental health community as more therapists discover the value of sharing their expertise with a podcast audience.

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How to Blog for Your Private Practice When You Have No Time and No Ideas

How to Start a Blog for Your Private Practice

Everyone’s granted the same 24 hours in a day, but as a therapist, you need at least 25. Between seeing clients, running a small business, marketing your services, and attempting to have a personal life, you don’t have much time to devote to blogging. You know you need to blog for your private practice (or at least that’s what you’ve heard), but it’s so hard to find the time to actually sit down and write.

Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’ll tackle in this post: How to blog when you have absolutely no time in your schedule to do it. But before we go into the how, let’s talk about the why. Why should you even make time to blog? Is it enough to have a website?

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How to Improve Your Website (and Get More Appointments!)

Get More Appointments Through Your Website

As a private practitioner operating in the 21st century, your most effective marketing tool is your therapy website. While offline efforts, such as printed flyers, billboards, and radio ads, still play an important role in marketing your mental health services, it’s essential that you focus on online strategies as well. Not only will you reach out to new people through your website, but you can also gently nudge those new people to book an appointment with you right away. Billboards and radio ads can’t get immediate bookings, but your website can!

Below, we’ll discuss how to optimize your website to increase your appointment bookings. Let’s get started.

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5 Key Strategies for Starting and Growing a Successful Private Practice

Tips on how to start and grow your private practice

You’ve finally started your private practice, now what? Building a successful private practice has more steps than you may have imagined—not only do you have to be a good clinician, but you also have to be a savvy entrepreneur. So whether you’re getting your practice off the ground or you’re looking to grow your already established private practice, here are key strategies you can use to ensure the success of your business.  

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7 Marketing Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Avoid These Marketing Mistakes as a Therapist

You’ve trained as a clinician, not marketer. But when you’re in private practice, you must wear several hats—and one of those hats reads “marketing manager.”

What do you need to know to effectively market your therapy services?

Below, we’ll take a look at the most common mistakes that many well-meaning therapists make, along with useful marketing tips you can implement right away. Let’s get started.

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