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. […]Read More
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.
How to Select the Best Mental Health Practice Software for Your Practice Choosing mental health software for electronic health records (EHR) can be tricky. There are many things to consider when determining if a product is right for your practice’s needs. From practice size to growth trajectory to deciding to do your own billing–every detail […]Read More
Simplified & Printable Superbills & CMS 1500 Forms To Save You Time
In this post, we’re doing a deep dive into two billing words you’ll hear often as a therapist in private practice: superbills and CMS-1500 forms. We’ll be outlining what superbills and CMS 1500 forms are, while also explaining what purpose both of these documents serve in your private practice and in the medical billing world at large.
For many therapists, generating superbills for clients and printing claims forms (CMS-1500, formerly known as HCFA) serve as the backbone of their income, meaning that efficiency and reduced costs in this area, can have a significant impact on their practice and sanity.Read More
Tips to Increase Client Referrals for Your Private Practice
A lot goes into building a business and because your private practice is a business before anything else, it is no different. In fact, we think it might require even a tad bit more effort to build a successful private practice than it would your run of the mill retailer.
Building a successful private practice means creating a trusting and lasting connection with your clients. You’re not selling a product they can buy anywhere, you’re selling a service that is personalized to their needs. Because of this niche category that therapy services fall into, building a strategy for growth is not as clear cut as it is in other industries.
However, this does not mean it’s not possible. In this post, we’re going to be outlining initiatives you can take to increase your client referrals and build a solid client referral strategy to build your private therapy practice.Read More
How To Save Time & Resources: Go Paperless
Going paperless at your therapy private practice might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Having the right tools and processes in place before you begin transitioning to a paperless practice can save you both time and headache. Not to mention, taking the time to go paperless now will help set your private practice up for future success in the future.
How to Maintain HIPAA Compliant Psychotherapy Notes
HIPAA compliance is a topic that is always on a therapist’s mind–after all, it impacts almost every aspect of running a private practice. Not only is HIPAA important for protecting clients’ rights, but it also grants therapists powerful protections as well.
The most common questions we get here at TheraNest, often have to do with HIPAA compliance–especially as it pertains to psychotherapy note-taking.
In this post, we’re discussing the HIPAA privacy rule and how it applies to your notes, including both progress and psychotherapy (or process) notes.Read More
Top Psychology Magazines and Journals for Therapists
The field of psychology is fast-paced and constantly changing. Though this makes it an exciting field to study, staying up to date on the continuously evolving research can often prove to be overwhelming.
Doing a simple Google search for psychology magazines and journals returns hundreds of results and often leaves you wondering– “where do I even begin?” With thousands of new articles and papers being published each year in hundreds of different psychology journals and magazines, being well-read and up-to-date almost seems an impossible task.
Here at TheraNest we wanted to make it easier for you to stay on top of the research you need to know, that’s why we collected eight publications covering different aspects of the field of psychology that we think you should consider reading. Whether you are looking for a light read on topics that interest you or a deep dive into research-heavy perspectives, there is something for you on this list.Read More
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.Read More
Counseling Software Features To Grow Your Practice Counseling software programs are revolutionizing the way mental care professionals maintain and grow their business. They can effectively organize a practice with sophisticated but easy to use tools. You would no longer need several solutions for documentation such as text documents in Word or spreadsheets in Excel. Counseling […]Read More