How to Prepare for Your First Telehealth Appointment
Preparing for your first Telehealth session doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about getting started with online therapy in one simple infographic. Our infographic provides useful information for both providers and clients as they prepare for their first online session.Read More
This post has been authored by Hannah Shamji as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Hannah at the bottom of this post.
3 Ways to Create More Effective Copy for Your Therapy Website
When was the last time you tweaked your website copy?
Are you the type to fiddle with your copy every other week? For your (sanity’s) sake, I hope you’re not spending precious time editing and then re-editing your website copy when you could be using that time to focus on your clients. every week.
If you are, I get it. A question to ask yourself, though, is this: is all that tweaking translating into more potential clients contacting me through my website?
For most of my clients, the answer is no.Read More
How to Start Offering Teletherapy (Online Therapy)
Are you thinking of offering online therapy, also called teletherapy, to your clients? Are you currently drowning in a ton of questions, such as:
- Is telethrepy or online therapy a good idea?
- Is it even possible legally to offer therapy services online?
- Can you offer online therapy service in addition to your established brick-and-mortar private practice?
- If you do offer online therapy, how do you get started?
- How do you find clients for online therapy?
- What tools do you need to “meet” with online therapy clients?
If you’re currently searching for the answers to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to discuss the most important things to consider about online therapy, including whether it’s the right choice for you and how exactly to get started. Let’s dive right in.Read More
ICD-10 Codes Used By Therapists
Insurance billing is no easy task. It is made even more confusing by the vast amount of terminology (and acronyms) used for even the most simple of tasks. There are thousands of codes you have to juggle — CPT, ICD-10, and DSM 5, just for starters. It is easy to choose the wrong code but it can be a costly mistake. In this post, we’re breaking down and defining what ICD, DSM, and CPT mean and how you, as a therapist, use them every day.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
The Private Practice’s Guide to Marketing Automation
Marketing automation allows you to do everything from engaging prospective clients on the need for mental health services to reminding current clients of upcoming appointments. There’s a misperception that marketing automation is only for big practices, but I’d argue that marketing automation is even more useful for small to medium practices where staff and other resources are limited. Automating your marketing allows you to stretch your reach without constantly performing the same tedious day to day tasks that business growth requires. In this post, we’ll explain how to get started with marketing automation for private practice.Read More
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.Read More
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