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
How to Choose Your Private Practice’s Office Space
How do you find the right office for your private practice?
It can be daunting to find a space that accommodates both your clients and your budget. In the following post, we’ll discuss what to look for when choosing an office space specifically for your private therapy practice.Read More
Self-Care Tips for Therapists and Counselors
Are you taking care of yourself?
When you dedicate your life to helping others, it takes a toll. Burnout is real, especially in the mental health field. If you’re not careful, you can marginalize yourself to the point where you end up marginalizing others, specifically your clients.
To be the best version of yourself, self-care is necessary.
In this post, we’ll discuss easy, but essential, ways to prevent burnout and contribute to your overall wellbeing. Let’s get started.
How to Create Meaningful Business Cards
The hardest part of running a practice for many people is knowing how to market the business. Marketing is a fickle friend and there’s always something new you need to know, tools you need to buy, and social media platforms you need to join. While we encourage you to stay up to date on all those things, we also want to suggest that you invest in having a business card. It may sound a bit old fashioned but trust us, you’ll want to take this step.Read More
What are Insurance Panels?
Are you interested in getting on insurance panels, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll navigate through the steps you need to take to get credentialed with insurance companies.Read More
Create a Simple and Effective Welcome Package
Are you finding that you have a hard time keeping clients coming back? Are the administrative facets of your practice in a state of disarray? Could those things be related? We think that they are and we want to help you consolidate so that your clients experience is engaging, efficient and memorable.Read More
Create a Website for Your Private Practice
It’s the 21st century, and you need a website for your private practice.
But you’re procrastinating because you’re not quite sure what elements to include on your website. You’re probably wondering:
- Which pages will make the most significant impact?
- How do you create content that turns first-time visitors into clients?
Overwhelmed? You’ve come to the right place. Let’s discuss how to create the perfect website for private practice.Read More
Improve Client Confidentiality in Your Practice
Is your private practice private? Can your clients feel safe in your office? As a mental health practitioner, you’re tasked with protecting your clients’ confidentiality, and that can be daunting. The following tips will help you improve privacy for your clients in your office setting.Read More
Hiring an Accountant for Your Private Practice
Do you dread the idea of handling and reconciling your business finances?
That’s because you’re a therapist and not an accountant. But when you hang your shingle in private practice, you also become a small business, and bookkeeping becomes a big concern.
That big concern can snowball into an even bigger concern if you don’t have a system for handling it. You need a strategy for managing your business finances and sometimes the best solution is to hire someone else to do it.
While you’re busy doing what you love, why not hire someone else to do the things you don’t love?
But before you start working with an accountant, there are a few things you need to consider. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of hiring an accountant along with the best practices to follow.Read More
Should You Offer a Sliding Scale?
If you’re looking for one guaranteed way to make a therapist cringe, ask about sliding scales. Specifically:
- Do you offer a sliding scale?
- Why don’t you offer it?
- Should you offer it?
- What is an appropriate minimum rate for a sliding scale?
- How do you decide who deserves reduced rates?
Cringing yet? No doubt, these types of questions are maddening. But these are the very questions you must ask yourself because eventually, someone else will ask them of you.
When you delve into the topic of sliding scales, be prepared for both ardent supporters and passionate opponents.
In this post, we won’t take a hard stance for or against sliding scales, but we will go over the pros and cons of implementing one in your private practice. We’ll discuss how to determine if this system is the right option for you and your clients. And finally, we’ll also provide you with excellent alternatives to the sliding scale model if you’re still uncomfortable with the idea of reduced rates.
First, let’s start with a quick definition of sliding scales.Read More