How to Use Your Email Newsletter
You want everyone to know that you are the therapist in the area to see. So, you’ve started collecting email addresses (or you will be in the near future), but you’re not sure how to create a must-read email newsletter? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re going to dive right into discussing how to make an email marketing campaign that turns prospective leads into clients and hopefully superstar referrers.Read More
Top Therapy Podcasts for 2019
If you’re like most of us, you probably spend a fair amount of time in the car or walking to work. While you love listening to the radio (who doesn’t, right?), maybe you’ve found yourself wondering if your commute time could be spent in a more fruitful and engaging way, something more meaningful than just listening to songs you’ve heard too many times before. Maybe you have some free time and you’re wondering what to do with it. Perhaps you have an upcoming trip planned and you’re wondering how you can occupy your time during that long car ride?
Well fret not–we have the answer: podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to turn what would be wasted time into a learning and engaging experience. As the new year rolls around, now is a great time to decide to dedicate more time to building your podcast listening library.Read More
Marketing Tips for Mental Health Professionals
This post has been guest-authored by Zencare as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Zencare at the bottom of this post.
For many therapists launching a new private practice, online marketing isn’t exactly top of mind. Finding an office space, getting malpractice insurance, and setting up a billing system? Definitely. But when it comes to getting that first client through the front door, virtual impressions matter.
Online marketing is an effective way to jumpstart your caseload– and if done well, it can attract new clients seeking a therapist with your specific expertise.Read More
Best Therapy Books
Books are a great way to learn from an absent teacher. Though there are an abundance of books intended for therapists, the best books for beginning therapists are those which help to make their clients feel better.
Foundational knowledge about the human condition and a broad view of the techniques which can alleviate suffering go hand-in-hand, which means that books for therapists in training are often great reads for lay people too. In this article, we’ll review ten of the best therapy books for therapists in training.Read More
An Overview of Health Psychology
This post has been authored by Robyn Pashby, Ph.D., Kelly Donahue, Ph.D., NTC, and Kris Morris, Ph.D. as part of our guest post series. Learn more about our three authors at the bottom of this post.
What is Health Psychology?
The American Psychological Association writes that “health psychologists study how patients handle illness, why some people don’t follow medical advice and the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits.” Health psychology is a unique branch of psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychosocial, psychobiological, and behavioral factors in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of illness, as well as the pursuit and maintenance of wellness. While in training, we typically study traditional psychopathology and developmental psychology as well as appetitive behaviors, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychophysiology, neuropsychology, epidemiology and more.Read More
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 online therapy options in your own private practice.Read More
This post has been authored by Pamela Hagues, LPC, CSOTP, CC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Pamela at the bottom of this post.
Therapeutic Interventions for Social Anxiety
Coming from an inpatient residential and community-based background for 15 years, as a clinician, I was used to providing mental health treatment for various populations with more complex issues than what the average individual copes with in society today. These clients typically received dual diagnoses such as depression and substance abuse, were trauma and abuse victims and several had even committed sexual offenses. So, after several years of working in these settings, I became experienced and knowledgeable and was ready to take that leap of faith into my own practice. I was prepared to serve clients in the ‘regular community’ after years of working in a more intense environment.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
This post has been authored by Stephanie Wijkstrom MS, LPC, NBCC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Stephanie at the bottom of this post.
Therapy Techniques for Effective Couples Counseling
One of the greatest challenges many therapists cite as a hurdle in working with couples is the thought that marriage counseling has to ‘blow up.’ We all know couples therapy is one of the more challenging types of therapy to provide. Marriage counselors are trained to enter the lion’s den of heated emotion. The conversations being had in the therapy office are between two, often hostile or detached people.
What the more seasoned therapists among us know is that the emotion of anger must be integrated into the therapy room. Anger is an effective tool that can be used to help the couple learn how to manage their conflict, emotions, and to further enhance their relationship.Read More