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HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards. ...


Family Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, December 9, 2019

Family Therapy Techniques

Family therapy techniques are ways to address family conflict by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. This blog reviews the main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic and systematic....


Automatic Credit Card Processing and Billing for Therapists
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Automatic Credit Card Processing and Billing for Therapists

Automatic credit card processing for therapists (auto-payment collection) and auto invoicing are now available in TheraPlatform! Billing is a big part of running a private practice and sometimes the most time consuming. Think of all time one can spend on creating invoices and superbills, sending them to clients, posting payments and dealing with failed credit card payments. This time can easily add up to a few hours a week or even a day if you own a large practice. ...


Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse
  • Monday, October 14, 2019

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance abuse, is primarily used to help overcome ambivalence or resistance in hard-to-change behaviors. With its roots in client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing for substance abuse, does not teach specific techniques to overcome problems. As a result, it is often used in conjunction with other therapies as opposed to being the sole intervention. ...


Person Centered Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, October 7, 2019

Person Centered Therapy Techniques

Person centered therapy techniques aka client centered techniques, originally founded by Carl Rogers, put an emphasis on the client as an expert. It posits that people strive toward a state of self-actualization and therapy can help a client reach self-awareness. It is a therapist’s job to create the proper surroundings for a client to become a “fully functioning person”.Let’s look at some techniques a therapist uses in person-centered therapy. ...


Starting Private Practice in Counseling
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Starting Private Practice in Counseling

Starting a private practice in counseling or therapy requires not only clinicial experience but essential tools that will help therapists to start a private practice and run it smoothly as well....


Text appointment reminders
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Text appointment reminders

Text appointment reminders and a few new improvements are now available in TheraPlatform!! Text appointment reminders are a great way of reducing missed appointments in your private practice and keeping a steady flow of income....


Art Therapy Activities
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Art Therapy Activities

Art therapy activities offer many outstanding benefits with helping clients obtain their treatment goals. For children it can be difficult for them to verbalize their feelings; however, they can illustrate them clearly through their art therapy activities. This assists their therapists to identify deeper issues and help the children work through them. Here a few ideas of art therapy activities that can be utilized when working with both adults and children....


Four common misconceptions about encryption and encrypted email
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Four common misconceptions about encryption and encrypted email

Encryption is a very demonstrable safeguard you can use to protect your clients’ ePHI. No doubt you’ve heard about encrypted email, but do you understand enough about encryption to knowledgeably choose an encrypted email and web form service that will give your practice the level of protection it needs? ...


Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists
  • Monday, July 29, 2019

Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists

Teletherapy is growing! Here is the checklist of equipment, technology, documents and marketing for your teletherapy service....


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Latest Posts

  • HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards.

  • Family Therapy Techniques

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Family therapy techniques are ways to address family conflict by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. This blog reviews the main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic and systematic.

  • Automatic Credit Card Processing and Billing for Therapists

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Automatic credit card processing for therapists (auto-payment collection) and auto invoicing are now available in TheraPlatform! Billing is a big part of running a private practice and sometimes the most time consuming. Think of all time one can spend on creating invoices and superbills, sending them to clients, posting payments and dealing with failed credit card payments. This time can easily add up to a few hours a week or even a day if you own a large practice.

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