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Private Practice Marketing
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Private Practice Marketing

Private practice marketing is something that psychotherapists, counselors and therapists did not study at school as they go to school to learn to help people. Although the idea of marketing is distasteful to some, the fact is that you can’t perform counseling if you don’t get people in the door. Luckily, getting clients for your private practice is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some marketing strategies tips and ideas for therapists to help you with your private practice marketing....


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....


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

Starting a Private Practice in Counseling

Starting a private practice in counseling requires not only clinical experience but essential tools that will help counselor or therapists to start a private practice and run it smoothly as well. Business plan, space, communication, record keeping, billing, forms, procedures and more are all necessary when starting a private practice in counseling. ...


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....


Resistance in Therapy
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Resistance in Therapy

Resistance in therapy can be complicated. Learn what are signs of resistance in therapy and how therapists can address resistance....


Psychotherapy Notes
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Psychotherapy Notes

Psychotherapy notes are therapy notes that hold legal protections behind what was written. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about psychotherapy notes: definition, difference between SOAP notes, purpose and legal protection. ...


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  • Private Practice Marketing

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Private practice marketing is something that psychotherapists, counselors and therapists did not study at school as they go to school to learn to help people. Although the idea of marketing is distasteful to some, the fact is that you can’t perform counseling if you don’t get people in the door. Luckily, getting clients for your private practice is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some marketing strategies tips and ideas for therapists to help you with your private practice marketing.

  • DAP notes

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    DAP Notes aka Data, Assessment and Plan Notes are progress notes that follow a very specific format to help clinicians to organize their notes. Let’s explore a few DAP note examples and tips. These examples will help you quickly review each part of DAP.

  • 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.

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