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Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real
  • Monday, March 11, 2019

Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real

Informed Consent Forms for mental health providers and therapists providing telehealth services such as online therapy can be a real struggle. Here are tips for informed consent forms. ...


Beyond the Preparation: 4 Ways to Launch Your Teletherapy (Telehealth) Practice
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beyond the Preparation: 4 Ways to Launch Your Teletherapy (Telehealth) Practice

You’ve done the training on telehealth and you’re ready to offer telehealth (teletherapy) services. What’s next? Here are 4 ways of launching teletherapy (online therapy) practice....


Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability

The practice of telemental health is rapidly growing. As its popularity and availability increase, the expectations for its practice grow with it. ...


The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The 5 Big Benefits of Telemental Health

Telemental health such as online therapy (teletherapy) has been proven to be effective by research. Here are the benefits of teletherapy. ...


Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Crunched for Time? Try Concurrent Documentation

Concurrent documentation is a method of writing notes, e.g. SOAP notes during session with active input from the client. This approach is applied by mental health providers, SLPs, OTs and PTs in private practice....


Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?

Is telemental health such us telepsychology, online counseling, online therapy or teletherapy even effective? What researchers say about telemental health?...


Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fitting Telemental Health into Your Practice

So, now you know what telehealth, and more specifically, telemental health, is. The question now is, how can you use it in your practice? ...


Telemental Health – What’s All the Buzz About?
  • Monday, December 10, 2018

Telemental Health – What’s All the Buzz About?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about telehealth or telemental health. You might be a little put off by the idea of virtual service delivery. You might even be a little curious. So, what is all the buzz about?...


Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teletherapy
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teletherapy

Many clients with psychological or behavioral health issues also have concurrent comorbid medical conditions that prevent in-person therapy services. Today, teletherapy approaches can be used to help any client, anywhere, no matter what barriers might otherwise be present. Therapists and counselors are learning new ways to adapt old methods to the teletherapy approach. If your favored modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will be happy to know that it can be easily adapted to teletherapy....


How to Build the Therapeutic Relationship in the Teletherapy Modality
  • Monday, April 2, 2018

How to Build the Therapeutic Relationship in the Teletherapy Modality

Research shows the therapeutic relationship is essential for successful client outcomes in therapy. It helps to retain clients in the setting, adds to their motivation, promotes their disclosures, and allows for a safe space to do the therapy work. In the traditional, face-to-face model of counseling, the therapeutic alliance is built in small and larger ways through multiple components of the therapeutic process. ...


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Latest Posts

  • Do You Use SOAP note? Decoding the Therapy Notes

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Therapy notes such as progress notes or SOAP notes are probably one of the most tedious and confusing things we, therapists do. Review the format and tips on writing therapy notes.

  • Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    Informed Consent Forms for mental health providers and therapists providing telehealth services such as online therapy can be a real struggle. Here are tips for informed consent forms.

  • The Superbill: What It Is and Why You Need It

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    A superbill is a document that contains all of the information necessary for an insurance to make a decision on reimbursement for health expenses incurred by a client. What’s in the superbill and why you need one?

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