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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....


DAP notes
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020

DAP notes

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

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 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. ...


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....


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  • Family Therapy Activities

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Family therapy activities and techniques will be covered in this blog post. No one has more influence on a person’s development than their family. Unfortunately, that can be both a blessing and a curse. When family members contribute to someone’s difficulties, we may require their assistance to help make the situation better. That is when we can turn to family therapy and use your family therapy techniques to come up with family therapy activities.. Although family therapy has many theoretical orientations, it shares the basic belief that family dynamics have the power to help solve problems. Here are some of the most well-known and effective family therapy techniques and a few family therapy activities:

  • Therapy Activities and Icebreakers

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    This blog will review therapy activities and icebreakers for new pediatric clients in one on one or group sessions. Whether in person or via telehealth, an initial meeting with a new client can make you feel a certain type of anxious. Though there may be some guilt around “wasting” time getting to know the client and building rapport prior to getting to the meat of the therapy, the research actually says that taking the time to build a strong relationship with your client is likely more important than any specific therapy task. Here are 10 fun therapy activities.

  • Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    This blog will review anxiety counseling techniques that counselors and therapists can apply when treating individuals during the current coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus has obvious physical health implications but it has also brought along with it significant anxiety problems. Not only are people afraid of catching COVID-19 but the resulting restrictions have led to worries about finances, education, and the future. For mental health professionals, the challenge is to help people cope effectively with their anxiety issues. Here are suggestions on what counseling techniques can be considered to assist the anxious client.

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