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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?...


How to Reduce No Shows in Your Private Practice: Winning the No-Show Battle: Boundaries and Alternatives Rule!
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

How to Reduce No Shows in Your Private Practice: Winning the No-Show Battle: Boundaries and Alternatives Rule!

Winning the No-Show Battle: Boundaries and Alternatives Rule! Tips on reducing no shows and cancellations in private practice. ...


Intake Form Follows Function: Finding Intake Forms That Work For Your Practice
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Intake Form Follows Function: Finding Intake Forms That Work For Your Practice

Building Intake Forms for Mental Health, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Telehealth...


New in TheraPlatform: More practice management and EHR features supporting both in office and telehealth visits!
  • Friday, August 31, 2018

New in TheraPlatform: More practice management and EHR features supporting both in office and telehealth visits!

We hope you had a great summer! We had a very busy summer here at TheraPlatform, developing new and innovative features. We also made few updates to our current features to make your practice as efficient as possible....


Adapting Client Centered Therapy to the Teletherapy Approach
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018

Adapting Client Centered Therapy to the Teletherapy Approach

Learn all about how you can adapt the classic principles of client centered therapy to the modality of teletherapy....


Insurance, Telehealth and You
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

Insurance, Telehealth and You

You’ve chosen HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform and delineated the process for adding teletherapy services to your practice, there’s one more question you need to ask: "How will I get paid?"...


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....


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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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