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Creating and Sustaining a Workplace Culture for Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on November 13, 2019

One of the greatest benefits of working in a group practice is the culture and the connections that clinicians can get make with their clients—and these are things that they may not get the chance to experience as a solo practitioner. A healthy workplace culture also seeps into the work that clinicians do with their clients in addition to the reputation that the group practice has in the community and the overall health of the business. So, how do we create a space for the clinicians in our practice that promotes a positive workplace culture, aligns with the vision of our business, and allows clients to connect with our practice on a deeper level than ever before?

Are You Hating Your Practice?
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on November 6, 2019

We jump into private practice with hope, joy, and a real belief that we’ll have a different kind of life. For many of us, that freedom and joy is readily available. We do our good clinical work, we collect payment or insurance reimbursements, we manage the logistics, and we enjoy our lives.

Should I Accept EAPs in My Private Practice?
By Dr. Ajita Robinson on October 30, 2019

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP), also referred to as a wellness program, is designed to offer access to a variety of services, including mental health care, to employees of an organization. The program provides employees with free access to short-term, solution-focused care that is generally time-limited. EAPs often help increase access to care and, as a result, give clinicians a way to serve clients who may not otherwise be able to afford mental health services. 

Negotiating a Lease for Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on October 23, 2019

Negotiating a lease can feel like entering a lion’s den. Your role in the negotiations, what you can ask for, what will be asked of you, and all the nuances in between can feel daunting,especially when you’re new to it. To soften the punch, here are some tips for when you’re getting ready to negotiate your next lease.

TherapyNotes™ 4.52: Support Seven Days a Week, Real Time Eligibility Release, and Much More
By TherapyNotes, LLC on October 17, 2019

Networking as a Therapist: If, Why, and How
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on October 9, 2019

When I bring up the topic of networking events, the responses that I get are sometimes cringe-worthy. Just the idea of being in a group of people and trying to “network” makes people react as if they just drank a glass full of spoiled milk—not everyone, but most people. Me? I think, “Mmmm, free food.”

Moving From Part-Time to Full-Time Private Practice
By L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd, LMFT on October 2, 2019

For me, one of the scariest moves that I ever made in my own private practice journey was when I made the decision to transition my practice from part-time to full-time. That decision to “pull the plug” on a stable, regular income and jump headfirst into something that somehow felt unstable and disconcerting (to say the least!)... Gulp! 

Sharing an Office Space as a Therapist
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on September 25, 2019

In the 14 years that I’ve been in private practice, I have subleased or office-shared for 12 of them, and to be honest, I’ll probably do so until I retire. I’m big on both efficiency and saving money. If you are too, keep reading for tips to make a rock-solid contract that sets clear expectations and benefits both parties.

Don’t Stop Optimizing Your Website Just Because Your Practice Is Full
By Becky DeGrossa on September 11, 2019

Would you stop seeing a client just because they came in one day feeling good? Probably not. So, why would you stop marketing your therapy practice just because you’re currently full?

TherapyNotes™ 4.51: Psychiatry Treatment Plan No Longer Required, Boosted Billing Performance, and More
By TherapyNotes, LLC on September 5, 2019

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