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Group Practice Talk: Do You Need Another Location or Just a Larger Space?
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on May 1, 2019

"I need more space!" Group practice owners often feel the need to grow after a slew of days referring clients out or squeezing that last therapist into some open slots. But this blog isn’t about the pressure of growth; if you feel pressured to grow, slow down and go back to your business plan. This blog is for those group owners who may be feeling the tight squeeze of an outgrown office space.

6 Tips for Using LinkedIn to Create Referrals
By Amanda Patterson, LMHC on April 24, 2019

If you’ve been using Facebook and Instagram to try to market your practice and haven't experienced success, you may want to look towards LinkedIn. 

7 Free Marketing Methods That Won't Make You Queasy
By Opher Ganel, Ph.D. on April 17, 2019

Oh no! The dreaded 'M' word!

If you’re like most therapists, you’re probably about as thrilled to market your practice as you are about going to the dentist. As a private practice owner, you know you have to do it, but boy, you sure wish you didn’t.

Working With Gender and Sexually Expansive Clients: CE Course With Dr. Traci Lowenthal
By TherapyNotes, LLC on April 16, 2019

We're pleased to announce our second CE course: Working With Gender and Sexually Expansive Clients, developed in collaboration with noted ally and provider Dr. Traci Lowenthal. This course focuses on the key components of working with the diverse individuals in LGBTQIA+ communities and serves as a first step in developing cultural awareness of these communities.

The Three S's for Scaling a Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on April 11, 2019

You’ve built something. You’ve poured your time, energy, and life into building something bigger than you for yourself and for your community. You’ve chipped away at tasks, moved the needle forward bit by bit, and are finally getting the hang of business ownership (mostly).

5 Ways to Use Instagram for Private Practice
By Amanda Patterson, LMHC on March 27, 2019

Instagram (also known as IG) can be a wonderful marketing tool for a private practitioner to use in order to build their practice and be seen as an expert. Instagram allows you to customize your profile in an easy manner, including creating a handle specifically around your niche, creating a bio that uses different fonts and emojis, and serving as an easy way for potential clients to find you. If you see a young population or you target creative types of people, you will want to up your Insta-Game.

TherapyNotes™ 4.46: Automated Modifier Codes and More
By TherapyNotes, LLC on March 25, 2019

9 Ways to Attract Daytime Clients to Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on March 18, 2019

Is your group practice struggling with getting the daytime slots of your clinicians filled? One of the biggest struggles group practice owners have when it comes to scheduling new client appointments is getting their clinicians clients scheduled before 2PM.

Do You Struggle to Collect Your Fees? 5 Strategies to Help You Overcome Your Fear
By Kristi Tackett-Newburg, Ph.D., LIMHP, CPC on March 6, 2019

The exchange of money for services is an inherent part of the therapeutic process. However, many therapists struggle when it comes to addressing their fees or collecting money for their services. The fact is that most graduate programs offer little or no formal training on how to deal with money issues with clients. Nonetheless, to be successful in private practice, providers must learn how to master the art of money collection. This is particularly true for therapists who are new to private practice and do not have the financial resources needed to hire administrative staff. The onus is on them to manage the day-to-day business operations along with their service delivery. Remember: a private practice is a business, and a business needs money to remain viable.

Why Potential Clients Need You to Niche
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on February 27, 2019

I know this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that niching is advised in private practice. I also know that for many of you it sounds ludicrous. Why the heck wouldn’t you cast a wide net? You’re trained to work with a number of presenting concerns and ages—why not capitalize on that?

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