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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?

Marketing Is Service
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on February 21, 2019

The word “marketing” may send shivers down your spine. Or make you feel a little queasy. You’re not some sellout in a suit glad-handing with your right hand while thumbs-upping with your left. “Marketing” conjures images of greed and cheesiness and inauthenticity, especially if you’re like me and didn’t grow up with marketers and “business people.”

How to Earn More as an Insurance-Accepting Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on February 13, 2019

Dealing with low-paying insurance companies is a common struggle among many group practice owners. While therapist associations and advocates work hard at holding insurance companies accountable for fair practices and reimbursements, I want to talk about how group practice owners at ground level can improve their reimbursement rates with insurance companies.

Making Your Back Office a Priority
By Hope Eden, LCSW on February 6, 2019

A mental health practitioner—whether in a private practice, a group, or an agency—is a businessperson (and, in many ways, an entrepreneur). They are a businessperson who will experience many rewards and who also has many responsibilities.

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