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When Your Practice Plateaus
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on September 4, 2019

Maybe you’re chugging along. The phone is ringing, you’re seeing clients, you’re thinking, “Finally! It’s happening! They’re coming!” From what I’ve seen—and depending on your personality, of course—you either sigh with relief or worry that it won’t last.

The Secret to Getting Great Testimonials for Your Therapy Site
By Becky DeGrossa on August 28, 2019

Testimonials are a great way for potential clients to see examples of your expertise in action and to begin to build trust. But as a therapist, testimonials present a unique challenge: how can you stay HIPAA-compliant when soliciting and publishing testimonials? Without clarity on who you can ask for testimonials and what you can publish without breaching client confidentiality, it's tempting to avoid them entirely.

5 Things You Need to Know About Leaving an Insurance Panel
By Dr. Ajita Robinson on August 21, 2019

The decision to leave an insurance panel (or all of them) is often one that creates a bit of angst and uncertainty. We might question whether or not we are making the right decision, and we’ll certainly ask ourselves how doing so will ultimately impact our clients and our business.

Saturated Therapy Market? Hooray!
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on August 14, 2019

Throughout my years in private practice consulting, not a week has gone by when I haven’t heard some version of, “My city is saturated with therapists. Maybe I should just stay in my job instead of doing private practice because there’s too much competition.” 

5 Ideas to Diversify Your Income in Private Practice
By Dr. Ajita Robinson on August 7, 2019

'Tis the season where the phones slow down. 

Summer has arrived, and clients tend to come in for sessions less frequently. We are excited for our clients and welcome the slower pace, but our income is unstable and plummeting. Panic starts to set in. Well, if we know that summer brings a slump in referrals, we can prepare for its arrival and embrace the chance to engage in other income generating activities earlier on in the year so that we don’t experience such a hit!

Community Engagement Wins All Day (Marketing Strategies That Actually Work)
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on July 31, 2019

Have you seen all the posts, articles, and ads about how to up your group practice marketing game? Feel like they’re all over the place? Facebook, Google AdWords, blogging, networking, handing out business cards and marketing materials, meeting with doctors and wellness professionals, Google My Business, Instagram…the list goes on.

How to Grow Your Practice With Your Therapy Website
By Becky DeGrossa on July 24, 2019

Many passionate therapists struggle to get their practice off the ground and fill it with clients—not because they are bad therapists but because they aren’t getting enough web traffic.

Top Technology Tools for the Testing Psychologist
By Jeremy Sharp, Ph.D. on July 17, 2019

I’m a huge lover of technology, apps, gadgets, and anything that will make the testing process more efficient. Over the years, I’ve gathered a number of these tools that I continue to use on a daily basis. Here are my top picks for technology to use in your testing practice.

Pros and Cons of Adding Provisionally-Licensed Therapists to Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on July 10, 2019

Many group practice owners think about bringing on a therapist who isn't fully licensed to their group practice, whether that be an intern or a provisionally-licensed therapist. Often we see this when they can’t find a fully-licensed therapist, but be aware: making the decision to employ a non-fully-licensed therapist should be made with intention and not on a whim. Here are some things to think about:

Marketing is (Mostly) Time-Limited
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on July 3, 2019

As we close out this Marketing Blog Series, I have a switcheroo for you. Now that you see marketing as service, understand how it’s helpful to potential clients, feel a bit more confident in your marketing activities, and know how to get some predictability with your phone ringing… I’m going to take marketing off the table.

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