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How Much Do Mental Health Professionals Make?

Helping others is a career and a calling for mental health professionals. Of course, you also want to make ends meet and live a particular lifestyle.  The average salary for a mental health professional in the U.S. is about $50,000. But, how much money mental health professionals make depends on…
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What is a Healthcare Clearinghouse?

As a mental health professional, you probably look for ways to grow and optimize your practice. If insurance claims are bogging down you and your staff, a healthcare clearinghouse may be the solution.  What is a healthcare clearinghouse? It’s an organization that acts as the middle person between your practice…
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What Therapists and Counselors Need to Know About Malpractice Insurance

Malpractice insurance helps therapists if a client or former client files a lawsuit against them. But there are so many options, terms, and considerations involved in getting malpractice insurance that it can be difficult to know what you need.  Without proper understanding and answers to questions like, “How much is…
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Bookkeeping for Mental Health Professionals

Running your own therapy practice is a lot of work. You spend your days helping clients and making a difference in their lives. But the business aspects are also a big part of owning a therapy practice. Bookkeeping is about more than just the numbers. It’s about making sure your…
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Do Therapists and Counselors Need Liability Insurance?

Let's explore what therapists and counselors need to know about professional liability insurance so you and your private practices are protected.

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How to Keep Your Private Therapy Practice Compliant

What must your therapy practice do to maintain compliance? In this article, we’ll discuss some common tasks and which entity types must typically complete them.

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What Therapists Need to Know About Running Payroll

As you were starting your private therapy practice, you envisioned its success. Now, as it is growing, you’re finding it difficult to manage everything yourself. If that scenario describes where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you’re likely considering hiring employees. And as much as the thought of help may…
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Understanding the Scope of Therapist Confidentiality

You undoubtedly understand the importance of confidentiality with your clients. Knowing that whatever they share with you is confidential builds a safe and trusting environment where clients feel comfortable discussing personal and sensitive matters with you. But what if they tell you something others really need to know, like information…
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Setting Private Practice Fees That Fit Both You and Your Clients

When setting private practice fees, you want to make sure that the rates you choose are high enough to reflect the value you provide and will be able to help you reach your financial goals. But you also want to ensure you don’t price out your client base by making…
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Can Listening to Podcasts Improve Your Therapy Practice?

You’ve probably heard about podcasts. You may even listen to them already. They’re a (usually) unscripted series of conversations on a specific topic, releasing new episodes regularly. Topics include anything from pop culture to comedy, true crime, self-help, current events, and more. But podcasts aren’t just for fun. You can…
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How to Write Patient Notes

Good patient notes are essential for providing high-quality care to your clients because they help maintain continuity of care. As a therapist, you’re likely to see a lot of different clients with various experiences and needs in a single day. You’ll rely on your patient notes to differentiate between clients…
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Common Mistakes Therapists and Counselors Can Avoid

No one likes to admit that they’ve made a mistake. But mistakes happen. As long as you learn from them and take steps to improve processes going forward, it shouldn’t be life-altering. This rule is especially true of newer therapists who simply don’t have the experience of therapists further along…
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Protecting Counselor Safety in Crisis Situations

Crises can pose significant risks to the safety and well-being of counselors and their clients. Not only are you responsible for ensuring that your clients are safe, but it is also essential that you are prepared to respond and take steps toward protecting your own safety in a crisis situation.…
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The Importance of HIPAA Compliant Telehealth

When it comes to providing mental health services online, what safeguards do therapists and counselors need to implement when offering HIPAA compliant telehealth? This post will outline some crucial things you need to know to grow your practice and maintain a healthy client base with safety and integrity for everyone…

Best Books for Starting a Private Practice

You’re not the first to start a private practice or a business. But it can sometimes feel that way. That’s why it’s helpful to learn as much as you can from those who came before you. Then you can build on their success. Here are some of our favorite books…

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