Tips, Tools and Recommendations
for your private practice journey
Resources for Mental Health Professionals
Please note that many links below are affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you click on that link.
Roy Huggins and the team at Person-Centered Tech offer a wealth of information related to all things technology and HIPAA. There are product reviews, CE trainings and plenty of free articles on everything from texting securely with clients to how to evaluate the technology risk in your practice.
This FREE form is available directly from the US government website and is easily customizable for your own practice.
Securely email your clients so you no longer worry about sending things like super bills and other PHI over the internet. You can also embed secure contact forms on your website. Hushmail offers you 10% off membership FOR LIFE when you sign up through my affiliate link above.
EHR (Electronic Health Records)
Rob Reinhardt over at Tame Your Practice has complete EHR reviews on basically every EHR in existence! He also offers private consultations (at a very reasonable price) in case you are having difficulty deciding which EHR is the best for you.
This is a blog post I wrote that goes in depth specifically about notes and some EHRs. My review is not nearly as complete as the reviews Rob provides but I provide my own take.
ONLINE THERAPY RESOURCES
Person Centered Tech is an incredible resource, and here I've compiled a few of their most helpful resources for counselors taking it online
IvyPay is an impressive service that makes credit card payments easy for you AND your clients… created by a group passionate about improving access to mental health services. Get $1,000 in FREE credit card processing fees using the link above!
After hearing from so many therapists who wanted me to help them create a website, and after talking with my biz bestie (who just happens to be an SEO and Google Ads diva), we decided to start a company focused on helping therapists create amazing websites that are easy to manage with no tech experience.
SUBPOENAS & COURT LETTERS
My friend Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW BCD is an expert witness and child custody evaluator. She offers a fabulous workbook that prepares you for court, as well as a cut and paste Court Policy you can add to your paperwork packet.
A monthly membership that offers ongoing CE trainings, ethics workshops, office hours with Maelisa and a supportive community where you can get encouragement and practical strategies for improving your documentation.
A one hour recorded webinar with myself and Roy Huggins, LPC NCC where we talk about everything informed consent- what to include, how to talk with clients and how to spend less time on the paperwork part of it.
THERAPIST BUSINESS CONSULTING
The Business School Bootcamp is the very first online course I purchased and it literally changed my life. The resources and the community inside Bootcamp last far beyond the course and although it is only open for enrollment once a year, Kelly and Miranda also have many free resources for marketing your private practice that are available year round.
Samara Stone provides coaching for therapists and counselors who prefer to focus on building an insurance based practice. She has a very successful group practice and provides invaluable tips for how to create a profitable practice that actually incorporates insurance billing.
Jo Muirhead is a business coach and the director and principle consultant at Purple Co. Here's what she says about how you can turn your business around with her help:
Increase your personal income and say NO to burnout and overwhelm
Create a steady stream of clients
How and where to spend your time and energy to get the best results for your business
Create the service delivery and income streams that are right for you (no paint by numbers, 7 step system here)
Create a clear path for your lifestyle dream
Charge what you are worth and get it!