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Your Website; The Secret Weapon To Building A Thriving Private Practice
Author: David Taylor, MA, LMHC
July 14th, 2014
  There Are No Exceptions Every Private Practice needs a website. This is absolutely a non-negotiable. YOU MUST HAVE ONE! If you are active on Facebook, Twitter or any other social medial channel, but not on your website, you are fighting an up-hill battle.   When a therapist first searches for a suitable therapist to trust in, they will make their first impressions often off of your website. When they come to your site, they will …
You Never Know When Marketing Will Pay Off
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
March 5th, 2014
Just like with the marketing of any product or service, most marketing efforts for the mental health professional to grow their practice with potential referral partners will be misses.  That is, they will not pan out.
However, you don’t need that many “to hit” in order to have a great practice, as long as you wind up with the right referral partners. When I first started practice I called a substance abuse treatment …
Writing Your Way to a Better Practice
Author: Charles Sender, LCSW
December 31st, 2014
Writing articles in local publications and blogging can be a very effective marketing tool.  Here are some quick tips on maximizing the benefits of your written word.

Persistence and Consistence
Write often and systematically.  This allows for you to build an audience and thus name recognition.  Writing a short article or posting once a week may have better payoffs than one long article.

Include a Bio an …
Unpaid Fees: Can I Turn My Client Over to a Collection Agency?
April 9th, 2014
In the goodness of your heart you have allowed a client to not pay all that is due to you for the services that you have provided and they now have built up a balance of $500. They have dropped out of therapy, are not returning your phone calls, and while they previously responded to your emails, these are now going unopened.             So in our consulting many clinicians ask, “Can I …
Thinking Out of the Box: Concierge Counseling
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
July 8th, 2014
            There is a movement in medicine by physicians who are tired of dealing with traditional practice styles that they believe impinge on how they practice medicine and how they are reimbursed for their services. They feel like they are on an assembly line and the joy of practicing medicine has been sucked out of them These physicians have changed to a style called “Concierge Med …
Starting a Private Practice

The short and glib answer of course, is to charge an average of what other therapists in your area charge, but since you asked the question you already
know that there is much more to it than that.

Spy On Your Colleagues: A Legal Way To Gather Practice Ideas
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
July 16th, 2014
This week I will be presenting a workshop titled “Growing and Sustaining a Private Practice: Opportunities Are Where You Find Them and Where You Make Them” at the Florida Psychological Association.”   I am always please to be invited to do workshops and am excited about this particular topic because it is a new one for me.             In preparing for the workshop …
Social Worker Sanctioned over Facebook Posts
September 11th, 2014
Do you FaceBook?  Ever think you are putting simple benign information on your FaceBook Page?  A social worker has been given a 12-month conditions of practice order by the HCPC after posting comments on Facebook about a child protection court case. The social worker posted on the social networking site: “I’m in court tomorrow for a case where there is a high level of domestic violence amongst many things…” and …
Should I Specialize or Generalize?
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
March 25th, 2014
To specialize or generalize is a common question asked by those entering private practice. Part of the answer to this question lies in geography. If you live in a rural area specialization will end your practice; generalization is the route to take. There just aren’t enough people (e.g., potential customers) in rural areas to support a specialized practice. On the other hand if you are in a city or suburban area, specialization in the key t …
Seeking Apostles
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
June 25th, 2014
            About nine years ago I saw a new client who managed a local clothing store. She was distressed due to a breakup of a relationship with a man that she had been dating for some time. She thought that “he was the one” and felt depressed about this relationship not working out and pessimistic about finding the “Real Mr. Right” in the future. I worked with her f …