Private Practice Tips
A blog for therapists looking to build a successful, cash-pay private practice.
Finding Momentum with Sasha McPherson
In the first guest episode of The Private Practice Pro Podcast, I connect with my dear friend and fellow therapist Sasha McPherson, an LMFT located in Westlake Village, California. In her practice, Sasha specializes in helping women struggling with anxiety and ADHD during pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum phases of motherhood. Sasha is also the co-creator…
Navigating Health Insurance for Your Private Practice: A Comprehensive Guide
One of the big hurdles to clear when making the leap into private practice is researching, choosing, and signing up for your own health insurance. If you’re coming from a group practice that offered group health insurance, it can be a daunting task not only to navigate the options but to add that line-item to…
Common Tax Write-Offs for Private Practice Therapists
Also known as tax deductions, write-offs are the expenses you incur for your business that offset your earnings. In this article I share how I manage this aspect of my busness.
Private Practice Paperwork –> Essential Forms for Your Counseling Practice
Knowing which forms you need for your counseling practice can feel overwhelming. However, having the proper forms on hand is an essential part of running a successful psychotherapy practice.
Preventing Burnout in Private Practice
My Guide to Establishing Sustainability Do you ever find yourself running on empty, waiting for the next vacation or sick day so you can finally rest? Have you ever told yourself to just “push through” a period of fatigue, unwellness, or discontentment? Are you new to the workforce and worried about how you will maintain…
Networking Tips from a Therapist Business Coach
As a therapist business coach, therapists often ask me what advice I have on how to build a professional network. I always tell them the same three things: Here are three of my favorite networking strategies: 1. Coffee, coffee, coffee One of the easiest ways to connect with other professionals is to ask them to…
Malpractice Insurance for Private Practice Therapists: Four Questions to Ask
4 Questions Private Practice Therapists Should Ask Malpractice Insurance Providers *This article was written by CPH and Associates. The Private Practice Pro does NOT receive compensation of any kind from CPH. Carrying a professional liability insurance policy is an essential part of establishing your private practice. Professional liability insurance (also called malpractice insurance) protects you…
How much does it cost to open a therapy private practice?
How much does it cost to start a private therapy practice? This is one of the most common questions I receive as a private practice business coach. And I am excited to say that the truth is, launching a private practice costs less than you might think. In fact, you’ve already made the biggest investment…
Late Cancellations, No Shows, and Late Arrivals in Private Practice
How should you handle late cancellations, no shows, and late arrivals in your private practice therapy business? Having policies and procedures in place for how to handle late cancellations, no shows, and late arrivals is an essential part of running a sustainable private practice. This article features applicable templates to get you started. As a…
Intake Paperwork + Social Media Policy
Let’s face it, your clients look you up online. Often, clients will do this before they even set foot in your office. This means it’s your responsibility to identify your social media policy and establish your boundaries with any clients in a timely manner. I would even suggest discussing your social media policy with clients…