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Counselor Salaries: My Views on the ACA Survey

Business Tips, Income, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

Back in September, the ACA (American Counseling Association) released a survey they completed to determine average counselor salaries. The results found counselor salaries to be higher than I think they are. I would like to hear [...]

Verification of Benefits

Billing Tips, Business Tips, Insurance|

When you decide to take a new client, there is nothing worse than realizing after you see them that they aren't covered by their insurance. Many people don't actually know what their insurance covers until they are denied for something. Learn about verification of benefits, why it is important to verify before you see a new client and how to verify benefits.

How to Set Office Hours

Business Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

When I started my practice, I didn't know what hours to set. CAQH and some insurance panels wanted to know what my office hours were. But I had no idea when clients would make appointments [...]

Features of a Good Business Plan

Business Tips, Starting a Private Practice|

Every business should have a business plan. A business plan can help you organize and structure your business. It can keep you on track with marketing goals and strategies. Starting a business without a plan [...]

Tips for Success in Private Practice

Business Tips, Private Practice|

Almost every therapist dreams of having a private practice but few of them actually realize this dream. There are many fears you may have to overcome to strike out on your own. You may fear [...]

24 Hour Therapy Coverage

Business Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice, Therapy Tips|

Therapists are required to have 24 hour coverage for their private practice. They need to be available to their clients if a client has a crisis or an emergency. But you obviously can't be available [...]

Sample Therapist Voicemail

Business Tips, Starting a Private Practice, Therapy Tips|

Therapists are required to have 24 hour coverage for their private practice office. If you are in private practice, one thing that protects you against liability is to have a message on your voicemail letting [...]

Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center

Business Tips, Taxes Tips|

Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax. SE tax is a Social Security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves.

LLC – Limited Liability Company

Business Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

A limited liability company is a hybrid type of legal structure that provides the limited liability features of a corporation and the tax efficiencies and operational flexibility of a partnership.

Choose your Business Structure

Business Tips, Legal Issues, Starting a Private Practice|

The structure you choose for your business depends on how big your practice will be, how many people will have ownership in your practice and certain legal and tax considerations. Each different business structure has [...]