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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 [...]

Do You Need a Records Custodian?

Documentation Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

Most therapists follow the ethical guidelines for their profession. Being a licensed counselor, I follow the ACA Code of Ethics. The ACA just came out with a new code of ethics this year. I got [...]

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 [...]

Getting on a Closed Insurance Panel

Credentialing, Insurance, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

When you apply to be a provider for an insurance company, sometimes they will say they are closed to new providers in your area. They will say they have too many providers to credential anyone [...]

Advertise with Flyers

Marketing Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

Flyers can be a great local marketing tool to advertise your practice, group or seminar. You can make a simple flyer with your specialties and contact information. Or make a flyer for a specific group [...]

Office Space Confidentiality

Confidentiality, Counseling Tips, Legal Issues, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

One issue many therapists don't consider when finding office space is the office space confidentiality. Confidentiality can become a big issue once you start seeing clients and realize the building has thin walls. The first [...]

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 [...]

10 Reasons for Good Documentation

Documentation Tips, Private Practice, Starting a Private Practice|

Insurance companies require good documentation to reimburse for services. But even if you have a completely cash based practice, you need good documentation. Learn all the reasons why good documentation is important for a successful [...]

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 [...]