Ethics in Mental Health Practice- Double-booking and Overbooking

Ethics and Scheduling Psychotherapy Clients There are many things to consider with regard to ethics and scheduling psychotherapy clients. Here are just a few areas for consideration: Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of those who seek to schedule appointments with you, including HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH considerations. Fairness- Are you giving priority to certain clients … Read more

Building a Business…Dealing with Challenges and Obstacles

Building a Business I often find myself having conversations with people about their careers. The majority of these conversations are about starting a business or growing a business. I believe that starting a business and sticking with it is a courageous act. Like so many things that are worthwhile, there will be many challenges and … Read more

Is Private Practice Right for You?

Therapists in Popular Culture When I taught graduate students for over ten years, I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of them about their career interests. The vast majority of them had some interest in private practice. They had visions of beautiful offices with plush expensive furniture and high hourly rates. Well I am … Read more

Do you have a niche?

Do you have a niche for your practice? Do you have a niche for your practice? What is your area of specialty? Are people contacting you in relation to your niche? Many marketing and sales specialists teach people to focus on developing their niche. The whole idea is to define your ideal client and explore … Read more