This Private Practice Blog Is For You!

This private practice blog is for those seeking to start or expand their private practice. My hope is to make this blog be a go-to resource for any health or mental health professional looking for the resources necessary to manage their practice more effectively and efficiently. To learn more about us click here To learn more about our Private Practice Coaching click here
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Doodle

Need Help Scheduling Groups of People? Try Doodle I recently received an email from one of the colleges I attended asking me if I would like to sit in on a class to help rate some of the teacher candidates they were considering for a position. I liked this approach of giving alumni an opportunity to get involved and have a say in the quality of the school. They sent a link in the email to a website at www.doodle.com and asked us to take a poll as the days and times we were available to attend a
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I Can Do It All Myself! Really, I Can!

Is a DIY Mentality Preventing You From Growing Your Practice? When I switched from working full time to owning my own marketing and coaching business I had the mistaken belief that I could do my marketing, my website, sales, advertising, enewsletter, blogging, social media, bookkeeping, billing, taxes and everything else myself. “It wouldn’t be so difficult,” I thought, and for a period of time I was doing pretty well…until I started getting busy with clients. First, the bookkeeping suff
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Can I Charge Credit Card Fees to Customers?

Passing Along Credit Card Fees-Is It Legal or Illegal?   As a result of some litigation and a settlement reached against Visa and Mastercard, merchants in the United States and it’s territories are now allowed to pass along the cost of processing credit cards directly to clients using credit cards (but not prepaid or debit cards). This fee is called “merchant surcharging” or “checkout fees” and it’s permitted in most states except the states that have banned merchant surcharges,
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Setting and Tracking Financial Goals

Tracking Financial Goals Without the Pain     To many private practitioners, financial management of their business is one of the most disliked aspects of running their practice. Setting and Tracking Financial Goals can be challenging and frustrating. Many of us have hired bookkeepers, accountants, consultants, coaches, and financial planners to help us so we don’t have to deal with the numbers. But lately I have been seeing a growing number of clinicians who simply ignore this aspec
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It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

Teaching Healthy Communication Skills If you think about it, our lives are dictated by which questions we ask. The questions we ask determine how well we communicate, and ultimately, how successful we are in life. Take a moment to reflect on people you respect and admire, and I am sure you will find someone who is a skilled communicator. They most likely listen well and convey thoughts clearly in an organized (and sometimes entertaining) manner, and are usually good givers and receivers of infor
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Blogging for Private Practice

There are many reasons why blogging for private practice is a good idea to help you grow your practice. First, it can position you as a thought leader and an expert in your field of expertise. Second, by creating interesting articles it can draw traffic to your website helping your search ranking in the search engines. Third, it helps you to keep current in your field by gathering the latest research-based information. Fourth, it can result in helping you to build your client base in your specia
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