Does Medicare require you to have a physical office to see clients in your private psychotherapy practice? I’ve seen this question posted several times in forums since the pandemic began. I get asked this question often, so here’s the long and short of it. Short answer first: YES. CMS (https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Regulations-and-Guidance?redirect=/home/regsguidance.asp) makes the rules and regulationsContinue reading “Does Medicare require a real brick-n-mortar office for your private psychotherapy practice address?”
Sometimes leaving your dream job is your best chance for recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) triggered by vicarious trauma (VT). Leaving the job that continues to trigger your symptoms can create a healthy opening for finding your way back to your sense of meaning, purpose, and an even truer self, a better version ofContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Recovering the Self A Journal of Hope and Healing”
As I spent time editing and updating the Telehealth chapter in the newest version of the guide, which by the way is now called 14 Concrete (but not so hard!) Steps to Private Practice, I realized there are so many more choices for telehealth video conferencing than there were just two years ago. No doubtContinue reading “Telehealth Video-Conferencing Platform Choices for Psychotherapists”
I highly recommend simplifying your private practice by using an EHR as soon as you can afford it.
In this blog post I share my experience with Simple Practice with some comparison to TherapyAppointment.com’s Legacy system.
Do you need control over your work schedule and environment? Private practice might be the answer. It was for me.
I was recently asked about setting up a private practice email with HIPAA compliance in mind. The first two things to remember: Your email is not technically HIPAA compliant unless you have a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with the email provider AND you use it properly. In other words, there are limits to what youContinue reading “Choosing a HIPAA Compliant Email for Your Psychotherapy Practice”
Writing your new psychotherapy practice Introductory Letter – an exercise in finding your ideal client.
The list of forms needed for private practice is exceedingly long. Here is a start to the list you need to develop and maintain.
Are you considering offering Home Visits as part of your private psychotherapy practice? This excerpt from A Quick Guide to Starting Private Practice provides information vital for making your decision.
Deciding whether or not to get on insurance panels is one of the biggest decisions a private practice therapist has to make. In this brief article you’ll learn some of the benefits of becoming a network provider and find a resource that will help you understand the insurance maze and get CEUs too, if you so choose.