Can You Be Successful without a PhD?

I know many of you question whether you need to get a PhD to be successful in your private practice. Well, it usually depends on what your goals are. Here’s an excellent article discussing the options and how to make the decision. http://swc.edu/blogs/top-news/after-my-ma-should-i-go-on-for-my-phd/#%2EUwDe9vldU1A From my own personal experience, and from the therapists I’ve worked to

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Blast off!

When I first got started in my practice 9 years ago, I struggled. I struggled to make ends meet. I struggled to find clients. I struggled to get the fees I wanted to get. I struggled to build a consistent base of referrals. I felt as though I was failing miserably. So much so that

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Psychotherapy Secrets Revealed

Do you ever find yourself frustrated by a client who pushes you to give specific advice to a problem? Gotten uncomfortable with discussing the nature of the client’s problem? Worked with a client who always wants to know “why”, even when you have no idea? How about those clients who are frustrated with a lack of

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Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

 I’m thrilled to bring you a guest blog post from Leisa Wintz, a friend of mine who is a therapist AND attorney. This gives her a rare insight into the needs of psychotherapists and how they can protect themselves from legal difficulty.________________________________________________________________________ DO YOU HAVE TO TESTIFY? IS THERE A PRIVILEGE? HAS IT BEEN WAIVED? AN

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Are You Hip to the New HIPAA Regs?

Have any plans for this weekend? Well, you might want to plan an afternoon of quality time with the new HIPAA regulations, just released last week, and effective this month! (Although they go into effect this month, you have until September of this year to become fully compliant.) These updates clarify how use can use

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Psychotherapy Practice-Building: Managed Care

Is it possible to build a fee-for-service private practice anymore? Can you attract the therapy client you’ve been looking for, or are you required to accept managed care to make ends meet? This is a decision that many therapists struggle with when they are building private practices. And it is a question that many therapists

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Psychotherapy Practice-Building Tip: Confirming with Clients

“Do you call and confirm with new clients prior to your first session? Do you have a problem with them no-showing?” Katie Lemieux, LMFT No, I don’t call to confirm new clients as a matter of course. And no, I don’t have a problem with them no-showing. (Trying to remember the last time I had

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