When Therapy Goes Off the Rails?  Here is How you Get It Back on Track.

I was fortunate to receive training directly from the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Marsha Linehan, back in the early 2000s. Among the many invaluable lessons Dr. Linehan imparted was how to identify Therapy Interfering Behaviors, or TIBs. Over my career practicing DBT, I’ve found TIBs can present in subtle or obvious ways, but […]

Building Your Private Practice in 2024

Starting or expanding a private practice can be an exciting yet daunting endeavor. With the right strategies and commitment, your practice can thrive in 2024 and beyond. Here are some ideas to help newcomers get started and experienced clinicians take things to the next level this year. For Therapists Just Getting Started: Focus first on […]

Navigating HIPAA Compliance: Top 5 Tips and Lesser-Known Facts for Therapists

Welcome, brave souls, to the riveting world of… HIPAA compliance! Yes, you heard it right, HIPAA, the four-letter acronym that brings a yawn to your face faster than you can say ‘confidentiality’. But hold onto your office chairs, therapists, don’t let your eyelids droop just yet. While HIPAA might not be as thrilling as your […]

Beyond Supervision: Unlocking Growth Through Clinical Consultation

Earning your license as a mental health professional marks an exciting step in your career. However, the transition from mandated clinical supervision to self-directed development can feel daunting. While less structured, ongoing consultation provides invaluable support through community, perspective and accountability. For therapists and clinicians in all stages of practice, intentionally pursuing consultation is key […]

Embrace the Danish Concept of Hygge: Find Joy and Coziness in Winter Months

Winter is upon us, and with it comes shorter days, colder temperatures, and often, a general sense of malaise. In Scandinavia, however, there is a concept called hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) that encapsulates the pursuit of joy and coziness, even in the darkest and coldest of times. As the rest of nature slows down and hibernates during […]

To Go Solo or Not: Evaluating The Pros and Cons of Psychotherapy Private Practice

With an increasing number of licensed and associate licensed therapists considering a transition into private practice, many are questioning whether this is the right path for them. Leaving group practices or agency-based clinical practices can be a significant change, particularly due to factors such as pay, work-life balance, and job satisfaction. In this blog post, […]

Is Your Client a Good Fit? Should They Stay or Should They Go?

As a psychotherapist, taking on mental health clients can initially seem like a blind process. You may acquire clients through search engines, platforms, networking, group practices, referrals, or directories, but how can you ensure that your clientele aligns with your specialty, training, and focus? In this blog post, we will discuss how to attract the […]

The Power of Gratitude for Therapists

As mental health professionals, our job is to help others work through life’s challenges. This rewarding yet demanding role can lead to fatigue or burnout over time if we don’t make self-care a priority. Practicing gratitude can be a simple yet powerful way to refill our cup so we can continue providing compassionate care.   What […]

Striking the Balance: Pricing Strategies for Your Mental Health Practice

Launching a new mental health practice brings up many important decisions, not the least of which is determining your pricing structure. Setting your rates too high can price out potential clients, while going too low fails to properly value your time and expertise. When settling on pricing for your therapy or counseling services, keep the […]

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