Disclosure: Some of the products and services listed below are affiliate links. I earn a commision, with no cost to you, if you decide to purchase. They are products and services that I use myself or at the very least come highly recommended from people I know that are using them. The primary purpose is to simply make recommendations, not to make a commission if you decide to purchase them. There are many products and services to choose from out there. These are simply a few of the ones that I either use or know about from others. Most importantly, use what works for you! Many Thanks! - Gordon
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Money Matters in Private Practice | The Course
G-Suite for Therapist Course
Private Practice Accounting Templates for Google Sheets
- Pre-loaded spreadsheet templates
- Private Practice Bookkeeping Spreadsheet with Profit/Loss Statement
- Budget Tracker
- Check/Credit Card Register
- Client Information and Payment Log
Private Practice Financial Analysis Guide - FREE Download
This guide is designed to help you get some basic understanding of where you are financially with your practice. It’s simply an overview of things and is not a deep analysis by any means. It will simply enable you to get a baseline of where you are now financially with your practice and a way to see where you can allocate the funds you have more efficiently.
If you would really rather someone else build your website, Brighter Vision is the place to go. They specialize in building websites specifically for counselors and therapists. Use the coupon code GORDON and try it for one month free!
"With Brighter Vision, you get the entire package so you can rest assured you're receiving a professional website, that's well-managed and well-optimized, so you can put your efforts into seeing patients and growing your practice. Oh, and you get unlimited tech support & professional SEO help."
Billing Services Your Practice Can Rely On
From verification of benefits to month-end reporting and everything in between, Practice Solutions is there with you every step of the way. Their complete, all-inclusive mental and behavioral health billing services will keep your practice running efficiently and effectively.
Practice Solutions services are prompt and precise. They take pride in their work and provide premium services that help maintain the health of your practice. They are HIPAA compliant and maintain a thorough knowledge of our industry and yours
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
TherapyNotes™ helps behavioral health professionals manage their practice with confidence and efficiency. It is the EHR I use in my own practice. It is simple and intuitive to use. TherapyNotes gives you the ability to have a "paperless" office and a client portal that gives you the ability to have online scheduling. Use the promo code GORDON and get 2 months free. I can highly recommend it!
PsychMaven is a group dedicated to being the helpful and informative friend for behavioral health professionals. They offer online courses on therapist-focused business and professional development, as well continuing education on clinical topics. They have offerings geared for graduate students, new clinicians, therapist entrepreneurs, and those looking at new businesses or skill sharpening in behavioral health. They also provide personalized consulting services, as well as original and curated articles on behavioral health practice.
Practikat.com is the first online marketplace exclusively for mental health professionals to buy and sell original products online. You spend less “billable” time searching for resources. You can quickly browse, purchase and instantly download most products to begin using in your business.
Not only can you purchase resources for your private practice, you can also be a vendor with Practikat. Vendors have the opportunity to create an online store to sell their original products.
Blue Summit Supplies
A simpler approach to office supplies.
At Blue Summit Supplies, they're rethinking 'business as usual' when it comes to buying and selling office supplies. They offer the best possible products at the lowest possible prices, wrapped in a culture that values human capital above all else.
One of the most important things you will need to have for your practice is a reliable and HIPAA compliant phone service. Phone.com can do that! They will sign a BAA (for HIPAA) and have several options and plans available. It's what I use in my practice.
Hosting and Websites
In building a private practice as a counselor, the most important tool you can have is your website. By far, if people are going to find you, you need to have a website that is easy to navigate and has your contact information front and center. In order to have a website the first two things you need to do is purchase your domain and set up your hosting services. Bluehost is a highly recommended service for doing this. Also check out my blog post on domain names and hosting which goes into more detail.
Create My Therapist Website Toolbox
Create My Therapist Website Toolbox is a wonderful resource for helping you build your website on your own. I have had the pleasure of consulting with Daniel Fava about my own website and his knowledge and experience with website design has helped me immensely!
This training resource will walk you through the process of setting up your own website using the WordPress platform. It takes you through every step regardless of your level of expertise with web design. As Daniel says, "The Create My Therapist Website Toolbox holds your hand through the tech setup of a WordPress website and all the settings that make us non-techy folks run and hide. It provides you with a clear roadmap with EVERY step needed to create a professional-looking website so you know exactly what you need to do and when to do it".
Creating an email list is one of the best ways to market you practice. AWeber gives you the tools you need to automate your email marketing.