Wellness Institute Blog

How to Make Six Figures as a Private Practice Therapist

Posted by Jesse Hartman  Mar 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There’s no way around it; life is getting expensive. As the cost of housing, education, healthcare, and just being alive skyrocket, in many areas, a six-figure salary doesn’t mean you’re rich. It means you’re getting by.

You didn’t go into the psychotherapy field to get wealthy. You became a therapist because you love helping people overcome their mental health challenges and live their best lives. Or because you’re fascinated by how the human brain shapes our experiences and wellbeing. Or because of your entrepreneurial spirit and independent nature.

But none of that matters if you can’t make a living and aren't up to date on the most recent marketing for therapists advice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mental health counselors make a median annual salary of $46,050. For many of us, that’s simply not enough.

Can you make six figures as a therapist?

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Therapist Advice, Private Practice Tips, Marketing Your Therapy Services

How Private Therapy Practice Owners Can Differentiate Themselves

Posted by Jesse Hartman  Jun 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Try searching for “therapists in Washington” and you’ll get hundreds of hits. What makes a client call you up rather than the psychologist next door? Clients may get in touch with you thanks to a referral, because you take their insurance, based on your bio online, or because you excel at marketing your private practice.

Even so, once clients find you, they may be interviewing several different therapists to see who is a good fit. But it’s not only personality alone that will keep a client coming back. Here are some ways therapy clinicians can differentiate themselves.

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Topics: Therapist Advice, Marketing Your Therapy Services

The 10 Documents That Every Therapist Needs in Their Office

Posted by David Hartman  Jun 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

All therapists need to keep accurate, up-to-date records in their office. Records are important in coordinating care and referring and terminating patients. Accurate records can also protect you in case of patient disputes and malpractice accusations.

Keep in mind that no matter if they’re paper or electronic, all your records must comply with HIPAA regulations and state laws. Keep physical records in locked cabinets and take precautions (such as virus software) to protect digital records.

If you’re just starting out in private practice, here are 10 documents you should keep when treating new or existing patients.

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Topics: Therapist Advice, Marketing Your Therapy Services

7 Treatment Methodologies that All Therapists Should Consider

Posted by David Hartman  May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Therapy isn’t just about talking anymore. From altering subconscious states to tracking eye movements to getting up to dance, there are countless nontraditional methods that can successfully improve a client’s emotional and physical health. Here are 7 alternative treatment methodologies that all therapists should consider.

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Topics: Therapist Advice