Private Practice Resources

When we launched A SMART PRACTICE earlier this year, our goal was simple: To provide engaging content to help practicians build their practices. We are six months in and have published over 50 articles by almost a dozen contributors and engaged our readers with bi-monthly newsletters. This week we launched a new feature of our site: Private […]

New Year, New Opportunities

Happy New Year! Each year I try to identify a single word that is my focus for the year. Last year was “Finish,” this year is “Risk.” I’m generally a risk averse person, even though many of my friends would not say that about me. For me, taking risks means that I have to face […]

Thursday Tidbit: Saving for No Shows

No shows are part of the business. Sometimes these no-shows don’t ever come back and pay. One way to mitigate that is to follow Caleb’s advice and take a credit card number to reserve each session. Another option is to save $5 from every session you complete, put it in a cash lockbox (I use this […]

Tech Tuesday: Credit Card Processing & Surcharges

In the past 5-7 years the range of payment options for counselors has had a significant expansion. This is primarily linked to the smartphone and the capabilities it possesses in business functions. If you’re not accepting credit card payments, you might be missing out on potential clients. But, what to do about the fee the […]

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Taking Payment – Part 1

To practice your craft for the good of your clients you have to have a fee. The fee is foundational to building a practice.  For young and old counselors alike, this can be a difficult task. There are many reasons for this. Maybe the therapist has not integrated himself/herself as a therapist and a business person […]

When to hire help

If you are thinking about hiring help, there is a high probability that you need to Pension go ahead and pull the trigger to hire someone. More than likely you are feeling the pinch time-wise and seeing many necessary tasks not getting done. Over the long haul this pile of unfinished business can be detrimental […]