Real Psych Practice LLC http://www.realpsychpractice.com Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:01:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.11 Websites for Therapists Part I http://www.realpsychpractice.com/websites-for-therapists-part-i/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/websites-for-therapists-part-i/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:19:42 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=7120 Websites for Therapists Part I

Having a website for your practice is one of the easiest and most powerful ways for you to reach potential patients. My guest today, Daniel Wendler- blogger, speaker, and online marketing expert will join me in this special two-part post to help break down some of the mysteries of practice websites. I get so many […]

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LLCs and Private Practice http://www.realpsychpractice.com/llcs-and-private-practice/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/llcs-and-private-practice/#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:08:57 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=7078 LLCs and Private Practice

I’ve written about LLCs and PLCs before, but a reader wrote me with an interesting question recently that I think represents a confusion many people have about LLCs and PLCs. The therapist asked whether having her practice under either an LLC or PLC would protect her from being sued if she had unpaid debts. First- […]

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Where Do I Start? http://www.realpsychpractice.com/where-do-i-start/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/where-do-i-start/#respond Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:50:09 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=7006 Where Do I Start?

Many therapists call or write me wondering where on earth to start when beginning their private practice. There’s an old adage that every journey starts with the first step- but what the heck is the first step, right? I’ve covered many of the steps and aspects of starting a private practice elsewhere on this blog, […]

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Profit & Loss – Do You Know How Much You’re Really Making? http://www.realpsychpractice.com/profit-loss-do-you-know-how-much-youre-really-making/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/profit-loss-do-you-know-how-much-youre-really-making/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:43:41 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6959 Profit & Loss – Do You Know How Much You’re Really Making?

You see Mr. Jones for his weekly session and he swipes his credit card to pay your fee. Ms. Smith writes you a check when she comes in. XYZ Insurance company pays you through EFT directly into your bank account. You pay your rent, buy office supplies, pay your liability insurance and write a check […]

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Are You Afraid of the Marketing Monster? http://www.realpsychpractice.com/are-you-afraid-of-the-marketing-monster/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/are-you-afraid-of-the-marketing-monster/#respond Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:30:13 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6907 Are You Afraid of the Marketing Monster?

You know you have to do it but you dread it. Marketing your practice is an absolute necessity– but what if it makes you feel uncomfortable, even a bit unscrupulous? After all, you dedicated years of your life to train to become a therapist, NOT a pitch-man. What if you just plain don’t have a […]

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Help With 02/12 HCFA Form http://www.realpsychpractice.com/help-with-0212-hcfa-form/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/help-with-0212-hcfa-form/#respond Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:37:05 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6785 Help With 02/12 HCFA Form

A therapist recently wrote me: “I would like to know if there is a web-site where we can see the changes on the new claims form with revised requirements?” She is not alone in her search for information about the HCFA form. There has been a lot of confusion over the 02/12 HCFA form that […]

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Should I Publish My Therapy Fees? http://www.realpsychpractice.com/should-i-publish-my-therapy-fees/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/should-i-publish-my-therapy-fees/#respond Tue, 13 May 2014 21:49:31 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6670 Should I Publish My Therapy Fees?

A reader recently wrote in to ask “Should I publish my therapy fees on my website?” She went on to say that “Some therapists in my area list their rates but others don’t.” She was concerned that publishing the rates for the therapy services she provides might have negative consequences for her practice. She went […]

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How To Verify Insurance Benefits http://www.realpsychpractice.com/how-to-verify-insurance-benefits/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/how-to-verify-insurance-benefits/#respond Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:10:27 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6545 How To Verify Insurance Benefits

So, you’ve opened the doors of your private practice and decided you’re going to accept insurance. Now what? Where do you start when that first patient hands you their insurance card? Learning how to verify insurance benefits is an important skill, and can make all the difference in whether or not you will be paid […]

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Physician Referrals For Your Private Practice – A Different Approach http://www.realpsychpractice.com/physician-referrals-for-your-private-practice/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/physician-referrals-for-your-private-practice/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:46:55 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6445 Physician Referrals For Your Private Practice – A Different Approach

Trying to build a network of solid referral sources can be challenging when starting your practice. Getting physician referrals for your private practice can seem like a particularly elusive goal. Many therapists wonder how to make inroads with the doctors in their community; they wonder whether to send letters, flyers, brochures, or hope that just […]

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Why Referring Patients Away Can Be Good For Your Practice http://www.realpsychpractice.com/why-referring-patients-away-can-be-good-for-your-practice/ http://www.realpsychpractice.com/why-referring-patients-away-can-be-good-for-your-practice/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:27:37 +0000 http://www.realpsychpractice.com/?p=6267 Why Referring Patients Away Can Be Good For Your Practice

In today’s competitive marketplace, the idea of referring away a potential patient and sending him or her to another therapist may seem like a bad idea. After spending countless hours and hard earned money to market your practice and attract potential patients, the idea of referring a patient seems counterintuitive, but there are situations in […]

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