Wow! September is done and dusted, just like that. We hope that it’s been a productive month of making your dreams happen, whatever they may be.
In September, we focused on how HB 4325 will reduce access to mental health, the truth about social work licesensure and how to start a private practice in one day! Take a look below at our top stories, podcasts and more.
- What is HB 4325?
- Where is all the conflict coming from about HB 4325?
- Why does HB 4325 matter and how does this impact reimbursement?
By now, you may have heard about an intense legislative battle happening right now in the Michigan legislature over the Licensed Professional Counselor’s scope of practice. There has been a lot said about this bill and its interactions with the proposed LARA changes.
We are hoping to outline for you the apparent conflict that is happening, what HB 4325 says, and the impact this legislation has on your practice and overall reimbursement.
From A Military Spouse That Moves Every Three Years
Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to graduate school, complete 2000 hours of supervision, and two years of clinical experience, take a national licensing exam and finally get licensed as a clinical social worker; only to have to move every three years? As a military spouse, I have been licensed (or attempted it) in three states, so far. I have also supervised three clinicians that are also licensed in at least two states. Spoiler alert: it’s a gigantic pain.
When I wondered about how to start a private practice, it took forever! First I had to figure out what to do (which was a ton of time) then I had to actually do it. There were people that gave advice, but it was so confusing. Maybe it was because there aren’t as many resources out there, but it seemed like such a huge endeavor to start a private practice!
Being an online therapist can be a very rewarding career. The ability to work from anywhere gives us a sense of freedom that cannot be ignored. With this freedom and serenity of our home office comes the responsibility of continually looking for ways to up our game.
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How do you turn your side-gig into your full-time gig? What are some of the basics of understanding SEO? And how do you launch big ideas such as an e-course?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Tommy Griffith from ClickMinded about all things SEO and how you can scale your practice online whilst giving your clients the most value.
Is war morally acceptable? How can we better prepare military people for war psychologically? How can therapists be of more value to their veteran clients?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok dives deep into conversation with Joe Chapa about the complicated and debatable topic of war, military trauma, the moral question marks that surround it, as well as unpacking the ‘Just War’ theory.
How do you find your voice and message in private practice? How do you take the next step when you’ve outgrown your initial business goals? And finally, how can you market yourself and your big idea successfully?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Holly Chantal about how to stand out and find your unique voice within your business as well as how she aligns her clients with their next stage of business growth.
Why do you need to raise your rates? When should you raise your rates? And how exactly do you raise your rates?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about why you need to raise your rates every single year, and how to do it, following from the Practice of the Practice YouTube series.
How do you find your hyper-niche? How can you combine your passion and your practice? What are some of the steps to take?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Michael Ceely about finding your hyper-niche, combining both your training and your hobbies and becoming an expert in a very particular area.
When should I level up my rent? Should I add clinicians? How do I rank higher on Google? Can I make more money? How do I leave my full-time job?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about the five most common questions he gets asked on leveling up a private practice. Here he discusses rent, clinicians, Google, money and time.
Before You Go…
- Getting To Grips With The Online World In Business
When it comes to running your business, you should have a good idea of what’s happening online to be able to use it to your advantage.
- Setting up expectations for when you hire a biller
If your business is growing, it’s time to get some help. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s okay to feel scared about trusting someone else with your billing.
- 4 Reasons Why Local SEO Fails And Tips
Local SEO can be a delicate art to master. Some local businesses struggle to boost their visibility in their area despite adding location-based keywords.
- Colleagues not Competitors: Building Professional Relationships with Your Peers
Being in private practice often means you miss colleague relationships. Networking and establishing relationships with those in your field is important too.
- Be a Game Changer in Your Town
You can call it marketing, advertising, the perception of it is clear: you’re a professional providing “ah-ha” moments of your work for others to digest.
- Five Tips to Automate Your Private Practice
Spending more time doing administrative work for your practice than providing for your clients? It’s time to start automating your private practice.
- Month Three: Trending Upward After the First Quarter
What does it look like three months into owning your own practice? There’s a lot of wins and you’re tasked with turning advancements into positive outcomes.
- Finding a Home: Five things to Look for When Choosing a Practice Location
Private practice owners must consider having the optimal location that’s suited for both their needs and the populations they serve.
- Should you add email or text-based counseling to your online practice?
Email counseling has become the most popular medium for my therapy with almost 50% of my clients using email or in combination of video and phone sessions.
- Small Search: Getting Your Website Into Local Rankings
As a small business, it isn’t always easy to deal with complicated search algorithms. Learn about local search techniques which can apply to all businesses.