Are you thinking about starting a private practice, but are not sure if it is right for you?
Have you already decided to make the leap, but are not sure what to do next?
Or, have you already started to see clients, but want more clarity about things like marketing, being HIPAA compliant with phone and email, or whether or not to accept insurance?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Heart Centered Private Practice Workshop is a one-stop shop for the basics of building a private practice.
After helping my fiance start his contacting company in 2012, I went out on my own in 2015 to start my private practice. I learned as I went and there is a LOT that I know now that I wish I had known then. Having to search and stumble across information about how to set up and run a private practice cost me many hours and many dollars in un-earned revenue and occasional unnecessary expenses. After sharing what I have learned with a couple of friends who are starting out, I created this workshop to share with other clinicians what I have learned.
This workshop is meant to be practical. This is not a special "system" or "secret to success." All of the information that I will share with you is readily available...in a thousand different places. My hope is that I can save you some time, money, and most of all, stress. At the end of the day, you should know what is involved in starting a private practice, know what types of decisions you will need to make, and have a solid sense of direction for what to do next.
Here is what we will cover:
We will spend the morning learning about the business and operations side of running a private practice. After lunch, we will focus on the creative and fun (!!) side of practice-building.
Setting Up the Business:
How to set up the business aspect of your practice, such as setting up Limited Liability Company (LLC), to choosing a name, insurance, and taxes.
Things to know about choosing office space, setting up phone/fax, intake forms and electronic health records, and what to consider when choosing to be a self-pay or insurance-based practice, including how to apply to be a provider with insurance companies. We will also talk about providing telemental health services.
Building Your Practice:
Identifying your ideal client and specialization, effective marketing, including websites, blogging, social media, networking, etc), and leveraged income.
This workshop is practical information, all in one place, taking the fear out of the dream, and getting you started.
Choosing Office Space
Self-Pay vs. Insurance-Based Practice
How to Apply for Credentialing
CAQH Application for Credentialing
Electronic Health Records (Simple Practice, TherapyNotes, TherapyAppointment)
Telemental Health (Vsee)
What is a HIPPA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?
Setting Your Fees
Leveraged Income/Multiple Income Streams (Groups, Workshops, Speaking, Products)
Identifying Your Ideal Client
Connecting with Your Ideal Client:
Marketing Your Practice
Creating a Website
Psychology Today, Good Therapy
Networking (Making Friends)
Blogging & Social Media