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April 2015

Is Online Therapy Practical for Your Practice?

As there are only so many hours in the day, and only so many days in the week, therapists running solo or small practices are very aware of time limitations, and are always looking for ways to boost revenue outside of the standard in-office session time. Before running out and investing a lot of time and money in developing an online therapy practice, however, it is important to first consider your own skills and the time which you have available to reinvest in your business. Here are a few points to consider before taking the plunge into online counseling:

Is it possible to develop a practice that is built solely on online therapy services? Building a practice that is completely web-based is certainly possible, but it can also be somewhat daunting. Building a thriving client based practice is already a challenge for many office-based therapists. Therapists wanting to structure an all web-base+d counseling service may struggle with different challenges. First, clients may be hesitant to trust an online provider...READ MORE

Do you have the time to add online therapy to your calendar? How full is your current calendar? Is your goal to add client sessions outside of regular business hours, thereby expanding both your case load and your work hours? Maybe your goal is...READ MORE

Are your tech-comfortable clients tech savvy enough to deal with the pitfalls of technology? We have all lived through computer problems. Computers can crash, internet service can be spotty, online signals can disconnect, service providers can go down without warning, and even downloading...READ MORE

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Can an Inactive client access their account?

"My client list is really long. I know I can hide some of them but prefer not to in case non-current clients wish to log back in if they choose. Is it possible for Inactive client to access their account Client Account to reinstate themselves and make a new appointment?"

Yes. When you "deactivate" a client within the Status page, this does not actually block the account from the client logging in. It just hides the client from your Client List page.

 

 

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With Google's announcement of their new "Mobilegeddon" algorithm on April 21st, it's essential for therapists now to not only have a site, but one that is mobile responsive as well. On May 13th, TherapySites will be hosting a webinar titled, "How to be Found Online With More Than Just A Website", going over the importance of a mobile responsive site and how to increase visibility to be found on major search engines, like Google.

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