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EMDR Therapy for Traumatic Grief: Where My Heart Is

Posted: August 13, 2018 | Guest Author

This post has been authored by Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Lisa at the bottom of this post.

Using EMDR Therapy to Overcome Grief

There are very few things I do as a psychologist that satisfy me more than helping someone break free from painful events in their past. I do this primarily with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. This type of therapy helps people re-consolidate painful memories or “stuck” experiences from the past so they can release the emotional upset from the memory.

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Protecting Your Online Services

Posted: July 31, 2018 | TheraNest Team

Protecting Your Online Services with Person Centered Tech

What you’ll learn in this webinar:

  • Why you shouldn’t use the same password for all of your online accounts.
  • What Full Device Encryption (FDE) is and why it’s important.
  • Why you should use firewalls and antimalware (even on Macs).

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Preparing For Your Telehealth Session

Posted: July 23, 2018 | TheraNest Team

How to Prepare for Your First Telehealth Appointment

Preparing for your first Telehealth session doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about getting started with online therapy in one simple infographic. Our infographic provides useful information for both providers and clients as they prepare for their first online session.

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Turning Visitors into Clients: The Importance of Effective Copy

Posted: July 2, 2018 | Guest Author

This post has been authored by Hannah Shamji as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Hannah at the bottom of this post.

3 Ways to Create More Effective Copy for Your Therapy Website

When was the last time you tweaked your website copy?

Are you the type to fiddle with your copy every other week? For your (sanity’s) sake, I hope you’re not spending precious time editing and then re-editing your website copy when you could be using that time to focus on your clients. every week.

If you are, I get it. A question to ask yourself, though, is this: is all that tweaking translating into more potential clients contacting me through my website?

For most of my clients, the answer is no.

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Social Anxiety Interventions

Posted: June 19, 2018 | Guest Author

This post has been authored by Pamela Hagues, LPC, CSOTP, CC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Pamela at the bottom of this post.

Therapeutic Interventions for Social Anxiety

Coming from an inpatient residential and community-based background for 15 years, as a clinician, I was used to providing mental health treatment for various populations with more complex issues than what the average individual copes with in society today. These clients typically received dual diagnoses such as depression and substance abuse, were trauma and abuse victims and several had even committed sexual offenses. So, after several years of working in these settings, I became experienced and knowledgeable and was ready to take that leap of faith into my own practice. I was prepared to serve clients in the ‘regular community’ after years of working in a more intense environment.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Offering Teletherapy (Online Therapy)

Posted: June 11, 2018 | TheraNest Team

How to Start Offering Teletherapy (Online Therapy)

Are you thinking of offering online therapy, also called teletherapy,  to your clients? Are you currently drowning in a ton of questions, such as:

  • Is telethrepy or online therapy a good idea?
  • Is it even possible legally to offer therapy services online?
  • Can you offer online therapy service in addition to your established brick-and-mortar private practice?
  • If you do offer online therapy, how do you get started?
  • How do you find clients for online therapy?
  • What tools do you need to “meet” with online therapy clients?

If you’re currently searching for the answers to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to discuss the most important things to consider about online therapy, including whether it’s the right choice for you and how exactly to get started. Let’s dive right in.

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Top ICD-10 Codes for Mental and Behavioral Health

Posted: May 29, 2018 | TheraNest Team

ICD-10 Codes Used By Therapists

Insurance billing is no easy task. It is made even more confusing by the vast amount of terminology (and acronyms) used for even the most simple of tasks. There are thousands of codes you have to juggle — CPT, ICD-10, and DSM 5, just for starters. It is easy to choose the wrong code but it can be a costly mistake. In this post, we’re breaking down and defining what ICD, DSM, and CPT mean and how you, as a therapist, use them everyday.

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Turning Anger into an Ally

Posted: May 21, 2018 | Guest Author

This post has been authored by Stephanie Wijkstrom MS, LPC, NBCC as part of our guest post series. Learn more about Stephanie at the bottom of this post.

Therapy Techniques for Effective Couples Counseling 

One of the greatest challenges many therapists cite as a hurdle in working with couples is the thought  that marriage counseling has to ‘blow up.’ We all know couples therapy is one of the more challenging types of therapy to provide. Marriage counselors are trained to enter the lion’s den of heated emotion.The conversations being had in the therapy office are between two, often hostile or detached people.

What the more seasoned therapists among us knows is that the emotion of anger must be integrated into the therapy room. Anger is an effective tool that can be used  to help the couple learn how to manage their conflict, emotions, and to further enhance their relationship.

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Printable CMS 1500 Forms & Superbill Templates

Posted: May 9, 2018 | TheraNest Team

Simplified & Printable Superbills & CMS 1500 Forms To Save You Time

In this post, we’re doing a deep dive into two billing words you’ll hear often as a therapist in private practice: superbills and CMS-1500 forms. We’ll be outlining what superbills and CMS 1500 forms are, while also explaining what purpose both of these documents serve in your private practice and in the medical billing world at large.

For many therapists, generating superbills for clients and printing claims forms (CMS-1500, formerly known as HCFA) serve as the backbone of their income, meaning that efficiency and reduced costs in this area, can have significant impact on their practice and sanity.

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