Out-of-Network Billing

In my own practice, I’ve chosen to steer clear of working directly with insurance companies.  My reasons for this are many, including preserving client confidentiality, continuity of care, and freedom from administrative and billing complexities. Of course, there are also good reasons to consider accepting insurance, such as affordability for prospective clients and expanding your … Read more

Individual Development Accounts

I had less than $15,000 in savings when I started my private practice, and no other sources of income.  That was enough to hire a web developer, pay my office rent, and meet my personal expenses for a little while, but it wouldn’t last long.  So, I looked into financing options for small businesses and … Read more

No Shows and Late Cancellations

No Shows and Late Cancellations

Many new therapists aren’t sure how to handle client no-shows and late cancellations.  I’ve looked at informed consent documents with very ambiguous policies or no policy at all.  Even once therapists have a clear policy in place, they may have belief systems about money or themselves that make it difficult for them to stay consistent … Read more