TTP #65 – What I Wish I Knew #5: Testing is Expensive!

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I’ve been in so many meetings with other practitioners who say something like, “Wow, you must be making bank doing testing! It’s so lucrative, right?” Not exactly. Insurance doesn’t pay more for testing than therapy in many cases, and we’ve talked all about how you can lose money in a testing practice. Today I’m talking specifically about overhead for testing …

TTP #64 – What I Wish I Knew #4: Write Down Your Processes

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Testing is such an awesome service area – we have specialized knowledge that is hard to come by in the mental health provider world. From interviewing to test battery design to interpretation and report writing, we bring a HUGE skill set to our craft. I learned the hard way that – surprise! – people can’t read your mind. So today …

Delegate Early

TTP #63: What I Wish I Knew #3 – Delegate Early

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We got through grad school and started a private practice because we have a high drive for success and the ability to get things done. But these traits can be a double-edged sword! For me it led to doing way too much for way too long. So today’s episode is an ode to delegating. Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode …

Billing systems

TTP #62: What I Wish I Knew #2 – Billing Systems

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Starting a practice is really exciting – especially when the money starts coming in 🙂 Whether you take insurance or work with private pay only, many of us experience a big shift in income when we start our practices and start generating business after the first few months. But with that comes the need for good billing systems – the …

TTP #60: Summer Sprint Series #4 – Accounting!

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Here we are: Summer Spring series #4 – all about accounting. Today’s bonus announcement: THE PAPERWORK PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE. I’ve gotten so many requests for these resources and have worked hard over the last several months to put these together, and now I’m excited to put all this together! There are three options: 1) the Clinical packet, 2) the Administrative …

TTP #59: Summer Sprint Series #3 – Should You Hire Admin Staff?

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Here we are at Summer Sprint series #3. Today’s bonus announcement: The Legacy Project – a mastermind group for male mental health professionals trying to find balance between work, family, relationships, money, and meaning. My colleague, John Clarke, and I are looking for 8 guys who want to grow together and create a community of accountability. Apply for the Legacy …

TTP #58: Summer Sprint Series #2 – Where to Find Good Hires

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Welcome to episode number 2 of the Summer Sprint series! Today’s bonus announcement: you asked for paperwork – now you’ve got it! I’ve been working on several paperwork packets and will release them next week. You can choose from a Report Template packet, an Administrative Packet, and – by popular demand – a Psychometrist Training Packet! More info and a …

TTP #57: Summer Sprint Series #1 – Visioning and Business Planning

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Welcome to the first episode in the Summer Spring series, where we’re talking quick tips on business planning, visioning, and growth for those who want to scale their practices. Each episode will have a few quick tips on a specific topic as well as a “bonus” announcement about upcoming Testing Psychologist events!  Today’s topic is visioning: do you want to …

Summer Cleaning for Your Practice

TTP #56: Summer Cleaning for Your Practice

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Let’s talk about spring cleaning for your practice. Sure, it’s summer – but summer is when many of us have free time to actually step back and take stock of things (if you don’t have that free time, that’s tip number one – create time on your schedule to review your practice!). Today I’m talking about a few quick tips …