Author Archives: Guest Author

Experiencing The Holidays

For some, the December holidays bring negative reactions. Some dread December and can’t wait to get past it. If family members are [...]

Social Media Marketing for Therapists

From Facebook to Twitter, discover how your social media presence is important for attracting clients. As a therapist, your social [...]

Families – Always a Factor

It was already a truism in mental health circles more than sixty years ago: when a “problem” child is brought for therapy, and progress [...]

When Summer Ends, What Begins?

Whether or not a person – therapist, client/patient, or anyone – actually takes a summer vacation, there is a universal awareness that [...]

Insurance Company Records Request

It seems that requests by insurance companies or contractors for insurance companies for copies of client records is on the uptick. [...]

Temptations in Clinical Encounters

Our community of psychotherapists has evolved a set of rules for all its members, without exception.  These rules embody decades of [...]

Federal Regulations and Guidelines for Client Access to Records

The US Department Of Health and Human Services has published guidelines for individuals’ right under HIPAA to access their health [...]

Mindfulness: Self-awareness vs. Self-criticism

The beginning of a new year traditionally is a time of fresh starts and planned improvements in one’s life.  While we psychotherapists [...]

Transparency Without Overexposure, Boundaries Without Remoteness

We therapists are paid to be nosey—in a professional way, of course.  We get to ask strangers we’ve just met about their love life, [...]

When Death Threatens Someone Close to the Therapist – What to Expect – Really, not Ideally

We know how to deal with grief in our clients/patients.  We know how to help someone who is very ill go through the various stages and [...]

What Is HIPAA Compliance Anyway?

New HIPAA regulations could be putting a strain on your practice. Everyday communication techniques that a practice uses have new [...]

Responding to Requests for Children’s Treatment Records

Special care should be taken by therapists when a child is receiving counseling services, and the child’s parent requests a copy of all [...]

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