Common Questions in Private Practice

Managing an ethically responsible practice can generate a lot of questions. We have a lot of answers to questions that you may not even have thought of. Here are some common questions that we frequently address with our members across the lifespan of their practices.

Don't see your question listed? No worries! From our extensive and varied experience as practice owners and practice advisors, our team has probably seen it, heard it, or researched it.

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  • What needs to go into my informed consent document?
  • What forms do I need for private practice?
  • What is the deal with PsyPact and if my state isn’t a part of it, can I practice telehealth across state and country lines?
  • What are some “best practices” when using telehealth?
  • How do I expand my practice from solo to group? 
  • What do I need to know in order to hire employees and/or independent contractors? 
  • What are the pros and cons of accepting insurance versus being private pay?
  • Do I need to get listed on one of those therapy database sites (e.g., Psychology Today or Therapy Den)?
  • Do I really need a website and/or a public-facing social media account?
  • How do I choose an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system? Which do you recommend?
  • Help! I’ve been subpoenaed! What do I do?
  • What are the best practices for closing my practice?
  • How do I set my fee?
  • All the articles on scheduling, fees, and administration tend to focus on full-time private practice owners. Any unique considerations for those of us in part-time practice?
  • What are best practices with CPT codes? Is there a comprehensive list of CPT codes somewhere? How do I know what I can use and when?
  • I think I might be experiencing burn out, but all the articles on self-care suggest vacations and I just can’t afford it/don’t have time. How do I take care of myself while trying to take care of my practice?
  • Do I need to create a professional will?