A strong, direct connection exists between therapy and communication. When therapists and counsellors are able to communicate effectively, they are able to deliver great value to their clients. They can better understand their clients’ situation. They can provide insight and guidance in a clear, professional and relevant manner. Communication plays a crucial role in building…

In starting your own private practice, you have to handle two specific aspects. Apart from your actual therapy practice, you also have to set aside ample time and effort toward the business side of things, which includes private practice marketing. Fortunately, undertaking this vital task has become easier with advances in technology as well as…

Gestalt therapy is an effective and powerful relational therapy that helps clients raise their awareness about how they are in the world so they can self-regulate and move towards health. Gestalt therapy is also synonymous with the ’empty chair’ technique made famous by Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt therapy. However Gestalt therapy is much more…

If you’re a therapist or mental health professional who likes to blog, please join us to celebrate and promote World Mental Health Day Blog on October 10, 2015  by writing and submitting a blog post related to mental health. When you submit your blog post on or before October 10, 2015, we will be updating this official…

As a therapist in private practice, you’re probably not excited when it comes time to do your bookkeeping and accounting. You came into this field because you love working with clients and changing people’s lives and likely don’t have a background in finance or economics. However, if you don’t stay on top of your numbers, your…

This article is by Kat Love, website designer at www.katlove.com I live, breathe, and sleep therapy website design, not only because I help solo and group practices plan, design, and code websites for a living, but because I am deeply passionate about helping psychotherapists. About ten years ago, I started learning website design and development…

Website design is one of those fields that is in constant flux. What was cool and cutting edge in design two years ago is now obsolete and out of fashion. And when it comes to websites for therapists, it’s critical your website reflects current trends so your professional face to the world looks up-to-date and…

You can’t sustain your therapy practice without marketing online. Part of that strategy requires building your content, not just for your website but also for your blog. With blogging, you get more opportunities to acquire new clients since statistics show that blogs get 67 percent more leads, they get 97 percent more links to websites,…

Most psychotherapists today will agree it’s essential to include the client’s body in the therapeutic process for therapy to be effective. The mind-body connection has been reinforced by emerging research over the last decade, which shows the mind and body are inseparable when it comes to how we operate as human beings. Hakomi therapy, which…