iTherapy Blog

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Our blog is written by practicing professionals who offer online counseling services. Their advice, tips, and experiences are shared to inspire and educate peers, clients, and those seeking to learn more.

18

Sep2019
What if I told you that you could market yourself by answering peoples questions about what you are specialized in as a therapist? What if I told you that countless other therapists have used this exact same method to market their practice ... Read More

04

Sep2019
Here’s three guesses as to why you decided to become an online therapist. Tell me if I’m right… Reaching people who otherwise wouldn’t receive treatment. Making a living that gives you time and financial freedom by helping people experience mental and relational freedom. ... Read More

21

Aug2019
How do I charge what I’m worth? How do I set competitive rates for my services? How can I make my rates affordable, but also make enough money to live? The questions are real!!! But good news… There’s real answers. Here’s a ... Read More

07

Aug2019
“If only I had been given a list like this when I was starting my online practice,” I thought to myself as I picked up a warm-from-the-printer piece of paper. A friend of mine had asked me to meet with her and discuss the starting blocks of ... Read More

24

Jul2019
How would you like to help people who are already looking for your services? How nice would it be to have a FREE marketing campaign that brought in paying clients to YOUR practice? How great would it feel to be in a room full of people ... Read More

12

Jul2019
p{font-size:1.1em} [UPDATE 9:56 AM EST, Tuesday 7/16]: Zoom has pushed out an update for Mac AND every other platform (e.g., Windows computers, Android and Apple tablets and smart phones). Users are being prompted to install this update after leaving a session (or if on a mobile device, the updates are installed ... Read More

10

Jul2019
Launching a private practice is no small thing, but you are capable and there are people in this world who need the help you offer! The following are 7 questions successful online therapists consider before launching their private practices with corresponding blog posts.  WHAT SHOULD ... Read More

19

Jun2019
This was NOT the plan was it?! Getting the end of an exhausting but fulfilling day of counseling sessions only to be greeted by...   emails begging for an answer unfulfilled insurance ... Read More

11

Jun2019
You worked hard to earn your license. It felt good to receive it from the state licensing board and if you’re working in an office, that’s all you need. But if you’re providing services online, haven’t you wished you could work across state lines? State licensing boards, and other legal ... Read More

05

Jun2019
You deserve to be paid. At least, that’s what we believe. But as a therapist running an online practice, we realize getting paid isn’t as simple as receiving a paycheck. It’s as complicated as making an apple pie…... Read More

22

May2019
“The military teaches our service members how to go to war. But the military does not teach them how to come home. I’m here to change that.” Have you ever walked away from a conversation thinking, something amazing is about to happen? That’s how ... Read More

08

May2019
Tired of illness and weather canceling your sessions? It may be time to try a two-way no-show policy. Wish people would show up for their online sessions or shoot you an email the day before?! Yeah, us too! Through a series of conversations, we heard of a ... Read More

24

Apr2019
Are you a DIY person or a I’ll-just-buy-it person? I have friends that LOVE scouring pinterest for their next project. Curtains?! No problem, they have about a million ideas and a sewing machine ready. It’s about a personal touch and crafting those curtains exactly the way ... Read More

03

Apr2019
If you’re not telling anyone about what you do, does it really matter what you do?! We believe what you do does matter and we want to see you tell people about it. So, here’s 5 different ways to tell the world what you do.... Read More

20

Mar2019
Have you ever filled out one of those quizzes floating around on the internet? Like, “What’s your secret-sauce for marketing”, “What type of sleeper are you”…? No?! Well, then you’ve probably taken a personality test at some point or done one of those facebook things that ... Read More

06

Mar2019
Running your own practice as an online therapist comes with its own set of challenges. Sure you don’t have to choose between your love for therapy and love for your family (or travel) anymore, but it can get lonely.  Not only are you a therapist listening to ... Read More

20

Feb2019
You’ve spent hours with your client and they’ve covered a lot of ground.  Your client recently received a promotion and is now moving. Because they’re thankful for all you’ve done together and want to continue the work they ask if you can continue being their therapist via online ... Read More

15

Feb2019
You’re sitting in front of your computer screen after seven in-person counseling sessions.  You’re exhausted, but determined to get to the bottom of this starting-an-online-practice thing. Your cursor blinks in the search bar… Hold up! Before you go to bed another hour later we’d like ... Read More

30

Jan2019
You’ve finally crept all the way out to the edge of the high diving board.  Your toes are wrapped around the final centimeters of the white sandpaper-y bendy piece of something. “You’ve got this,” your mom calls from the other side of the pool, video camera ... Read More

24

Jan2019
Tell me if this sounds familiar:   “I’ve never been super interested in offering online therapy sessions because I think you’d lose valuable information, such as body language, tone, and pacing.” Turns out, you’re not alone.  When ... Read More

15

Jan2019
If you've ever considered making a splash online with a blog but decided against it, because the odds of getting noticed seemed way too slim, this is the post for you! We got to sit down with Marissa Lawton, the online therapist’s go-to gal to getting noticed online, discover ... Read More

10

Dec2018
The most productive blog post a therapist can write… You want to get noticed online, after all you are an online therapist. You look ... Read More

16

Nov2018
If you don’t have these two things on your website you might be missing out on new clients. Something awesome just happened. Wanna know what it is?! Lucy was given a referral to five therapists and one of them is you! She’s ... Read More

09

Nov2018
“I was told that you couldn’t make real money if you had your own practice. Well, all I can say is, ‘I wish I had started my practice sooner.’ I’m earning the money I need, doing what I love, and running my own schedule, all because I started my own ... Read More

17

Oct2018
Have you ever used a ladle to flip pancakes?  Probably not. But if you had you would have realized that flipping pancakes with a ladle didn’t work so good. In actuality you probably used the ladle to pour the pancake batter onto your pan and then flipped the pancakes with a ... Read More

11

Oct2018
On National Mental Health Day…Don’t forget the Mental Health Professionals. Whether you are a mental health professional, or you know and love one, please remember – SELF CARE! Compassion fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for those in any kind of helping profession. Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and ... Read More

10

Oct2018
Did you know that in America: 14 million people die of cancer every year 25 million people have asthma 29.1 million people develop diabetes 53 million people have arthriti... Read More

02

Oct2018
  If I could give you ONE tip that would help you increase engagement on Facebook, get your audience in the habit of clicking your links, AND open the door for you to invite ideal clients to work with you, ... Read More

23

Jul2018
I wanted to tell you about some new services available to you. We've heard from many of you that you wanted help obtaining new clients and we listened! You may already know Nick Fuller is our Chief Technical Officer at iTherapy, but you might not know that he also runs ... Read More

30

Jan2018
iTherapy Provider Jana Scrivani has recently become a contributing blogger for Shrink Tank! Check out her first post: How Depression Took a Bite Out of 'The Walking Dead' Ratings

06

Jan2018
One of the questions we get more than any ... Read More

27

Oct2017
Offering online therapy can be extremely rewarding both for you, the mental health provider, and for your clients. Here’s the top 10 reasons why it’s awesome. 1. Ease & Convenience – Nothing beats the convenience of online therapy for both you and your client. Save time by saying good bye ... Read More

20

Oct2017
If you’ve ever wondered how to grow your practice, we’ve got some answers. We’ve partnered with Lisa Wozniak and Woz Marketing to bring you all iTherapy providers a free marketing ... Read More

06

Oct2017
In late 2015, Dr. Amber Lyda was at a cross roads. She’d spent the last 10 years working at University counseling centers and, while it was a good ... Read More

05

Oct2017
Yesterday we announced our new features and partner services – what we call Jumpstart Your Practice. The response has been incredible. Since we’ve launched our Counseling ... Read More

04

Oct2017
Today we’re happy to announce Jumpstart Your Practice. Since Carol & Forrest Pulley started iTherapy back in 2010, our goal has always been to help people who asked Carol, “How’d ... Read More

02

Oct2017
Back in 2007, iTherapy’s co-Founder Carol Pulley, started her ... Read More

29

Sep2017
Psychologist Tools
by Nick / September 29, 2017 / iTherapy Blog
As a psychologist, you know you need some tools to do your best work. A phone number and email where people can reach you are essential for finding clients, ... Read More

09

Aug2017
As Mental Health Professionals, you pursue your passion – Helping People. However, your practice is also your business! If your business is not successful, you won’t be able to pursue ... Read More

31

Jul2017
You’ve finished school, you’ve got your license, you’ve started your own private practice. There’s just one thing to add – clients. Many education programs do not include how to market your practice. But as your private practice experts, we’re here to help ... Read More

22

Feb2017
Women who undergo traumatic experiences are twice as likely to develop PTSD as men(A.P.A., n.d.). While ... Read More

14

Feb2017

13

Dec2016
Many therapy client’s may wonder, what does a therapist think about before they see a new client for the first time? What sort of expectations do therapists set for themselves when clients come into the office? I try to prepare as best I can before a client comes in for the ... Read More

09

Aug2014
  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More

30

Mar2014
 Licensed Psychological Associate - Daughter, Wife, Sister Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you decided to care for your dad through the final stages of his life at home. My father ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Managing Partner iTherapy   Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population  are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father.  My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ... Read More

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