Private Practice Tools & Deals


Electronic Management Systems

Jane App

Jane

Jane offers online booking, charting, scheduling, secure video, and invoicing on one secure, beautifully designed system. This Canadian practice management system makes admin a breeze and creates super efficient work flow. After signing up, input “2fearless2021” on Step one, in the field titled ‘Education, association, or corporate code’ to receive two weeks for free.

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OWL

Owl provides all the tools you need to make your practice successful. This Canadian practice management system can track everything from appointments to payments. Use promo code “FEARLESS” for 50% off your first month.

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WordPress.com

WordPress.com gives you everything you need to start your website. With its built-in optimization and responsive, mobile-ready themes, there’s no limit to who you can reach with your new website. No matter the size of your budget, WordPress.com has a plan that’s right for you.

Brighter Vision

Brighter Vision offers all-in-one websites exclusively for therapists. Their site designs are made to empathize with your target client and get them to contact you. Brighter Vision also includes counselling in-take forms and pre-written content so that you can get your website online without writing a single sentence. Save $100 when you join!

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Beam Local

Beam Local gives you a totally customizable website designed to outrank your competition and help drive the right type of clients to your Canadian private practice. Not only do they offer unlimited support, mobile responsive design, and SEO, Beam Local offers premium stock imagery and animated features. Receive 10% off the set-up fee!

Online Private Practice Essentials

Neewer Lighting Kit

Make your online private practice look professional! Good lighting is essential when you offer online video counselling as it helps clients to be able to see you and your facial expressions. I use the Neewer Lighting Kit and LOVE it! There are many lighting options and it’s portable so you can easily take it with you anywhere you go 🙂

Neewer Light Diffuser

To make the lighting soft and welcoming, I highly recommend purchasing the Neewer Light Diffuser. This diffuser will also make the light less harsh on your eyes so that it will be easier to use as you counsel clients.

White Noise Machine

If there is any risk of others being able to hear your sessions, then it is very important to invest in a white noise machine. I also find that using a white noise machine helps to put me into “work mode” and keeps me focused on the client as all household and outdoor sounds get masked by the machine. Dohm Classic White Noise Machine generates continuous white noise unlike cheaper sound recording products (where you can hear the looped sound end and then begin again, very annoying!). I’ve been using Dohm Classic White Noise Machines noise for years and it has totally been worth every penny 🙂

Computer Stand

Using a computer stand for your laptop is a great way to make sure that you are looking directly into the clients eyes instead of looking down at them. It also helps your neck not get sore from looking down at a computer and allows your laptop to breath and not get overheated.

Headphones

Using headphones ensures that clients can hear you as there is a microphone close to your face. It also gives more privacy for the client as only you can hear what they are saying. I use Urban Ear headphones as they have wonderful sound quality and the cable is made out of fabric so it’s easier to move around. I also use these wired headphones instead of wireless headphones because I don’t want to worry about the headphones battery dying in a session, having connectivity issues, or a sound delay.

Business Phone System

Grasshopper

Why pay for two cellphone bills when you can just pay for one! Grasshopper switches from your business phone number to your private number all on your personal cellphone. Save up to $50 when you purchase an annual plan.

Logo Design

Fiverr

Fiverr is a freelance service for all your business needs. I used this company to find a graphic designer to create both my private practice and consulting logos. It’s an affordable and an easy way to create your private practice logo 🙂

Business Cards

Moo

Moo offers stylish business cards that are also professional. With a business account, you can focus on what you do best, while they take care of your print needs.

Private Practice Directories

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Psychology Today

Having tried many different ways to market my private practice, I’ve found that the directory, Psychology Today, has consistently been one of the main ways I get clients. Plus, it only costs $34.95 CAD (tax included) per month! Psychology Today allows you to easily showcase your private practice online. Psychology Today ads are also usually at the top of counselling google searches so this means that more people will likely see your listing! Want *6 FREE* months of Psychology Today that’ll give me a free month too? Email me your name and I’ll hook you up.

Open Path

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care-at a steeply reduced rate-to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. Instead of having to negotiate a sliding scale, refer clients to Open Path Collective where they can easily book one of your discount rate sessions. This site takes out the bargaining PLUS it’s free for therapists to join!

Extra Help

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Next Level Practice

Next Level Practice is an on-going support system for counsellors who want to start and scale their own private practice. This all-in-one monthly membership program offers over 30 online courses, templates, and an online monthly small group meeting that will help you start your private practice.