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Solo Mental Health Practice vs Group Practice for Therapists

Embarking on a career in mental health therapy is a noble and fulfilling pursuit. As therapists gain experience and expertise, many may consider the prospect of opening their own private practice. Telehealth has revolutionized the mental health profession, empowering countless professionals to operate solo practices from the comfort of their own homes. The advent of remote therapy and counseling platforms has eliminated the need for a traditional office space, making it cost-effective and convenient. Therapists and counselors can now connect with their clients via secure video calls, fostering a sense of privacy and intimacy. This shift not only reduces overhead costs but also broadens their reach, allowing professionals to serve clients from different geographic locations. While the idea of running a solo practice from the comfort of your own home can be enticing, it is essential to acknowledge and prepare for the challenges that come with it. On the other hand, joining a large group practice offers benefits that may align more closely with certain therapists’ goals and preferences. In this article, we will explore the challenges faced by therapists who decide to open a solo practice and highlight the benefits of joining a large group practice....

By LifeStance Health

Published: May 10, 2024
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Solo Mental Health Practice vs Group Practice for Therapists
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Nine Things To Look For In Your PMHNP Preceptorship

A PMHNP preceptorship is an essential part of a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner’s education. The ANCC requires 500 hours of precepted clinical experience for all advanced practice nurses. The availability of qualified PMHNP Preceptors is limited, yet the number of students needing preceptorship has increased dramatically over the last 5 years with the growth … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: March 28, 2023
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Nine Things To Look For In Your PMHNP Preceptorship
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What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fake job opportunities to job seekers. This type of fraud is normally carried out through online services such as false websites or unsolicited e-mails claiming to be from the company. The fraudsters often request recipients to provide personal information and to make payments as part of their fake … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: February 22, 2023
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What is recruitment fraud?
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Tech-enabled psychiatry practice

In today’s world, most physicians have integrated technology in a number of ways to better answer their patient’s needs. The pandemic forced physicians and patients alike into non-traditional mental health treatments. Tech-enabled psychiatry goes beyond zooming with your patients. It also encompasses EHR systems, text alerts and automatic follow-up appointment services. These are just a … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: May 24, 2022
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Lifelong Education

Telehealth Psychiatry: The New Frontier

For those focusing on their careers in psychiatry, staying up to date with all the latest and greatest tools and trends is becoming more important than ever before. The pandemic not only created a greater need for psychiatric and mental health support, it also created new ways we engage with these types of therapies and … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: May 18, 2022
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Telehealth Psychiatry: The New Frontier
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Continuing Education for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), you are treating many different kinds of mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges every day. LPCs make up a large percentage of the mental health workforce, and have a variety of clients who require different kinds of knowledge and insights to treat—particularly in the midst of the pandemic. Whether you … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: February 18, 2022
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Mental Health Care Job Outlook 2022

How the Pandemic Created More Demands for Mental Healthcare Workers As we approach the beginning of the third year living through the Covid-19 pandemic, it is clear that Americans mental health has never been more important. Anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges are among some of the most reported conditions people have grappled with during this … Continued

By LifeStance Health

Published: February 16, 2022
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Mental Health Care Job Outlook 2022