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Discover expert insights and invaluable information tailored to mental health professionals looking to thrive in private practice. From managing client caseloads to nurturing your business growth, our blog covers essential strategies and tips to help you succeed in every aspect of running a mental health practice. Dive in and unlock the keys to a thriving and fulfilling career in mental health.

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How to Get an EMDR Certification

When you bring EMDR into your therapy practice, you’re not only providing your clients with another way of coping with emotional distress, but also strengthening your practice’s service offerings – which might lead to an increase in your session fees. To do this, however, it’s important to engage in EMDRIA-approved EMDR training and get an EMDR certification.

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6 Tips for Filing Taxes as a Therapist

Tax season wouldn’t be complete without exasperation, confusion, and a light touch of panic, would it? Filing taxes as a private practice therapist means taking special care to ensure that you’re filling out the correct forms and claiming as many tax deductions for therapists as you can.

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Preparing Your Practice for a New Year

Most of us realize that New Year’s Resolutions don’t usually work. What is proven to be effective is taking planned incremental steps to achieve a goal. There’s no better way to be prepared for a New Year goal than by gathering momentum now, before the start of the new year, rather than later when it’s already started. Here are a few ideas on how you can prepare your private practice

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Recent research into how insomnia affects mental health.

The Connection Between Sleep & Mental Health

Do you ever stare at the ceiling for hours trying to fall asleep? Do you sometimes lay in bed struggling to fall asleep as your mind races? Or maybe you have trouble staying asleep and constantly wake up multiple times in the middle of the night? If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, chances are that you’ve had some form of insomnia. The word insomnia has become synonymous with having

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What Would a More Efficient Practice Look Like?

Every year, big companies spend millions on efficiency experts who determine places where things can be automated, improved, cut back, or eliminated in order to improve overall efficiency and boost the business’s success. Of course, hiring such experts would be cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses such as private practices, right? Well, that all depends on who you’d consider an expert! Owl Practice has spent years working with private practices and therapists

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Are New Year’s Resolutions Bad for Mental Health?

New Year’s Resolutions and their failure rates have become a bit of a joke in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped people from making resolutions—in fact, some people take their resolutions very seriously! But what happens if those goals and expectations aren’t met? It can result in a loss of confidence and a general deterioration of mental health. As a mental health professional, you’re likely in the position where your

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A great way to manage the stress of running your private practice is through exercise or spending time with your pets.

4 Ways To Manage Stress In Your Private Practice

We all experience stress, and stress is likely one of the leading topics that you speak about with your clients on a daily basis. Therapists, psychotherapists, and social workers understand that stress is a natural bodily reaction to our challenges, but that doesn’t result in immunity to experiencing it ourselves. Sometimes, even the most balanced professional can feel off-kilter under the demands of a busy practice. This is an ideal opportunity

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What you can accomplish with Owl

The Owl Observer examines the health and wellness industry through the lens of the professionals that are redefining private practice. Find inspiration, learn from others, and discover insights on how to build the best version of your practice.

What you can accomplish with Owl

The Owl Observer examines the health and wellness industry through the lens of the professionals that are redefining private practice. Find inspiration, learn from others, and discover insights on how to build the best version of your practice.

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