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Therapists have 3 Practice Options—Is Partnering with Help Therapy the Smart Choice?

As a therapist, you have options for the type of practice you want.

#1 The Pros and Cons of Solo Private Practice

Solo private practice has the benefits of:

  • Being in control of every detail of your business

  • Setting your own rates and keeping all you make

  • Starting at a low cost and growing at your own pace

But it also:

  • Requires business savvy

  • Can be isolating

  • Carries greater risk

#2 The Pros and Cons of Group Practice

The pros include:

  • No self-marketing needed

  • No business savvy required

  • Built-in support

However, the cons are:

  • Lower pay

    • Determining your pay rate and taking up to 40%

  • Less control

    • Which may include scheduling and patients

  • Higher likelihood of burnout

When considering a group practice or online platform, there are numerous sites offering different types of services and specialties. Each has its own pay structure (some taking as much as 40% of the session rate) and requirements, including the number of years of professional experience and a full-time commitment.

Here are a few examples:

  • ReGain focuses solely on relationships and couple therapy.

  • Brightside focuses on anxiety and depression.

  • Betterhelp requires three years of professional experience.

  • Amwell offers only video chats that typically last less than 10 minutes.

  • Talkspace Network Clinicians must work five days and 40 hours per week with a minimum caseload of 80 clients.

But there is a third option for therapists—more of a hybrid.

Option #3 Help Therapy—The Ultimate Resource for Therapist Involvement

​Help Therapy is a resource for therapists that delivers high-quality care solutions to meet the changing needs of therapists and patients. We partner with independent practitioners who want to maintain their independence and support them in their private practices. Help Therapy provides intensive marketing strategies, patient referrals, scheduling assistance, claims-filing and billing support.

We also offer flexible scheduling options and transparent, cost-efficient services with 82% reimbursement for providers. Help Therapy therapists earn 50-100% more than with other companies.

Help Therapy also assists with credentialing with Medicare, Triwest Alliance, Magellan Healthcare, and more.

Therapists have the option to provide in-person or telehealth visits—or a combination of both.

Our goal is to allow mental healthcare providers to grow their own independent and successful practice.

In Summary

When considering joining a group practice, it’s essential to find out the specifics of the work environment and the salary structure.

  • What’s important to you?

  • How much control do you have over your practice?

  • What support services do they provide?

  • How much does the company take, and how much do you actually keep?

If you want to learn more about what Help Therapy offers therapists, visit us here.


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