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While many therapists start their career partly because they’d like more control over their own work schedule, managing your time can be one of the biggest challenges when running a private practice.
When you’re handling sessions, marketing, appointment booking, admin work, business financials, and more, it’s easy to wish there were more hours in the day!
Here are a few ways you can start to take back some of that lost time every day so you can run a more efficient (and more profitable!) practice:
#1 - Move Your Appointment Booking Online
If this is a step you haven’t taken yet, it’s a must-do! Moving your appointment booking online is a major time saver because it takes practically all of your appointment scheduling completely out of your hands.
That means no more wasted time on the phone scheduling appointments, screening calls that may interrupt your day, or shuffling through appointment calendars in a rush. Instead, you’re giving your clients the flexibility and freedom to schedule their own appointments – while freeing yourself up at the same time.
There’s a huge variety of both free and paid online scheduling options out there, but our favorite is SimplePractice. SimplePractice is a HIPAA Compliant Solution that gives you access to scheduling, billing, and notes all in one place.