Resources

Here is a list of my favorite resources and tools to help support you in having a thriving practice!


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I only recommend products and programs that I have used personally and love.



MY FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU:

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Connecting From First Click: Creating a Seamless Client Experience

Team Growth Framework

FB Community: The Business of Private Practice: Simple Strategies for Therapists


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Practice Management & Billing

SimplePractice - This is my #1 choice for EHR for private practice.


Ivy Pay - I prefer to do all billing through SimplePractice, but if you need a simple payment processor, Ivy Pay is the most affordable way to go.


Insurance Billing for Private Practice* - Kym Tolson knows all there is to know about insurance billing and is my trusted advisor when I have a question. Her courses and membership community are rock solid and full of value.

Business Management

Google Workspace - I LOVE Google Workspace for easy email, calendar and document storage/management. Plus, it seamlessly integrates with almost any platform.


PandaDoc - This is my preferred site for sending out agreements and documents requiring a digital signature. Free plan available.


Gusto - Whether you hire 1099s or employees, this is my preferred site for handling HR and payroll.

Project + Task Management

Asana - This is the project management tool I use in my own business keep track of projects and tasks. I love how easy it is to switch between calendar, board and list views. My preferred option for teams. Free plan available.

Trello - Consider this your digital sticky note board. Free plan available.


ToDoist - A simple to-do list that integrates easily with your Gmail account. Free plan available.

Communication

Slack - If you have a team, this is a great way to communicate with one another. It integrates with most other apps in this list. Free plan available.

Voxer - I love using this to send voice notes and messages without having to make a call or use my personal number. Free plan available.


Google Voice - A simple, affordable phone option that is great for a solo practice as a way to have a professional number.


Phone.com - My preferred digital phone service for practices with more than one clinician. It is HIPAA compliant, easy to use and offers a great price point for the features.

Finances

Profit First Simplified* - Profit First will change everything about how you manage money in your practice. This course will walk you through each step of implementing PF in your practice.


Profit First for Therapists - For those who read, this book was released in 2023 and is the version specifically for therapists.

Simple Profit for Mental Health Clinicians - Jenni Schotmiller is your friendly neighborhood therapist and CPA who has amazing services and a membership to support with all of your tax, finance and bookkeeping questions and needs.


Wave - This is an amazing accounting software that is FREE. You also have access to a free online bank account if you need one.


Quickbooks Online - One of the most reputable, trusted accounting softwares on the market.


Belcru Finance Co - Danielle is a Quickbooks Certified bookkeeper who specializes in managing finances for private practices. Tell her Vanessa sent you.


Prospect Financial Solutions - Having a trustworthy tax professional is worth the investment. This is who I use for my own taxes and I trust them implicitly. Schedule with John and tell him Vanessa Lawson sent you.

Marketing

Get Booked Out! Modern Marketing for Therapists & Counselors - Anna Walker is my go-to expert for all things copywriting, website and PT profiles. Her FB group is top notch and she provides courses, done-for-you website services and DIY templates.

Intensive Design Lab - Steffeny Feld, LCSW is the intensive queen! Her course will provide you with everything you need to get started marketing intensives for your practice.


Social Media Management - Christi Balfour is my AMAZING social media manager. If you are looking for Social Media Management for your practice, I highly recommend her!


MailerLite* - If you are ready to start building your email list, this is my go-to platform for getting started. It's user-friendly AND the only platform that allows you to create email automations on their free plan. Free plan available.


30 Days to Unlock Your SEO - Just getting started with SEO and want to make organic traffic work for you? Desiree walks you through simple steps to get your Google Analytics account created and provides a foundation for utilizing SEO for your practice.

Gifting

Thnks - This is my new favorite gifting site that even allows you to send gift cards to local coffee shops and restaurants!

SugarWish - I LOVE to receive a SugarWish! This site lets recipients choose from a list preselected goodies.


SendOut Cards - Let's you send a customized, paper card without going to the store or picking up stamps. You can even add a small gift.

Legal


Bobby Klinck - Bobby is THE online legal guy. His templates are fantastic and affordable, especially if you are branching out into other revenue streams beyond the 1:1 therapy session. You can also grab a FREE Privacy Policy for your website from him HERE.

Legal Zoom - Need to quickly create another LLC or DBA and want to make sure everything is right the first time. Legal Zoom is your affordable source.

Tech Tools


Group Funnels* - Group Funnels allows me to easily capture the answers to the membership questions I ask for my FB group AND allows me to automatically add people to my email list who request my freebie. I wouldn't manage a Facebook group without Group Funnels!

SavvyVault* - This is my go-to resources for courses if there is a new tech platform I need to learn. SV includes 80+ courses to equip you will all the tech skills you need to manage your practice. Plus, you can choose between monthly (for those who love to binge trainings) or annual membership options.


Zapier - Zapier is is your automation bestie. Simply link two platforms together and Zap information from one to the other.


MemberVault - This is my preferred course platform for new course creators. It is easy to use and has accessible to get your first course up and running and is equipped to grow with you.

Process Creation

Tango - SOPs, checklists, and guides - oh, my! Tango has changed my life. This tool automatically captures screenshot of your workflows and converts them into easy-to-edit workflows to share with your team.

ScreenPal - ScreenPal is an alternative to Loom that I am in LOVE with! This is the perfect tool for screen recording. The free plan is ample enough for my most practices but the paid plans are super affordable.

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