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My Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things for both business and life. Everything listed here is something that I use in my own business or life.
Please note that some of my favorite things feature affiliate links (thanks for supporting me!).

SimplePractice

Managing your practice is a breeze with the right practice management software. I absolutely love using Simple Practice! And the name certainly delivers. With the professional package you are able to keep records on an unlimited number of clients, send automated appointment reminders to clients, have integrated credit card processing, submit insurance claims with electronic filing, allow online appointment booking, and much more. By clicking here you can get a free 30-day trial + a $50 credit should you decide to sign up.

MOO

My business cards are pretty sweet if I do say so myself. I’m always getting compliments on their shape, design, and feel. MOO does an excellent job and only produces high quality products. If you want to stand out, you’ve got to get these cards. I personally order the square business cards with the rounded edges. I also hand out the mini cards to colleagues so they can pass them along for referrals. Click here to receive 25% off your first order. While you are ordering, be sure to add a free sample pack so that you can experience many of the products that MOO has to offer.

Acuity Scheduling

I love using Acuity Scheduling for booking my phone consultations. There’s so many great features and settings that it makes scheduling a breeze. Clients get email and text reminders of their appointment and there are lots of customization options, including calendar syncing. Please note that if you are using it for therapy clients, you will need to opt for the Powerhouse Player plan to get a BAA for HIPAA compliance. A free version is also available if you don’t require a BAA. Try it out today!

SocialBee

If you want to stay active on social media, but find that you just don’t have the time to keep up with posting frequently enough, SocialBee can help. It’s a social media scheduler that allows you to upload your posts and recycle them, saving you several hours every month. SocialBee organizes your content by categories so that you have a better mix of content based on best practice. You can schedule to post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more. Sign up for your free trial here.

Therapy Den

Therapy Den is a therapist directory for the modern world, and has a mission to challenge racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination. This directory reflects the values of the profession and makes it easy for clients to find a great match in a therapist. Therapy Den rocks and has the potential to replace the other out-dated and controversy-ridden directory. What are you waiting for? Sign up here!

Open Path

Are you looking for a way to provide affordable mental health services, but don’t want the hassle of managing a sliding scale system? If so, Open Path is for you. This wonderful collective of therapists are dedicated to providing a certain number of spots in their practice at a reduced rate to clients in need. It’s free for therapists to join, and you get to choose how many reduced rate spots you will reserve in your practice for Open Path clients. Some therapists may only reserve one spot, while others will offer more. Click this link to become an Open Path therapist. I also write more about Open Path here and here.

HP Instant Ink

Ink cartridges for printers can be super expensive. Until recently, I would be really careful about conserving ink and be very selective about what I printed. But once I enrolled in the HP Instant Ink program, printing is now actually affordable. You pay a small amount per month and you can print a certain number of pages, depending upon your plan, and cartridges are automatically mailed to you when you are getting low on ink. My clients appreciate all the helpful printouts I am able to give them. You can try out the program for one month free with this link! And, if you’re curious, this is the printer that I use and love.

Canva

I remember being so happy when I discovered Canva! It’s a graphic design website that can be used by both professionals and beginners. Canva has a drag-and-drop format and gives you access to photographs, fonts, and graphics. I use Canva to put together beautiful social media and web graphics and designs for my businesses. Canva’s basic version is free to use, and you can also upgrade to Canva for Work which gives you access to additional features. I highly recommend it to make high quality, brand consistent designs for your practice. Check it out here!

Namecheap

Namecheap is my go-to for domain names and they are the leading domain registrar! They have a large selection of domain names at reasonable prices. Namecheap’s site is easy to navigate and offers options for registering or transferring your domain name. Secure your domain name here!

Flywheel

Flywheel is my top choice for website hosting! It’s custom built for the WordPress platform. You get fast load times, a free SSL certificate so that your site is secure for visitors, and nightly backups so you can rest easy knowing that your beautiful site is safe. All clients are on VPS – not shared – servers. Flywheel knows WordPress! And, not to mention, they have a beautifully designed user interface. Host your awesome WordPress site here!

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Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 58 I chat with Jamey Schrier of Practice Freedom U about time management strategies for busy business owners. Here we go… *some links...

Episode 57: Why More Information Is Keeping You Stuck

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 57 I talk about why more information is keeping you stuck in your business and life. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes...

Episode 56: The SEO Strategy Of Link Building with guest Nick Fuller of iTherapy

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 55 I chat with Nick Fuller of iTherapy about the SEO strategy of link building. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be...

Episode 55: The Fundamentals Of SEO with guest Nick Fuller of iTherapy

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 55 I chat with Nick Fuller of iTherapy about the fundamentals of SEO. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate...

Episode 54: What Is A Deep Work & Rest Week?

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 54 I talk about my Deep Work & Rest Week, why you may want to consider it for yourself, and how it has positively impacted my...

Episode 53: Moment To Moment Self-Care Practices To Protect Against Burnout with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund from the Resourced Therapist

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 53 I chat with with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist, and we discuss moment to moment self-care...

Episode 52: Empathy vs. Compassion Fatigue: What Causes Burnout? with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 52 I chat with with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist, and we discuss the topic of Empathy vs....

Episode 51: Business Planning With The Moon Phases

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 51 I talk about business and life planning with the moon phases. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate links...

Episode 50: Grow Your Business By Repelling Customers

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 50 I share how you can grow your business by repelling customers. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate...

Episode 49: Telehealth: Creating Conditions For Self-Care (Part 2) with guest Raymond Barrett

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 49 I chat with Raymond Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute on how to create conditions for self-care as a telehealth...

Episode 48: Telehealth: Creating Conditions For Self-Care (Part 1) with guest Raymond Barrett

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 48 I chat with Raymond Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute on how to create conditions for self-care as a telehealth...

Episode 47: Losing Followers Is Good For Business

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