Paying attention to your digital assets and online presence is about more than just getting new clients. It is the first (and sometimes last) impression your community may have about your organization.
While telehealth has been around for decades, in some form or another, it quickly became the norm in 2020, the year COVID hit the U.S. hard. Suddenly, telehealth became the standard way to access medical care, and practitioners were forced to quickly create and implement programs and procedures that normally would have taken months to do. In some ways, it was a testament to what we were all capable of, but it was also the beginning of a long period of waiting, constant back-and-forth changes, and more waiting.
If you own or manage a community mental health center or a private practice with multiple clinicians, you may have been hit hard in the last few months with the new hire shortage. Unfortunately, the inability to staff your practice can mean you are unable to bring on new clients, which is especially concerning during a time when so many need help. Here are some ways to find help.
Therapists, as leaders in mental healthcare, you can help open up dialogue about mental illness and to work to fight stigma by leveraging social media.