Scheduling is a necessary part of any therapy practice, and can also come with tons of stress and pressure! I wanted to round up my top 6 resources for decreasing scheduling stress for your child and adolescent therapy practice:
Scheduling is one of the dreaded tasks of being a child therapist.
There is pressure to produce that one coveted spot that is after school but before sports practice starts for your entire caseload. And the truth is? Those ideal times don’t exist for all of your clients. Even if you worked as much as you could after school you still wouldn’t have space for your entire caseload.
It’s August 15 and you are having the same conversation with each kid client on your caseload. All of them definitely need to move their appointment spot because school is coming up. Most sessions during the day you hear “do you have an appointment after school?”
If you have been around the block a time or two as a therapist you are all too familiar with the intake process.
First comes the intake call and next the scheduled diagnostic assessment. It’s from the diagnostic assessment you get this thing called… well the diagnosis. If you take insurance, the diagnostic code from the DSM-V TR and the ICD-11 (paired with your treatment plan) is your golden ticket to begin to see clients for regularly scheduled therapy sessions.
I'm Ann Meehan, an LPCC,