Therapists are required to check in with clients one to two times per day (five days per week) during their scheduled business hours and respond to client messages within 24 hours. Some client plans also include weekly live online 50 minute sessions.
What you earn will depend on your time commitment, the number of clients you are servicing, and the plans to which your clients are subscribed. Some therapists utilize the SmartCounseling.com platform part time to supplement their income while others utilize the platform for full time work.
The first step is to fill out the online therapist application. Once your application is received, our onboarding specialist will contact you within 1 business day or sooner, to either approve you for training or follow up to get additional information. Once approved for training, you will go through the SmartCounseling.com orientation and training taught by a board certified tele-mental health specialist. The training consists of self-directed online videos that address best practices for delivering traditional behavioral healthcare online. Upon successful completion of all documents and training, you will be given access to your own private dashboard and session room and assigned clients. While you build your caseload, you may work with a SmartCounseling.com advising therapist, who will help and advise you as needed.
You are very important to us, and we care about your success because your success is our success. At SmartCounseling.com, we provide you with continuous support in the form of training, group calls, and online groups where you can collaborate with other Smartcounseling.com therapists. You will also be assigned your own success coach to help you grow as a SmartCounseling.com therapist. So, if you are looking for more flexibility, extra income, and the ability to take back control of your life and time while helping people who may not have otherwise obtained counseling, SmartCounseling.com is for you. SmartCounseling.com is the easy, convenient way to practice counseling and earn extra part time income or you can make SmartCounseling.com your primary source of income.
All therapists must be clinically licensed to provide mental health services, meeting all requirements in the state in which they practice. All therapists must provide proof of malpractice insurance.
SmartCounseling.com handles the marketing that drives potential clients to the site to sign up. The clients are presented with two to three therapists that best match their needs. The clients then can select the therapist they prefer. It is important for you to completely fill out your profile with as much relevant information as possible, so the clients can make an informed selection decision.
Yes. Client data is protected according to HIPAA standards for traditional therapy. All the messages between you and your client are secured and encrypted. Health Information (PHI) is protected through technical and administrative safeguards.
No, there are no costs associated with becoming a Smart Counseling provider.
The time commitment varies depending on your availability and client needs.
No, Smart Counseling therapists are not employees but are contractors/providers. You will not receive a salary or benefits. Each provider will be given a 1099 for tax purposes.