In this episode of the Private Practice Elevation podcast, you’re going to learn all you need to know about using G Suite in a private practice.
When building a therapy practice, it’s important to have the right tools to help you create systems and be organized within your business.
This helps keep you focused and not inventing the wheel every time you get a new client, need to send a form or perform other repetitive tasks in your business.
The trouble is that practice organization software can be expensive, especially if your private practice is in the early stages of existence.
G Suite (Googles suite of tools) can be an excellent way to get started with systems in your business.
They offer a huge range of applications and tools you can use to make your therapy life much easier.
Most people think that using Google services for their private practice will not be HIPAA compliant, but as our special guest explains, that’s not the case.
L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd, LMFT is a licensed marital and family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast and Blog.
At The Practice of Therapy, Gordon provides information and resources for clinicians starting, growing or scaling private practices.
Gordon has personally built his own private practice while relying heavily on G Suite in order to get it all done.
He knows the ins and outs of G Suite tools and, as you’ll hear in the interview, he loves to teach everything he knows.
So if you’re looking for the technical tools you need to run your practice, without breaking the bank, listen in to my conversation with Gordon.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- How to set up an office management system within Google Suite to run your practice on about 5 bucks a month
- Using Gmail while still having an email address at your website’s domain
- What you need in order to make Google Suite and Gmail HIPAA compliant so that you can use it in your therapy practice
- Hacks that will save you a ton of time in your inbox
- How to use Google Docs and Forms in order to write therapy notes in just a few minutes
- Other tips and tools you can use to get the most out of G-Suite
Download Gordon’s G-Suite For Therapists Cheat Sheet
Gordon has created a huge resource of hacks and tips for therapists using G-Suite. Fill out the form below to download the free PDF.
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- Gordon’s Online Course: G Suite for Therapists
- Sign up for G Suite (affiliate link)
- Gordon’s Session Note Helper
- Google’s BAA process
About L. Gordon Brewer
L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd, LMFT therapist | podcaster | trainer | speaker | writer is a licensed marital and family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast and Blog. The Practice of Therapy provides information and resources for clinicians starting, growing or scaling private practices.
Gordon has worked in the human services and mental health fields for over 30 years. He has previously worked in agency settings and is currently in private practice as a therapist. He is the owner of a group therapy practice, Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC (www.kingsportcounseling,com) located in Kingsport, TN. He has also served as an adjunct instructor and internship supervisor at East Tennessee State University.
Gordon is married to Mary “Sister” Brewer and they have one daughter, Rebecca who is an environmental educator. Gordon is also a clergy person in the Episcopal Church (vocational deacon).