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How do I choose a Specialty?

How do I choose a Specialty?

When creating your SimplePractice account, you're given the option to choose your specialty. You can choose from the following:

  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • Chiropractor
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Acupuncturist
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Other

SimplePractice works great for private practices specializing in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dietitians, substance-abuse counselors, acupuncturists, applied behavior analysis, and many more.

If you need to adjust your specialty after you've created your account, you can do so by going to My Account > Settings > My Profile > Clinical tab and choosing from the Specialty dropdown menu:


Some key differences to note between specialties are:

Specialty Default CPT Code Default Questionnaire Default Taxonomy Code Default DSM Codes Psychotherapy Notes and Mental Status Exams
 Behavioral   Health   Therapist 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YMO800X   F06.1,   F40.228,   F60.9  Yes
 Dietitian or   Nutritionist 97802  Nutrition Intake   Form  133V00000X  F50.82 No 
 Occupational   Therapist (OT) 97530  Occupational   Therapy Child
Intake Form
225X00000X  R26.89  No 
 Physical   Therapist (PT) 97110   Physical Therapy   Intake Form 225100000X  M25.511  No 
 Speech-   Language   Pathologist   (SLP) 92524   Speech Language   Child Intake Form  235Z00000X F80.0  No 
 Substance   Abuse   Counselor 99408   Substance Abuse   Intake Form  101YA0400X  F06.1,   F40.228,   F60.9   Yes 
 Applied   Behavior   Analysis 97151   ABA Child Intake   Form 103K00000X F84.0 Yes 
 Chiropractor 98941  Chiropractic Intake   Form   111N0000X M54.5  No 
 Other 90834   Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template   101YM0800X F06.1,   F40.228,   F60.9  Yes 


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