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Choosing your specialty

Choosing your specialty

When creating your SimplePractice account, you're given the option to choose your specialty.

In this guide, we’ll cover:

Selecting your specialty

When you first sign up for a SimplePractice account, you’re asked to select your specialty.


You can choose from any of the following specialties:

  • Behavioral health therapy
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Dietetics or nutrition counseling
  • Chiropractic
  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Substance use counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Lactation consulting
  • Massage therapy
  • Other

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


Reviewing the differences between specialties

Specialty Default CPT Code Default Questionnaire Default Taxonomy Code Default ICD-10 Codes Psychotherapy Notes and Mental Status Exams
 Behavioral   health therapy 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YM0800X F41.9, F43.22 Yes
Counseling 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YM0800X  F41.9, F43.22 Yes
Marriage and family therapy 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YM0800X  F41.9, F43.22 Yes
Psychology 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YM0800X  F41.9, F43.22 Yes
Social work 90834  Standard Intake   Questionnaire   Template 101YM0800X  F41.9, F43.22 Yes
Dietetics or nutrition counseling 97802  Nutrition Intake   Form  133V00000X F50.82 No 
Occupational therapy 97530  Occupational   Therapy Child
Intake Form
225X00000X F84.0  No 
Physical therapy 97110   Physical Therapy   Intake Form 225100000X M25.511  No 
Speech-language pathology 92524   Speech Language   Child Intake Form  235Z00000X F80.0  No 
Substance use counseling 99408   Substance Abuse   Intake Form  101YA0400X  F10.10  Yes 
 Applied   behavior   analysis 97151   ABA Child Intake   Form 103K00000X F84.0 Yes 
 Chiropractic 98941  Chiropractic Intake   Form  111N0000X M54.5, M99.03, M25.552, S76.012A No 
 Other 90834    101YM0800X F06.1, F40.228, F60.9 Yes 


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