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Comparing ICANnotes to Mentalyc, drop-down lists vs AI scribe

Maria Szandrach

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As a therapist, it is common to seek out methods for creating notes that do not require manual writing. There are many different tools available on the market that can aid in the note-taking process for therapists. These tools can range from typing time-reducing, customizable templates, to software that fully automates the note-taking process and drastically decreases documentation time. In this article, we will explore two different tools that utilize these distinct note-taking techniques and discuss which one may be the best option for therapists like yourself who are looking to streamline their note-taking process.


ICANotes is a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system designed to simplify the patient care process and improve the overall efficiency of healthcare practice. It offers a wide range of features that help healthcare professionals from all fields and specializations manage patient records, perform patient visits, and much more.

What are ICANotes' main features?

The ICANotes system is divided into four main sections:

  1. Clinical: includes tools for charting, documentation, and prescription management. It also provides access to an integrated lab system and patient reminders, as well as reporting and analytics tools.
  2. Practice Management: includes tools for scheduling, billing, and insurance claims processing. It also provides patient information, financial management, and reporting capabilities.
  3. Patient Portal: allows patients to access their records, schedule appointments, and communicate with their healthcare provider.
  4. Security: includes tools for controlling access to patient data and managing user roles and permissions. It also provides tools for encrypting data and protecting against data breaches.

Is ICANotes the best tool for mental health professionals?

While ICANotes is a valuable tool for managing your practice, if note-taking is a primary concern for you as a therapist, it may not be the most optimal solution in that regard. On the market, there are other specialized tools designed for simplifying the note-taking process. Those options may be better suited to meet your needs in that area. It's always important to evaluate your specific requirements and compare different options to find the best fit for you. Especially in a field as specific as mental health care, where taking and reviewing progress notes is an important part of the session progress.

Presenting Mentalyc

Mentalyc is an innovative software that utilizes AI technology to fully automate the note-taking process for therapists. As a Mentalyc user, you simply need to record your therapy sessions and upload them to the tool. With this software, documentation time is greatly reduced from an average of 15 minutes to just 2 minutes. This not only saves you valuable time, but also ensures a high level of consistency, quality, and security in your notes. Mentalyc is an ideal solution for therapists looking to streamline their note-taking process and provide the best possible care to their clients.

Click here to learn how to record your sessions properly.

Why Mentalyc is a game-changer for mental health professionals?

Health documentation is a crucial aspect of counseling practices, but the process can be time-consuming and inconvenient. However, Mentalyc, an AI-powered tool, is changing the game by offering a simple and efficient solution.

The software also is able to generate statistics, identify a variety of symptoms, and even OFAID analysis (onset, frequency, and intensity of symptoms). It can provide an analysis of the main issue with influencing circumstances even if there is not enough information.

Click here to learn more about Mentalyc notes.

Many counselors have found success in integrating Mentalyc into their pre-existing EHR systems. This streamlines their workflow and increases efficiency, allowing them to focus on providing the best care for their clients. Exporting notes is also made simple with Mentalyc's user-friendly interface, making it easy for counselors to share important information with colleagues or clients.

Secure in every way

When you use Mentalyc to automate your note-taking process, you can rest assured that your session recordings are safe and secure. The recordings are automatically deleted after being converted into notes, and the data is stored in HIPAA-compliant databases that are fully encrypted and inaccessible by Mentalyc. If you ever need to delete your notes, the process is straightforward and can be done directly within the application, providing you with complete control over your data.

Click here to learn more about how we handle security.

ICANotes and Mentalyc – which one should you choose?

While individual needs may vary, incorporating cutting-edge technology into psychotherapy can enhance the therapy experience and lead to better outcomes. Exploring available solutions can help to uncover the best approach for each person's unique needs.

For more background, we encourage you to check the introductory videos of both software.

Try Mentalyc now

If you are a therapist looking for a way to optimize your note-taking process and eliminate the need for manual notes, Mentalyc is the perfect tool for you. Our innovative AI technology can help you automate the note-taking process, regardless of the size of your practice, making it more affordable and supported.

With Mentalyc, you can save time and reduce stress, and to see how it worked for others, you can check out our case studies.

Ready to try it now? Check out our features here and click here to start your free trial!

About the author

Maria Szandrach

Maria is an experienced entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience and an MSc degree from London Business School. She co-founded Mentalyc as her third startup (the previous ones were solving problems in the Mental Health and Insurance industries). As a teenager, Maria went to therapy for an eating disorder. She switched therapists 5 times before she eventually recovered. She devoted her career to making therapy more effective and efficient.

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All examples of mental health documentation are fictional and for informational purposes only.

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