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Comparing TherapyNotes to Mentalyc, Manual EHR vs AI note-taker

Maria Szandrach

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Note-taking is an essential aspect of the therapy profession, but it can also be a significant source of stress for many therapists. This is particularly true for mental health professionals who see multiple clients every day and have to take detailed therapy progress notes at the end of each session for each client. It may be a tedious and time-consuming task and one that can lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion. However, there are tools available, such as TherapyNotes and Mentalyc. These apps for psychotherapists can help make the note-taking process easier and less stressful.

TherapyNotes is an EHR system that helps handle the day-to-day running and organization of therapy practice. TherapyNotes also allows you to create notes using their pre-created templates. You can meet with clients, schedule appointments, make documents, use templates, and also bill your clients.

Today we’d like to introduce another tool: Mentalyc!

Mentalyc is an AI scribe for psychotherapists that helps create notes quickly and easily by converting your session recordings into progress notes. There’s no need to make notes by yourself, Mentalyc can save a lot of time, by making notes in just a few minutes in a convenient and safe way.

Every tool is different, both have their pros and cons. In this article, we would like to examine both.

Differences in the workflow

TherapyNotes offers a range of features useful for mental health professionals, such as appointment scheduling, and note-taking. It can fulfill basic therapeutic needs and provides a nice variety of functions.

On the other hand, if creating high-quality progress notes in little to no time is a priority, Mentalyc may be a solution for you. Our scribe software takes therapy notetaking to the next level with the use of AI support. It can quickly generate detailed notes with statistics and identify symptoms, or even OFAID (onset, frequency), and impairments in the client's life. Even with limited information available, Mentalyc can provide a comprehensive analysis of the main issue and surrounding circumstances that may influence it.

Notetaking for mental health professionals – which software is the best?

As a tech startup deeply rooted in therapy practice, our goal was to get rid of the bulky onboarding process and let you create top-quality progress notes in minutes. If you’re interested in the main differences in terms of day-to-day usage, you can easily compare them with the introductory videos.


TherapyNotes is a comprehensive practice management system that offers a wide range of features to help therapists and mental health professionals effectively manage their scope of work. It is a complete solution that provides everything you need to manage patient records, schedule appointments, meet with patients remotely, create detailed documentation, and bill insurance, all from the convenience of your computer.

1. Scheduling

Scheduling appointments with clients is crucial to running a successful therapy practice, and TherapyNotes helps you with that. You can schedule sessions, intakes, or personal vacations, ensuring that your schedule is always up-to-date and accurate.

2. Notes

Pre-created templates are designed to make note-taking a breeze. They provide a simple and easy-to-use framework that you can utilize when creating your notes. They also allow you to easily upload any counseling notes that you have created using other tools onto our platform, providing you with a centralized location to store all of your notes. This makes organizing and retrieving your sessions a hassle-free experience.

3. Billing

Software is designed to streamline the process of handling insurance billing, client payment tracking, and medical billing. It’s easy for you to manage all aspects of your billing process. The software also includes a reporting tool that helps you create detailed statements and billing reports. The platform offers a secure and safe way to charge clients through their credit cards, ensuring that sensitive financial information is protected at all times.

4. Client Portal

The client portal on TherapyNotes is an easy way to share important documents with your clients and sign forms digitally with their built-in forms. You do not always have to create new forms from scratch as the client portal offers templates that you can customize to your specific needs. Clients can also schedule sessions with you directly from the client portal and make payments using their credit cards

5. Telehealth

The TherapyNotes telehealth feature allows you to meet your clients from anywhere in the world, providing flexibility and convenience for both you and your clients. With the ability to conduct one-on-one sessions virtually, you can provide high-quality care and support to your clients, regardless of their location.

6. ePrescribe

The ePrescribe feature on TherapyNotes is a powerful tool that allows you to manage and prescribe your client's medications with ease. By connecting to a pharmacy, you can refill prescriptions, view medication histories and ensure that your clients are receiving the best care possible. This feature saves time and improves the overall efficiency of managing your client's health.

Overall, TherapyNotes is a great tool for running your practice day-to-day, but if you're looking for a specialized tool to write quick and high-quality notes, it may not be the best option for you. It's important to have the right tools to provide the best care for your clients, and TherapyNotes is a great option for managing a practice, but it may not be the best fit for all note-taking needs.

Introducing Mentalyc

Mentalyc was created to utilize AI-powered scribing technology and make your notetaking faster so that it can save you up to 30% of the time. With Mentalyc there’s no need to spend hours transcribing and analyzing notes because AI can do everything for you. Moreover, Mentalyc automatically provides insightful statistics and charts. It allows you to focus more on client needs and deliver the high-quality care they deserve.

Ease of use and convenience are the key features of creating notes from therapy sessions with Mentalyc. After uploading recordings from a mobile device or PC to our platform, select the client's name and date, and our AI will do the rest. Within minutes, the fully transcribed and edited note is ready, saving you valuable time and effort.

Create your notes in 4 easy steps

  1. Record your session Click here to learn how to record your sessions
  2. Upload session to Mentalyc - it takes just 2 minutes!
  3. Check and approve the notes
  4. Export notes to EHR

Utilizing Mentalyc’s easy-to-use feature of copying, pasting, and downloading approved notes directly to your devices can greatly enhance your counseling practice by making it convenient for you to access them anytime, anywhere. Many counselors have found success by integrating Mentalyc into their pre-existing EHR systems, streamlining their workflow, and increasing efficiency. Exporting notes is a breeze with Mentalyc's user-friendly interface, making it simple for you to share important information with your colleagues or clients.

Smart and secure

At Mentalyc, your privacy is our top priority. That's why we don't store any recordings and remove all personal information. Our connection is also encrypted. We strongly believe that high-quality and efficient notes benefit everyone in the clinical ecosystem. It's a win-win situation for therapists and clients receiving services. With Mentalyc, you can trust that all information and notes are fully secure. That way, you can rest assured that any session recordings uploaded to Mentalyc are immediately deleted after the note has been created.

Click here to learn more about our security

Ready to try it out?

Now, it’s your turn to try Mentalyc, the best psychotherapy notes software out there. Developed by a team of experienced mental health professionals, it’s a user-friendly and highly efficient app for psychotherapists. Use it to take notes quickly and accurately. Whether you're a therapist, counselor, or mental health professional, Mentalyc is the perfect tool to help you streamline your note-taking process and provide the best care for your clients.

Check out our features here and here you can start our 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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