How To: Manage Client Portal Access


Depending on your practice's settings, giving your clients access to your client portal allows them to conveniently request new appointments, easily view and manage existing appointments, and review and sign documents that you share with them online. TherapyNotes allows you to easily manage client portal access on a per-client basis directly from each client's chart. Inviting your clients to your practice's client portal, resetting portal passwords, and revoking portal access are as simple as a few clicks.

Role Required: Practice Scheduler, Clinical Administrator, Clinician, Intern, or Supervisor

For security, clients must have both an email address and a date of birth on file in order to log in to the client portal. Before giving a client access to your practice's client portal, click Patients > Patient Name > Patient Info tab and verify that the client has a date of birth and email address on file. If not, click anywhere on the Patient Information box to edit, complete the Date of Birth and Email Address fields, and click the Save Changes button.

To invite a client to sign up for your client portal:

  • Click Patients > Patient Name > Portal tab


  • Under Client Portal Access, click the Send Welcome Email button. This sends a client portal invitation to the client's email address with a unique link to create an account
Quick Tip: You can view a sample of the welcome email your clients receive in your Client Portal Settings. Click the User Icon > Settings > Client Portal, scroll to the section labeled Welcome Email, and click either the Send Sample Welcome Email or Preview Welcome Email buttons.
  • A confirmation dialog will appear. Click OK

Alternatively, if you would like to send documents to your client through TherapyPortal before they've been invited to the client portal, you may click the Share Documents button and prepare the documents you want to share. Doing this will automatically send a welcome email to the client, and the documents you share will be available to the client as soon as they sign up for their account. For more information, read How To: Share Documents With Clients on TherapyPortal.

The date and time the welcome email was sent is visible under Client Portal Access. If there was a problem sending the welcome email, click the Resend Welcome Email button. This button will become active five minutes after the last email invitation was sent.

In order to create their account, the client must verify their identity by entering their date of birth. The date of birth entered during the account creation process must exactly match the date of birth associated with the client in TherapyNotes. Once a client successfully creates an account for your client portal, the sign up date, last login information, and login email address for the client is visible under Client Portal Access.

Managing Existing Portal Accounts

To reset a client's portal password:

  • Click Patients > Patient Name > Portal tab
  • Under Client Portal Access, click the Reset Client's Portal Password button
  • A confirmation dialog will appear. Click OK

The client will receive an email with a link to reset their password. This link is only active for 24 hours.

To remove a client's access to the portal:

  • Click Patients > Patient Name > Portal tab
  • Under Client Portal Access, click the Remove Client's Access button
  • A warning dialog will appear. Click the Remove Access button

Linking Multiple Clients to the Same Portal Account

One portal account may be used to manage appointments for multiple clients, such as when a parent or guardian has multiple children under their care. To link multiple clients together in the same portal account, the clients must have the same email address on file in TherapyNotes. Once the portal account is created for one of the clients, other clients may be added to the account.

To add a portal user to an existing portal account:

  • Verify that the clients you wish to link have the same email address on file
  • Click Patients > Patient Name > Portal tab


  • Under Client Portal Access, click the Link Patient to Portal Account button

Once completed, the portal account will have access to request, view, and manage appointments for both clients. More clients can be added to the same portal account by repeating the steps above.

At any time, you may click the Remove Client's Access to This Patient button to remove that single client from the portal account, or click the Remove Client's Access to All Patients to remove all of the linked clients' access to the portal.

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    Sera Lavelle

    I don't see a "Reset Client's Portal Password" button

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    Sean Behan

    Hi Sera,

    The reset button only appears once the client has completed the portal registration. You will then be able to click PATIENTS > Patient Name > Patient Info tab. In the bottom left, in the Client Portal Access section, you will see two buttons. One is to reset the client's portal password, and the other is to remove portal access. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you.

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    susan sturgell

    If I remove client access to the portal can it be reinstated later?

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    If you would like to re-instate portal access for a patient, you can do so by sending a new welcome email. To do this, Click Patients > Select Patient > Portal Tab > Send Welcome Email. If you have further questions, please contact our Success Team at 215-658-4550 or by email at Thank you.